Posted December 4th, 2012
For the first time in four years sports Capital funding has been provided for Community and Sports groups to develop and improve their facilities. Below is a list of the Wicklow recipient groups which have been approved for funding. I have no doubt that this funding will be hugely beneficial to many communities across our county. Simon
Wicklow Annamoe Community Development Association Limited €40,000
Wicklow Arklow Amateur Boxing Club €40,000
Wicklow Aughrim RFC €3,500
Wicklow Avondale GAA Club €55,000
Wicklow Ballymanus GFC €70,000
Wicklow Ballywaltrim Recreational Park Management Committee €16,000
Wicklow Baltinglass GAA Club €50,149
Wicklow Blessington GAA Club €30,000
Wicklow Bray Bowling Club €77,000
Wicklow Bray Town Council, Ballywaltrim €190,000
Wicklow Co Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club €3,000
Wicklow Cobra Gymnastics Club €10,000
Wicklow Coolkenno Sports Field Ltd. €20,000
Wicklow Dunlavin GAA Club €30,000
Wicklow Greystones Rugby Football Club €47,000
Wicklow Kilcoole Camogie Club €2,000
Wicklow Knockananna G.A.A Club €45,000
Wicklow Lakers Social and Recreation Club Ltd €25,000
Wicklow Our Lady Of Fatima Boxing Club Wicklow €4,000
Wicklow Rathdrum Gymnastics Club €13,000
Wicklow St Patricks GAA Club, Wicklow €50,000
Wicklow St Pats Schoolboy and Schoolgirls Soccer club Avoca €15,000
Wicklow St. Patricks GAA Club, Kilcoole €17,500
Wicklow Tiglin Teen Challenge €24,000
Wicklow Wicklow Rugby Football Club €37,000
Wicklow Woodbrook Garden County Archers €15,000
Posted September 11th, 2012
Wicklow Fine Gael TD Simon Harris commended the efforts of Tidy Towns committees around County Wicklow.
Aughrim continued last year’s success by winning another gold medal in its category in the Tidy Towns 2012 Competition.
Stratford on Slaney was highly commended and Wicklow Town commended in the regional awards, while Glenealy was recognised with the Endeavour Award for having made significant improvements on last year’s performance.
Welcoming the results, Deputy Harris said, ‘The awards are richly deserved and reflect the work that has gone into towns around Wicklow. The Tidy Towns competition is a great example of what can be done by local communities to improve the towns they live in. It is fantastic for getting the community interested and involved in their surroundings and the results have demonstrated the great work done throughout Wicklow over the last year.’
‘I would like to extend my congratulations to all those involved in the Tidy Towns efforts around Wicklow and I look forward to working with the committees for the 2013 competition.’
Posted September 8th, 2011
Wicklow Fine Gael Deputy, Simon Harris, has commended the efforts of Tidy Towns committees around County Wicklow as Aughrim took the award for Wicklow’s tidiest town, winning a gold medal in its category in the Tidy Towns 2011 Competition.
Stratford on Slanely and Wicklow Town were both commended in the regional awards, while Rathdrum’s improvement since 2010 was recognised with the Endeavour Award. Meanwhile, Arklow and Bray performed very strongly in the Irish Businesses Against Litter anti-litter league.
Welcoming the results, Deputy Harris said, “I am glad to see the hard work of communities across Wicklow has been recognised by this year’s Tidy Towns Competition. In my own hometown of Greystones I have seen first-hand the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm that goes into keeping our town looking cared-for and welcoming.”
“I would like to extend my thanks and congratulations to all those involved in the Tidy Towns effort around Wicklow and I look forward to working with tidy towns committees around the county for the 2012 competition.”
Posted September 1st, 2011
Meeting sought as elevated levels of trihalomethanes come to light.
Wicklow Fine Gael TD, Simon Harris, has written to the Director General of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking a meeting as it emerged that excessive levels of trihalomethanes (THMs), a chemical by-product of water chlorination, are present in parts of the County Wicklow water supply.
Deputy Harris said, “The EPA’s own report shows levels of THM exceeding the limits set down by the World Health Organisation in locations across Wicklow. I have written to the Director General of the EPA requesting a meeting, and have asked for urgent clarification about a number of concerns, including:
• The impact elevated THM levels have on the quality and safety of the public water supply
• The steps to will be taken to reduce the limits in line with WHO guidelines
• What the EPA is doing to address this situation.”
“If, as the EPA Report indicates, changes need to be made to the water supply in parts of County Wicklow, it is important that the EPA and Wicklow County Council outline this plan, complete with a timeframe, as soon as possible.”
Posted May 2nd, 2011
If you have an issue in your area that you think I can help with, get in touch! I am happy to help in any way that I can
You can call me on 01-6183805 (Dáil Office) or 01-2813727 (Constituency Office). Alternatively you can email me at email@example.com or write to me at ‘Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2′ or at my constituency office, ‘Office Unit 4, Market Court, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow’.
Posted May 1st, 2011
Please check back soon for updates on my work in the Aughrim area.