Sligo gets €2 million improvement grant

Funding for a new community centre and town centre facelift.

Sligo News File Online.

Sligo has been granted €2 million under Designated Urban Centres Grants Scheme.

Tony McLoughlin, T.D., Fine Gael, Sligo - Leitrim
Tony McLoughlin, T.D.,
Fine Gael, Sligo – Leitrim

Local Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin said the funding has been sanctioned for a community centre at Cranmore and improvements to O’Connell Street.

The allocation for O’Connell Street is to be used for “limited vehicular access with pedestrian priority,” he said.

“New widened pavements finished in concrete pavers will be added and new street furniture and landscaping will be provided.”

The location, he said, will be made “more pedestrian and cyclist friendly by narrowing the traffic carriageways and providing shared space for cyclists.

“Parking for persons with a disability will be provided as will time limited service bays to enable businesses to get stock in.”

The project at Cranmore “is targeted and focused at regenerating a disadvantaged urban area and promoting sustainable urban development as part of Sligo’s integrated plans to tackle the economic, environment, climate, demographic and social challenges which effect the urban area of Sligo.

“Strong urban centres enable their regions to realise their potential in attractiveness for business investment, for Foreign Direct Investment, for talent and for tourism thereby creating conducive and attractive locations for investment and for people to live and work in,” he added