Funds for arts festival divided up amongst others
Greystones Town Council held their annual budget meeting last Tuesday, November 26 to decide on the allocation of funds for the forthcoming financial year.
Cllr Grainne McLoughlin proposed that as the arts festival would not take place in 2014, its funds should be allocated to Gourmet Greystones who she claimed were in 'desperate need of funding.'
This met with the agreement of the other eight councillors.
Cllr George Jones commended the chamber of commerce on a 'tremendous Christmas chow' this year and recommended that €2,500 be divided between the festive lights and the local Tidy Towns Committee.
Cllr James O'Sullivan suggested that a small contribution of €350 from the conference budget be given to the Greystones Family Resource Centre, while Mayor Stephen Stokes added that a further €500 from this budget be allocated to the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
All of these proposals were ratified by the council as a whole.