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Cllr calls on Barna Waste to reconsider relocation of Aughrim office

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Ballinasloe Area Cllr is calling on the owners of Barna Waste to reconsider a decision to relocate its Aughrim office.

Cllr Dermot Connolly says the decision is a huge blow for the area and has contacted the firm to discuss any alternative options.

Barna Waste has now begun a consultation process with staff following the decision which will see it relocate its customer service office in Aughrim to its HQ on at Carrowbrowne on the Headford Road.

Talks are now underway with the 10 staff, 1 full time and 9 part time, at the Aughrim base.

Cognito Asset Management limited recently completed a buyout of Barna Waste and recycling which employs 250 people in the West and Midlands.

The company says it has carried out a strategic review of operations and identified a number of improvements to provide a more effective customer service and communications system.

Cllr Dermot Connolly says while the redeployment of some staff is welcome, the winding down of the Aughrim base is a serious concern for the rural area.

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Covid-19 walk-in vaccination clinics to open in Clifden and city this weekend

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Covid-19 walk-in vaccination centres will once again open in Clifden and the city this weekend. (7/8)

The centres are open on Saturday to those aged 16 and over who have not yet received a first dose vaccine.

The Clifden centre is based at Clifden Community School, and will be in operation from 10am to 2pm.

Meanwhile, Ballybrit Vaccination Centre will be open for walk-in appointments on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

The Saolta Hospital Group says last weekend proved a tremendous success for both centres, with over 800 people receiving first dose vaccinations.

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Coming up on FYI Galway@5

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  • The Health Minister is encouraging parents and young people to seek information from reliable sources as registration for COVID vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds will open next Thursday
  • Covid-19 walk-in vaccination centres will once again open in Clifden and the city this weekend
  • Partners will be able to attend 12 week maternity scans and C-sections under new HSE guidance to be issued to hospitals tomorrow
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€320k to support street enhancement works in towns and villages across Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – €320 thousand has been awarded to support the enhancement of streetscapes in towns and villages across Galway.

The allocation is part of a national €7m fund announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humpreys.

Projects eligible for funding include the painting of buildings in vibrant colours, commissioning of murals, restoration of historic shopfronts, and the installation of canopies and street furniture.

It also supports works such as the decluttering of streetscapes with the removal of unnecessary signage or wires.

Local Senator Aisling Dolan says it’s all about working with local communities to make towns and villages places to live, work and visit.

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news.

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