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Published: Weekly Planning Lists for Waterford

Published: Weekly Planning Lists for Waterford

https://waterfordcouncil.ie/media/planninglists/index.htm

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Inis do thuairim ar na dréacht-Fhodhlíthe um Rialú Páirceála

Bí cinnte go gcloistear do ghuth maidir leis na Fodhlíthe Páirceála i gCathair agus i gContae Phort Láirge.

Imlíníonn na fodhlíthe seo na rialacha agus na rialacháin maidir le páirceáil i limistéir pháirceála na Comhairle.

Tá na dréacht-Fhodhlíthe ar fáil ag https://waterfordcouncil.ie/projects/public-consultations/index.htm

Éist le do ghuth trí do thuairimí a chur isteach i scríbhinn chuig Aideen Jacob, Oifigeach Riaracháin, roimh 4.00i.n. Déardaoin 9 Feabhra 2023.

Ríomhphost: ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie

Ná cuir fíneáil, barrach nó clamp i mbaol – cuir do thuairim in iúl inniu! Téigh i gcomhairle leis na fodhlíthe agus déan d’aighneacht anois.

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Accessibilty Swings installed in Waterford parks

Waterford City and County Council recently completed the installation of three wheelchair accessible swings at the People’s Park in Waterford city, Walton Park in Dungarvan and the Inclusion Park in Tramore.

Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr. John O’Leary welcomed the addition of the accessibility swings to the three sites. “These pieces of equipment are more than just swings, they are integral in promoting inclusivity, and providing children with disabilities or mobility issues equal access to playground facilities.”

“Judging by the smiles on the faces of the students and staff of St. John’s Special School, there’s no doubt that the accessibility swing in Walton Park is already a big hit with the children.”

The swings, which have a capacity for two wheelchairs and up to eight people are accessible 24/7, without key access or the need for a harness.  Located centrally in each park, the swings are part of the Council’s initiative to encourage inclusive play and social interaction.

Jennie Moore, Teacher at St. John’s Special School in Dungarvan added, “The accessibility swing is a fantastic addition to Walton Park. While there are so many great playground facilities in the locality, the addition of this newest piece of equipment is to be welcomed.

“Already our students are reaping the rewards of being able to play together and the fact that we can access the swing whenever we are in the park is a bonus. We are currently planning school trips with our students and the accessibility swings in the city and Tramore are certainly on our to-visit list!”

Sean Gormley, Executive Engineer with Waterford City and County Council explains the idea behind the swings. “Within the last few years, the Council has been committed to promoting inclusive social interaction.  These swings are designed with plenty of capacity, so not only can two wheelchair users use the swing at the same time, they can also do it with friends or family members for a much more interactive play experience.

“Playgrounds are the ideal place for fun and social interaction, and that choice should be available for all children to enjoy together.”

The overall cost of the three accessibility swings was €75,000 with Waterford City and County Council receiving funding from the Disability Participation and Awareness Fund 2021 administered by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

Works were completed earlier this month by contractors Browne Brothers Site Services.

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Images:  David Clynch

30: Mayor of Waterford City & County Councillor John O’Leary pictured with Philip Daly and Ryan Hurley, both from Tallow at the new accessibility swing in Walton Park, Dungarvan

37: Pupils and staff from St John’s Special School, Dungarvan pictured at Walton Park, Dungarvan

39: Hazel Robinson from Kilsheelan pictured with Dylan O’Sullivan from Youghal at the accessibility swing in Walton Park

2396 / 3982: Pupils and staff from St. John’s Special School Dungarvan, along with the Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr John O’Leary, Cllr Damien Geoghegan and Sean Gormley and Gabriel Foley, Waterford City and County Council, enjoying the accessibility swing at Walton Park

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Recruitment : (1) Assistant Parks & Landscape Officer, (2) Clerk of Works

  • Assistant Parks & Landscape Officer
  • Clerk of Works

Waterford City & County Council invites applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for the above panels.

Application Forms and Candidate Information Booklets for the above are available to be downloaded from Waterford City & County Council’s website https://waterfordcouncil.ie/departments/human-resources/vacancies.htmwww.waterfordcouncil.ie

Completed application forms must be emailed to recruitment@waterfordcouncil.ie  clearly stating the position applied for in the subject line no later than 4p.m. on Thursday, 9th February, 2023. 

Hard Copies will not be accepted.

An official application form must be completed in full by the closing date for the competition.  Please note that amendments to the application will not be accepted after the closing date.

Please send your application from an email address that you will review regularly as communication during the assessment/selection period will only be through that email address.

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Have you had your say on the draft Control of Parking Bye-Laws ?

Waterford City and County Council currently has a public consultation process underway, focusing on the Draft Control of Parking Bye-Laws 2023. These bye-laws outline the rules and regulations for parking in the Council’s parking areas, which includes both Waterford City and County.

