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Rural Development Programme 2023-2027 meetings

Schedule of Public Information Meetings on the new Rural Development Leader Programme 2023 – 2027

Come along to one of the public information meetings taking place across the county to have your say in the roll out of the new Rural Development Leader Programme in rural County Waterford. It is your opportunity to find out more about what funding support is available over the next 5 years and how you can input into the next Local Development Strategy.

 

Estates Taken in Charge : Scrouty Road, Portlaw, Co. Waterford

PROPOSAL TO DECLARE ROADS SERVING DEVELOPMENT AT:
• Area in front of No 1, 2, 3 and Chapel, Scrouty Road, Portlaw, Co. Waterford
TO BE PUBLIC ROADS

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 11 Subsection (1) (b) (iii) Roads Act 1993 that Waterford City and County Council propose to declare the above mentioned roads to be
Public Roads.

The drawing indicating the roads to be taken in charge are available for inspection below or copies can be viewed in our Customer Services Departments in Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan or Bailey’s New Street for a period of one month up to and including 5th April, 2023.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposal to declare the roads to be Public Roads may be made in writing up to 19th April, 2023. Please include the name of the
development in the submission subject line.

By Post: Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford.
By Email: ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie
By Phone: 0818 10 20 20

Boil Water Notice : Villierstown

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Uisce Éireann and Waterford City and County Council have issued a Boil Water Notice to protect the health of approximately 310 consumers supplied by the Villierstown Public Water Supply scheme.

This is necessary due to increased turbidity impacting the treatment processes at the water treatment plant. Uisce Éireann and Waterford City and County Council are issuing this Boil Water Notice with immediate effect.

The notice impacts customers in Villierstown and surrounding areas. A map of the area is attached and available to view on the supply and service section of water.ie. Customers can also check if their property is included by visiting the Water Quality section of www.water.ie and entering the property’s Eircode or by calling the Uisce Éireann’s customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1800 278 278.

Uisce Éireann’s primary focus is and always will be the protection of public health. Drinking water experts from Uisce Éireann and Waterford City and County Council are working to implement solutions to lift the notice as quickly and as safely as possible in consultation with the HSE. In the meantime, all customers on this supply are advised to boil and cool their water before use until further notice.

Uisce Éireann’s Ronan Walsh acknowledged the impact of this notice on the community and regrets the inconvenience to impacted customers, adding: “Public health is Uisce Éireann’s number one priority, and we are working closely with Waterford City and County Council to restore drinking water quality for all impacted customers and to lift the Boil Water Notice as quickly as it is safe to do so, and in consultation with the HSE.

“Uisce Éireann’s drinking water standards, as per EU Drinking Water regulations, are strict and include wide safety margins. Where risks to water quality are identified through Uisce Éireann’s enhanced testing and monitoring programme, the Health Service Executive (HSE) are consulted and Boil Water Notices are issued to protect public health. In all instances immediate action is taken to address the cause of the issue to enable the lifting of the notice as quickly as it safe to do so, in agreement with the HSE,” he added.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann will receive direct communication on this Boil Water Notice and are reminded that the water is safe to consume once boiled and cooled.

Water must be boiled for:

  • Drinking;
  • Drinks made with water;
  • Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating;
  • Brushing of teeth;
  • Making of ice – discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water.

What actions should be taken:

  • Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads);
  • Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling;
  • Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil (e.g. with an automatic kettle) and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink. Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink;
  • Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water;
  • Preparing Infant Formula: Where a Boil Water Notice is in place, you can prepare infant formula from tap water that has been boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute) and cooled beforehand. Bottled water can also be used to make up infant formula. All bottled water, with the exception of natural mineral water, is regulated to the same standard as drinking water. It is best not to use bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have high levels of sodium (salt) and other minerals, although it rarely does. ‘Natural Mineral Water’ can be used if no other water is available, for as short a time as possible, as it is important to keep babies hydrated. If bottled water is used to make up infant formula it should be boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute), and cooled in the normal way. Ready-to-use formula that does not need added water can also be used.

Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds as accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

Updates are available on our Water Supply Updates section on water.ie, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.

ENDS

Offer a home, offer hope for Ukraine

Do you have a house, apartment or holiday home that’s not in use at the moment? Please consider offering it for those fleeing war in Ukraine.

Waterford City & County Council is appealing for offers of unoccupied properties to provide temporary homes for Ukrainian people and families.

The renewed call is part of a government initiative, led by local authorities.

A tax-free recognition payment of €800 per month is available for properties used to house those arriving from Ukraine.

