PRLog (Press Release)
- Sep. 14, 2012 -
The purpose of the Scheme is to incentivise local people to maintain their housing estates in a good condition by providing financial contribution towards environmental works. The Council encourages local groups to take responsibility for maintenance of their own estates, through grass cutting, hedge and tree clipping, and regular clean-ups.
“Groups can apply for grant aid under the scheme, and each application is considered on its merits,” explained Leonard Cleary, Ennis Town Clerk.
Mr. Cleary continued: “The payment of a grant is subject to submission by the Residents Associations of receipts. The maximum grant payable is €300 which would be based on expenditure of €600. The grant is scaled down proportionately if expenditure is less than this amount. In the case of an estate with 175 houses or more a maximum grant of €600 is payable subject to submission of receipted expenditure of at least €1200.”
Mr. Cleary confirmed that changes to the payment scheme will be considered by elected members as part of the budgetary process for introduction next year.
“The Council is proposing to introduce scaled payments that are reflective of the number of houses covered in any single application for grant aid in 2013. This move will ensure that the level of work carried out to improve the visual appearance of residential areas throughout the town is maximised and rewarded proportionately in the grants allocated,” he explained.
A total of fifty eight applications have been received and approved for payment as follows: Abbey Ct./Abbeyville;
Fioruisce, Pine Grove, Aughanteeroe, Elm Park, Fernhill, Glenina and Ivy Hill (Gort Rd.); Acha Bhile, Glassan and Dromard (Lahinch Rd.); Kincora Park, Lifford Rd.; Roslevan, Hazelgrove and An tSean Dun (Roslevan); McHugh Villas, Stone Ct., Drumbiggle area and Clancy Park (Drumbiggle);
Lenabeag, Claureen; Ard na Gaoithe, Circular Rd.; Carraig an Óir, Carraig Dubh, Cregáun, Tir Eda and Dun na Rí (Tobarteascá
in); French Ct., French Park, Greendale and Meadow Ct. (Clonroad); Hazelwood (Clonroadmore);
Phoenix Ct., Avondale, Woodlands, Woodhaven and Dalcassian Park (Kilrush Rd.); Fergus Manor (Clonroad); St. Flannan’s Terrace; Iniscarragh, College Green, Springfield and College Grove (St. Flannan’s Drive); Derrymore, Castlerock, Cappahard and Clover Hill (Tulla Rd.); Bishop’s Ct. (Highfield Rd.); Hawthorns (Limerick Rd.); Westfields (Clare Rd.); The Willows (Oakleigh Wood); Garran na Coille (Shanaway Rd.); Station Ct. (Quin Rd.); The Green (Lifford); Glenoir (St. Senan’s Road); Dalcassian Ave (Turnpike Rd.); Willsgrove (Cahercalla Rd.); and Hermitage.
For more visit www.ennistowncouncil.ie.