By Dan Walsh
Four Wexford projects will share €920,914 in funding under the Town and Village Renewal funding scheme announced this morning.
NEW ROSS receives the highest amount – €500,000- and this project has two elements; Renovating Brennan’s Lane which is the main link from the town centre to the Library Park, Barrack Lane and the main town centre parking facilities, and renovating the Shambles as a vibrant multi-functional space.
MURNTOWN receives €220,914. This proposal is for the development of a Remote Working Hub with high-speed broadband and a café to support job creation in the rural area of Murrintown. The aim of the project is to enhance the existing social and economic infrastructure.
CRAANFORD gets €100,000 for the provision of a remote working hub in Craanford village located in the former village shop which is currently derelict.
RAMSGRANGE also receives €100,000 for repurposing of an unused, derelict space within the former convent at Ramsgrange Centre through the development of a rural remote working hub with high-speed broadband.
Fine Gael TD, Paul Kehoe told WexfordLocal.com ; “I am delighted to that this latest round of funding is targeting a number of areas that will see vacant and derelict town centre buildings being transformed into spaces that with be of high value to the community.
“There is also a strong focus on remote working projects in this round of funding and I am pleased to see that a number of projects that set out ambitious marketing plans aimed at attracting remote workers to relocate.