THERE was good news this week for 22 community groups in the Muskerry region as Cork County Council's Macroom Area Committee announced the recipients of its annual Amenity Grants this week.
A total of 15 groups of 22 applicants were eligible for the grant, and all 15 received 50% of the costs of their chosen projects - the maximum allocation allowed under the rules governing the grant.
The grants were approved at last week's meeting of the Committee, where chairman Cllr Derry Canty joked that never before had the allocations been awarded so smoothly, with no need to debate the measures as all applicants received their maximum contribution.
"In communities all around us there are groups working tirelessly to improve their own patch. Often they work on little or no funds and with very little thanks. It's important that the Council recognise and acknowledge such contributions. These grants will contribute towards the costs of the works and they can go some way towards recognising the contribution such groups make. I'm sure locals will also benefit from the improved amenities put in place by these groups". Cllr Aindrias Moynihan (FF) said. The grants awarded are
Comhaltas Chosanta Chúil Aodha - €1,000 for information signage for tourists.
Uibh Laoire Parish Hall - €2,287 for renovation works on the hall.
Muskerry Judo Club - €2,846 for Judo mats and equipment for disabled children.
Killnardrish Underage Soccer Club - €1,500 for grass cutting equipment.
Aghabullogue Tidy Towns
- €493 for a strimmer and cleaning equipment.
Crossbarry Community Association - €2,500 towards landscaping parts of the village.
Enniskeane Tidy Towns - €625 for flowerbeds and signage an approach road.
Ranges Pitch & Putt Club - €1,350 towards construction of a path from the main gate.
Rosewood Residants Association - €1,341 towards lawnmower and landscaping.
The Cloisters Residents Association - €1,250 for signage and landscaping.
Inniscarra View Residents Association Ballincollig - €512 for new signage.
An Caisleain Residents Association - €750 towards landscaping grassed area.
Ballincollig Tidy Towns - €1,162 for purchase and instillation of dog fouling bins.