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Meabhrúchán : Scéim Urraíochta Timpealláin Dhún Garbhán 2023

Tá scéim á cur i bhfeidhm ag Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge chun urraíocht a dhéanamh ar thimpealláin timpeall ár gcathair agus ár gcontae. Tá an Chomhairle ag iarraidh teagmháil a dhéanamh le gnólachtaí agus le heagraíochtaí ar mian leo feabhas a chur ar thimpeallacht thógtha na cathrach agus an chontae agus tairbhe a bhaint as deiseanna fógraíochta a bheidh á dtairiscint ar thimpealláin roghnaithe.

Is féidir le gach iarratasóir tairiscint a dhéanamh le haghaidh timpealláin amháin nó níos mó. Glacfar le hiarratais chomhpháirteacha freisin i gcás inar mian le dhá ghnólacht nó níos mó nó le dhá eagraíocht nó níos mó urraíocht a dhéanamh ar thimpeallán i gcomhpháirt. Sa chás go bhfaightear roinnt tairiscintí le haghaidh timpeallán ar leith, bronnfar an urraíocht ar an tairiscint is airde.

Achoimre

  • Baineann an tairiscint áirithe seo le timpealláin ar bhóithre poiblí i gceantar Dhún Garbhán.
  • Tá na timpealláin suite ar Sheachbhóthar Dhún Garbhán an N25 agus timpeallán amháin ar Bhóthar Chósta an R675 ag Baile an Rodaigh.
  • Mairfidh an urraíocht ar feadh tréimhse cúig bliana, a thosóidh i mí Eanáir 2023.
  • Is é an dáta is déanaí chun cumarsáid a fháil maidir leis an tairiscint seo ná: 4:00n. ar an Aoine, 11 Samhain 2022.
  • Is é an dáta deiridh chun tairiscintí comhlánaithe a fháil ná: 4:00n. ar an Aoine, 18 Samhain 2022.

Doiciméid Tairisceana
Tá an doiciméad iomlán tairisceana, léarscáil, faisnéis faoi tháillí, sonraíochtaí, foirm tairisceana srl. ar fáil anseo sa DOICIMÉAD TAIRISCEANA. (Béarla)

Cumarsáid
Ní mór teachtaireachtaí maidir leis an Tairiscint nó iarratais ar shoiléiriú a sheoladh chuig: Anthony Russell, Oifigeach Riaracháin, An Rannóg Comhshaoil, Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge, Oifigí Cathartha, Dún Garbhán, Co. Phort Láirge.

Ríomhphost: arussell@waterfordcouncil.ie

Is é an dáta is déanaí chun cumarsáid a fháil maidir leis an tairiscint seo ná: 4:00i.n. ar an Aoine, 11 Samhain 2022. 

Cuirfear gach ceist agus gach freagra a thagann as sin ar shuíomh gréasáin na Comhairle.

Improvements to voter registration process launched as new Check the Register campaign begins


  • Registering to vote now possible online, year-round
  • 16 and 17 year olds can now pre-register online
  • Public encouraged to confirm and update their details online

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien T.D. and Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, T.D. together encouraged the public to confirm and update their details on the electoral register or to register for the first time using a newly upgraded www.checktheregister.ie. Their comments come as a campaign launched today (7 November) to raise public awareness of changes to the electoral registration process.

Several improvements have been made to the process of registering to vote and updating registration details, arising from provisions in Part 3 of the Electoral Reform Act 2022, which were commenced on 13 October.

In addition to making the process more accessible, the changes to how the register is managed and maintained will ensure a robust electoral register into the future.  All electors are now being asked to visit www.checktheregister.ie to confirm or update their entry by adding their PPSN, Date of Birth and Eircode.  This will help local authorities to ensure that entries are accurate and up to date as well as enabling the identification of entries on the register that require follow up.

The core changes to the electoral registration process include:

  • A move from fixed periods for updating details to rolling updates: previously people could only update their details in November or via the supplement which required a visit to a Garda station. Under the changes announced today, continuous or rolling registration will allow updates or additions at any time of year;
  • Streamlining of the application process through use of PPSNs: The use of PPSNs will enable a simple identity data cross-check to protect and improve the integrity of the register, while streamlining the process for electors. This will mean that most people won’t have to visit a Garda station to have their forms witnessed;
  • Registering to vote for the first time will now be possible online: PPSNs also enable online applications – for the first time people can register to vote or update their details online at any time;
  • 16 and 17 year olds will be able to pre-register to vote: The introduction of a pending electors list to enable those 16 and 17 to pre-register and be automatically added to the register from when they turn 18.
  • New provisions to make the register more accessible to all: The new process includes measures to facilitate electors whose safety might be at risk if their details were to be published on the register and those who have no address.

