Funding of €200,000 has been secured Cllr. Tim Broderick to facilitate street scaping works in Ballinasloe.
Cllr. Broderick, along with local TD Denis Naughten and fellow Councillor Dr Evelyn Parsons, had sought increased funding earlier this month from Galway County Council under the street scaping scheme announced last summer.
“A total of 79 businesses had applied for funding for works to improve the street scape in the town of Ballinasloe,” explained Cllr. Broderick. “It had originally been planned to allocate just €80,000 funding under the scheme, however, I had requested that this be increased to €200,000 and received support from Deputy Naughten and Cllr. Parsons. I proposed that funding of €200,000 should be made available under the scheme to provide businesses with a 50% grant towards the works.
“This increased funding is recognition of what businesses in Ballinasloe have endured in recent times from the pandemic to the town enhancement scheme and associated road closures. The investment of €400,000 in the street scape will transform the town and be beneficial to both businesses and the people of the town.”
Denis Naughten added: “This funding will allow businesses to make a real difference to the appearance of the town and its potential to attract not just shoppers but also new businesses. Galway County Council investing €200,000 in Ballinasloe will help to encourage families and potential investors to choose our town rather than continuing to struggle on a daily basis in Dublin and will, in the long run, increase the rate base and income for the Council to invest in other local projects,” concluded Denis Naughten.