“Think Before You Flush” campaign

Thousands of used sanitary and bathroom products are flushed down the toilet every day.  These items can cause blockages, meaning this type of waste ends up polluting our marine environment.

Wastewater systems are not designed to deal with large amounts of sanitary waste, and smaller items in particular (e.g. cotton buds), can escape through filters and reach our rivers and beaches.

The “Think Before You Flush” campaign is operated by An Taisce’s Clean Coasts programme and is supported by Irish Water and the local authorities.

The items below should never be flushed down the toilet as they cause problems in our homes, the wastewater treatment network and the environment.

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Become a Waterford Viking Triangle Welcome Ambassador

Are you passionate about Waterford city?

Do you enjoy exploring the history and culture of Waterford?  Would you like to share your enthusiasm and meet new people?  Do you have 2 or 3 hours to spare on weekends during the summer months?

If yes, why not become a Welcome Ambassador for our city?

You are invited to a meeting to hear about this special volunteer programme on

  • Tuesday April 24th at 7p.m. in Dooley’s Hotel, The Quay, Waterford

Any queries please contact Catherine Power, Volunteer Coordinator on 086 7008002 or wcityv@gmail.com

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Supplement to the Register of Electors for 2018-2019

Make sure you have your say on 25th May, 2018. You cannot vote if you are not REGISTERED.

To check your details visit : www.checktheregister.ie

The last day for entry on the SUPPLEMENT to the
Register of Electors 2018-2019 for the forthcoming
REFERENDUM is Tuesday 8th May, 2018.

The last day for entry on the SUPPLEMENT to the postal
and special voters list for the forthcoming referendum
is Saturday 28th April, 2018.

Application forms for eligible voters, Special Voters
List, Postal Voters list are available on our website
www.waterfordcouncil.ie or you can call to the
Customer Services Departments in Bailey’s New Street,
Waterford or Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

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 Visiting MEPs Impressed by Waterford Greenway

On a fine sunny morning last Thursday, a delegation of six MEPs including Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune, paid a visit to Waterford Greenway as part of their recent mission to Ireland. The group also included delegation chair, Wim Van de Camp (Netherlands), Maria Grapini (Romania), Lucy Anderson (UK), Roberts Zile (Latvia) and Jill Evans (UK), as well as support staff.

The group was officially welcomed to Waterford and to Waterford Greenway by Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Pat Nugent and Chief Executive of Waterford City and County Council Mr. Michael Walsh.

Cllr. Nugent said he was delighted to welcome the group to Waterford Greenway and told of how ‘the development of the Greenway has been an example of the impact that Local Authorities working in collaboration with communities can have and though there were many challenges which had to be overcome during the Greenway’s development, it’s legacy will be felt for many years to come’.

Mr Pat Nugent (Mayor of Waterford City & County Council) & Ms Deirdre Clune MEP on the occasion of the visit of MEPs to The Waterford Greenway, Thursday 5th April 2018

As the European delegation made their way by foot and by bike along Waterford Greenway they visited landmarks such as Durrow and Ballyvoyle Viaducts, Durrow Tunnel and soaked in breathtaking views over Dungarvan Bay across towards Helvick Head.

The visitors were visibly impressed with what has been achieved in developing an amenity and visitor attraction of national importance.

Ms. Clune, remarked that how ‘on a beautiful morning on Waterford Greenway….. (the Greenway) is a perfect example of how investment in tourism products in rural areas can provide economic and social benefits for those communities’.

Following the groups brief tour of Waterford Greenway in the company of Garvan Cummins, ‘The Greenway Man’, the delegation was welcomed back to O’Mahony’s of Durrow with a warm cup of tea and traditional home baking by proprietors, Tom and Helen O’Mahony, who laid on the perfect ‘Waterford Welcome’ for our guests.

Although it was a brief visit, the group undoubtedly left Waterford and Waterford Greenway with happy memories. They also left in the knowledge that support given and investment in facilities such as Waterford Greenway in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, can make such a positive impact on the local economy and our communities.

Visit www.visitwaterfordgreenway.com for more details on Waterford Greenway.

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Arts Bursaries now Open for Applications

The Arts Office of Waterford City & County Council has announced that applications are currently open to attend The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, the artists’ workplace in County Monaghan during 2018.

Artists can avail of residential stays during 2018 to work on specific artistic projects. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 8th May 2018. Full details and the application form is available from www.waterfordarts.com

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Waterford Dog Shelter – Temporary Closure

Please note that Waterford City and County Council Dog Shelter at Bilberry, Waterford will be closed today Thursday, 5th April, 2018.

This is due to “Electricity Supply Interruption” to allow for works being carried out by ESB Networks.  The shelter will operate restricted opening hours on Friday, 6th April, 2018.

For enquiries please telephone 0761 10 20 20 or e-mail contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

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Bike Week 2018 Grant Application

Waterford City & County Council is pleased to announce that Bike Week 2018 will take place from 9th to 17th June 2018.

Once again a limited amount of funding will be available to groups who wish to organise their own cycle themed event during Bike Week 2018.

Attached please find this year’s grant application form with all relevant Ts & Cs.

The closing date for completed applications is 4pm Friday 13th April 2018

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