Cork County Council is now accepting applications for the Community Involvement Scheme, a joint venture approach between the Council and local communities, to carry out improvement works on suitable Regional and Local roads. Under this scheme the local community contributes 15% towards the estimated cost of the works and the Council carries out the works on the road, subject to grant funding being available. Over the past 5 years, Cork County Council has engaged in 126 Community Involvement Scheme projects with local communities, resulting in improvements to over 63km of local roads.
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Christopher O Sullivan encouraged local communities to apply, saying
“The Council recognises the importance of local roads to infrastructure and to local businesses and this scheme is a useful mechanism that has benefitted numerous communities across the county over the years. The financial contribution from the community has now been reduced from 20% to 15% and the scheme offers communities a great opportunity to identify local needs and speed up improvements on roads, such as tertiary or cul-de-sac roads, which may see less traffic but are in need of repair.”
Now the construction of new footpaths is also covered by this scheme and both Castlefreke and Long Strand have carried out footpath works under the Community Involvement Scheme.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 1st August, 2019. Further details and Application Forms are available here or from your local Area Engineer’s office.