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Have Your Say on the Creative Ireland Programme – SURVEY

Creative Ireland is a culture based programme designed to promote individual, community and national well-being. The Creative Waterford Team needs your help in preparing Waterford’s Creative Ireland Strategy for the next 5 years by taking part in a survey about creativity in Waterford.

Links to the survey (in English and Irish) are available on www.waterfordcouncil.ie or www.waterfordarts.com. Print copies available from the Arts Office and all Library branches or by contacting creativewaterford@waterfordcouncil.ie

Have Your Say: River Basin Management Plan 2018-2021

We want to give you a say in the next River Basin Management Plan 2018-2021, which will run for the next four years.

The aim of the plan is to improve water quality in rivers, lakes and coastal waters around the county.  Please have a look at our website for the planned projects and let us know if there are other areas you think should be included.

Public information sessions will be held at Dungarvan Civic Offices on Friday Oct 20th between 1 and 3pm, and at Waterford Bailey’s New Street offices on Monday October 23rd between 1 and 3pm.

Request for Expressions of Interest for provision of social housing through turnkey acquisition

WCCC 17/405

Waterford City & County Council are seeking to purchase new 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and houses for social housing through turnkey developments in Waterford City & County.

Waterford City & County Council are therefore seeking expressions of interest from private developers and building contractors for housing proposals with planning permission for new 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and houses in Waterford City and towns and villages within County Waterford.

All purchases of social housing have to be approved by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.  Please note that Waterford City & County Council are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

Expressions of Interest Forms are available from the Housing Section, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford and below.

Expressions of Interest must be returned clearly marked WCCC 17/405/Housing to: WCCC 17/405/Housing, Tender Box, Waterford City & County Council, Customer Services, Baileys New Street, Waterford
by the closing date of 15:00 hrs on Friday 25th August 2017.

Please take the Joint Policing Committee Community Survey

We would be grateful if members of the public could please fill out this survey in relation to the creation of the upcoming Joint Policing Committee Strategic Plan 2018-2023.

Your comments and suggestions are important in developing the next 6-year plan for the Joint Policing Committee, which is due to be finalised by December 2017.

All surveys are anonymous and treated confidentially.

This Strategic Plan aims to identify priority areas of need for local areas about community policing, personal, public and road safety and crime prevention and awareness. These headings have been identified by communities as representing the main categories for actions and initiatives to be developed between the community and the Joint Policing Committee over the next six years.

Waterford Metropolitan District Council (Appointed Stands Amendment No. 2) Draft Bye-Laws 2017

The Metropolitan District of Waterford in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 131A of the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2014, Section 25 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 as commenced on April 6, 2014 by Article 2 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (Commencement) Order 2014, hereby gives notice that it has prepared Draft Appointed Stands Bye-Laws for the regulation and control of appointed taxi stands in respect of the area comprising the Metropolitan District of Waterford.

The Draft Bye-Laws are available for inspection on the Council’s website www.waterfordcouncil.ie and during normal office hours from Wednesday 29th March 2017 to Thursday 27th April, 2017, at the Council’s Customer Services Departments in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the Draft Appointed Stands Bye-Laws.

Submissions should be lodged with Mr. Fergus Galvin, Director of Services, Waterford City & County Council, Roads Department, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, or by email to contact@waterfordcouncil.ie to be received before 5pm on Thursday 11th May, 2017.

Notice of Draft Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws

bye-lawsWaterford City & County Council seeks comments and observations from members of the public in respect of the draft Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2017 for the administrative area of Waterford City and County Council.

This follows a countywide review of speed limits in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for the application of speed limits.

The Draft Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2017 maps with proposed changes, are available for inspection at the following locations during normal office hours, from Wednesday 22nd February to Thursday 23rd March 2017 inclusive:

  • Customer Services Department, Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.
  • Customer Services Department, Civic Offices, Co. Waterford.

They are also available for viewing on the Council’s Draft Speed Limit Map and on www.speedlimits.ie

Objections/submissions on the Draft Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2017 should be submitted, in writing, at any time during the submission period of Wednesday 22nd February to Thursday 23rd March 2017 by any of the following means :

Control of Parking Bye-Laws 2017 (Metropolitan District of Waterford)

need-opinionThe Metropolitan District of Waterford in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 131A of the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2014, Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994, as amended, and by Section 101 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961, as amended, hereby gives notice that it has prepared Draft (Control of Parking)(Amendment) Bye-Laws for the regulation and control of parking in respect of the area comprising the Metropolitan District of Waterford.

The Draft Bye-Laws are available for inspection here on the Council’s website and during normal office hours from Wednesday 1st February 2017 to Wednesday 1st March 2017, at the Council’s Customer Services Departments in Civic Offices, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the Draft (Control of Parking) (Amendment) Bye-Laws 2017.  Submissions should be lodged with Fergus Galvin, Director of Services, Roads, Water and Environment, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, Waterford, or by email to contact@waterfordcouncil.ie to be received before 5.00pm on Wednesday 15th March, 2017.

Expressions of Interest from traders sought regarding Waterford Greenway

2017-01-16_0918Waterford City and County Council are seeking “Expressions of Interest” regarding service provision on the Waterford Greenway.

Waterford Greenway will open fully towards the end of March and the 46 km walking and cycling route will be a magnificent addition to Waterford’s tourism infrastructure. Already the sections that are open are attracting extremely high footfall

The Council wishes to ensure that the Greenway has sufficient services of a high standard to ensure that all users of the route enjoy a quality visitor experience. The preferred option over the longer period is that these services (e.g. food, drink, information etc etc) would be provided by permanent establishments.

