In October 2018, following submission of a funding bid by STROKESTOWN TOWN TEAM, it was announced that €80,000 had been awarded, by the Minister for Rural & Community Development, as part of the 2018 Town & Village Renewal national strategy.
These monies are to be used to make major town enhancements to Strokestown (as detailed in the attached Project Plan) in three areas:
(1) refurbishment of building frontages on several key structures in the town;
(2) facilitating a community ‘Market Square’, to include a Christmas Market;
(3) permanent, flexible, lighting of Strokestown Park House Gates.
In addition to the funding award our Town Team has arranged for an additional €20,000 to be made available to this scheme.
Following a series of meetings the Town Team is now in a position to update you on progress with this major piece of work:
(1) TOWN REFURBISHMENT:
An independent assessment, NOT involving members of Strokestown Town Team, has been completed identifying around 30 suitable properties for redecoration ... letters have been sent to property owners to confirm whether this work is required ... Responses are required by 22/06/19 following which our colleagues at Roscommon County Council will formally tender for completion of this work;
(2) MARKET SQUARE / CHRISTMAS MARKET:
Specific requirements (i.e. obtaining quotes for the provision of suitable wooden chalets, identification of potential stall-holders, associated events) are being finalised;
(3) BAWN GATES LIGHTING:
Potential suppliers of the required services are being contacted and are being invited to quote to complete this work.
The Town Team will keep you updated as work progresses. If you have any queries please speak with any Team member or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is GREAT NEWS for Strokestown and the Town Team hopes that everyone will support the work being done.
STROKESTOWN TOWN TEAM
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