Friday 23 February 2018

€3.2m sewerage scheme approved

ENVIRONMENT Minister Phil Hogan has approved €3.2 million worth of funding for an upgrade of the Ballincollig Sewerage scheme wastewater treatment plant.

The funding is being provided for advance works on the sewage scheme ahead of the main scheme, local TD Michael Creed said this week.

"Ballincollig has witnessed significant development in terms of residential and commercial properties over the past decade or more. There is significant work needed to develop the waste water sewage scheme to meet the demands created by this development," he said.

Suicide awareness

MACROOM and District Lions Club, in association with the HSE, are presenting a "safeTalk" training workshop on suicide awareness in the Castle Hotel in Macroom on Thursday, February 21 from 7pm to 10pm.

The half day training programme prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.

The training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become suicide alert but members of clubs and associations who regularly come in contact with groups of people would particularly benefit from this training.

Registration will take place at 6.45pm with the workshop commencing at 7pm sharp. It is recommended to pre-book your place as early as possible in advance of the day to allow the organisers' time to prepare.

Please note that participants are required to be aged 18 years or older.

For more Information contact Michael 086-3894921 or Brian on 087-2846560


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