A great effort is to be made to link the villages of Moyne and Legga under the new Dromard Area Enhancement Plan, amongst a tranche of other improvements earmarked in the plan launched last Tuesday night.
Aiming to utilise funding available under LCRL, the Dromard plan seeks to be the blueprint for an upgrade of the local physical environment, provide local training initiatives, develop enterprise and employment opportunities as well as upgrading and providing additional local recreational facilities.
The plan centres around seven themes and projects, namely improvements to Moyne and Legga villages, Latin School Community Centre and the parish cemeteries. Recreationally, sports and leisure improvements are planned as well as an upgrade to walkways and footpaths. The final project involves the provision of training for members of the community.
Teresa McNerney, of the steering committee, said this was a significant occasion for the parish of Dromard. “From today we have a community area enhancement plan by the community for the community to propel the social and economic development of the parish. […] The fact works are already under way show that goals and objectives will be achieved.”
The people of Dromard came together in October 2011, forming working groups for different sections under the guidance of Keystone Project and Design consultant, Dominick Comerford. An exhibition of ideas was held soon after where the community voted for their favourite proposals. From this, key areas and proposed projects were focused on within each area.
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