September 30, 2020
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Five Waterford communities share €500,000 ‘renewal’ funding boost

Some €500,000 in funding has been provided for renewal works in five Waterford towns and villages, Senator Paudie Coffey has confirmed.

The communities of Fenor, Bunmahon, Lemybrien, Cappoquin and Dunhill will each receive €100,000 under the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

In Fenor, the money will be used to resurface local roads, upgrade the Astroturf surrface and for the installation of a lawn bowling facility, cycle tracks and art work in the village.

Lemybrien will put the much-needed funding towards a new playground, while in Cappoquin the €100,000 will be used for a “facade renewal scheme” on the main street.

In Dunhill, the money will go towards a footpath and pedestrian bridge crossing the Anne River, which links the village to Annestown and the coastline.

Meanwhile, the community in Bunmahon will use the money to help fund a trail extension to a local river walk, car park, playground and public lighting works.

Welcoming the funding, Waterford Fine Gael General Election candidate Paudie Coffey said: “I’m delighted to confirm the €500,000 in funding for these fantastic community projects in Bunmahon, Lemybrien, Cappoquin, Dunhill and Fenor.

“These excellent initiatives are will ensure our smaller towns and villages are more attractive and sustainable places in which to live and work.

“This funding has been allocated under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and is a key part of the Action Plan for Rural Development and the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Programme for Rural Regeneration.”

Almost €68 million has now been approved for more than 830 projects across the country under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme since it was introduced in the second half of 2016.

More than 600 of these have been approved since the Action Plan for Rural Development was launched in January 2017.

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