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Efforts to revive Tuam town community council

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Some members of Tuam Town Council, which will be axed next month, are to consider being part of a Community Council.

It was agreed this week that the matter should be discussed at their final meeting next month.

Cllr Martin Ward suggested that some members might stay on for a few months at least and try to revive the town’s community council which has been defunct for many years.

Mayor Imelda Kelly said some people had also suggested the setting up of a community council.

She felt that while some members of the current board might want to be part of this, others would not.

Cllr Pat O’Hora praised many of the other voluntary groups in the town but he questioned if there might be a danger that a Community Council without funds could become a talking shop.

Mayor Imelda Kelly then said that they would come back to this issue at their final meeting next month.

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Questions over delays on long-awaited STEM building for ATU Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Questions are being raised over delays on a long-awaited STEM building for ATU Galway.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths – and a dedicated facility has been in the pipeline for several years.

Raising the matter in the Dáil, Sean Canney said many students at the Dublin Road campus are still being taught in classrooms built 50 years ago.

Speaking in response, Minister Simon Harris said he understands the frustration, but the project hasn’t been standing still.

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Approval granted for housing development in Headford

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County planners have approved a minor housing development in Headford.

The plans involve the demolition of an existing commercial building at Bridge Street currently used as a car wash.

The project is led by Breda Joyce, the owner of the site along the N84 at the eastern edge of Headford town.

At the moment, it contains a single-story commercial building and forecourt with a car wash facility in operation.

At the back are vacant lands and a yard area used for the storage of vehicles.

All are set to be demolished and cleared, to make way for a now-approved development of four two-storey townhouses.

The existing vehicle entrance would also be closed and replaced with a new access point.

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RSA child car seat checking service coming to Galway

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The Road Safety Authority is to host a car seat checking service in Galway this month to reduce the amount of child car seats that are incorrectly fitted.

The first event will take place at SuperValu in Barna on December 6th followed by SuperValu in Gort on December 7th.

A final city event will take place in Smyth’s Toys in Galway Retail Park on December 8th, with all events taking place from 10am – 5:30pm.

Aisling Sloyan, Senior Road Safety Promotion Officer at the RSA explains how to ensure that a child’s car seat is correctly fitted.

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