My name is Richard Shortt. I live in Kilkenny City with my wife Dee and family. I work for Apple as a Technician and currently I am also the Treasurer for my local Community Tenant Management Board.
I have noticed the changes happening in our local community and have tried to help out with the local Child Care Centre, Youth and any other community based projects - from celebrating my own housing estate’s 10-year anniversary, community events, litter picking, cycling clubs, walkathons including the Local Community Operation Transformation Group.
Some of the ideas that I want to work on in the future are :
- Local Housing
- Traffic and Speed issues in our Estates
- Local Bus Shelters for the Elderly and School Children in the Estates
- Mental Health and Suicide
- Local HSE Issues
Although I have a busy day to day life I will always find the time to help within my local community, to listen and try to help the local people with any issues that they might have. I hope I will be able to help make changes within my local Community.
My involvement in the local community began many years ago. I used to live in Britain where I helped the local YMCA with their community sports training, teaching sports in local schools and summer camps over the years.
If you are having any issues, just need something to be checked, any issues that you wish to discuss or even if you just want to chat about things, do not hesitate to contact me.