Under the programme, Waterford City & County Council will take offers of houses, apartments or holiday homes for temporary accommodation, liaise with owners to assess suitability, and arrange for their use by Ukrainian people and families.

Property owners can offer homes at gov.ie/offerahome or by contacting the local authority in which the property is located.

Find out more at gov.ie/offerahome

This is not a call for shared properties. If you have a shared property or room to offer, please contact the Irish Red Cross.

What’s involved?

Step 1
Offer your property at offerahome.ie or by contacting the local authority for your property.

Step 2
The local authority will contact you to confirm some details, discuss the process with you and answer any queries you may have.

Step 3
If you are happy to proceed, and your property is suitable, the local authority will arrange to assess the property. This is because properties must meet certain minimum standards and the assessment also helps to ensure the local authority can find the best match for the property.

Step 4
The local authority will let you know if the property meets the required standard.

If the property meets the required standards, the local authority will begin work to match the property to the most suitable Ukrainian person or family in need of accommodation.

If the property does not meet the required standards, the local authority will give you further information on what the issues were and how they might be addressed.

Step 5
When a suitable Ukrainian person or family has been identified and has agreed that they wish to take up the offer, the local authority will notify you and they will facilitate contact between you and the person or family.

The local authority will also provide you with a template licence agreement, which you can choose to adapt or sign with the beneficiary before they move in.

After move-in and during the stay
Throughout the arrangement, the local authority will maintain contact with you and with the Ukrainian person or family and offer support if necessary.

Full information is available at gov.ie/offerahome or by contacting your local authority.

Age-friendly living in iconic Waterford city building

Waterford City and County Council is delighted to announce that works are nearing completion on the St. Joseph’s House Housing Development in Waterford City centre.

Located on a landmark site on Manor Hill, St. Joseph’s House contains 71 dwellings.  The former convent consists of 50 units located (a mix of one- and two-bedroom dwellings) within the main building, while 21 units are located in the various out-building clusters on the site.  The former chapel on the site has been repurposed as a community space for multiple uses by tenants.

Waterford City and County Council is seeking expressions of interest for those interested in living in this remarkable development.

Paul Johnston, Senior Engineer, Waterford City and County Council said,

“This development is unique.  While the dwellings themselves are bright, spacious and contemporary, the setting of Manor Hill is steeped in history and woven into Waterford’s fabric.

“All of the dwellings are modern, bright and energy efficient, are fully furnished and offer superb views of the city scape from the elevated site on Manor Hill. We have worked closely with Age Friendly Ireland to ensure the development will provide an exceptional and inclusive experience, compatible with age friendly principles.

“The proximity to the city centre, amenities and bus routes makes them ideal for older residents.  The Council is interested in hearing from those who are 55 years and over and are approved for a transfer on rightsizing grounds.”

The units are contained within a number of buildings in the St. Joseph’s development, the Convent Building, the Courtyard Building, the Presbytery and School Building.  The Convent Building is serviced by two lifts and most units within the development are single storey.

Since 2016, Waterford Council has been actively seeking to reduce the level of vacant homes across Waterford City and County. The Council’s Vacant Homes Team works to encourage vacant property owners to allow their properties to be used for social housing through the Repair and Leasing Scheme and the Buy and Renew Scheme.  The Repair and Lease Scheme has been particularly successful in delivering 1-bed and 2-bed units in urban areas where there is a proportionately larger demand for this type of accommodation.

St. Joseph’s House is being delivered under Housing for All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland, a Repair and Lease Scheme promoted by Waterford City and County Council, and funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

To register an expression of interest in St. Joseph’s House, Manor Hill visit https://bit.ly/EOI-StJosephs or to find out more information about the development, call Waterford City and County Council Housing Section on 0818 10 20 20.

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Call for Expressions of Interest : St. Joseph’s House Development

Waterford City & County Council are delighted to announce that works are nearing completion on the landmark St. Joseph’s House Housing Development in Waterford City centre.

St. Joseph’s House is a state of the art age friendly housing development that will deliver 71 dwellings for residents aged 55 and over in a modern, spacious and distinctive setting, right in the heart of Waterford City.

Fifty 1- and 2-bed dwellings are located in the main building and twenty one dwellings are located in the various clusters of outbuildings on the site. This is a unique opportunity to live in this location; each dwelling is provided fully furnished, as shown in the attached video, and the views of the surrounding city scape are among the best in the city.

Expressions of interest for those interested in living in this exciting development are now open.

