Waterford City & County Dog Shelter – Restricted opening hours, 21st February

Restricted opening hours will apply on 21st February 2020.

For enquiries and access to the Pound please telephone 0761 10 20 20 or
e-mail contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

The facility will be closed on Saturday 22nd February.

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REMINDER: Cappoquin Town Regeneration – Public Meeting, 20th Feb

REMINDER: Tonight, Thursday night, 20th February, Waterford City and County Council will host a public meeting in the Community Centre in Cappoquin from 7.30-9.15 pm, to discuss the regeneration of the town and potential associated projects and opportunities.

The Council is hoping that everybody interested in the future development of the town would attend this meeting so to provide the Council with ideas for future development. The Council will also be using the meeting as an opportunity to discuss with the community recent developments and funding opportunities.

The meeting will be facilitated by Ian Dempsey of Prescience who last year undertook a property study in Cappoquin and is quite familiar with the town but who is also familiar with the broader rural development environment in Ireland and with rural town regeneration best practice.

Council officials will be present at the venue from 6.30 p.m. should any member of the public wish to discuss any matter ahead of the meeting.

Here’s hoping that the community of Cappoquin sees this as an opportunity to influence the future direction of the town and that all sections of the community are well represented on the night.

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Waterford welcomes funding of €15,175,000 under NTAs Project Ireland 2040

Waterford City and County Council is delighted to announce that funding of €15,175,000 has been awarded to Waterford City to fund expenditure in 2020 under the National Transport Authority’s (NTA’s) Sustainable Transport Measures Grant (STMG). This includes €12,600,000 funding for the Waterford North Quays project including the Dock Road and Abbey Road Access works and the Sustainable Transport Bridge. An additional €1,550,000 funding has been made available for the Bilberry to City Centre Greenway extension and a further €1,025,000 towards City Centre Sustainable Transport initiatives.

The Mayor of the City and County of Waterford Cllr. John Pratt welcomes the funding announcement stating, “The funding represents a confidence in Waterford’s ability to realise our ambitious programme of developments which when realised will transform our City into a major urban centre of consequence and a driver for regional development”.

NTA funding for the North Quays will focus on the Sustainable Transport Bridge and the proposed Access Infrastructure. The project will see the construction of a Sustainable Transport Bridge, linking the Clock Tower to the North Quays Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) site for pedestrians and cyclist, and linked to the existing Greenway via the proposed Bilberry extension. The bridge will also accommodate a shuttle bus. 

The tender process has already commenced for the Sustainable Transport Bridge and Access Infrastructure works. The funding provided for 2020 will enable the project to progress to the construction stage and it is envisaged that a contractor will be on site before the end of the year. 

The 2020 funding complements previously STMG funded transportation projects in Waterford, this includes works at Hennessey’s Road and Browns Lane which is due to reopen shortly, the WIT to City Centre route, Bilberry to City Centre improvement works as well as planning and design works for transportation proposals at the North Quays. The funding of these critical infrastructural developments will support a modal shift towards walking, cycling and public transport and will act as a catalyst for the sustainable development of the City, promoting further connectivity both north and south of the River. 

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REMINDER: Temporary Road Closure – L4345, Tramore Promenade

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following road to through traffic on Saturday 22nd February, 2020 to facilitate the Waterford Triathlon Club Tramore Duathlon.

Road to be Closed

  • The Promenade in Tramore L4345, section from the Riverstown
    Road roundabout to the Car Park at the end of the Promenade, from 5.30am to 2.30pm
  • The Estuary Road L4340 from the Promenade to the entrance of the Riverstown Business Park at McCarthy’s Homevalue from 11am to 1pm.

Diversion Route

  • Access to the Promenade via Riverstown Road L4144-11 and Strand Road
    L4144-16 or Strand Street L8076.

Objections or submissions may be made in writing to the Director of
Services, Roads, Water and Environment, Waterford City and County Council,
City Hall, The Mall, Waterford not later than 4pm on Friday 24th January
2020.

