NENAGH Town Council is to bring in a street painting scheme that will grant aid householders and businesses to decorate their properties. The scheme was announced at the council’s March meeting by town manager Marcus O’Connor, who said it would give certain areas of the town an “uplift”.
The pilot scheme has a total fund of €7,000 and it is being aimed initially at the town centre and the approach roads into Nenagh.
There will be a maximum grant of €300 for householders and €500 for business premises.
Mr O’Connor revealed they were initially looking at MacDonagh Street and from the Market Cross back around to the Dublin Road.
He told Mayor Lalor McGee that the money would not all be spent on the one street, but that “painting a house here and there would be a waste of time”.
The scheme was welcomed by FG’s Cllr Conor Delaney, who pointed out that the people of MacDonagh Street were “proud of their houses but it was impossible to keep them clean because the street is a busy gateway to the town”.
Cllr Tom Moylan, FG, liked the scheme because it included private and commercial properties.
Cllr Virginia O’Dowd, Labour, pointed to Moneygall and said: “Look at the difference it made. It absolutely lifted the village.”