St. Joseph’s House is being delivered under Housing for All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland, a Repair and Lease Scheme promoted by Waterford City and County Council, and funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

FREE Film Screening: Voices of Ukraine – 1st March

FREE Film Screening: Voices of Ukraine / Кінопоказ-Голоси України – Hooligan Art Community

Garter Lane Arts Centre, Wednesday 1 March at 10:30am

Hooligan Art Community is an independent theatre company established in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2019. The group make performances, films and installations in non-traditional spaces that explore the dynamic relationship between actor and audience. The group has worked entirely outside of the state theatre system creating work that advocates for freedom of expression and equality.

Hooligan Arts Community, a collective of six displaced artists from Kyiv.

Кінопоказ-Голоси України- Hooligan Art Community

Коли: Середа, 1 Березня 2023

10.30-11.30 ранку

Де: Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford

Вхід безкоштовний, але необхідна реєстрація тут:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/film-screening-voices-of-ukraine-hooligan-art-community-tickets-527854927297

Hooligan Art Community представляє:

IN THE FIELD (У полі) -20 хвиллин, 2020. Це історіі трьох артистів і те як ці люди персонально адаптувалися до ситуаціі під час  пандеміі Covid-19. Це три  відповіді  на свободи і заборони з якими вони зіткнулися  під час локдаунів.

24.RECONSTRUCTION (24.Реконструкція)- 13 хвилин, 2022 презентує досвід п’яти Українських артисток про те як вони після повномасштабного вторгнення Росії вУкраїну пристосовуються до життя у Германії.

Через ліричну поезію і відео фільм розказує про втрату відчуття реальності і дисоціацію у цих жінок,  пов’язані з вимушеним переїздом в іншу країну.

Дискусія після показу фільму дасть змогу розказати більше про поточну роботу компаніі Hooligan’s.

У Серпні 2022 року ця компанія возз’єдналася у місті Лондон, де створила новий проект- виставу «Bunker Cabaret». Цей твір буде виконано  у  Великій кімнаті Меріі міста Waterford ( The Large Room, City Hall)  2-3 Березня 2023 року, щоб відзначити роковини повномасштабного вторгнення.

Цей показ фільму став можливим завдяки підтримці «Голосів України», Europe Direct Waterford, Garter Lane Arts Centre та Theatre Royal, Waterford.

Hooligan Art Community — це незалежна театральна компанія, заснована в Києві, Україна, у 2019 році. Група створює вистави, фільми та інсталяції в нетрадиційних просторах, які досліджують динамічні відносини між актором і глядачем. Група працювала повністю поза державною театральною системою, створюючи роботу, яка виступає за свободу самовираження та рівність.

Реєстрація для перегляду фільму на сайті є безкоштовною але необхідною:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/film-screening-voices-of-ukraine-hooligan-art-community-tickets-527854927297

Expressions of Interest : Mobile Tea / Coffee offering

Waterford City & County Council invite submissions from interested parties for the operation of a temporary mobile tea/coffee offering on the Millennium Plaza, The Quay, Waterford.

It is intended to locate the Greenway beginning / end at the Millennium Plaza.

Signage directing Greenway visitors to the plaza and the installation of bicycle racks for bike parking will be undertaken in the coming months by Waterford City & County Council.

Further details www.etenders.gov.ie  The tender is RFT  233437 – WCCC 23/137

Ciste chun tacú le Pobail Phort Láirge 2023

Tá Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge tiomanta le pobail a spreagadh agus a chumasú chun difríocht a dhéanamh ina gceantair/bpobail féin. Ar mhaithe leis seo, tá iarratais á lorg ag an gComhairle anois don gCiste chun tacú le Pobail Phort Láirge 2023.

Tugann an Ciste chun tacú le Pobail deontas i gcabhair do Chumainn Áitritheoirí, do Ghrúpaí Pobail, do Chlubanna Spórt agus do ghrúpaí/choistí eile atá gníomhach ag leibhéal an phobail, ag cur sheirbhísí pobal ar fáil nó ag déanamh oibreacha feabhsúcháin go háitiúil nó ag leibhéal an chontae. Is féidir le grúpaí iarratas a dhéanamh faoi cheann amháin den trí shnáithe seo a leanas:
1. Ciste do Chumann Áitritheoirí
2. Ciste do Ghníomhaíocht Pobail
3. Ciste do Spórt & Chaitheamh Aimsire

Conas iarratas a dhéanamh
Caithfidh gach iarratasóir an fhoirm iarratais don gCiste chun tacú le Pobail Phort Láirge 2023 a líonadh isteach, agus is féidir í a íoslódáil ó shuíomh idirlíon Chomhairle Phort Láirge https://waterfordcouncil.ie/media/grants/index.htm

Mar mhalairt air sin, is féidir leat pacáiste iarratais a bhailiú os na poinntí um Seirbhísí do
Chustaiméirí de chuid Chomhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge i gCathair Phort Láirge ag Sráid Nua Bailey nó ag na hOifigí Cathartha, Cé Daibhéid, Dún Garbhán, nó is féidir leat r-phost a chur chuig waterfordcommunitiesfund@waterfordcouncil.ie agus seolfar pacáiste iarratais amach chugat, ach é a lorg.

