Kilbarry Civic Amenity Site, closed today 15th July 2019

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Kilbarry Civic Amenity Site, Waterford, is closed today 15th July, 2019 due to electricity supply interruption.

 

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Retail Strategy Review for Waterford City and County

Waterford City and County Council has appointed John Spain Associates to review the current city and county retail strategies and prepare a new unitary Waterford City and County Retail Strategy for its functional area.

Written submissions regarding the preparation of the new retail strategy are hereby invited from members of the public and other interested parties. Submissions must be made in writing to the planning authority, during the period from 24th June 2019 to 19th July 2019.

Submissions can be sent either by:

Submissions should be marked Retail Strategy Review, state the name of the person making the submission and where relevant the body represented. All submissions lodged during the period will be taken into consideration in the preparation of the new Waterford City and County Retail Strategy.

The personal information (names) collected as part of the consultation process is protected by data protection. This information will remain confidential and will not be published.

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Mayor Pratt’s message on death of Brendan Grace, R.I.P.

“We remember today a great comedian and entertainer who brought endless joy to many families at home and abroad.  Brendan was a regular performer in Waterford, with his last show in Cappoquin Community Centre.  I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to his wife Eileen, children Amanda, Melanie, Bradley and Brendan Patrick, grandchildren and his extended family, friends and followers. ”

– Cllr. John Pratt, Mayor of Waterford City & CountyAs a mark of respect to Brendan, a Book of Condolence has been opened in both the Civic Offices, Dungarvan and City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.

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Waterford Poetry Prize 2019

The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council is pleased to that it is accepting entries for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2019. The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland.

The prize will be presented at the Waterford Writers Weekend 25th to 27th October 2019 during the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford city.

There is no age limit and no entry fee for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2019.

The first prize is €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore in 2019. 2nd prize €300.  3rd prize €200. The closing date for receipt of entries is 12 noon on Monday 2nd September 2019.

The entry form and guidelines can be downloaded here (below) and on www.waterfordarts.com or by contacting the Arts Office on 058/41416.

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Submissions invited to operate Goldsmiths / Silversmiths shop in Cathedral Square, Waterford

Submissions are invited for a licence to operate a Goldsmiths / Silversmiths shop at the New Museum of Irish Silver to be located in the Deanery, Cathedral Square, Waterford, that is planned to open in late 2019.

It is envisaged that the unit would operate 7 days per week on a year-round basis. The operator would be expected to sell tickets to the adjoining Museum of Irish Silver and monitor public access to and regress from the museum. The opening times of the shop must coincide with the opening times of the Museum, though these times are open to negotiation / discussion and may vary from winter to summer months. However it is absolutely essential that the shop unit operates during normal museum opening hours.

The unit will be located on the ground floor of the Deanery Building and will have two windows facing on to Cathedral Square. There is wheelchair access to the shop and museum. The unit consists of a shop unit and a small workshop for the manufacture in-house of exclusive and bespoke silver items to be sold in the shop. The shop unit will be fitted out by Waterford Council in consultation with the successful tenderer but within the perimeters of the available budget.

The Council will consider granting the successful applicant an exclusive licence to operate for an initial period of four years and nine months with annual reviews. There will be an option, subject to satisfactory performance, to extend this period.

Applicants are invited to make a detailed submission confirming their experience in the retail and goldsmith / silversmith trade and the annual rent they are willing to pay for the licence to operate the retail unit in the Deanery building.   Previous experience of operating a similar establishment is absolutely essential.

Latest date for receipt of submissions is: 3 pm Friday 9th August 2019.

Please forward expressions of interest in a sealed envelope marked: Expression of interest for Deanery Building

To:

Mary Quigley
Administrative Officer
Waterford City and County Council
Property Management Department,
Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford.

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IPA, Dublin launches recruitment drive

The Institute of Public Administration has launched a recruitment campaign. Full details are available on https://www.ipa.ie/corporate/careers.234.html

Applications are invited for the following posts;-

Lecturing / Training Specialist / Research / Library / Admin roles

Closing date 12.00 noon on Monday 29.07.2019

  • Lecturer / Subject Coordinator –  Business & Management
  • Lecturer / Subject Coordinator —  Public Administration, Politics and Law
  • Senior  Specialist –  Finance
  • Specialist – ICT Training
  • Specialist – Governance and Assurance
  • Specialist – Local Government
  • Specialist – HRM
  • Assistant Specialist – Local Government
  • Assistant Specialist – HRM
  • Assistant Specialist – Public Sector Governance
  • Head of Library and Information Services
  • Assistant Librarian (Part time)
  • Training Office Manager

Finance Role –  Closing date 12.00 noon on Monday 29.07.2019

  • Finance and Governance Manager

Full details, including a full job description, a summary of terms and conditions for each role and general information for applicants is available on  https://www.ipa.ie/corporate/careers.234.html or from Katherina McCaul, Director of HR & Company Secretary on 01 240 3647. Applications, to include a CV and covering letter, to be forwarded by email to recruit@ipa.ie by closing dates.

