Engineer’s Week at Lismore Heritage Centre

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Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation re: Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Plant, Somerset, UK

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) has invited the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in Ireland to undertake a trans-boundary public consultation in respect of environmental information relating to the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant, which is understood to be under construction near Bridgwater in Somerset.

A notice in relation to the public consultation is available to view in the office of the Planning Section, and on the website of each planning authority (as well as below), together with a printed copy of the correspondence from DBEIS and associated documents identified by DBEIS as the relevant documents for the purpose of the consultation.

A copy of these documents is available for inspection or purchase from the planning authority. The notice may also be viewed in the public consultation section of the website of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government: www.housing.gov.ie, together with the correspondence from DBEIS, relevant associated documents and links provided by DBEIS to other environmental information relating to the project.

A member of the public may make a written submission or observations in relation to the potential trans-boundary environmental effects of the project, by sending them to his or her local planning authority to be received by close of business Tuesday 17 April 2018 at the latest.

Contact details in each planning authority for the receipt of submissions or observations are set out in the public consultation notice. Submissions or observations should not be made to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

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Healthy Waterford Strategic Plan Consultation

Healthy Waterford recognises that health is affected by the places we live, work and play. As such all organisations and sectors have a role to play in creating a healthy Waterford. We are encouraging representatives to attend on behalf of community organisations, service providers and state agencies to have your say

Healthy Ireland is a major Government-led programme which aims to encourage and support everyone living in Ireland to have the best possible physical and mental health and well-being.

Healthy Waterford is developing a Strategic Plan (2018-2021) under Healthy Ireland Framework.  We want to hear your views on what would make Waterford a healthier place to live.

Consultation meetings are being held on the following dates and you are welcome to attend which time and venue suits you best.

Date:            Tuesday February 27th
Time(s):      2-30p.m. to 4-30p.m. or 7-9p.m.
Venue:  John’s College (Respond!), The Folly, Waterford

(Directions: Pass Sacred Heart Church and midway on hill, take third turn on left hand side. Follow road to far side of building as entrance is to the left side of the building. Parking available)

or

Date:           Monday, March 5th
Time(s):    2-30p.m. to 4-30p.m. or 7p.m. to 9p.m.
Venue:       Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

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Event Licence Application: EL 18-03 – “All Together Now”

An application has been received by Waterford City and Council from POD Festivals Ltd. for a licence to hold an outdoor musical event in accordance with Part XVI of the Planning and Development Act 2000.

The event will comprise live music and performances and is to be held at Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Co. Waterford from 3rd to 5th August 2018.

A copy of the application is shown below and the application may also be inspected in the Planning Offices, Menapia Building, The Mall during normal office hours.

Written submissions can be made in writing to Waterford City and County Council Planning Offices, Menapia Building, the Mall, Waterford no later than 4pm on 9th of March 2018.

Written submissions can be made in writing to Waterford City and County Council Planning Offices, Menapia Building, the Mall, Waterford no later than 4pm on 9th of March 2018.

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Waterford in 1918 – A Centenary Commemoration

As part of an  ongoing programme for the Decade of Commemorations,  Waterford City and County Council are  hosting a  number of events to mark the centenary of   1918 and historic events that took place in Waterford.

1918 was a highly significant year in Waterford that saw the death of John Redmond (March 6th), a By-election that arose following his death (March 22nd) with continuing Redmondite support through the election of his son Captain William Redmond and a General Election in December 1918, the first general election to be held after the  Representation of the People Act (February 6th ) which tripled the electorate and allowed women over 30 to vote for the first time in a general election.

In the general election Waterford was unique in that it was one of the few counties that returned a member of the Irish Parliamentary Party in the City with the re-election of Captain William Redmond while in the County the election was won in a landslide for Sinn Féin candidate Cathal Brugha. In essence, Waterford represented a microcosm of Ireland at that time in history in terms of the huge reduction but not complete expiration of support for the Irish Parliamentary Party and Home Rule and the huge rise in support for Sinn Féin and a new approach to gaining Irish independence.

To honour and remember John Redmond on the 100th anniversary of his death  Waterford City and County Council will host the following  events in the Large Room of City Hall.

  • 9th March  at 6pm 2018           Launch of  a new book  by Dr. Pat McCarthy, The Redmonds and Waterford – A Political  Dynasty 1891-1952
  • 10th March 9am-5pm  2018     Conference  The Redmondite Tradition in Waterford.

Speakers include Professor Roy Foster, Dr. Pat McCarthy, Dr.  Eugene Broderick, Dermot Meleady,  Emmet O’Connor, Claire McGing and former Taoiseach, John Bruton. The conference is free to attend  but pre-booking is required. To book  a place at the  conference please register on  www.eventbrite.ie – The  Redmondite Tradition in Waterford or  by e-mail to  archivist@waterfordcouncil.ie or telephone 0761 10 2144.  Find more  information on commemorations for the Decade of Centenaries in Waterford at  http://www.waterfordcouncil.ie/departments/culture-heritage/commemorations.htm

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Waterford North Quays SDZ Planning Scheme 2018 published

The North Quays of Waterford have been acknowledged as a key strategic site for economic and social development at National level. The National Spatial Strategy 2002 (NSS) describes the development of the North Quays as an “opportunity for consolidating Waterford City around the River Suir”.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 169 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, (as amended) Article 179 of the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 (as amended) and Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC that Waterford City and County Council, at its meeting on the 8th February 2018, having complied with the provisions of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) decided by resolution to make the Waterford North Quays Planning Scheme.

A copy of the Planning Scheme together with accompanying Environmental Report and Natural Impact Report are available for inspection during normal office hours at the following locations:

  • Waterford City & County Council, Planning Department, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford City.
  • Waterford City & County Council, Planning Department, Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Documentation

Any person or body who made submissions or observations in relation to the Draft Planning Scheme, may appeal the decision of the planning authority to An Bord Pleanala within 4 weeks from the date of the planning authority’s decision (i.e. 4 weeks from the 8th of February 2018).

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Valentine’s Arches competition on Waterford Greenway

Who will you share a stroll, cycle, scoot or skate on the Greenway this Valentine’s ?

To enter our competition, grab a photo or a selfie at one of our Valentine’s Arches, share it on social media using #LoveWaterfordGreenway and TAG us to enter 

The Granville Hotel in Waterford City & 360 Cookhouse in Dungarvan have both kindly sponsored dinner for two so we will have two lucky winners to announce on Monday 19th Feb.

Competition open from 10th – 18th Feb, winners announced Mon 19th Feb 2018.

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