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Latest #ArtforBuoys piece revealed in Dungarvan

The latest painted buoy in Dungarvan is located between Duckspool and Barnawee.  The artwork is by Shona Shirley Macdonald http://shonashirleymacdonald.com

#ArtforBuoys

Notice of Consideration of setting a Local Adjustment Factor

The local property tax (LPT) is annual self-assessed tax charged on the market value of all residential properties in Ireland. It came into effect on 1st July 2013 and is collected by the Revenue Commissioners.

The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended),makes specific provision that elected members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax for their administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor. The members of Waterford City and County Council will meet in September 2017 to consider this matter. They may set a local adjustment factor within the range of +/- 15% of the basic rate, or may decide not to adjust the basic rate.

We are now calling for written submissions from the public on this issue.

To make your submission you can write to: Local Property Tax Consultation, Finance Section, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, Waterford OR email: LPT@waterfordcouncil.ie

All submissions must be received by August 26th, 2017. There is no prescribed format for a submission.

Reopening of the Applemarket, Waterford – Changes in Traffic Flow

FROM TODAY, MONDAY 24TH JULY 2017
(Waterford City Centre Urban Renewal Scheme Part VIII 08/15)

The Applemarket will be officially opened to the public on Friday 21st July and will be reopened to traffic from Monday 24th July.   From Monday the following traffic flow changes will come into operation:

  • Stephen Street – traffic flow will be one way southbound only from its junction at Patrick Street to its junction with Newgate Street.
  • New Street  – traffic flow will be one way westbound from its junction with the Apple Market to its junction with Johns Lane/New Street.
  • Patrick Street – traffic flow will be one way eastbound from its junction with Mayor’s Walk to its junction with Stephen Street.

A map detailing these traffic changes is included below.

 

 

Fergus Galvin,

Director of Services,

Roads, Water and Environment.

Reopening of the Applemarket, Waterford – Changes in Traffic Flow

FROM MONDAY 24TH JULY 2017
(Waterford City Centre Urban Renewal Scheme Part VIII 08/15)

The Applemarket will be officially opened to the public on Friday 21st July and will be reopened to traffic from Monday 24th July.   From Monday the following traffic flow changes will come into operation:

  • Stephen Street – traffic flow will be one way southbound only from its junction at Patrick Street to its junction with Newgate Street.
  • New Street  – traffic flow will be one way westbound from its junction with the Apple Market to its junction with Johns Lane/New Street.
  • Patrick Street – traffic flow will be one way eastbound from its junction with Mayor’s Walk to its junction with Stephen Street.

A map detailing these traffic changes is included below.

 

 

Fergus Galvin,

Director of Services,

Roads, Water and Environment.

Waterside Car Park open to the public from today

Waterford City and County Council is pleased to announce that the new Waterside Car Park is now open to the public and offers low cost and convenient car parking.

The new car park which will cater for over 300 cars is located within a short walking distance to amenities such as City Centre shopping, the Viking Triangle, the People’s Park and offers low-cost short term or all day term parking – the parking rates are €1 per hour or €3.60 for all day parking.

For those unfamiliar with Waterford, the location of this car park can be seen on Google maps here.

Compulsory Acquisition of Land at the North Quays, Waterford

Waterford City & County Council, North Quays Development, Waterford.
Compulsory Purchase Order 2017, (No.1)

Waterford City & County Council (hereinafter referred to as “the Council”), acting on its own behalf, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 76 of the Housing Act, 1966, and the Third Schedule thereto, as extended by section 10 of the Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960 as substituted by section 86 of the Housing Act, 1966 as amended by section 6 and the Second Schedule to the Roads Act, 1993 and as amended by the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended, have made an order titled as above which will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála for confirmation.

If confirmed, the order will authorise the Council to acquire compulsorily the land in the Schedule hereto for the purposes of securing, facilitating or carrying out the development and renewal of areas in need of physical, social or economic regeneration at the North Quays, Waterford.  Owners, lessees and occupiers of the land described in the Schedule will receive individual written notice.

Any objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order should be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, to be received no later than 5pm on Friday 25th August, 2017. The Board cannot confirm – a compulsory purchase order in respect of the land if an objection is made in respect of the acquisition by an owner, lessee or occupier of the land, and not withdrawn, until it has caused to be held an oral hearing into the matter and until it has considered the objection and the report of the person who held the oral hearing.

A copy of the order and of the map referred to in it may be seen between 9.30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday at Customer Services Department, Baileys New Street, Waterford and at the Customer Services Department, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

New traffic flow layout in Waterford City centre begins July 17th

A new traffic flow layout will come into force in Waterford City centre, beginning Monday, July 17th.  The changes form part of the Waterford City Centre Urban Renewal works, which were passed by resolution of Council at the Plenary Meeting on 12th November 2015.  The first part of this scheme was the covering of the Applemarket.

