Mary Newman Julian, Fine Gael, welcomes news of €913,266 funding for Tipperary under the 2018 Town and Village renewal scheme.
On Friday, The Department of Rural and Community Development have announced funding of €913,266 for Tipperary under the Town and Village renewal scheme.A total of 8 towns and villages in Tipperary have been successful in their applications. The town of Cashel have received funding of €200,000 for public realm improvements, with Nenagh receiving €100,000 and Terryglass €152,000 for public realm improvements as well.Thurles has received funding of €70,000 for the production of a 10-year integrated renewal strategy for the town centre, with Carrick-on-Suir receiving €174,362 for the upgrade of the heritage centre.The village of Puckane has received €116,904 for village enhancements whilst the village of Aglish has received €78,400 for the installation of footpaths and street lighting to link the village, and park and village hall and Cloughjordan €21,600 for extension of woodland trail.Speaking about the announcement Mary Newman Julian said ‘This is most welcome news for the 8 towns and villages who have received news of this funding on Friday'. The 2018 Town & Village Renewal Scheme focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development and the scheme is a key part of the Government's Action Plan for Rural Development. Over €21 million has been allocated in this round of funding and I am delighted that towns and villages in Tipperary have received such significant funding as awards generally range from €20,000 to €100,000, with more ambitious projects receiving funding between €100,000 and €200,000.Half of the Tipperary projects have received in excess of €100,000 so it is wonderful that the Department recognise the ambition and dedication of Tipperary County Council, public representative, in particular the Councillors, and the communities that drive these projects to improve their towns and villages'