Chief Executive’s Report x2: Mount Congreve & North Quays

Waterford City & County Council previously gave notice of proposals to carry out works associated with development at Mount Congreve House and Gardens, Co. Waterford, and on the Waterford North Quays – Transport Hub & Sustainable Transport Bridge project.

Both public consultation periods have now closed.

The Chief Executive’s report on both these initiatives can be found below:

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Please DO NOT light Hallowe’en bonfires

Safety Message – Please DO NOT light Hallowe’en bonfires.

Report the storage and collection of materials for bonfires as soon as you see it, by phoning Waterford Council at 0761102020.  Please report fireworks to the Gardaí on 051-305000.

  • DON’T leave out materials for use in bonfires
  • DON’T leave your wheelie bin out overnight
  • DON’T allow your children to organise or be involved in bonfires

Please remember that bonfires are dangerous, they cause injury to children each year and damage to your environment.

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Ballinamuck Civic Amenity site is closed on Bank Holiday Monday 28th October

Ballinamuck Civic Amenity site, Dungarvan is closed on Bank Holiday Monday 28th October 2019.

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Have Your Say! Corporate Plan Citizen Survey

Waterford City & County’s Corporate Plan 2019-2024 is for everyone and we need your help to create it.

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Diverse Waterford Oral History Project – Workshop

As part of Waterford City and County Council’s Diverse Waterford Oral History Project, we are inviting community groups interested in oral history to an a workshop with Dr. Tomás Mac Conmara, Oral Historian and Author at Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford City on Wednesday 6th November at 5pm.

This workshop will include:

  • Presentation on the “Diverse Waterford Oral History Project”
  • Ethics & Legalities of oral history
  • Life Cycle and other approaches to collection
  • Research and Preparation
  • Controlling the interview environment
  • Interview Skills including demonstration of audio recording
  • Associative Collection and administration of your interview.

The workshop will be interactive and will allow time for discussion.  It will also be supported by illustrative audio clips, drawn from both Diverse Waterford interviews and the presenter’s collections.

This is a free workshop but places limited. Booking essential. You can reserve your place here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/diverse-waterford-oral-history-training-tickets-77756316235

This is a joint initiative of Waterford Libraries, Waterford City and County Archive and Creative Waterford. Please share with community groups who may be interested.

Dr. Tomás Mac Conmara is an Oral Historian and Heritage Consultant. He is author of The Time of the Tans, An Oral History of the War of Independence in County Clare.

For more information contact Sinead O’Higgins at sohiggins@waterfordcouncil.ie

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Fógra faoi Chruinniú Poiblí – Comhchoiste Póilíneachta Phort Láirge

Reachtáilfidh Comhchoiste Póilíneachta Phort Láirge cruinniú poiblí ar an Luan, 25 Samhain 2019 in Óstán na Páirce, Dún Garbhán, Contae Phort Láirge ar a 7.00i.n. Beidh fáilte roimh bhaill an phobail a bheith i láthair.

An Coimisinéir Cúnta Finn i láthair chun na hathruithe atá molta ar rannáin na nGardaí a phlé. Tabhair faoi deara go dtabharfar tús áite do cheisteanna a chuirfear isteach i scríbhinn roimh an chruinnithe.

Is ceart ceisteanna a sheoladh isteach i scríbhinn chuig Colette O’Brien, Rannóg Pobail, Sráid Nua Bailey, Port Láirge nó trí r-phost chuig jpc@waterfordcouncil.ie tráth nach déanaí ná 4.00i.n. ar an Luain, 11 Samhain.

Glacfar le ceisteanna ó aon duine go ndéanann póilíneacht an cheantair difear dóibh. Caithfidh ceistitheoirí a n-ainm agus seoladh a thabhairt, ach coimeádfar an t-eolas seo go hiomlán faoi rún agus ní dhéanfar é a phoibliú. Tugtar comhairle don bpobal nach mbeidh sé indéanta i gcásanna áirithe eolas a chur ar fáil nó freagra a thabhairt ar cheist ar chúiseanna dlíthiúla, i gcásanna a bhaineann le duine aonair nó le heolas a bhfuair na Gardaí nó an t-údarás áitiúil faoi chuing rúin, nó sa chás gur úsáid thar fóir acmhainní a bheadh i gceist a leithéad a dhéanamh.

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Notice of Public Meeting – Waterford Joint Policing Committee

The Waterford Joint Policing Committee will hold a public meeting on Monday 25th November 2019 in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford at 7pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.  Assistant Commissioner Finn shall be in attendance to discuss the proposed changes to the Garda divisions. Please be aware that questions submitted in writing in advance of the meeting shall receive priority.

Asking Questions at the Joint Policing Committee

Questions are to be submitted in writing to Colette O’Brien, Community Department, Baileys New Street, Waterford or by email to jpc@waterfordcouncil.ie no later than 4pm on Monday 11th November.

Questions will be accepted from any person affected by the policing of the area. Questioners must give their name and address, however this will be kept completely confidential and will not be publicised. The public are advised that in some cases it may not be possible to provide information or respond to a question for legal reasons, in cases relating to an individual or in relation to information received in confidence by the Gardaí or the local authority, or because to do so would involve the disproportionate use of resources.

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Value your Vote! Register by Monday 25th November

Check the Draft Register of Electors by 25 November 2019
The Draft Register of Electors is on display at your City/County/City and County Council’s offices, Garda Stations, Libraries, Post Offices and online at www.checktheregister.ie until 25 November 2019.

If on 15 February 2020 you are aged 18 or over check that your name, address and
other details are present and correct on the Draft Register. If there is a mistake, tell
your local Council before 25 November 2019.

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Chief Executive of Waterford Council appointed Chair of CCMA

Michael Walsh, Chief Executive of Waterford City and County Council, has been appointed Chair of the County and City Management Association (CCMA)

The CCMA is the representative voice of local government management. Its members are Chief Executives of the County and City Councils and the Assistant Chief Executives of Dublin City Council.

Mr Walsh will serve a one-year term as Chair of the association, leading out on its strategic direction as it continues to represent advocate and influence policy on behalf of local authorities.

The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) congratulates Mr Walsh on his appointment and looks forward to working closely with him in the year ahead.

Outgoing CCMA Chair

Mr Walsh’s appointment comes as Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive of Meath County Council, concludes her one-year term as CCMA Chair. The LGMA wishes to thank Ms Maguire for her leadership and dedication to the role and looks forward to continuing to work closely with her and colleagues in the CCMA.

The association operates through several established committees, each of which is concerned with a specific policy area:

  • Corporate
  • Economic, Enterprise, Community and Culture
  • Environment, Climate Change and Emergency Planning
  • Finance
  • Housing and Building
  • Land Use and Transportation
  • Water
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