Almost a year to the day since Mount William estate was officially opened by the then Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John O’Leary, the residents hosted a charity family street play day.
On Saturday, August 19th, families from Mount William enjoyed a whole heap of fun and festivities including a bouncy castle, a visit from Nore Valley Mobile farm and Celtic Thunder Chapter Ireland Bike Club, an ice cream van, and games galore hosted by Waterford City and County Council’s Community team.
The celebrations were organised by the Mount William Residents Association with Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Joe Conway in attendance.
The mayor said “It’s great to be part of such a strong community initiative. My predecessor officially opened this estate a year ago and it’s evident that in that time the sense of community has flourished. From the young to the young at heart and everyone in between, Mount William encapsulates what good neighbours are all about.”
On the day there was also a charity raffle with all proceeds going to St. Vincent de Paul.
Residents Association Committee member Sue Jackson said the family fun day was a real success. “We are delighted that so many friends and neighbours from the estate came out to enjoy the festivities. There has always been a great community spirit in the estate and that was evident today by the numbers of families that got involved, had some fun and helped raise money for a very worthy charity.
“We also got great support from local businesses that donated spot prizes for the raffle and sponsored the refreshments for the event. As a relatively new estate, it gives me great hope for the future that this community will continue to form a sense of identity and strong bonds, both within the estate itself and the wider area.”
Micheal Murphy, Waterford City and County Council Estate and Tenancy Manager added, “Since the day families began moving into their homes here in Mount William, there has been such a positive energy about the place. It’s testament to the resident’s association that has ensured that the sense of community and connectivity is maintained.”
Mount William, a housing development on the Williamstown Road comprises of 65 units, predominantly two and three bedrooms and was built by Liam Neville Developments.