IT'S THE start of something big!
Members of the Drogheda Alzheimer's Day Care Centre committee were allowed on to the proposed site of their new premises in Greenhills this week so engineers could test ground for the future works.
This brings them one step closer to realising their dream of a state-of-the-art centre to replace the small premises they are working out of in Featherrbed Lane in Drogheda, where poor road surfaces and cramped conditions have been causing problems for visitors in recent times.
'It is great to be able to get into the site now, and really start to see what the centre will be like,' said Patsy Rice from the centre.
' The majority of funding is now in place and we are hopeful to have the drawings and plans complete in the coming weeks so our architect and builders can proceed,'
The 0.82 acre location has been offered on a 35-year lease by the borough council at a rate of €1,000 per annum. The generous site will allow for an extension to the proposed building, increasing accommodation to 20, and also will have space for social housing.