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Bottle refill stations introduced along Waterford Greenway to reduce plastic waste

The Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Councillor John Pratt has launched water bottle refill stations on the Waterford Greenway. These stations are now located along the Greenway at Abbeyside, Ballylynch Cross, Kilmacthomas Station and Bilberry to enable Greenway users to refill their water bottles as they enjoy the Waterford Greenway.

The refill stations were funded under the Local Authority Prevention Network, which works to prevent waste in Ireland and were supplied by www.ecofil.ie

Waterford City & County Mayor, Cllr. John Pratt refilling his reusable water bottle at the water bottle refill station on Waterford Greenway at Abbeyside. Included are Michael Lucey & Raymond Moloney, Environment Department, WCCC, Gemma Power & Aoife Power, Dungarvan Tidy Towns.

Waterford City & County Mayor, Cllr. John Pratt depositing a plastic bottle for recycling in the new plastic bottle recycling bin on Waterford Greenway at Abbeyside. Included are Gemma Power & Aoife Power, Dungarvan Tidy Towns and Raymond Moloney & Michael Lucey, Environment department, WCCC.

Speaking at the launch in Abbeyside, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Councillor John Pratt said “I am delighted to see these water bottle refilling stations installed at four locations along the Greenway. With over 70 million plastic bottles sold in Ireland every year, single use plastic water bottles account for a large proportion of waste and the installation of these bottle refill stations will help to prevent this.”

“It is important to make an effort to reduce the amount of single use plastic bottles used. These bottles also represent a significant amount of litter in our beautiful county. In fact, over 80 per cent of all coastal sites surveyed during CoastWatch’s most recent All-Ireland CoastWatch Survey were found to be littered with plastic. The surveyors found an astonishing average of 18 plastic bottles for every 500 metres of the coastline.”

Plastic bottles recycling bins were also launched on the day.  These bins which were an initiative of Tramore Tidy Towns were trialled on the Promenade in Tramore last year and proved so successful in segregating plastic bottles that they have been introduced at four additional locations; Kilbarry Nature Park, The People’s Park in Waterford and Abbeyside, as well as a second location on the Prom in Tramore.  The bins were manufactured locally in Dungarvan by Coffey Engineering.

“Ireland is currently recycling only 35 per cent of its plastic waste, with the rest going to landfill, incineration or thrown away carelessly on our streets and into our hedgerows, waterways, and seas” stated the Mayor. “The Greenway is a popular route for cyclists, runners and walkers so these stations are a valuable amenity which benefits County Waterford’s environment as well as health. We are working to keep it litter free and these plastic bottle bins will encourage more plastic bottles to be taken out of the general waste stream to be sent for recycling.”

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REMINDER: Retail Strategy Review for Waterford City and County

Waterford City and County Council has appointed John Spain Associates to review the current city and county retail strategies and prepare a new unitary Waterford City and County Retail Strategy for its functional area.

Written submissions regarding the preparation of the new retail strategy are hereby invited from members of the public and other interested parties. Submissions must be made in writing to the planning authority, during the period from 24th June 2019 to 19th July 2019.

Submissions can be sent either by:

Submissions should be marked Retail Strategy Review, state the name of the person making the submission and where relevant the body represented. All submissions lodged during the period will be taken into consideration in the preparation of the new Waterford City and County Retail Strategy.

The personal information (names) collected as part of the consultation process is protected by data protection. This information will remain confidential and will not be published.

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Temporary Closure of Archives

Waterford Archives will be closed on Tuesday 9th July in High Street, Waterford 10am-2pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please contact the Archivist at archivist@waterfordcouncil.ie or 0761102144 with any queries.

Beidh Cartlann Phort Láirge dúnta ar an Máirt, 9 Mí Iúil i Sráid Ard, Port Láirge 10r.n.-2i.n. Gabh mo leithscéal as aon mhíchaoithiúlacht. Má tá aon cheisteanna, déan teaghmháil leis an gCartlannaí ar archivist@waterfordcouncil.ie nó 0761102144.

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