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My Town My Plan Make Council Deputation

Representatives of the Carrigaline My Town My Plan group held a Teams meeting with the Carrigaline Municipal representatives and County Council officials last Tuesday.

Two topics were discussed: Sustainable Transport and the location of a Civic Arts and Culture Centre in the heart of the town. Joanne O’Sullivan gave an excellent presentation using pictures and maps with which she narrated their vision of creating a ‘15 Minute Carrigaline’ which would be more walker and cycle friendly. She also highlighted the need to link the Cork-Monkstown Greenway to Carrigaline and Crosshaven.

Barry Cogan outlined the need for a 21st century Civic Arts and Culture Centre in Carrigaline which is the biggest and fastest growing town in the county. He said their group’s vision was for a centrally located architecturally designed building which would include Civic Offices, an art and crafts exhibition space, a tourist office, a 300/500 tiered seating theatre, rehearsal rooms with rooms and space to cater for the many cultural and social needs of the increasing population. Carrigaline is surrounded by six adjoining parishes with a total catchment area of some 60,000 people.

The group were welcomed by Cllr Aidan Lombard Chairman Carrigaline Municipal District and Noelle Desmond Municipal District Officer. Cllr Séamus McGrath thanked all who made the meeting possible and all who contributed.

My Town My Plan Community Training Programme is part of the LEADER Programme in South and West Cork, which SECAD manages as an Implementing Partner on behalf of the South and West Cork Local Community Development Committee and Cork County Council. The Hinks Centre is delivered the training programme in collaboration with SECAD.

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