Nuair atá sé líonta isteach agat, cuir d’iarratas isteach, maraon leis na doiciméidí riachtanacha, trí r-phost chuig waterfordcommunitiesfund@waterfordcouncil.ie nó ar chóip chrua chuig:
Colette O’Brien, Ciste chun tacú le Pobail Phort Láirge 2023, Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge, Sráid Nua Bailey, Port Láirge.

An dáta deiridh d’iarratais ná 4i.n. Dé hAoine, 24 Feabhra 2023.

Proposal to declare mentioned roads to be Public Roads

PROPOSAL TO DECLARE ROADS SERVING DEVELOPMENT AT:

• Páirc na mBláth & Laurel Crescent, Ballinroad, Dungarvan

TO BE PUBLIC ROADS

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 11 Subsection (1) (b) (iii) Roads Act 1993 that Waterford City and County Council propose to declare the above mentioned roads to
be Public Roads.

The drawing indicating the roads to be taken in charge are available for inspection below or copies can be viewed in our Customer Services Departments in Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan or Bailey’s New Street for a period of one month up to and including 15th March, 2023:-

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposal to declare the roads to be Public Roads may be made in writing up to 22nd March, 2023.  Please include the name of the
development in the submission subject line.

By Post: Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Menapia Building,
The Mall, Waterford.
By Email: ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie
By Phone: 0818 10 20 20

Survey regarding Community Recognition Fund 2023 launched

The Community Recognition Fund 2023 (‘the Fund’) aims to support the development of community infrastructure and facilities in recognition of the contribution being made by communities across the country in welcoming and hosting significant numbers of arrivals from Ukraine and other countries.

The funding is specifically targeted at projects that are located in communities, towns and villages where the highest levels of new arrivals are located – see target areas below.  Projects must be capital in nature and cannot be used to fund or co-fund existing financial commitments from any Government Scheme already approved.

Waterford City & County Council would like to have your input of what community capital projects you would like to see developed or enhanced under this fund.   Projects must directly address local needs and be capable of being delivered over the course of 2023 and early 2024.

Waterford City & County Council will consider all survey submissions before submitting a funding proposal application to the Department of Rural & Community Development.

Target areas:

Areas that have or will host greater than 50 arrivals from the Ukraine and other countries will receive Priority 1 status when assessing submitted projects.   Those areas are:     Waterford City, Tramore, Dungarvan, Lismore & Tallow.

Areas that have or will host greater than 10 arrivals will receive Priority 2 status as follows:  Kilmacthomas, Kilmeaden/Ballyduff Lower, Ballymacarbry, An Rinn, Ardmore, Cappoquin, Faithlegg, Passage East & Dunmore East.

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

The deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest is 4pm, Thursday February 16th.

Call for Submissions: Tramore & Dungarvan/Ballinroad Local Area Plans (LAP)

Waterford City and County Council has published pre-draft ‘Issues Papers’ for the Dungarvan/Ballinroad Local Area Plan and the Tramore Local Area Plan.

The purpose of these LAPs is to set out an overarching strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of Dungarvan/Ballinroad and Tramore over the life of the LAPs to 2029.

The LAPs will incorporate a spatial framework for guiding the future development of transportation, regeneration, heritage, social and community infrastructure/ amenities and natural/ cultural assets in both Dungarvan/Ballinroad and Tramore.

The LAPs will be based on and be fully consistent with the Waterford City and County Development Plan 2022 – 2028, and in particular the; The Core Strategy, Vision, Strategic Outcomes, Land Use Zoning Objectives, Housing Strategy and other strategies underpinning the Development Plan. In other words, the LAP will give a local focus to the strategies of the Development Plan.

The LAP process provides a fresh opportunity to take a ‘big picture’ approach to looking at the key issues affecting Dungarvan/Ballinroad and Tramore and plot a development strategy for their future sustainable growth and regeneration. Therefore, local input is considered vital to the entire LAP process and the Planning Authority values what you have to say. It is intended that these Issues Papers will kick-start interest and debate which will provide helpful feedback, and result in stronger and more informed Local Area Plans.

