18 May 2022

Painting grant scheme announced for Liberty Square, Thurles

Property owners are invited to submit expressions of interest to receive grants towards the cost of painting buildings

Painting grant scheme announced for Liberty Square, Thurles

Painting grant scheme announced for Liberty Square, Thurles

The Templemore Thurles Municipal District Authority has announced an €85,000 fund for an innovative painting scheme for Liberty Square, Thurles in recognition of the huge disruption experienced by property owners and businesses over the last two years.

With the multi million Euro redevelopment of the Square having been so well received by all, the MDA has followed through on a Notice of Motion from Cllr Seamus Hanafin, tabled last year, that a paining incentive scheme be introduced to help spruce up the properties - a project which is seen as being one of the final pieces of the jigsaw in the heart of the town.

The scheme was approved at a meeting of the MDC this week and Cllr Hanafin welcomed the news saying that it will make a big difference to those who wish to get involved in upgrading their premises.

“Without doubt there was much disruption to business in Liberty Square as a result of the huge redevelopment work and in fairness businesses and property owners were incredibly patient and co-operative throughout the process.

“This painting scheme will incentivise all of those involved to up-grade their premises and help improve the overall appearance of the Square ,” Cllr Hanafin said.

A pallet of colours will be selected by a painting consultant on behalf of the council from which those getting involved in the scheme can choose the colours they wish to have on their property. This means that not only will grants be available, but advice will also be forthcoming for anyone who wishes to avail of it.

“This scheme will be rolled out in the coming weeks and we are now inviting those interested to make contact with us so that we can ascertain the level of interest. This is a great opportunity for property owners to do something exciting with their properties and we would particularly like to hear from people who own vacant properties,” Sharon Scully, District Administrator told the Tipperary Star.

Expressions of interest can be lodged with the MDC at Castle Avenue right now.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.