Just a few updates on what is happening in the local area:
1. Please find below a copy of an email received outlining some of the activities that our mayor, Gillian Coughlan was involved in:
Walking and Cycling strategy for Bandon approved – Coughlan
Fianna Fáil Cllr and Mayor of Bandon, Gillian Coughlan, has expressed her delight at the announcement that work is to begin on a Walking and Cycling Strategy for Bandon.
Consultants at Cork County Council have been appointed to draw up proposals for the venture.
Cllr Coughlan commented: “I am pleased to confirm that, having pressed the transport department in Cork County Council, consultants have been appointed to prepare a Walking and Cycling Strategy for Bandon. I wish to acknowledge the help and co-operation of Peter O’ Donoghue in County Hall in this regard.
“It is envisaged that this strategy will put forward measures to ensure a reduction in short-distance car journeys through the availability of good quality information and alternative infrastructure; the provision of safer routes for people to travel by bike or on foot; improved walking and cycling access to public transport; community involvement and tie-ins with schools/colleges and workplace plans through existing programmes and new linkages.
“I also expect that the consultants will seek submissions from the public and I would urge the people of Bandon and beyond to participate fully in the process.
“As Mayor of Bandon, I am particularly enthused about this development. It is high time for the infrastructure in Bandon to be addressed and plans made to adapt it to a new environmental and economic reality.”
2. DID Electrical taking over the old Flor Griffin store and set to create 15 jobs.
It is great to see a company such as DID Electrical backing Bandon as place to set up and establish a retail location in out town. Best wishes to all involved.
3. Just a quick note to highlight the fact that plans are currently being finalised to create a Bandon Movember Campaign. The Movember Campaign is an international effort to raise funds for, and awareness of, male cancer issues. Details have already been posted on: https://www.facebook.com/MovemberBandon . A local website outlining local activities will be on-line over the next few days.