The bye-laws can be seen here : https://waterfordcouncil.ie/projects/public-consultations/index.htm

Here are some key points from the draft document:

  • The bye-laws apply to all roads under the Council’s control, with the exception of national roads.
  • Parking is generally allowed on roads unless it is prohibited by signs or road markings.
  • The Council may designate certain areas as “Pay & Display” zones, where drivers must purchase a ticket from a parking meter and display it on their vehicle.
  • The Council may also designate certain areas as “permit parking” zones, where only vehicles with a valid permit are allowed to park.
  • Certain types of vehicles, such as heavy goods vehicles, may be restricted from parking in certain areas.
  • The Council may fine, tow or clamp vehicles that are parked in violation of the bye-laws.

Overall, the Waterford City and County Council’s Control of Parking Bye-Laws are designed to ensure that parking in the area is managed effectively and efficiently. By following the bye-laws, drivers assist in traffic management and reduce the risk of accidents and other problems.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the Draft Control of Parking Bye-Laws 2023.  Submissions should be lodged with Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford or by email to ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie to be received before 4.00pm on Thursday 9th February, 2023.

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Recruitment : Refugee Matching & Relationship Officer, Ukrainian Resettlement Team

As part of Waterford City & County Council’s ongoing support for Ukrainian refugees, the Council has now put in place a Resettlement Team tasked with assessing, inspecting, and matching refugees with the registered pledged properties.

With this in mind, the Council is now recruiting for a “Refugee Matching and Relationship Manager” on a 1 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT, based in Dungarvan.

Closing date for this position is Friday the 10th of February. 

** APPLY ONLINE HERE **

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Waterford Gallery of Art presents talk on Sir Frederic William Burton

Waterford Gallery of Art is delighted to present a talk on Sir Frederic William Burton by Dr Marie Bourke on Saturday, February 11th.

Sir Frederic Burton (1816-1900) is the artist renowned for creating Ireland’s Favourite Painting, ‘The Meeting on the Turret Stairs’ (1864).  The watercolour based on a medieval Danish ballad about the ill-starred love between Hellelil and her bodyguard, Hildebrand, features a fleeting moment of intimacy between the two.

Dr Bourke will shed light on the career of the artist, who was born in Wicklow, although his background was in Co. Clare.  Renowned for ‘The Meeting on The Turret Stairs’ (National Gallery of Ireland), Dr Bourke will also discuss some of the women in Burton’s life, notably his fiancée, Mary Palliser from Waterford.

Burton’s painting ‘Portrait of Mary Palliser’ (1871) can be seen on display in the current WGOA exhibition, ‘Portraits: People & Place’ and is currently on loan from the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is thought that the painting was initially gifted to Palliser as an engagement gift from Burton. The couple were engaged for 10 years though never married. Mary died of pneumonia in 1879 and is buried at Comeragh Cemetery, Waterford, close to her family home.

Dr Marie Bourke is a cultural historian and former Keeper-Head of Education at the National Gallery of Ireland.  The author of ‘The Story of Irish Museums 1790-2000’(2013), she curated the National Gallery of Ireland’s recent Frederic William Burton exhibition ‘For the Love of Art.’

She is an Assessor on the Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme chair of the RDS Arts Committee and member of the board of the National Library of Ireland.

The talk takes place at 1.30pm on Saturday, February 11th.  Tickets are free but limited.  To reserve your seat for this event, or to enquire about accessibility, email WaterfordGallery@waterfordcouncil.ie or call 051-849 983.

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‘Portrait of Mary Palliser’ by Sir Frederic Burton which is on display in the Waterford Gallery of Art, 31-32 O’Connell Street, Waterford.

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Waterford City & County Council Supporting Communities Fund 2023

Waterford City & County Council is committed to encouraging communities and empowering residents to make a difference to their areas.  To support this, the Council is inviting applications to its Supporting Communities Fund 2023.
The Supporting Communities Fund provides grant aid assistance to Residents Associations, Community Groups, Sports Clubs and other groups/committees engaged in community activity, providing community services or carrying out improvement works at local or county level.

Groups can apply under one the following 3 funding strands:
1.  Residents Association Fund, 2.  Community Activity Fund, 3.  Sports & Recreation Fund

How to apply

All applicants must complete a Supporting Waterford Communities Fund 2023 application form (below).
Alternatively you can collect an application pack at Waterford City & County Council Customer Service points at Bailey’s New Street, Waterford or at the Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan or you can email waterfordcommunitiesfund@waterfordcouncil.ie to have an application pack sent out to you.

Once completed please submit your application with necessary documentations by email to waterfordcommunitiesfund@waterfordcouncil.ie or in hard copy to:
Colette O’Brien, Supporting Waterford Communities Fund 2023, Waterford City & County Council, Baileys New Street, Waterford.

Closing date for applications is 4pm Friday 24th February 2023 – late applications shall not be accepted

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