Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Variation No.1 to the County Development Plan (CDP) 2014

Cork County Council’s Planning Policy Unit (PPU) have prepared a Variation No.1 to the County Development Plan (CDP) 2014 to make consequential changes to the CDP on foot of the adoption of the 8 Municipal District Local Area Plans.

The purpose of the variation is to;

Part A:           Update Volume One Main Policy Material, Chapter 2 Core Strategy of the County Development Plan to reflect the revised housing supply figures, approach to Active Land Management and the Metropolitan Cork Strategic Land Reserve arising from the adoption of the Municipal District Local Area Plans, 2017.

Part B:                  Include Consequential Changes to Volume One Main Policy Material,  Chapter 7, Town Centres and Retail, Chapter 10 Transport and Mobility, Chapter 11, Water Services, Surface Water and Waste, and Chapter 14, Zoning and Land Use, of Volume 1 of the Plan,  arising from the adoption of the Municipal District Local Area Plans, 2017.

The Proposed Variation of the County Development Plan consists of 2 Volumes set out as follows:-

  • Volume 1: Proposed Variation which is available on hard-copy or on-line.
  • Volume 2: Environmental Reports (which includes the SEA Screening Report including Strategic Flood Risk Assessment and the Natura Impact Screening Report) – which is only available on-line at www.corkcocodevplan.com

Volume 1 Proposed Variation (hard-copy or electronic format) together with Volume 2 (electronic format only), may be inspected by the public, each working day, (exclusive of public holidays), from Friday 27th October, 2017 to  Friday 24thNovember, 2017 inclusive between the hours of 9.30am and 4.00pm at the following locations
·         Planning Department, Floor 1 County Hall, Cork.
·         Planning Department, Norton House, Cork Rd., Skibbereen,
Co. Cork.
·         Cork County Council Divisional Office at Annabella, Mallow
·         County Library and Branch Libraries – Please check your local library regarding opening times and availability of PCs for accessing electronic format
·         Online at www.corkcocodevplan.com at all times.

The Proposed Variation is also available to purchase – Enquiries to the Planning Policy Unit (Tel: 021 4285900).

Formal Submissions
Submissions or observations regarding Proposed Variation No.1 of the Cork County Development Plan, 2014 are hereby invited from members of the public, children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children and other interested parties during the period Friday 27th October 2017 to Friday 24th November 2017.

Submissions may be made in either of the following two ways:
On-line via http://www.corkcocodevplan.com/  following the instructions provided

OR

•In written form to the Senior Planner, Planning Policy Unit, Cork County Council, Floor 13, County Hall, Cork. T12R2NC

Cork County Council regrets that for technical reasons, submissions made by e-mail cannot be accepted

EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE 2018:



2018 has been designated as the European Year of Cultural Heritage, a year that aims to encourage people to explore Europe's rich and diverse cultural heritage; celebrate, understand and protect its unique value and reflect on the place that cultural heritage occupies in all our lives. EYCH will be coordinated nationally by the Heritage Council and next year should see a number of local events that take account of our wonderful European Heritage. Presently the EU is now seeking applications for funding in respect of European Cooperation Projects and will be looking for those that reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European Space as well as projects that promote cultural heritage as a source of inspiration for artistic creation - very much in keeping with the underpinnings of Creative Ireland. The deadline for applications is 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. Projects must have a maximum duration of 24 months and grants offered will not exceed 60% of total eligible costs.  for further information visit https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/funding/support-european-cooperation-projects-2018_en

NATIONAL INVENTORY OF INTANGILBE CULTURAL HERITAGE



Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Thursday) launched an open, nationwide call for submissions to Ireland's National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage.  Once compiled, the list will acknowledge and promote Ireland’s living culture through official State recognition. In tandem with this, it will fulfil Ireland’s obligations under the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which Ireland signed up to in December 2015 to raise awareness of, and respect for, our unique living culture. Intangible cultural heritage represents living forms of heritage that cannot be touched – unlike, for example, our built heritage. It refers to the practices, representations and expressions that are central to the lives and identities of our communities, groups and individuals.
Applications for Ireland’s National Inventory are being accepted in the following categories:
1.      Oral traditions and expressions, including language
2.      Performing arts
3.      Social practices, rituals and festive events
4.      Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
5.      Traditional craftsmanship
Minister Humphreys said: “The traditions and practices of our communities are the backbone of Irish culture and identity. They mould our past, inform our present and pave the way for our future. Up to the present day, they have been a source of great inspiration and pride to our people. I believe that it is our responsibility to acknowledge and celebrate them at a national level for the Ireland of tomorrow.”
Individuals or organisations seeking to be considered for inclusion on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage are invited to complete an Expression of Interest form. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31 January 2018.

