Community input sought for Town and Village Scheme 2022
Cork County Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from countywide community, business, and development groups for the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2022.
Recently announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, this year’s scheme will place particular emphasis on projects which support bringing vacant or derelict buildings and sites back into use as multi-purpose community spaces.
The types of projects that may be considered include, the repurposing of vacant properties in Town Centres back into use as Remote Working Hubs; regeneration projects that assist in revitalising rural towns and villages through planned and sustainable regeneration and development projects; projects to develop parks/plazas, green spaces and recreational spaces/amenities located in Town Centres.
Encouraging submissions from the community, Mayor of the County of Cork. Cllr. Gillian Coughlan highlighted:
“It is vital that we continue to focus efforts into the regeneration of our rural towns and villages so that they are even more attractive places for people to live and work. Spaces where we can come together to learn, exercise, enjoy the arts or to simply share a story are an integral part of every community. I would encourage any interested groups that have an idea for repurposing a vacant site or building for the good of their community to please consider putting forward your ideas.”