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Waterford a winner at prestigious All-Ireland Community Awards

Waterford has been announced as a winner at this year’s All-Ireland Community & Council Awards. The ceremony, presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA, took place on Saturday the 15th February 2020 in Croke Park Stadium, Dublin.

The prestigious awards recognise and celebrate community groups and Councils working together across Ireland. They highlight the extraordinary work carried out within communities and reward unsung heroes for the phenomenal contribution they make throughout the year. With over 200 entries received, there were 24 well deserved winners crowned in the various categories.

Now in its 14th year, Waterford Council/Waterford Sports Partnership received awards under the following headings;

Best Education/Training Initiative Gold Award Winners

  • Waterford Sports Partnership and TREO Port Láirge for the “Active Body, Active Mind” programme.

Best Community Health Project – Bronze Award Winners

  • Waterford Sports Partnership and the FAI for the “Soccer for Girls Programme”.

Best Community Sports Club/Team -Bronze Award Winners

  • Paul’s Boxing Club.

This year’s event had the highest level of competition yet, with entries from social enterprises, Councils, organisations, projects and individuals working within communities across Ireland. Entrants were required to provide information on the projects submitted, the people involved and their achievements over the past year.

Commenting on this year’s awards, Youth Sports Development Officer Brian O’Neill said, “Even to be shortlisted for these prestigious awards is an achievement, but to come away with a Gold Award and two Bronze Awards is fantastic.  It’s great for Waterford to be recognized for the work Waterford City and County Council, Waterford Sports Partnership and local club volunteers do, particularly TREO Port Láirge, the FAI and St. Paul’s Boxing Club.”

For more information on the All-Ireland Community & Council Awards, please see https://lamaawards.org/

Pictured above are Peter Jones and Mayor John Pratt of Active Body Active Mind, Waterford City & County Council, winner of Best Education Training Initiative, Cllr. Michael Anglim, Chairperson of LAMA, Brian O’Neill of Waterford City & County Council and Brian Lawlor, South Dublin County Council at the 2020 All Ireland Community and Council Awards presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA at Croke Park Stadium.

Photographer – Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie

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Waste Prevention Grant Scheme 2020

Tugann an scéim seo tacaíocht do ghrúpaí pobail céimeanna a thógaint chun cosc a chur ar dhramhaíl agus chun gníomhaíochtaí ath-úsáide agus deisithe a chur chun cinn go háitiúil, ag spreagadh chomhpháirtíochta idir gnóthaí áitiúla, scoileanna, carthanachtaí agus grúpaí deonacha.

Tá Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Phort Láirge ag tabhairt seans do ghrúpaí pobail cosc ar dhramhaíl a chur chun cinn i mbliana, ag tabhairt deise dóibh féachaint ar dhramhaíl i slí difriúil, féachaint an féidir linn ár n-acmhainní a láimhseáil i slí níos fearr agus geilleagar ciorclach a spreagadh.

Déanfar measúnú i gcomhair mhaoinithe ar thionscadail a bhfuil aidhm shonrach acu, atá ag díriú ar ghrúpa faoi leith agus gur féidir leo an méid dramhaíl atá cosctha a mheas (de réir meáchain) laistigh de thréimhse an tionscadail. Déanfar tionscadail a mheas bunaithe ar chritéir mheasúnaithe áirithe agus is ceart go mbeadh aghaidh tugtha ar na critéir seo i sonraí an iarratais; ní mor duit a bheith eolaíoch ar na critéir mheasúnaithe faoina mbeidh do thionscadal á mheas (mar atá léirithe ar an bhfoirm iarratais).