COUNTY CORK HISTORIC GRAVEYARD MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS

COUNTY CORK HISTORIC GRAVEYARD MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS

The Historic Monuments Advisory Committee of Cork County Council are holding workshops in North,  East and West Cork on the Care and Maintenance of Historic Graveyards. The workshops are to help interested community groups and individuals on all aspect of care and maintenance of historic graveyards. The workshops will be delivered by two experienced archaeologists. Jacinta Kiely & John Tierney, over a full day. The workshop will entail presentations, discussion and a site visit – suitable clothing is required. The Workshops are to take place in Springfort Hall near Mallow on Saturday 18th ;  Skibbereen Monday 20th and Midleton on Tuesday 21st November. All are welcome to attend and it is free of charge. Spaces will be allocated on a first come basis. If you are interested in attending, sharing your knowledge and experience as well as receiving training, email Jacinta@eachtra.ie or telephone 0872362319.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Is Your Child's Car Seated Fitted Correctly?


This November the RSA’s Check it Fits service is returning to  County Cork. Did you know it’s the law that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. In Ireland as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can lead to serious injury or even death in a collision.
 The Check it Fits service is quick, it’s easy, it’s free. On the day experts will advise on how to fix any problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have. RSA experts aim to put parent’s, grandparent’s and guardian’s minds at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car.

Location
Street Name
Town
Date
Time
SuperValu
Crestfield Centre
Glanmire
Wednesday 8 November 2017
10.00am – 5.30pm
SuperValu
Main Street
Ballincollig
Thursday 9 November 2017
10.00am – 5.30pm
SuperValu
Kinsale Quarter, New Road
Kinsale
Friday 10 November 2017
10.00am – 5.30pm
SuperValu
New Square
Mitchelstown
Monday 13 November 2017
10.00am – 5.30pm
SuperValu
Towns Park
Midleton
Tuesday 14 November 2017
10.00am – 5.30pm
Toyota
Cogans Garage
Carrigaline
Wednesday 15 November 2017
10.00am – 5.30pm
SuperValu
Grange Road
Douglas
Thursday 16 November 2017
10.00am – 5.30pm

Castlemartyr family Carers and Disability support group Christmas show

The Castlemartyr family Carers and Disability support group Christmas show will be held in the Castlemartyr National School Hall on 3rd of December at 2pm. Donations bucket  for the Castlemartyr Family's carers and Disability support group  will be available on the day.
The group will be having a coffee morning on the 9th of November to discuss plans for the show.
For queries please email Liz: davymaddox@gmail.com

Friday, 27 October 2017

Mitchelstown Community Council Win Pride of County Cork Award



A Delighted  Therese Horgan Sean Finn, Michael White, Ger Brennan and Frances Finn of Mitchelstown Community Council with the Pride of County Cork Award.
All the groups that participated in this year’s Pride in Our Community Competition came from all corners of the county to attend the Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig on Wed 25th October. The judging team were very impressed this year with the high standard of the projects that were involved and found it very difficult to choose an overall winner but Mitchelstown Community Council won both the Social Inclusion Award and the Pride Of County Cork Award. Their project was the development of Forrest Hall from a derelict building to a magnificent community Centre for all the people of Mitchelstown but particularly for Youth and the Elderly.
 
7243  Therese Horgan Sean Finn, Michael White, Ger Brennan and Frances Finn of Mitchelstown Community Council receive the Pride of County Cork Award Award from Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond Cork County Council at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig. Also included are Councillors Deirdre O Brien and Kay Dawson
Deputy County Mayor Mary Rose Desmond praised Pride of County Cork Winner Mitchelstown Community Council, all the winners of the other categories and all those who entered the competition this year.  She said that it was great to see the effort being put in by community groups in developing projects that highlight the wonderful county we live in. She thanked Muintir na Tire for organising the competition and said ‘this great competition which rightly recognises and rewards community groups who develop new or existing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to the local community’.
Mr Sean Murphy of Muintir Praised Cork County Council for their support for the competition particularly the Environment Directorate at Inniscarra under Louis Duffy.
Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee pointed out that the competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition

Ms Annette Lane of Cork County Federation Muintir ná Tíre said these projects highlight the important link between our surroundings and our quality of life.  She said these projects also brighten up communities and enhance the natural beauty of the surroundings in which we live as well as attracting tourists. She was particularly delighted that this year the introduction of the Youth Award had attracted entries from Youth Groups from all over the County. She said community projects like those developed by Mitchelstown make towns and villages better places to live especially for our Young people.
She thanked the Deputy County Mayor Mary Rose Desmond and Cork County Council for providing continued support for all of the groups in bringing this principle home. 

END
Full Results and Photos of Awards Below /Attached
All photos by Mike English

Full competition details are available from Cork County Muintir ná Tíre 8 Sidney Place, Wellington Road, Cork City Tel: 021-4500688  or email admin@muintircork.com

Cork County Federation Muintir Na Tire
Pride in Our Community Awards 2017

Best Project in Large Town

South...............................





West…………………………….




