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Streetscape, Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme 2018

Cork County County are again offering their Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme grant for Douglas. This year up to 100% of the costs will be covered by the grant (see below).

Local councillors and Douglas Tidy Towns at the launch of the new grant scheme last year

Through this scheme, tenants or owners of buildings in those areas can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the cost of painting the facades along the street. Applications on a full-street basis (10 or more adjacent buildings on one street) will get a grant of 60% and will get priority. Tenants or owners of buildings in the Town Centre can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the costs of replacing existing plastic, neon and printed signs etc. with ‘Heritage Type Signs’. A contribution to a max. of 100% will be given towards the cost of materials where it is proposed the tenant/owner will undertake the work themselves.

The application forms can be found here:

2018 Paint Scheme Guidelines App Form (PDF)

2018 Paint Scheme Guidelines App Form (Word)

Heritage Week 2017

Thanks to the assistance of SECAD’s wildwork team and the Waters and Communities office we are running two events as part of Heritage Week this year:

 

Wednesday, August 23, 7pm: Meet the Aliens!
Discover the alien species of trees and plants that live in Ballybrack Woods (the Mangala). Where they came from, what’s interesting about them and how we can help prevent unwelcome spreading…This event will also provide a great opportunity to learn about the history of the woodland and how to help nature in your community.Meet at Douglas Community Centre, Church Road at 7pm

Sunday, August 27, 10am-1pm: Ask the insects
Community Water Officer for Cork, Kieran Murphy, will be on hand to demonstrate how to survey for and identify aquatic invertebrates, which can indicate if a river or stream is healthy.

Four sessions:
10am – 10:30am
10:45am – 11:15am
11:45am – 12:15am
12:30pm – 1pm

Meet outside Douglas Community Centre, Church Road
For more information regarding these events get in touch with us here.

Cork County Council launch of Streetscape, Painting, Signage and Improvement Scheme 2017

The good tidings were the announcement of the Streetscape, Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme 2017 for towns and villages which will be concentrating on the Douglas village and the town of Passage West.

Local councillors and Douglas Tidy Towns at the launch of the new grant scheme

Through this scheme, tenants or owners of buildings in those areas can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the cost of painting the facades along the street. Applications on a full-street basis (10 or more adjacent buildings on one street) will get a grant of 60% and will get priority. Tenants or owners of buildings in the Town Centre can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the costs of replacing existing plastic, neon and printed signs etc. with ‘Heritage Type Signs’. A contribution to a max. of 50% will be given towards the cost of materials where it is proposed the tenant/owner will undertake the work themselves. For further information on submission of applications, contact Margaret Kennedy at 021-4285058 or e-mail her at margaret.kennedy@corkcoco.ie. Applications will need to be in by 26th May 2017. Margaret will give you information on the steps to be taken to complete your application. It’s a great opportunity to be involved in upgrading your town/village centre, so don’t miss it if you are in one of the eligible areas. The information brochure including application form can also be found here: 170305 Paint Scheme