Deadline for Voter Registration – today, Wednesday 22nd January at 5pm

The deadline for addition to the Supplement to the Register of Electors is today, Wednesday January 22nd at 5pm.   If you have recently turned 18, and are an Irish or British citizen, you can register up to that time to be added to the Supplement to the Register of Electors.

An RFA2 form must be completed and stamped at a Garda station and then handed in to our offices at Bailey’s New Street or Dungarvan Civic Offices before close of business today Wednesday 22nd.

If you have previously voted, please double check on www.checktheregister.ie to ensure all details are correct.

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Introduction of weekly parking ticket in Miller’s Marsh, Waterside and Scanlan’s Yard Car Parks

A weekly parking ticket has been introduced on a trial period from January 2020 in Miller’s Marsh, Waterside and Scanlan’s Yard Council Car Parks. This ticket is valid for one week (over a 7 day period).

The fee is €18 in Miller’s Marsh/Waterside Car Parks in Waterford City and €15 in Scanlan’s Yard Car Park in Dungarvan.  A ticket purchased at Miller’s Marsh or Waterside Car Parks is valid only for parking in either car park.  It is not valid for on-street parking.

A ticket purchased at Scanlan’s Yard Car Park is valid only for parking in Scanlan’s Yard Car Park.  It is not valid for on-street parking.

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Deadline for Voter Registration – tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd January at 5pm

The deadline for addition to the Supplement to the Register of Electors is tomorrow, Wednesday January 22nd at 5pm.   If you have recently turned 18, and are an Irish or British citizen, you can register up to that time to be added to the Supplement to the Register of Electors.

An RFA2 form must be completed and stamped at a Garda station and then, given postal times, handed in to our offices at Bailey’s New Street or Dungarvan Civic Offices before close of business on Wednesday.

If you have previously voted, please double check on www.checktheregister.ie to ensure all details are correct.

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Application for inclusion in the Supplement to the 2019/2020 Register of Electors

Closing date for the Supplement is tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22nd  

Please complete either of the following forms in order to be included in the Supplementary Register of Electors;

Completed forms to be submitted to Waterford City & County Council, Register of Electors, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford or by hand before 4 pm to The Customer Services’ Desk in Bailey’s New Street, Waterford or County Hall, Dungarvan.

Closing date for the Supplement is tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22nd  

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Your Library – Take a Closer Look

Tracy McEneaney, Executive Librarian with Waterford Libraries who features on the advert using the free borrowbox app available to all Waterford Library members which gives you access to free eBooks and eAudiobooks anywhere

A new national advertising campaign is asking everyone to take a closer look at what their local authority library has to offer.

Waterford Libraries and all public libraries around the country are joining in the campaign, which is running for the next four weeks across radio, cinema, TV on demand, digital and social.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage people of all ages to join and use the library.

Speaking about the campaign, Jane Cantwell, Waterford City and County Librarian said, “Many people who use the library regularly know how great it is. But there are those who haven’t been in a while or don’t think there’s anything there for them. This campaign is inviting everyone to have a look at their library.”

“We want everyone to take a closer look, to see beyond what they thought they knew about libraries and to find out about all the amazing services we offer – completely free.”

Libraries and Librarians take the starring roles in the campaign; the libraries in the adverts are real libraries and the people in the advert are real librarians – see if you can spot any you know!

The ‘Take a Closer Look’ campaign was devised by the Libraries Development Unit of the LGMA with the support of the Department of Rural and Community Development. It is part a wider national strategy to increase library use in Ireland.

At present, around 16% of the Irish population are library members. The ‘Our Public Libraries’ strategy aims to increase that to 30% by 2022.

Take a look at the ‘Take a Closer Look’ advert at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZOvJVnHhY0

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Application for inclusion in the Supplement to the 2019/2020 Register of Electors

Please complete either of the following forms in order to be included in the Supplementary Register of Electors;

Completed forms are to be submitted to Waterford City & County Council, Register of Electors, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford or by hand before 4 pm to The Customer Services’ Desk in Bailey’s New Street, Waterford or County Hall, Dungarvan.

The closing date for the Supplement is Wednesday, January 22nd  .

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Statement from WC&CC on Dungarvan Christmas Lighting

Waterford City and County Council, in latter years, has taken sole responsibility for the installation and maintenance of Christmas lighting in the main urban areas of Waterford City, Tramore and Dungarvan, to assist the retail and hospitality sectors at the critical Christmas trading period.

This is not a statutory function of the Council, and Waterford is one of only a few authorities who give this level of support.

In 2019, Waterford City & County Council used its public lighting contractor to provide the Christmas lighting services in Dungarvan, given the company’s track record of providing such services in Waterford, from the perspective of value for money and service.

Subsequently, during the Christmas period, it was brought to the Council’s attention on numerous occasions that there were problems with sections of Christmas lights within the town. The Council would at all times have liaised with the contractor and asked them to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

Notwithstanding this, the Council acknowledge that there were outages of significant scale and regret that the quality of the illuminations were not consistent with the level of service that we historically provide and always seek  to provide. We would equally acknowledge the negativity generated given the understandable pride held by the public in Dungarvan’s Christmas offer and the central role of the illuminations in the Dungarvan Aglow festival.

Waterford City and County Council regret any inconvenience caused and is reviewing the issues that arose with a view to ensuring these do not occur during the next festive season. The Chief Executive has requested reports so that he may consider some of the significant issues arising. This review will be completed in the coming weeks and will address issues such as procurement compliance, seek to establish reasons for the unexplained outages and make recommendations for the future delivery of services. The report will be made available to the Council and to the public.

The Council would stress that all decisions in respect of the installation and maintenance of Christmas lighting were solely its own and would regret that the problems were reflected onto Dungarvan Chamber and the Dungarvan Aglow committee, both of whom made continuing representations seeking to have the issues resolved.

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Storm Brendan Joint Statement by Waterford City and County Council & An Garda Síochána

The Crisis Management Team have been in liaison since yesterday (January 12th) to assess the response by the relevant agencies to Storm Brendan. Waterford is subject to an Orange wind warning issued by Met Éireann valid from 08.00am to 15.00pm with particular emphasis on the period between 11.00am to 13.00pm today 13th January 2020.

The Team advise the public to be aware of the potential risks to people and property during the course of Storm Brendan. The Emergency Services are urging the public to stay away from waterways and ask that people heed the advice to “Stay Back, Stay High, Stay Dry”

Waterford Council phone lines, 0761 102020, will be manned throughout the event and we urge the public to have patience as the phone lines will be busy.

Please contact Waterford City and County Council at 0761 102020 or contact@waterfordcouncil.ie and register for Map Alerter to stay up to date.

ENDS

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Stay safe during Storm Brendan

Waterford is currently under an Orange Warning for Wind, as Storm Brendan hits the country.  Met Éireann have issued the following forecast for the period 8am-3pm today, Monday 13th January.

As Storm Brendan tracks to the northwest of Ireland, southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 70 km/h with gusts of 100 to 120 km/h, higher in exposed areas.

Our phone lines remain open throughout the day so please call 0761 102020 to report any incidents, fallen trees etc.  We ask members of the public to please be aware of weather conditions and heed safety warnings from the various service providers.

Our Roads engineers will be monitoring the situation and be bringing sandbags when and if needed.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads given the risk of strong winds and coastal flooding for the country due to Storm Brendan.   Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.

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