North……………………………




2nd Place
Carrigaline Tidy Towns

Winner
Ballincollig Tidy Towns


Joint Winners
Dunmanway Community Council
Dunmanway Family Resource Centre


Winner
Fermoy Community Health Project


















Heritage Project Awards

Commended
(1)  Schull Tidy Towns

(2)  Ballinakill Graveyard Committee

(3)  Berrings Community Association

(4)  Bandon Tidy Towns

(5)  Killeagh/Inch Historical Group

(6)  Grenagh Tidy Towns

(7)  Dromina Community Council

(8)  Saleen & District Residents Association


2nd Place
Croi Na Laoi Development Inchigeela

Winner
Kinsale Tidy Towns

Eco Friendly Awards
Commended
(1)  Banteer Tidy Towns


2nd Place
Carrigtwohill Tidy Towns


Winner
Rostellan Development Association





Social Inclusion Awards
Commended
(1)  Sallybrook Village Tidy Towns Group


2nd Place
Cloyne District Community Council


Winner
Mitchelstown Community Council

New Entry Awards
Commended
(1)  Balygarvan Community Association

(2)  Knockraha Community Association

(3)  Glanworth Community Council



2nd Place
Twopothouse Development Association


Winner
Roscarbery Tidy Towns


Tourism Awards
Commended
(1)  Brand Blarney


Winner
Ballydehob Area Community Council






Best Maintained Project
Commended
(1)  Baltimore Tidy Towns

2nd Place
Dripsey Tidy Towns

Winner
Waterloo Renewal Group

Healthy Village Awards
Commended
(1)  Ladysbridge Tidy Towns Committee

2nd Place
Conna Community Council

Winner
Kildorrery Tidy Towns

Most Creative Award
Winner
Coolagown Development



Youth Projects
Commended
(1)  Clonakilty Community Youth Project

(2)  Bishopstown Youth Project

(3)  Whitechurch/Waterloo Foroige

(4)  Dunmanway Foroige


Winner
Ballincollig Y.M.C.A.






Best Small Village Awards
Commended
(1)  Riverstown Tidy Towns

(2)  Oysterhaven & Nohoval Residents Association

(3)  Ballymore Community Association

(4)  Ballincurrig Tidy Towns

(5)  Castletownroche Tidy Towns

2nd Place
Rathbarry Tidy Towns

Winner
Glounthaune Tidy Towns



Pride of County Cork


Winner
Mitchelstown Community Council




Photos and Captions


7157 Jacinta Mc Cormack and Mary Lonergan members of Fermoy Community Health Network  receive the Best Project  Award from Sean  Murphy Muintir na Tire. Also included is Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond, Councillors Deirdre O Brien and Kay Dawson at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig
 Ted McNamara Mary Nagle and Captain Phil Devitt of Kinsale Tidy Towns receive the Heritage Award from Sean Murphy Muintir na Tire  also included is Conor Nelligan Cork County Council and Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig

Therese Horgan Sean Finn, Michael White, Ger Brennan and Frances Finn of Mitchelstown Community Council receive the Social Inclusion Award from Lisa Murphy Cork County Council. Also included is Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond, Councillors Deirdre O Brien and Kay Dawson at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig


7189  Padraig Kelly John Hayes, Michael Walsh Dermot Shanahan and John Moloney of Rosscarbery Tidy Towns receive the  Best New Entry Award from Niamh O Dwyer of Cork County Council. Also included is Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond and Councillor Paul Hayes at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig


7192 William Stanton Eugene Mc Sweeney and Maura O Brien of Ballydehob Area Community Council receive the Tourism Award from Marie O Connor of Cork County Council Also included is Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig


7197  Mary Keohane, Mary O Mahony Mary Halloran and Dave Rook of Waterloo Renewal Group. Receive the Best Maintained Project Award at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig. Also included is Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond and Councillor Kevin Conway.


7202  Conor Maguire, Ted Enright, Marie Collins of Kildorrery Tidy Towns receive the  Healthy Village Award from Brendan Scahill HSE at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig. Also included is Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond and Councillors Kay Dawson and Deirdre O Brien.


7205  Pauline Sheehan, John Feeney and Mattie Sheehan Coolagown Development receive the  Most Creative Award from Brendan Scahill HSE at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig. Also included is Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond and Councillors Kay Dawson and Deirdre O Brien.



7214  Pat Clarke Receives the  Best Youth Project Award on behalf of Ballincollig YMCA from Brendan Scahill HSE at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig. Also included is Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond.



7232  Conor O Brien, Maeve Tomlins and Angela Reidy of Glounthaune Tidy Towns receive the best Best Small Village Award from Annette Lane Muintir na Tire at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig. Also included is Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond and Councillor Anthony Barry.



7244   Therese Horgan Sean Finn, Michael White, Ger Brennan and Frances Finn of Mitchelstown Community Council receive the Pride of County Cork Award Award from Deputy Mayor Mary Rose Desmond Cork County Council at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig. Also included are Councillors Deirdre O Brien and Kay Dawson Mary Stack, Conor Nelligan, Seamus Forde, Sean Murphy, Denis Kelly Sean Holland and Annette Lane Of Muintir na Tire the Organisers of the competition.

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