Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020
I welcome today’s announcement by Minister Heather Humphreys that many towns such as Portarlington, Athy, Kildare Town, Monasterevin and Lowtown will benefit from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020.
These projects will really benefit the local communities and the economy in our constituency of Kildare South – more funding of this type desperately needed.
✅ Kildare Town – Removal of existing car-parking spaces in the Market Square to facilitate social distancing, recreational use by the community and, outdoor eating and queueing of patrons for businesses on the square.
✅ Portarlington – Modification and enhancement of the Public Realm to comply with social distancing and encourage increased footfall in the Public Realm.
✅ Offaly Countywide Initiative Offaly Shopfront Scheme – Shopfront Enhancement Grant Scheme for businesses to improve the shopfront facades.
✅ Countywide Initiative Offaly Covid Capacity Scheme – Supports for businesses in Offaly to assist with increasing capacity for customers and queueing by providing weather proofing for outdoor areas, outdoor furniture and utilising unused space.
✅ Athy – Support for the School Street pilot scheme in Athy.
✅ Monasterevin – Support for the School Street pilot scheme in Monasterevin.
✅ Lowtown – Support the establishment of a ‘Cycle Café’ to promote cycling and provide cyclists and cycling groups with a ‘pit stop’.