Changes to traffic layout in the city centre were part of the above, including the provision of measures to improve pedestrian, cycle and public transport access and to minimise unnecessary ‘through’ traffic.

Details

  • Patrick Street L1525 – Traffic flow will be eastbound only from junction at Stephen Street to its junction with Michael Street/Broad Street.
  • Michael Street L1527  – Traffic flow will be southbound only from its junction with Lady Lane to its junction with Alexander Street.
  • Alexander Street L90357 – Traffic flow will be westbound only from its junction with Michael Street to its junction with Stephen Street.
  • Bakehouse Lane L55301 – Traffic flow will be southbound only from its junction with Peter Street to its junction with Lady Lane.
  • Lady Lane L5530 – Traffic flow will be westbound only from its junction from Bakehouse Lane to its junction with Michael Street.

Michael Street L15271
(pedestrianised area)
Traffic flow will be southbound only from its junction with Alexander Street to its junction with New Street.

The Greenway Bug Hotel is open !

Two local schools from the city and the county partnered together to create a hotel for bugs on the Waterford Greenway.  The twinning of the schools was coordinated by Junior Achievement Ireland with the volunteering support of staff from the Waterford City & County Council.

The collaborative workshop between the school and council staff, was designed to help the pupils learn about their local ecosystem and explore the natural world around them on the Waterford Greenway.  The workshop also facilitated team work with the hope that the 4th class students might be encouraged to visit their ‘hotel’ on an ongoing basis to see how the bugs are settling into their new home. Fifty three 4th class students from St. Mary’s N.S. in Dungarvan and St. Saviour’s N.S. in Waterford City took part along with 11 Waterford Council staff from across many different departments.

Thanks also to John Hayes from Special Branch Carvings, who is well known for his specialised carved sculptures, who helped the students erect a wooden carved bug on the top of their hotel.  Each student was awarded with a Certificate of Achievement to recognise their participation.

Road Safety Alert – Greasy Road Surfaces following break in weather

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users especially drivers to exercise caution on roads following a forecast by Met Éireann for heavy rain and a risk of thundery downpours throughout the country this weekend. The expected rainfall will bring to an end to the dry spell which poses added dangers to road users.

According to Met Éireann, scattered heavy rain showers will become widespread in Connacht, Cork, Clare, Kerry and Limerick from this evening and Donegal, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan on Saturday.

Highlighting the particular dangers posed to drivers following a long dry spell Ms. Moyagh Murdock, CEO, Road Safety Authority said, “Roads are at their most slippery when the weather breaks after a dry spell. When the weather breaks, this deposit mixes with rainwater and the road becomes hazardous. The resulting greasy road surface increases stopping distances and the risk of a skid. The sudden change in driving conditions can also catch drivers off guard.”

“The expected rainfall and the condition of roads will make driving particularly hazardous as road surfaces become slippery reducing skid resistance.” She said.

Drivers are being advised to:

  • Slow down. Drive at an appropriate speed to the conditions.
  • Adjust your driving behaviour to suit the changing conditions
  • Don’t tailgate – Allow extra distance to the vehicle in front especially when driving behind heavy goods vehicles.
  • Use dipped headlights at all times of poor visibility
  • Check tyres to ensure minimum tread depth of 1.6mm and ensure correct tyre pressures.
  • Drive with care and caution – expect the unexpected.

ENDS

Purple Flag secured again for Waterford City

Waterford has again been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag award. This is a renewal of the status for the city with the Purple Flag Zone holding this accolade since 2015. The Purple Flag accreditation is awarded by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) who assessed the Zone against strict criteria.

31 schools from County Waterford awarded Green Flags

31 schools from County Waterford were awarded Green Flags at an awards ceremony in Kilkenny yesterday for their work on environmental issues over the last two years.

5 of these schools received their very first flag for work on litter and waste, three secondary schools and two primary schools. Over a hundred schools in Co. Waterford are actively participating in the programme and working towards gaining the flag. Other schools were awarded a flag for work on energy, water, travel, biodiversity or global citizenship.

Would you like to sing in Handel’s Messiah in Waterford this December ?

Notable Works will present Handel’s Messiah on Sunday 3rd December 2017 in a city centre venue in Waterford under the musical direction of Kevin O’Carroll.

If you are interested in taking part in the choir, simply email notableworks123@gmail.com before Mon June 5th, and let us know whether you’re a soprano, alto, tenor or bass, and we’ll be in touch shortly thereafter.

What is “Notable Works”?
Notable Works is a small, not-for-profit  group of people which has been established with the shared objective of staging large scale choral works in Waterford.

What’s the commitment?
There will be six rehearsals: Sundays Oct 22, 29; Sundays November 5, 12, 19 & 26; then Friday evening 1st December & Saturday afternoon  2ndDecember.

Cost to participate per person is 20 Euro, which will go towards the staging and promotion of the concert. You will also need to cover the cost of your own score, which we will help you source.

Any questions?  Email notableworks123@gmail.com