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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Clashmore and Kinsalebeg Community Council News

How can we help you? - please come along to the meeting at 8 pm on Tuesday 26th September in Clashmore Heritage Centre.
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Clashmore and Kinsalebeg Community Council
Our Aim is to make our Community a vibrant, healthy place for
growing up and growing older.
Hi All,
The role of the Community Council is to build a vision for the future of our community using the assets that we have in Clashmore and Kinsalebeg - 
  1. People who will always help one another at a time of need
  2. Beautiful countryside near to the river, sea and mountains
  3. Heritage and traditions going back hundreds of years
  4. Good schools and shared facilities like the churches, halls and playing fields, and medical services.
  5. A place where the air and water are clean and we are not affected by climate extremes.
So far to help with our current projects, we have obtained grants and support of over €13,000 and we have applications pending for a further €18,000.  We have established some priorities for the next year but we would like to have your comments and suggestions either by email or by coming along to the Big Meeting on Tuesday 26th September at 8 pm in the Heritage Centre, Clashmore.

Our Priorities

1. Good Neighbours
  • We will, with the help of the County Council and housing organisations, look to build 10  bungalows in the village to provide older residents with a safe, communal area to live independently and with their peers.
  • We will work to encourage the participation of all residents, make available opportunities for social contact and lifelong learning,  and, particularly with older residents, use their knowledge, time and experience to help our community thrive.
  • We will carry on supporting the local organisations which provide great service to our community and we will ensure the voice of Clashmore and Kinsalebeg is heard by our elected representatives and other relevant organisations. 
2. Beautiful Countryside
  • We will establish a team of volunteers to maintain our country paths and make them accessible to all members of our community
  • We will look at the potential for looped walks in the area and use the re-development of St Declan's Way as a catalyst
  • We will help in setting up a community garden in Piltown.

3. History and Heritage   
  • We will look to maintain the historical structures like the Distillery Chimney and other key buildings in the area.
  • We will support the Heritage Group in recording and celebrating the history and traditions of our community.

4. Excellent local facilities and a healthy community
  • We will work with the schools and the local sports organisations to build their links with the community - we have obtained a grant to develop gardens in each of the national schools and a grant for a community gymnasium.
  • We will build on the Healthy Community work from last year
    • by working with Youghal First Responders to improve the number of defibrillators in the area and the training required;
    • have another Healthy Day to check blood pressures and blood sugar;
    • run Operation Transformation;
    • start a Family Running Club.

5. Clean Air and Water
  • The Community Council has applied to Sustainable Energy Ireland to be one of their first Community Groups and has also had energy surveys carried out on our local halls by Waterford Energy Bureau.
  • The next steps are to carry out energy saving work on on houses and the community buildings using the available grants.
  • Ensure that any future electricity generation plans either solar, wind or tide, have local involvement and shareholding and do not lessen our living environment
  • Plan for the change in transport which is beginning to happen
  • Look at ways to mitigate the impact agriculture has on the environment and look at alternative land use such as forestry, natural carbon sinks, biodiversity, etc

How can we help you?
If there is an area that interests you or something else you want us to deal with, just email your details or come along to the Big Meeting on the 26th September. Remember it's your community.
For more Details call Richard Torney on 087 6243406 or

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