Sé €500 an t-uasmhéid atá ar fáil do gach tionscadal chosc ar dhramhaíl a fhaigheann maoiniú. I measc na dtionscadal a bhfuair maoiniú cheana bhí ceardlanna pobail uaschúrsála trínar cruthaíodh táirgí inbhuanaithe ó dhramhaíl, cosc ar dhramhaíl bia, imeachtaí deisiúcháin/uaschúrsála le linn Mí Athúsáidte (Deireadh Fómhair gach bliain), ceardlanna deisithe rothar agus tionscadail a spreagann daoine chun fáil réidh le plaisteach aon-úsáide laistigh den bpobal.

Conas Iarratas a Dhéanamh:

Tá an fhoirm iarratais don Deontas chun Dramhaíl a Chosc ar fáil ag http://bit.ly/WastePreventionGrant2020  nó ón Rannóg Comhshaoil, Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge, uimhir ghutháin 0761 10 20 20. Is ceart an fhoirm iarratais a líonadh isteach agus í a sheoladh ar ais go dtí an Rannóg Comhshaoil faoin spriocdháta 13 Márta 2020.


This scheme supports communities to take steps on waste prevention, re-use and repair activities in their local areas, and encourage partnership between local businesses, schools, charities and voluntary groups.

Waterford City and County Council is offering community groups an opportunity this year to promote waste prevention, creating an opportunity to look at waste differently and to determine if we can handle our resources better and encourage a circular economy.

Funding will be considered for projects with a definitive aim, targeting a specific group and can provide an estimate of waste prevented (by weight) within the project period.  Projects will be assessed by assessment criteria and these criteria should be reflected in the project details; be aware of the assessment criteria against which your project will be evaluated (illustrated on the application form).

The maximum funding for each waste prevention project is €500.  Previous examples of funded projects include up-cycling community workshops creating sustainable products from waste, food waste prevention, repair/up-cycling events for Re-Use Month (October annually), bicycle repair workshops and projects that encourage the elimination of single use plastic within a community setting.

How to Apply:

The waste prevention grant application form is available at http://bit.ly/WastePreventionGrant2020  or from the Environment Section, Waterford City and County Council, phone no.: 0761 10 20 20. The Grant Application Form should be completed and returned to the Environment Section for consideration by the closing date 13th March 2020.

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Temporary Road Closure – R882 Newtown Road, Tramore

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following road to through traffic from 19th to 23rd February, 2020 to facilitate Watermains Rehabilitation Works.

Road to be closed:

  • R882 Newtown Road, Tramore

Diversion Routes:

  • Via L8086 Roselawn and Tramore Heights

Objections or submissions may be made in writing to the Director of Services, Roads, Water and Environment, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford not later than 4pm on 4th February, 2020.

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Relocation of Bring Site Facility at Millar’s Marsh

Waterford City & County Council wishes to advise that for operational reasons, the Bottle Banks & Textile Banks have been relocated from Millar’s Marsh to Waterside Car Park.

No Waste Is To Be Deposited At the Old Location. Offenders Will Be Prosecuted


Mr F Galvin

Director of Services
Waterford City & County Council
February 2020

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Cappoquin Town Regeneration – Public Meeting, 20th Feb

On next Thursday night, 20th February, Waterford City and County Council will host a public meeting in the Community Centre in Cappoquin from 7.30-9.15 pm, to discuss the regeneration of the town and potential associated projects and opportunities.

The Council is hoping that everybody interested in the future development of the town would attend this meeting so to provide the Council with ideas for future development. The Council will also be using the meeting as an opportunity to discuss with the community recent developments and funding opportunities.

The meeting will be facilitated by Ian Dempsey of Prescience who last year undertook a property study in Cappoquin and is quite familiar with the town but who is also familiar with the broader rural development environment in Ireland and with rural town regeneration best practice.

Council officials will be present at the venue from 6.30 p.m. should any member of the public wish to discuss any matter ahead of the meeting.

Here’s hoping that the community of Cappoquin sees this as an opportunity to influence the future direction of the town and that all sections of the community are well represented on the night.

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