Minister Noonan said:

“I am particularly pleased that we have introduced pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds.  Taken together, these changes give us a more accessible, flexible and modern system that’s simple and straightforward to use. It has never been easier for people to register to vote or update their details, so that’s what we’re encouraging everyone to do today.”

The Electoral Reform Act 2022 delivers the legislative underpinning for a range of significant electoral reforms set out in the Programme for Government – Our Shared Future.   The Act provides for, among other things, the establishment of an independent Electoral Commission – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, the modernisation of the electoral registration process, and the regulation of online political advertising.

Commenced on 13 October in S.I. No. 512 of 2022 were the provisions necessary for:

  • the recruitment of the Chief Executive and ordinary membership of An Coimisiún Toghcháin;
  • the introduction of the new process in relation to electoral registration;
  • providing for island voting to take place on the same day as the rest of the country; and
  • the introduction of new processes to facilitate polling in pandemic situations.

Furthermore, existing flexible voting arrangements are being extended to those with mental health difficulties that prevent them from attending on polling day and those who live in nursing homes or similar places that may be inaccessible on polling day.

Welcoming the first phase of commencements of the Act, Minister O’Brien said:

“This first phase of commencement of the Electoral Reform Act and the launch of this awareness campaign represents another step in delivering on significant electoral reforms, and will help to ensure that our democracy is supported by robust electoral structures including a more accurate electoral register”.

Once An Coimisiún Toghcháin is established it will also have a new oversight role with respect to the register of electors. “An annual reporting cycle, with An Coimisiún empowered to make recommendations and set standards, will deliver a balance between local authority experience and local knowledge and national level oversight” said Minister Noonan.

A further phase of the project will see the development and roll out of a national system for use by all local authorities.  This will further enhance the integrity of the register and ensure that a single high standard of security and data protection is applied to the electoral register and its underlying data.

Minister O’Brien emphasised that: “This is one further step in the work to safeguard our electoral processes. Every vote is important, and I encourage everyone to confirm or update their details on www.checktheregister.ie to make sure that they can have their say”.

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Dungarvan Skate Park : Choose a new Mural : Win a €100 Voucher

Waterford Walls and Dungarvan Skate Park are running a competition to choose the type of mural park users would like to see painted in the park !

Scan the QR code, fill out the form and you could win a €100 Elvery’s Sports voucher in time for Christmas !

The option with the most votes will be chosen and the artist will engage with skateboarders about the design.  Get involved and share with your friends.

Closing date :  18th November 2022

So, what is Transgender? Information Session for Parents/Families

‘So, what is Transgender?’ by Dr. Vanessa Lacey free online information session for parents / families on Wednesday 16th November at 6.30pm.

Over the last decade there has been a significant rise in people identifying as Transgender. Dr Vanessa Lacey (https://www.gendercare.ie/) will provide a brief but informative virtual session to provide background information, current thinking and future hopes in relation to trans people and their families.

This information session will be delivered through Zoom webinar. Register for Free here.

The webinar format means that your screen is not on so you can relax from wherever you join from! Questions are submitted via the chat box or on discussion at the end. The Webinar will also be live streamed from Waterford Central Library, Lady Lane. All are welcome to attend.

This webinar is part of the Waterford Healthy Ireland at your Library initiative. For more information, please go to our website, here.

For more information, please phone 058 21141 or email library@waterfordcouncil.ie

#HealthyIrelandatYourLibrary #HealthyWaterford #KeepWell #BeWell

Sláintecare Healthy Communities launched in Waterford

On Friday October 28th, Waterford City and County Council along with the HSE launched Sláintecare Healthy Communities in Waterford.

The launch took place in Cill Barra Community Sports Centre where it was attended by Deputy Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Lola O’Sullivan, Minister of State at the Department of Health for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler TD and representatives from Brill Family Resource Centre, St. Brigid’s Family Resource Centre and Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre.  Members of Waterford City and County Council’s Community department as well as the HSE’s Health and Wellbeing, including Health Promotion and Improvement team are directly involved in the delivery of the programme and in bringing Sláintecare to Waterford.

