January 17, 2021
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Waterford’s Polish community want your help to set up new cultural centre in city

Waterford’s Polish community are appealing to the local authority to provide them with a community hub.

The local Polish community has been looking to create a hub for their ex-pats in Waterford city and county for the past seven years. And they are now urging the people of Waterford to help them to finally make it happen.

Since 2013, the Polish living in Waterford have been lobbying the council an effort to obtain a place they can use as a hub for a cultural centre, a meeting place, a hub for youth groups and workshops, and as a central building where Polish, Irish and people off all backgrounds can come together to learn about Polish culture and share their own with them.

Now an online petition has been set up with the aim of gathering support among the people of Waterford in their effort to be provided with a centre.

They have already received political backing from Cllrs Jim Griffin (SF) and Eddie Mulligan (FF) who are going to promote their campaign in the council chambers once there is a return to the new-normal when the Covid-19 pandemic is brought under control.

A Change.Org page has been set up under the name ‘Place called home: community hub, meeting house for Polish Community in Waterford’.

The petition organisers said: “We require your help. Since 2013 we are trying to secure a place called home, a community hub, a meeting place, a parish hall, somewhere to organise meetings, workshops and youth group rehearsals – a place where we can meet and get the work done on our projects.

“A place where not only Polish but all other members of community can join in and work towards making Waterford better.”

If you would like to help the campaign, you can sign the petition here at CHANGE.ORG.



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