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Important : Housing Needs Assessment

2016-09-01_1159If you or your family are on the Housing waiting list or if you feel you are eligible to be on the Housing list, please read the following notice.

Waterford City and County Council are currently reviewing its entire Housing waiting list as part of a national review of all Housing applicants.

If you are on the Housing list for more than one year , you will have received letters from the Housing Office asking you to update your current details regarding your housing need application. In particular if your address or other personal details have changed since your original application it is essential that you reply to the Council before the end of this week to ensure you are included in the Councils Housing waiting list.

All forms and correspondence should be returned by post to the Housing section, Baileys New St Waterford or in person to the Customer Service desks at Baileys New St Waterford or Civic Offices Dungarvan.

Road Closure Notice – R675 Fenor (Road Bowling)

13941022_10209709229154760_1932837177_nNotice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following road from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 10th September and from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 11th September 2016 to facilitate The All Ireland Road Bowling Championship.

Road to be Closed:
R675 between Fenor Village and Ballygarran

Alternative Routes:

  • Traffic travelling to Dunhill & Annestown from Tramore will be diverted along the L8033 at Clancy Cross through Ballyscanlon mountain road L40531 back to Ballynaclogh cross roads where traffic will turn left. Roads are then signposted for Dunhill and Annestown on the L4007.
  • Traffic travelling from Annestown and the Coast Road to Tramore will be diverted from the R675 to the L8030 along a one way side road at Newtown on the Annestown side.
  • All local traffic coming to Fenor will be directed by stewards and marshals.

Local access along the closed route will be facilitated where possible.  Objections or submissions may be made in writing to the Director of Services, Roads, HR and Emergency Services, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford not later than 1pm on 23rd August 2016.

August Exhibitions in Old Market House Arts Centre

2016-08-09_1445The Old Market House Arts Centre, Lower Main Street, Dungarvan is hosting the second in their Summer exhibitions series. Cork based artist Trisha la Comber has vibrant works on show under the title ‘Hear My Colours – See My Voice’.

Equestrian studies by James C. Byrne, new works by Diana Marshall, Rachel Ryan and Waterford scenes by Maria Dowling complete the mix.

In the upstairs gallery ‘Seomra de Paor’ a variety of works are on show by Gosia Lawnicki, Rodney Cairns, Martin Landers and Romany artist James Mellis. Visitors are reminded that many of the works are travel friendly which they can take with them on their journey home.

The Old Market House Arts Centre (058/48944) is open Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm (lunch 1.30 to 2.30pm) and Saturdays 1pm to 5pm. These exhibitions continue until 3rd September 2016.  Admission is free and all are most welcome.

Meeting regarding Local Property Tax ‘Adjustment Factor’

Local-Property-TaxThe 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.

At the meeting set by Waterford City and County Council to consider this matter, the members may set a local adjustment factor within the range of +/- 15% of the basic rate, or, may decide not to adjust the basic rate.

Waterford City and County Council will meet in September 2016 to consider the setting of a local adjustment factor.

Waterford City and County Council welcomes written submissions from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of varying the basic rate of the Local Property Tax on businesses, individuals and on local authority services.

Submissions must be received by August 27th 2016 and be sent to:

Local Property Tax Consultation, Finance Section,
Waterford City and County Council,
City Hall, Waterford
OR
email: LPT@waterfordcouncil.ie

Housing Action Plan – ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ launched

hap-imageThe government’s Housing Action Plan – ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ (HAP) has been launched.

This plan provides a multi-stranded, action-oriented approach to achieving many of the Government’s key housing objectives, as set down in the Programme for a Partnership Government, to significantly increase the supply of social housing, to double the output of overall housing from the current levels to at least 25,000 per annum by 2020, to service all tenure types, and to tackle homelessness in a comprehensive manner.

For full details see this page on our website.

Recruitment : Retained Fire Fighters (Dungarvan & Dunmore East)

jobsApplications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following position:

RETAINED (PART-TIME) FIREFIGHTER

for Dungarvan & Dunmore East stations.

Application forms are available from the Human Resources Department, Waterford City and County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Tel. No.: 0761 10 2045 or may be obtained on our website at www.waterfordcouncil.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 10th August, 2016.

Council remains dedicated to continuing cultural partnership created by Three Sisters Bid

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Members of Waterford City and County Council toady acknowledged the hard and work and dedication of the Three Sisters Bid team who were unsuccessful in their bid for European Capital of Culture (ECoC) 2020.

They also congratulated Galway on their success and wished them all the best in 2020.

The Three Sisters region (Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny) formed an historic partnership in a bid to win the European Capital of Culture 2020. It is the first time in the 31 year history of the European Union’s cultural competition that three counties have united together as equal partners to bid for the title. The unique partnership offers enormous potential through the implementation of a Regional Cultural Strategy, which the three councils unanimously adopted in May this year.

The European selection panel today awarded the ECoC 2020 title to Galway, and despite this disappointing news, the Three Sisters Region is looking forward to a new and exciting future.

Boil Water Notice – Ring & Helvick areas

IrishWaterIt has come to the attention of Irish Water and Waterford City & County Council that the Ring/Helvick Scheme is/may be contaminated.

On the advice of the Health Service Executive and as a precautionary measure pending further investigation, a boil water notice is being issued in these areas. Accordingly, in the interest of public health, it is recommended that all users on the  Ring/Helvick Water Supply Scheme boil their water before use.

Note:  All queries to be directed  Irish Water Customer Contact Centre on 1850 278 278

How long before the boil water notice can be lifted?
We do not know at present, but Irish Water and Waterford City & County Council will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting the Boil Water Notice as soon as practicable.

Public Libraries are changing – Introduction of Sierra

f00001063_lowresPublic Libraries in Ireland are changing. These exciting changes will bring a bigger and better service. Library membership in all public libraries is now free to all.

This July, Waterford City & County Libraries, with 12 other participating library services around the country, are introducing a new computer system and creating a joint library catalogue. These changes will help us provide a better service to our library users.

  • It will be easier to search and request items, and get recommendations, using the new shared library catalogue.
  • There will be a much wider range of books and other items to choose from.
  • Library members can borrow 12 items (including DVDs) for 3 weeks from any branch of the participating public libraries.
  • There is no charge to reserve up to 12 items at any time.
  • Books and DVDs can be returned to any of the 176 branches of the participating library services.
  • Reminders will be sent by email, to let you know that your books and DVDs are due back, that items you requested are ready for collection, and to let you know about library events.
  • You can reserve and renew books and other items 24/7 using our online service.

Parking promotion for the Summer in Waterford City

FREE-PARKINGIf you’re going out in Waterford, and planning on having a drink, you can now park in Bolton St or Millar’s Marsh car park after 6:30pm and get a free parking ticket from our pay and display machines to provide free parking until 12.00 noon the following day.

No need to worry about getting a parking ticket, or driving early in the morning while over the limit.

Park after 6.30 any evening in either Millar’s Marsh or Bolton St car parks and just push the green button on the pay and display machine and it will give you a free parking ticket to display, collect your car anytime up to 12.00pm (midday).

Together we can reduce illegal dumping

litterTogether we can help reduce the spate of littering incidents around our towns, villages and countryside.

On a daily basis, our Environment teams are out cleaning up illegal littering and roadside dumping.

It happens in our scenic Comeragh mountains, on the sides of our highways and byways and right in the heart of our city and towns.

If you see illegal dumping, please report it to our litter hotline and your call will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

CALL 0761 10 2885