Flooding in Belmount Green

My second question at today’s (21 Feb) Municipal District meeting, ‘ Can the council clarify if it has any plan to prevent future flooding in Belmount Green due to the worrying levels of flooding already occurring in close proximity to homes?

Here is the report issued by Ms E Wright, Senior Executive Officer, Roads, Transportation and Public Safety, ‘ The flooding issue in Belmount Green relates to a malfunctioning surface water attenuation system in the adjacent Walshestown Park development which is not in the charge of Kildare County Council. The Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District office has no role in this matter. Any queries should be addressed to the Development Control Section for more information on how the issue is to be resolved.

Broader and more representative membership of the Curragh Forum

My second motion at today’s (21st Feb) Municipal District meeting, ‘That the council’s representative on the Curragh Forum ask for broader and more representative membership of the Curragh Forum including a member to represent the sensitivity of the eco-system of the Curragh Plains and one or more members to represent those who enjoy the Curragh as a social /community amenity for walking , running, cycling through or training on.

Here is the report issued by Mr T McDonnell, Director of Service, Housing and Corporate Services, ‘A verbal report will be given at the meeting’.

Council provide a list of the numbers of contractors who have received Verbal, Formal Written Warnings or Suspension from future works

My first question at today’s (21st Feb) Municipal District meeting, ‘ Can the council provide a list of the numbers of contractors who have received

a) Verbal warning,

b) Formal written warning,

c) Suspension from future works, or

d) Termination from engagement in any future works on the basis of works carried out in this municipal district since 2014?

Here is the report issued by Ms S Scully, Administrative Officer, Housing Department, ‘This information will be compiled and provided at the Kildare-Newbridge March Municipal District Meeting.

A report was also issued by Mr S Wallace, Senior Parks Superintendent, Community and Cultural Development, ‘ No warnings, suspensions or terminations have been issued to contractors by the Parks Section.

Lights in the Meadows, Morristown and Cornelscourt, Newbridge

The bonds for these developments were not drawn down because a Site Resolution Plan (SRP) has been agreed and it is the Bond Provider / Receiver’s responsibility to implement the SRP including the public lighting. The provision of public lighting in The Meadows was highlighted by Building and Development Control staff as a priority issue to be addressed by the Bond Provider/Receiver but has not been completed to day. It was recently agreed that the Bond Provider/Receiver would pay the council to provide a new public lighting system, the payment has been received at the end of December 2017 and the request for the new public lighting system has been issued to the council’s energy supplier.

#progress #report #kildare-newbridge #municipal #district #meeting #lights #meadows #morristown #cornelscourt

Alleviation of flooding issues at Dara Park, Newbridge

The council has brought these issues to the attention of Irish Water. Contract 2B is on track and this should alleviate the capacity issues in the sewer network in due course. In the interim, the recent Surface Water Capital Scheme will have resolved the historical drainage issues.

Report issued by Mr. E Fagan, Administrative Officer, Water Services.

#progress #report #kildare-newbridge #municipal #district #meeting #flooding #issues #dara park

Review of Newbridge Town Hall

An independent consultant was commissioned by KCC in December 2017 to review the operation of the Town Hall. The methodology included a review of existing documentation including financial information, enquiries and bookings and customer survey (7 respondents in August 2017); consultations with KCC, K Leisure, the Board of Management, County Councillors and a sample of five customers who had used the Town Hall and three groups who had enquired but not proceeded. The review was conducted in the month of December 2017. Please click on link below to see the full report;

Newbridge Town Hall FINAL (1)

 

 

Kildare County Council – 2018 DREHID COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME

Applications are now sought from community organisations located within a 9km radius of the Drehid Facility for funding for environmental, recreational and community projects which will mitigate the impact of the landfill facility on the local community.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 6th April 2018.

Application forms and guidelines of the scheme are available by clicking on links below or by emailing grants@kildarecoco.ie or phone 045 980965/980595.

 

2018 Drehid Application Form-1

Drehid Grant Guidelines 2018

 

 

Shop Front Improvement & Accessibilty Grant Scheme

 

The purpose of the Shop Front Improvement & Accessibility scheme is to improve the appearance of shop fronts and other retail and commercial properties in our towns around Co. Kildare.

Application forms and terms and conditions for the scheme are available through link below;

http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Business/ShopFrontTownCentreImprovementGrantScheme/ShopFrontApplicationFormeditablec.pdf

Kildare County Council Grant Schemes 2018

Kildare County Council are now inviting applications for the following grants;

Community/Local Property Tax and Festival Grants
Application forms and details for these grants are available on our website; http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Community/GrantSchemes or by emailing grants@kildarecoco.ie or telephone: 045 980538.

The objective of the grant scheme is to promote interest, education, knowledge and enjoyment by facilitating an appreciation of the heritage of County Kildare. We invite applications for community heritage projects which will benefit or relate to at least one of the aspects of heritage as set out in the Heritage Act 1995. Application forms and details for this grant are available on our website; http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Heritage/Grants/ or by emailing heritageofficer@kildarecoco.ie or telephone: 045 980791.

Residents Association Grants – Local Authority Estates
Applications forms for grant aid to assist Residents Associations in Local Authority Housing Estates to maintain their open spaces are available on our website; http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Community/GrantSchemes or by emailing grants@kildarecoco.ie.

Residents Association Grants – Private Estates
Application forms and further information for this grant are available on our website; http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Community/GrantSchemes or by emailing grants@kildarecoco.ie

CLOSING DATE FOR ABOVE GRANTS IS TUESDAY 13th MARCH 2018, 5PM

Arts Service Arts Grants & Bursary Award Opportunities
Artists and arts collectives and community groups may apply for the following grant and award opportunities
#Arts Act Grant scheme
#Artists in Schools Residency Bursary Award
#Artistic Entrepreneur Bursary Award
#Denis O’Driscoll Literary Bursary Award
#Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award
#Emerging Artist Solo Exhibition Award 2018
#Film Bursary Award
#Local Publishing Award
#Recording Bursary @ Platform4 Recording Studio
#Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Bursary Award
#Youth Arts Residency Bursary
Information sessions on ‘how to apply for an arts award’ will be held in Leixlip, Newbridge and Athy during February 2018.
Application forms and further information are available from Kildare County Arts Service, Riverbank, Main Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Tel: 045-448328; Email: arts@kildarecoco.ie, or on our website: http://www.kildare.ie/ArtsService/Grantsandopportunities/

CLOSING DATE FOR THE ABOVE AWARDS IS TUESDAY 20th MARCH 2018, 12 noon.

Kildare Creative Ireland Bursary Awards
As art of Kildare’s 2018 Creative Ireland programme, we invite applications for bursary awards that will develop bodies of work with a public interface/engagement.
We invite applications from individuals and groups to creatively explore themes of

Well being
Sense of place
Heritage (which may include historical exploration)
Music
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics)
Irish language

Application forms and further information are available from Kildare County Council Creative Ireland Programme, Riverbank, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Tel: 045-448318, Email: creativekildare@kildarecoco.ie or on the website at http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Community/GrantSchemes
CLOSING DATE FOR THE ABOVE AWARDS IS TUESDAY 20th MARCH 2018, 12 noon.