However, in the shorter term, deficiencies in service provision may need to be addressed via casual trading licences

To this end, the Council is seeking expressions of interest from traders who wish to provide such services, specifically at the car-park in Scartore (Clonea) and at or near Carroll’s Cross. However, the Council will also accept expressions of interest for other locations and particularly so, if the intended service is unique, artisan or high quality but not at places where service provision already exists.

Expressions of Interest to be sent on or before Friday 10th February, 2017 to:

Richie Walsh, Head of Enterprise, Waterford City and County Council, Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

or via email to : rwalsh@waterfordcouncil.ie

For general inquiries, contact Bernadette Drohan at bdrohan@waterfordcouncil.ie or telephone 0761 10 2169.

Public Consultation on the review of the Tenant Purchase Scheme 2016

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The Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government is inviting interested parties to make written submissions or comments, preferably in electronic format, on the Tenant (Incremental) Purchase Scheme 2016 by 6pm on Monday 6th February 2017 to:

email: tpsreview@housing.gov.ie, or
by post to the Social Housing Policy Section, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Custom House, Dublin 1.  Submissions should be as succinct as possible.

Material that may be of some assistance as you consider any response to this consultation process appears here, on the Department’s page relevant to this consultation.

Proposed Development Plan Variations – We need your opinion !

need-opinionWe need your opinion !

The Council is now inviting submissions from the public on Proposed Variation No. 3a Vacant Site Levy and Proposed Variation 3b Part V Social Housing Provision.

Both Proposed Variations relate to the current Waterford City Development Plan 2013-2019, Waterford County Development Plan 2011-2017 and Dungarvan Town Development Plan 2012-2018 and associated Housing Strategies. Screening assessment reports for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Directive (Appropriate Assessment) are also available for inspection at our Public Consultations page.

Notice of Proposal to Make Tree Preservation Order No. 1 of 2016

2016-11-09_1658Waterford City & County Council as planning authority gives notice that it intends to make an order under Section 205 Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended in accordance with the draft set forth in the schedule to this notice preserving and
protecting and prohibiting the actions stated to be prohibited in relation to the trees specified in said draft order as set out in the schedule to this notice.

A copy of the proposed TPO is available for inspection at the following locations from 10th November 2016 until 22nd December 2016:
• Planning Department, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford City.
• Planning Department, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
www.waterfordcouncil.ie

Submissions or observations regarding the proposed order may be made on or before 22nd December 2016 and all such submissions or observations will be taken into consideration by Waterford City & County Council as planning authority.

Any person who contravenes an order or, pending the decision of the planning authority, a draft order under Section 205 Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended shall be guilty of an offence.

Waterford Age Friendly Alliance series of meetings

2016-10-28_1632Public Meetings
Is Waterford a good place to grow old in?

 

  • Is your town/village a safe and sociable place to live in?
  • Do you have access to the Health and Public Services that you need?
  • Do you have input into decisions affecting your locality?
  • Are you interested in the issues that affect Older People?

 

We would like to hear your views on these and other important aspects of every day life. Please join us on the following dates and please, bring a friend!

 

  • Monday November 7th – The Park Hotel Dungarvan from 12noon to 2.30pm
  • Monday November 14th – The Rainbow Hall, Kilmacthomas from 12noon to 2.30pm
  • Tuesday November 15th – The Tower Hotel, Waterford from 12noon to 2.30pm

(please note that a light lunch will be served at these events for all attendees)

 

To register your attendance, and for more information in relation to the above, please contact :

Kevin Moynihan
Waterford Age Friendly Alliance Co-ordinator,
Waterford City and County Council
on 0761 10 2153 or email kmoynihan@waterfordcouncil.ie

Waterford Age Friendly Programme

2016-10-28_1632Is Waterford City and County a good place to grow old in?

Is your town/village a safe and sociable place to live in?
Do you have access to the Health and Public Services that you need?
Do you have input into decisions affecting your locality?
Are you interested in the issues that affect Older People?

We would like to hear your views on these and other important
aspects of every day life.  Please join us on the following dates and please, bring a friend!

  • Monday November 7th – The Park Hotel Dungarvan from 12noon to 2.30pm
  • Monday November 14th – The Rainbow Hall, Kilmacthomas from 12noon to 2.30pm
  • Tuesday November 15th – The Tower Hotel, Waterford from 12noon to 2.30pm
    (please note that a light lunch will be served at these events
    for all attendees)

For further information and to register your interest/attendance, please contact:
Kevin Moynihan
Waterford Age Friendly Alliance Co-ordinator
Waterford City and County Council
Tel: 0761-102153
Email: kmoynihan@waterfordcouncil.ie

Public Consultation – Draft Heritage Plan

heritage-planThe Waterford City and County Heritage Forum has prepared a Draft Heritage Plan 2017-2021 and is looking for your views.

The Draft Plan is available for review at Menapia Building and Customer Care Offices, Waterford, Civic Offices, Dungarvan , all libraries and below.

Waterford City & County Council would like to know what you think should be included in the new Heritage Plan which aims to build on the achievements of the previous plans, while taking into account local, regional and national  heritage initiatives and policy development since its publication. Examples include the Adopt a Monument Scheme, Ireland’s Ancient East, the National Landscape Strategy, All-Ireland Pollinator Plan  and Culture 2025.

The Heritage Plan is a strategic document, dealing with heritage  issues  in Waterford City and County and will include broad objectives and identify specific actions to achieve those objectives.  It will not generally include site specific projects.