Carrigaline Municipal District members agreed Village Enhancement funding to the value of €68,750 would be allocated to Crosshaven for 2020. Cork County Council’s Village Enhancement Scheme aims at improving the infrastructure, aesthetics, and facilities in Cork County villages and provides funding support for rural settlements.
The funding will be used to support the provision of a new Tourist Information kiosk for Crosshaven, the installation of a sculpture that has been commissioned for the village approach and significant improvement works to an existing amenity space at “The Point”. The improvement works will provide for improved accessibility as well as new seating and picnic benches with improved landscaping. Projects funded have been agreed through a process of consultation between Cork County Council, local community stakeholders and elected members.
This funding will be combined with other funding measures secured for Crosshaven in 2020, including Town and Village Funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development, to facilitate amenity improvements for Crosshaven village and will help to create a more welcoming environment for residents and visitors alike.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley recognises the importance of the funding for Crosshaven and is looking forward to other villages in the area benefitting from the scheme in the years ahead,
“Crosshaven’s proximity to the largest town in Cork County Council’s Local Authority Area, Carrigaline, as well as it’s idyllic location in Cork harbour, with so many wonderful heritage and tourism sites makes it an area that is primed for investment and growth. Supporting the community here will have long lasting and wide reaching positive impacts not only for Crosshaven, but for surrounding villages too.”
Chair of Carrigaline Municipal District, Cllr Aidan Lombard, welcomed the Village Enhancement Scheme for Crosshaven,
“The planned and ongoing works in Crosshaven illustrate how an active community group working closely with Cork County Council can result in an efficient and effective use of Council funds. Alongside the importance of promoting our county towns as economic centres, it is important to show how our villages are also supported by Council investment. I look forward to working with other communities across the Municipal District to benefit additional villages in the years ahead”.