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Town and Village Funding Announcement 8 January 2021

Town and Village Funding Announcement 

On 8th January 2021 Minister Heather Humphreys TD announced  funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Longford County Council Regeneration department are happy to announce that a total of €403,388 has been awarded to the county under this latest announcement. The funding will assist Longford’s towns and villages to implement measures to respond to the challenges associated with COVID-19, to help aid their economic recovery and to make them safer places to live and work. The range of projects to be implemented include provision  for development of remote working facilities, the provision of a walking/cycling track to support recreational amenities and public-realm work on footpaths, lighting  and signage to enhance town centre streetscapes. Longford County Council’s Regeneration team in conjunction with the community groups and town teams look forward to implementation of the following projects in 2021.

Town/VillageProject detailsGrant Funding Approved
ArdaghThe development of remote working facilities in an existing community centre.€34,117
EdgeworthstownThe development of an outdoor covered performance and meeting space in Edgeworthstown.€100,000
LanesboroughThe provision of enhanced road signage identifying Lanesborough as a tourist destination; provision of a footpath linking residential areas with the town centre.€71,820
BarryThe relocation of electricity wires and the upgrading of LED lighting in the village to facilitate the development of the village streetscape.€100,000
BallinaleeEnhancement of existing playground amenities in Ballinalee by developing an autism friendly community park. The provision of a walking/cycling track.€97,451