Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Boundary Change will impact on community, sporting and cultural organisations.


A large Boundary change could impact parish/Diocesan boundaries Community Council boundaries and the viability of sporting clubs in County Cork. A large boundary extension would damage or hinder the identity of community, parish, county, and province. This would have a negative impact on community cultural and sporting organisations and the quality of life for many in our communities.
Cork County Council has also made significant investment within Blarney Carrigaline, Glanmire, Carrigtwohil, Ballincollig and Ballygarvan, which benefits the region as a whole. 
Cork County could now lose out on a return on this investment as a result of large scale  boundary change.
The loss to County Cork of planned population growth in these areas would have a negative impact on the revenue base to fund services and infrastructure in all of County Cork.
We believe that Cork County Council is fully competent to provide efficiently all the necessary services in the area and that an enhanced co-operative approach between the two Councils for the benefit of Cork City and and County could serve as an alternative to boundary change. 
We also  have serious concerns regarding the financial implications for Cork County Council of any change.
We in the County are generally satisfied with current arrangements and the levels of service provided by Cork County Council although there is always room for improvement.

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