Housing estates in Ardee are to benefit to the tune of €4,550 from Louth County Council’s amenity grant scheme, the breakdown of which also reveals local Tidy Towns committees will also receive €6,650 in 2017.
The scheme is available annually to residents associations, Tidy Towns groups and community groups looking to undertake small scale amenity projects in their area. For residents associations, this often includes green cutting and tree and shrubbery maintenance as well as providing for cleaning and maintenance tools.
The grants are distributed after an application process which is open to all groups and are based on the size of estates and the size of their communal areas. Sliabh Breagh and Rockfield have received €750 each this year while Cherrybrook and Ferdia Park each receive €550 towards ongoing work.
Other town-based estates to benefit from financial assistance are De La Salle/Mulladrillen, Cappocksgate and Campbell’s Park/Dawson’s Demesne who all receive €400 each, Rathgory which has been granted €350. Cloghan Bridge and Riverbank each get €200.
In total, associations and groups in the Ardee Municipal District area – including areas such as Dunleer, Castlebellingham, Kilsaran, Collon, Louth Village and Clogherhead – have received €32,800 in amenity grants in 2017.
Close to home, the Reaghstown Tenants Association receive €200 while Tidy Towns groups have also been granted money – to the tune of €6,650. Ardee Tidy Towns and Tallanstown Tidy Towns groups got €2,800 and €2,000 respectively.
The Reaghstown and Stabannon Tidy Town initiatives received €1,000 and €850.