4 Mayo Towns and 2 Villages to benefit from €195,000 under the COVID-19 adaptations funding

FUNDING of €195,000 has been allocated in total to six projects in Mayo under the Town and Village Accelerated Measures, round 3, Deputy Alan Dillon has confirmed.

  • Ballina €40,000 | Provision of covered public seating and bicycle parking
  • Castlebar €40,000 | Improvements to the existing Market area and creation of additional linked market area with seating
  • Claremorris €25,000 | Remedial works to footpaths and provision of spaces where local businesses may locate outdoor seating/tables/displays
  • Islandeady €25,000 | Provide lighting, footpaths and footbridge for village to improve access to amenities
  • Parke €25,000 | Installation of footpath/cycleway in Parke to improve access in village and to facilitate safer school drop offs.
  • Westport €40,000 | Purchase and install Christmas lighting in Westport.

 The funding is being delivered under the Accelerated Measure of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

 Deputy Dillon said “This funding will enable towns and villages to implement immediate measures that will encourage people into towns and villages to shop and socialise, while adhering to public health guidelines.”

 “Our rural towns and villages have always played a huge role in supporting businesses and communities by providing spaces for people to meet, socialise and shop locally. Recognising their importance to the economic and social well-being of rural areas, the Town and Village Renewal Scheme has invested significantly in towns and villages over the last number of years.   

 Deputy Dillon concluded “The scheme is now more important than ever to assist businesses and communities to address the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to their towns and villages.