Regeneration Connect is a biannual newsletter to keep everyone informed as we move forward together to deliver physical, social and economic projects and initiatives in the four designated regeneration areas – Ballinacurra Weston, Moyross, Southill and St Mary’s Park.
This Newsletter highlights the ongoing work of Limerick City and County Council’s Regeneration Directorate and other stakeholders, including, most importantly, our communities. Click here for the full 2022 summer edition.
Summer 2022 Edition
€3.75m in Funding Announced for Regeneration Communities
Over 78 organisations working in the Regeneration Communities have received a significant boost with €3.75 million in funding allocated by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, through the Economic and Social Intervention Fund (ESIF). 135 projects are to receive financial support through this fund which is a central tenet of the Limerick Regeneration Programme.
Voice and Choice for Children’s Play in Our Lady of Lourdes
The child’s voice is central to everything at the Early Years Service not least the latest refit in the crèche. Conversations with the children showed that they love their community and this is reflected in one of the new wall images such as the Forest & Fairies, echoing the one in the local Baggott Estate. Six play rooms have adopted a ‘no plastic/ branding playschool’ approach so all equipment is now natural. A sensory break out room was also developed for the playschool group. Children, parents and staff are delighted with the result.
Construction began on three major Regeneration housing developments in the first quarter of 2022 - Churchfield (Phase 2) Southill; Cliona Park (Phase 3) and Cosgrave Park/ Dalgaish Park, both in Moyross. They will contribute 112 new houses and apartments to cater for our communities. Tenders will be invited for the construction of 27 units for the The Orchard site elderly development on King’s Island in the summer.
Moyross as a Community Sports Hub
In February, the Mayor launched Moyross as a Community Sports Hub. As part of the hub a newly appointed Community Sports Development Officer Ryan Meaney will facilitate and support the development of initiatives in the Moyross Community which will expand the range and quality of opportunities for the people of Moyross to be more physically active. The Moyross Sports Hub has a dedicated office space at Moyross Community Enterprise Centre, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 085 8622603.
Outreach to Employment Initiative
In partnership with LCETB and TUS three very successful jobs fairs have been held recently in Moyross, Ballinacurra Weston and St. Mary’s Park, with one planned for Southill in September. It is estimated up to 600 people attended from all the regeneration communities. Several local employers were available at these events to engage directly with the community.
Southill Residents Input into Playground Design
The Southill District Play Area, Castle Oaks View Road (in front of the church) received Stage 1 approval from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The procurement and appointment of a Design Team is now being progressed. Once appointed, we will engage with the community in relation to appropriate and desirable equipment to progress within the proposal.
Project Brief for St. Mary’s Park Community Centre
A project group has been established to develop a project brief and progress a 2022 funding submission for a St Mary’s Park Community Centre Project. It consists of Limerick City and County Council, Limerick Island Community Partners (LICP) and community members. The project group is assessing provision requirements with a view to submitting a capital appraisal in summer 2022.