The pre-draft issues papers for Dungarvan/Ballinroad and Tramore can be viewed online at https://consult.waterfordcouncil.ie/en/browse

In addition, copies of the pre-draft issues papers are available to view at the following locations:

  • Customer Care Office, Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, X35 Y326
  • Customer Care Office, Bailey’s New Street, Waterford, X91 XH42
  • Dungarvan Library, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, X35 AV29
  • Tramore Library, Market Street, Tramore, X91 CY96

The LAPs are currently at the stage of pre-draft public consultation which will be followed by the preparation and publication of a draft LAPs.  If you are interested in the development of Dungarvan/Ballinroad and/or Tramore and wish to contribute to the shaping of their sustainable future, please make a submission.  Public consultation meetings will take place at the Civic Offices, Dungarvan on Wednesday, February 15th between 4pm and 7pm and at Tramore Library, Market Street, Tramore on Thursday, February 16th from 4pm to 7pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Submissions and observations on the pre-draft issues papers or any other key issues that you wish to have considered in the preparation of the new Draft Local Area Plans are invited up until Tuesday,7th March 2023.

Submissions can be made online via the Council’s dedicated public consultation portal (consult.waterfordcouncil.ie) or in writing, marked “Draft Dungarvan and Ballinroad Local Area Plan 2023-2029” or “Draft Tramore Local Area Plan 2023-2029” to the Planning Department, Waterford City and County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford City.

Closing date for submissions: midnight on 7th March 2023. Please note that
late submissions will not be considered.

Ciste chun tacú le Pobail Phort Láirge 2023

Tá Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge tiomanta le pobail a spreagadh agus a chumasú chun difríocht a dhéanamh ina gceantair/bpobail féin. Ar mhaithe leis seo, tá iarratais á lorg ag an gComhairle anois don gCiste chun tacú le Pobail Phort Láirge 2023.

Tugann an Ciste chun tacú le Pobail deontas i gcabhair do Chumainn Áitritheoirí, do Ghrúpaí Pobail, do Chlubanna Spórt agus do ghrúpaí/choistí eile atá gníomhach ag leibhéal an phobail, ag cur sheirbhísí pobal ar fáil nó ag déanamh oibreacha feabhsúcháin go háitiúil nó ag leibhéal an chontae. Is féidir le grúpaí iarratas a dhéanamh faoi cheann amháin den trí shnáithe seo a leanas:
1. Ciste do Chumann Áitritheoirí
2. Ciste do Ghníomhaíocht Pobail
3. Ciste do Spórt & Chaitheamh Aimsire

Conas iarratas a dhéanamh
Caithfidh gach iarratasóir an fhoirm iarratais don gCiste chun tacú le Pobail Phort Láirge 2023 a líonadh isteach, agus is féidir í a íoslódáil ó shuíomh idirlíon Chomhairle Phort Láirge https://waterfordcouncil.ie/media/grants/index.htm

Mar mhalairt air sin, is féidir leat pacáiste iarratais a bhailiú os na poinntí um Seirbhísí do
Chustaiméirí de chuid Chomhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge i gCathair Phort Láirge ag Sráid Nua Bailey nó ag na hOifigí Cathartha, Cé Daibhéid, Dún Garbhán, nó is féidir leat r-phost a chur chuig waterfordcommunitiesfund@waterfordcouncil.ie agus seolfar pacáiste iarratais amach chugat, ach é a lorg.

Nuair atá sé líonta isteach agat, cuir d’iarratas isteach, maraon leis na doiciméidí riachtanacha, trí r-phost chuig waterfordcommunitiesfund@waterfordcouncil.ie nó ar chóip chrua chuig:
Colette O’Brien, Ciste chun tacú le Pobail Phort Láirge 2023, Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge, Sráid Nua Bailey, Port Láirge.

An dáta deiridh d’iarratais ná 4i.n. Dé hAoine, 24 Feabhra 2023.

Reminder re: Electric Vehicles & Free Parking

For the past few years, the Council has permitted free of charge parking for electric vehicles in the public pay and display parking areas in Waterford.

However following a review of our parking charges and given the significant increase in the numbers of EVs on the roads, the Council cannot continue to sustain this incentive.

Accordingly public free parking for EVs within the Council’s pay and display car parks and streets ceased from 1st February, 2023.

The Council will continue to operate free parking for EV and PHEV vehicles while charging at designated public EV charging points throughout Waterford City and County.

The Council will also be facilitating a significant investment which will see 12 new fast EV charging points being delivered across the city and county during 2023.

If you have any further queries in relation to this matter please contact our Customer Services Department on the number below.

Traffic Management Department

0818 10 20 20