Carberry Welcomes Additional Funding to Clean Up Public Areas
Issued : Wednesday 19 March, 2014
Labour candidate for the Rathfarnham electoral area, Aideen Carberry, has welcomed the announcement of €105,000 in funding for South Dublin County Council to clean up public areas.
The money is part of a €3million ‘Public Area Enhancement Scheme’ announced this week by the Department of the Environment.
This funding will give the local community a chance to show its best face for the coming tourist season.
Money can be spent on tidying up a range of public areas, such as walking routes, town parks, derelict buildings, and graveyards, and can be delivered in conjunction with local groups such as Tidy Towns Committees
Carberry said: “Although the broader Rathfarnham area is not renowned as a top tourist destination, this funding will help clean up public spaces and could make it an attractive area for day tours for from the city centre. We have plenty of historical sites, parks and walkways; and stunning views of the Dublin Mountains that could attract tourists.”
“Cleaner, well-planned public spaces will add to the area and could bring business to our restaurants, cafés and pubs. It will also have the added benefit of making Rathfarnham and surrounding areas a more attractive place to live.”