Launched nationally in October 2021, Sláintecare Healthy Communities is led by Healthy Ireland in the Department of Health, which has commissioned Local Authorities, HSE and a wide range of community-based organisations to work together and deliver the range of health and wellbeing initiatives in targeted community areas.

There is widespread recognition that communities have a vital role in improving health and wellbeing. The communities where people are born, live, work and socialise in have a significant influence on how healthy they are.

Sláintecare Healthy Communities provides new opportunities for communities to be involved in actions that can nurture health and wellbeing. Being able to do this gives local people a sense of control over what happens where they live and work.

Deputy Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Lola O’Sullivan noted how Sláintecare will add to the amenities and services which are already in place in Ballybeg.  “I appreciate the principles underpinning the work of Sláintecare which are to recognise the strengths and assets already within the community and to work in partnership with the community and stakeholders, which is crucial to ensure that programme is effective and to truly level the playing field for everyone living in our local communities.”

Mary Butler TD added, “I am really delighted to see Sláintecare Healthy Communities launched here in Waterford City. As Minister with responsibility for Older People and Mental Health, I am keenly interested in initiatives that promote health and wellbeing right across the life-course.

“The Healthy Communities Programme does just this; it provides an opportunity for us to work together to make sure that all the members of our community are supported to live longer, healthier lives.”

A fund of €250,000 was allocated to each Local Authority area under the Sláintecare Healthy Communities Programme to support projects that provided added value from a ‘social determinants of health’ perspective.  The fund is being used to fund four projects which have recently been completed: the new Mount Sion footpath to the Play Park, the resurfacing of Bernard Place Tennis Courts, the upgrade of Ballybeg Playground and the upgrade of Ballybricken Green.

In addition €75,000 seed funding is being provided to community projects that will help to reduce the health inequalities in six disadvantaged areas of the city.

This increase in resources for local authorities is aimed at integrating the health and wellbeing agenda with the broader aims of supporting a ‘social determinants’ approach to health inequalities.

Derval Howley, Head of Services, Health and Well Being, HSE said, “HSE / South East Community Health Care is delighted to fund and support the Healthy Communities project in Waterford, a place where there is a strong history of partnership working between the HSE, the Local Authorities, other agencies and the community.”

Waterford City and County Council will coordinate and support the Sláintecare Healthy Communities Programme with the Local Community Development Committees and their existing Healthy Living initiative.

Targeted supports will be delivered to help promote and improve the overall health and wellbeing of our community, particularly around factors that can have a profound impact on our lives such as smoking, nutrition, and parenting.

Health and wellbeing is affected by all aspects of a person’s life; economic status, education, housing, the physical environment in which people live and work. People in Waterford City will have better access to services provided locally by the HSE and other partners.

For further information about Sláintecare visit www.hse.ie

 

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Works commence on new City Centre Community and Cultural hub

Waterford City and County Council has commenced works on the creation of a new community and cultural hub in the heart of Waterford Cultural Quarter.

With funding of €651,654 awarded through the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), the repurposing of 16-18 Barker Place on O’Connell Street, will result in a creative multi-purpose venue for community and educational use.

It is expected that the development will vastly contribute to the overall vibrancy of the city and its Cultural Quarter. 

The building is earmarked to provide local facilities and a venue for migrant services, adult education, a community and performance facility, and foster entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and employment for communities living and working in Waterford.

Works are currently underway with renovations due to be completed in Spring 2023.

Katherine Collins, Waterford Cultural Quarter Project Manager commented, “The importance of this facility in Waterford Cultural Quarter cannot be overstated.

“The Community and Cultural Hub will be used by residents, creatives, educators, and students of the O’Connell Street area, as well as the people of Waterford City and County as a space to get information and support, to meet up in groups and to learn and explore creative skills.

“Celebrating the different cultures present in our region will be a large focus of the Hub and we look forward to welcoming the community in the coming months.”

Waterford Cultural Quarter is a culture-led urban regeneration project based in the O’Connell Street area of Waterford city. Its vision is to deliver inclusive and sustainable innovation and growth for the cultural and creative sectors and has six priorities including developing excellent buildings and public realm as well as supporting collaboration and place-making.

This is the first of 22 City Centre regeneration projects that has been awarded funding under the URDF, with total funding for the regeneration projects coming to almost €28 million.

Work to the remaining projects are progressing and are at various stages through site assembly, survey work and preparation of planning applications.

