Fieldwork commencing for updating of Register of Electors

Fieldwork will shortly commence for the updating of the Register of Electors.

Waterford Council’s fieldworkers will soon be calling to each household. You will be asked for confirmation of your EIRCODE, so please have this to hand.

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Presidential Election 2018 – update from Waterford City & County Council

By resolution of the elected members of Waterford City and County Council, a special meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday 31st July 2018, in the Council Chamber, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.

The single purpose of this meeting is to afford potential candidates for election as President of Ireland, the opportunity to attend and present to members of Waterford City and County Council. The time allocated for each potential candidate will be a maximum of 30 minutes.  Places will be allocated on a first come basis.

Please contact the Corporate Office at 0761 10 2220 to arrange a time to attend. Closing date for accepting requests close of business Thursday 26th July, 2018.

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River Suir Sustainable Transport Bridge Public Consultation event

Waterford City and County Council are inviting submissions and observations, in writing, from interested parties regarding a proposed bridge across the River Suir which will provide a new sustainable transport link between the North Quays and South Quays, promoting the further development of Waterford City and facilitating the development of the North Quays Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) lands.

To this end, a Public Consultation event will be held in:
The Granary building, WIT School of Architecture,
Merchants Quay, Waterford,
Wednesday, 18th July from 4pm to 8pm

The design of the proposed bridge will be developed, modified and refined as a result of consultation, including public consultation and submissions and feedback from stakeholders; further detailed investigations, including environmental, land, and geotechnical surveys; ongoing refinement of the design and assessments by the various environmental and technical specialists.

Over the coming months the Project Team will continue to undertake all of the various environmental and technical assessments with the objectives of avoiding, reducing and remedying potential impacts. This process will culminate in the publication of the Statutory Orders and the applicable environmental reports in accordance with the relevant legislation for the development consent process.

Staff from Waterford City and County Council and Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers project design team will be on hand on the 18th to answer queries and provide information on the project. The purpose of this consultation is to present the proposed bridge design to the public.  Information leaflets will be available.


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Waterford Dog Shelter – closed Saturday 14th July

Waterford Dog Shelter will be closed Saturday 14th July 2018, and will reopen as usual on Monday 16th July.

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Be vigilant for Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

A solitary Lion’s mane jellyfish was spotted by a member of the public late last evening in the water at Clonea beach.   The red flag was then flown as a precautionary measure for 2/3 hours whilst the Lifeguards monitored the situation.  There were no further sightings.

There have been sightings of Lion’s Mane jellyfish along the South East coast but with the exception of one sighting in Dunmore East on Monday and the one in Clonea yesterday evening, no more have been spotted on Waterford beaches.

The lifeguards on duty will continue to monitor the situation on an ongoing basis.

At this time, all beaches are open for swimming.

Should a number of this species be visible in the water or on any beach, the red flag may be flown as a precautionary measure.  Should you have any queries if attending the beach, please consult with the lifeguards on duty.

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Make a Submission on Draft Control of Horses Bye-Laws 2018

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council proposes to make Control of Horses Bye-Laws in accordance with sections 13, 39, 40, 46 and 47 of the Control of Horses Act, 1996 (No. 37 of 1996) for the purpose of regulating the control of horses within the administrative area of the city and county of Waterford.

Copies of the Draft Bye-Laws are available to view on the Waterford City & County Council website and are also available for inspection, free of charge, at the Waterford City and County Council Offices, in Baileys New Street, Waterford and in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. A copy of the Draft Bye-Laws will be given to any person applying for same at these offices.

The Draft Bye-Laws will be on public display during office hours (9.30am – 4.00pm) for the period from Thursday 7th June, 2018 until Tuesday 10th July, 2018 both dates inclusive (excluding Bank & Public Holidays).

Waterford City & County Council will consider any submissions in relation to the draft which are submitted to Waterford City & County Council in writing before 4pm on Wednesday 18th July, 2018. Submissions should be addressed to Mr. L O’Brien, Administrative Officer, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford or by email to

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Update on Waterford’s Urban Renewal Scheme

Work is nearing completion on the second of four phases of Waterford’s Urban Renewal Scheme, which will seess significant improvements in both the functionality and appearance of large areas of Waterford’s City Centre public realm.  The project has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Southern and Eastern Regional Operational Programme and from Waterford City and County Council’s own resources.

The current phase of completed work includes over 10,000m2 of high quality redesigned streetscape in Waterford City Centre together with associated upgrades to paving, drainage, ducting, public lighting, site features and traffic management. The works have focused around Arundel Square, Lady Lane, Michael Street and John Street; including a new award winning canopy structure in the Apple Market providing a multi-functional community space that has already hosted a wide range of events and festivals.

A new traffic management scheme has been put in place within the City Centre that includes an automated bollard system to manage traffic movement and enhanced pedestrianisation.  The bollards will restrict through traffic in certain key locations at peak pedestrian usage times, to enhancing the environment for pedestrians and cyclists.  It will however maintain access for buses, taxis and residents where it has been identified as necessary.

The Urban Renewal Scheme has also seen public realm works completed in Henrietta Street and High Street, as well as road improvement works to Hennessy’s Road in advance of an urban renewal/traffic management scheme on Brown’s Lane and Hennessy’s Road.  The Brown’s Lane and Hennessy’s Road scheme is due to commence later in 2018.

In tandem with the Urban Renewal Scheme, works are also ongoing on the ‘WIT to City Centre Green Route’ funded by the National Transport Authority.  The Railway Square / Poleberry Link Road and one-way system on Manor Street opened earlier this year, improving traffic movement in and out of the city as well as enhanced pedestrian and cycling facilities.  The next phase of this Green Route, Railway Square to Colbeck Street, is also being progressed this year.

These coordinated works enhance the presentation and operation of Waterford City for the local community and visitors, as well as opening up additional opportunities for further investment in the City in the future.

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