€320,000 for school and community safety supports

DETAILS of €324,166 to be awarded to nine projects for safety measures for schools and communities in Mayo under the 2018 CLÁR programme, funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, have been announced by Minister Michael Ring.

The following projects in Mayo will be supported:

St. Brendan's College, Bellmullet - carpark resurfacing and lights (€50,000)

Scoil Náisiúnta Phádraig Naofa, Louisburgh - facilitate setdown area, temporary parking area on school grounds, and extend/upgrade footpaths on approaches to school (€50,000)

Attymass National School - construct and upgrade footpaths, carparking facilities and public lighting (€50,000)

St. Peter & Paul National School, Straide - upgrade of parking and setdown area, and pedestrian access and safety at Straide NS (€29,700)

St. Joseph's National School, Ballinrobe - traffic calming measures (€30,000)

Glencorrib Kilroe Community Centre Ltd., Shrule - upgrade of existing street lighting (€30,000)

Ballyhaunis Community Preschool - resurface approach road and carpark (€23,850)

Newport National School - create 10 new parking spaces, reconfigure bus bays, upgrade road and line markings (€31,000)

Mount Palmer National School, Kincon, Ballina - resurface carpark and new road markings, provision of child safety signs (€29,616)

Speaking today, Minister Ring said: “I am delighted to be in a position to announce over €320,000 in funding from the CLÁR programme to improve safety around schools and community facilities in Mayo.

The funding will allow for the installation of measures such as pedestrian crossings, flashing lights and speed indicators in villages and adjacent to schools and community facilities. These measures will help to keep not only our children, but all those who live in CLÁR areas, safe and that is to be welcomed.

These initiatives have come from the communities themselves in cooperation with their local authorities and they are a great example of what can be achieved when everyone works together for the good of the community.”

The minister revealed he will be announcing further successful projects very soon under the other two CLÁR measures, covering play areas and first response supports.