Council clarify if it accepted and confirmed surrender of the leases for the sports field at Rickardstown

My second question at 16th of January’s MD meeting, ‘Can the council clarify if it accepted and confirmed surrender of the leases for the sports field at Rickardstown and outline a clear timeline for Sarsfields/Newbridge United to take possession of the land?

Here is the report issued by: Mr S Wallace, Senior Executive Parks Superintendent, Economic Community and Cultural Development Park. ‘The formal surrender of the lease for the sports field is pending the payment of outstanding rent by the Hockey Club and when this is complete the surrender can be completed by our solicitors. The completion of a lease to Sarsfield GAA and Newbridge United is pending the receipt of an agreement between the two clubs as to how they will jointly manage the facility. If the information relating to these matters can be forwarded by the relevant club then the council would expect to complete the new lease by the end of April. The land has also been subject to illegal encroachment and the resolution of this matter is being dealt with by our Housing Department.

Council clarify the delay in contacting a volunteer/s for town and county twinning committees

My first question at 16th of January’s MD meeting, ‘Can the council clarify the delay in contacting a volunteer/s for town and county twinning committees?

Here is the report issued by: Ms AM Conneely, A/Senior Executive Officer, Economic Community & Cultural Development,  ‘The volunteer’s contact details were passed on to the relevant twinning committees whose responsibility it is to follow up. .

Council provides certainty, clarity and fairness in relation to the LPT grants funding process

My second motion at 16th of January’s MD Meeting, ‘That the council provides certainty, clarity and fairness in relation to the LPT grants funding process by clarifying the deadline for applications and the criteria for application and selection.

Here is the report issued by: Ms S Kavanagh, Director of Services, Economic, Community & Cultural Development. ‘The process and/or allocation of LPT funding is a matter for the elected members. The Community Department were previously asked by the Kildare Newbridge Municipal District to notify the PPN of the availability of LPT funding in the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District area. I drafted wording for the notice and sent it to the members along with a suggested closing date (copy email attached). I did not get the approval of the Municipal District to send this notice out so the notice didn’t issue. If the Municipal District members agree on a form of words and on a closing date I will send the notice to the PPN and ask them if it is possible to circulate it to their members.