Almost €300,000 has been approved for works to improve road safety, parking, lighting and footpaths around schools and for development associations across Donegal.
Joe McHugh, TD for Donegal welcomed the Clár funding allocations today and said: “Almost €300,000 funding has been secured for safety measures for seven communities around the County.”
This funding will support the provision of safety measures around schools and community facilities, as well as the development of community recreation areas.
Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures include:
- €45,000 awarded to Termon National School for a pedestrian crossing from school to An Craoibhín, additional parking and drop off points and footpaths
- €45,000 for Rockfield National School to install road safety measures, alterations to existing footpaths and set down area.
- €45,000 for Pobalscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola for additional car parking facilities, lining and footpath improvements on the approaches to the school.
- €27,900 for Coimin National School for footpath and related works and fencing.
Funding was also allocated to Community Recreation Areas for the first time under the scheme:
- €50,000 will be provided to the Glengad Community Association to enhance an existing viewing point along the Wild Atlantic Way at the bottom of Portaleen Brae providing unobstructed views over and across the coastal landscape of Portaleen Pier and the Atlantic Ocean ; Also an outdoor cinema screen.
- €35,930 will go to Ray Community Group for the enhancement of the existing woodland amenity at Ray Community Centre providing for a safe accessible natural environment for the community and visitors to enjoy.
- €44,532.40 will be granted to Churchill Community Development Group CLG for an all weather multi-use space for outdoor events, classes, sports and recreational activities.
Deputy McHugh added: “These investments make an important difference in our communities and it is yet another example of the huge benefit that the Clár programme brings to our county.
“Crossing points will be more visible and safer, pedestrian access will be easier and the money will also make sure parking areas are enhanced, as well as alterations to footpaths.”
Four schools in the County are among the projects listed under this round of funding – Termon NS will see a Pedestrian crossing, additional parking and drop off points and footpaths with €45,000 in funding, Rockfield National School, also benefiting from €45,000, will see improved Road safety measures, alterations to existing footpaths and set down area.
Pobalscoil Chloich Cheann Fhaola PCC Falcarragh will benefit from Additional car parking facilities, lining and footpath improvements, with Coimín National School to see footpath and related works.
Other projects being funded are in Ray, Churchill and Glengad, with the installation of an all weather multi-use space for outdoor events, and to enhance outdoor viewing points.
“These projects will help improve the safety around schools while the wider community will also benefit in these areas.
“I am delighted to see the fund continuing to support these communities in Donegal.”