County council ringfences 2.5 million for village enhancement projects

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A fund of two and a half million euro has been ringfenced by Galway County Council to support the progression of projects across the county that would otherwise not receive funding.
The measure was proposed by Cathaoirleach of the Loughrea district, Councillor Michael Moegie Maher at this week’s budget meeting.
500 thousand euro will be allocated on a yearly basis over the next five years to progress projects across each of the five municipal districts – such as minor road and footpath realignments, road safety and village enhancement works.
The fund was created by moving funds from other areas within the council’s road’s budget, and received a broad welcome from councillor’s at this week’s budget meeting.
Councillor Michael Moegie Maher says the money will help to complete projects that wouldn’t have secured funding otherwise:
Meanwhile, a fund of 750 thousand euro has been put aside for works on tertiary and stop-end roads in the county.
The money is being allocated for the second year in a row to replace the funding formerly provided by the Local Improvement Scheme.