For more information about Waterford Cultural Quarter visit www.waterfordculturalquarter.ie

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Scéim Urraíochta Timpealláin Dhún Garbhán 2023

Tá scéim á cur i bhfeidhm ag Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge chun urraíocht a dhéanamh ar thimpealláin timpeall ár gcathair agus ár gcontae. Tá an Chomhairle ag iarraidh teagmháil a dhéanamh le gnólachtaí agus le heagraíochtaí ar mian leo feabhas a chur ar thimpeallacht thógtha na cathrach agus an chontae agus tairbhe a bhaint as deiseanna fógraíochta a bheidh á dtairiscint ar thimpealláin roghnaithe.

Is féidir le gach iarratasóir tairiscint a dhéanamh le haghaidh timpealláin amháin nó níos mó. Glacfar le hiarratais chomhpháirteacha freisin i gcás inar mian le dhá ghnólacht nó níos mó nó le dhá eagraíocht nó níos mó urraíocht a dhéanamh ar thimpeallán i gcomhpháirt. Sa chás go bhfaightear roinnt tairiscintí le haghaidh timpeallán ar leith, bronnfar an urraíocht ar an tairiscint is airde.

Achoimre

  • Baineann an tairiscint áirithe seo le timpealláin ar bhóithre poiblí i gceantar Dhún Garbhán.
  • Tá na timpealláin suite ar Sheachbhóthar Dhún Garbhán an N25 agus timpeallán amháin ar Bhóthar Chósta an R675 ag Baile an Rodaigh.
  • Mairfidh an urraíocht ar feadh tréimhse cúig bliana, a thosóidh i mí Eanáir 2023.
  • Is é an dáta is déanaí chun cumarsáid a fháil maidir leis an tairiscint seo ná: 4:00n. ar an Aoine, 11 Samhain 2022.
  • Is é an dáta deiridh chun tairiscintí comhlánaithe a fháil ná: 4:00n. ar an Aoine, 18 Samhain 2022.

Doiciméid Tairisceana
Tá an doiciméad iomlán tairisceana, léarscáil, faisnéis faoi tháillí, sonraíochtaí, foirm tairisceana srl. ar fáil anseo sa DOICIMÉAD TAIRISCEANA. (Béarla)

Cumarsáid
Ní mór teachtaireachtaí maidir leis an Tairiscint nó iarratais ar shoiléiriú a sheoladh chuig: Anthony Russell, Oifigeach Riaracháin, An Rannóg Comhshaoil, Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge, Oifigí Cathartha, Dún Garbhán, Co. Phort Láirge.

Ríomhphost: arussell@waterfordcouncil.ie

Is é an dáta is déanaí chun cumarsáid a fháil maidir leis an tairiscint seo ná: 4:00i.n. ar an Aoine, 11 Samhain 2022. 

Cuirfear gach ceist agus gach freagra a thagann as sin ar shuíomh gréasáin na Comhairle.

Road closures / flooding in Waterford

Following heavy overnight rain, the following roads are affected by surface water and flooding:

  • N72 – closed from Rockfield Junction to Cappagh
  • Military Road (N72) – closed from Ballyneety Cross to Master McGrath Monument
  • Road to Clashmore at Whitechurch is closed
  • Significant flooding on the Clonmel Road at Kilmanahan – road closed

4 Active Travel Public Consultations closing on 1 November

We currently have 4 Active Travel Public Consultations open, and that will close on next Tuesday November 1st.

The registration process is a one-time process and your account can be used for all of the Council’s future online public consultations. You will be able to record your submissions across multiple consultations and save the progress of partially completed submissions to complete at a later date.

 

Fire Safety Week : How do you Plug In ?

National Fire Safety Week is taking place from Monday 17th October to Sunday 23rd October 2022 to raise the profile of fire safety in Ireland.

How do you Plug In ?

  • Save energy! – and keep your family safe too. When you’re not using it, turn it off.
  • Overloaded sockets? – not a good idea

 

Fire Safety Week : Smoke Alarm Day!

National Fire Safety Week is taking place from Monday 17th October to Sunday 23rd October 2022 to raise the profile of fire safety in Ireland.

The theme this year is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Have you a plan if yours goes off!”

  • Any day is a good day to test your smoke alarms. Just press to ‘TEST’.
  • Where should your smoke alarms be? – in the stairs and hallways as a minimum.