At it’s recent monthly meeting Roscrea Chamber of Commerce thanked north Tipperary County Council for supporting a “Painting Scheme” aimed at the businesses on Main Street, Roscrea.
Roscrea. J7000 was made available recently for the project. Chamber President Seamus Browne welcomed the announcement which he said would breathe new life into the street if supported. Brian King said that it was important that local businesses availed of the grants available. He said if the businesses on Main Street demonstrated this kind of leadership then he expected that the Council would be supportive of rolling the scheme out to other parts of the town. The new grant will enable businesses located on the Main Street to purchase a kaleidoscope of colours to renew the town’s main thoroughfare. As a general rule it is proposed that the use of strong colour combinations should be applicable to buildings that make a special contribution to the streetscape and character of the town – for example those that are located strategically on corners or at the end of streets. An application form for money to carry out painting work is available from North Tipperary County Council and has been circulated amongst local businesses in the last few days. The Council say that in order to ensure a coherent approach to the new scheme and how it is put into action, all colours will be agreed by the Local Authority prior to the applicants receiving a ‘provisional grant offer’. Colour cards with the proposed colour scheme for a building are to accompany all applications and the grant itself will be for materials only. The grant will be calculated based on the quantity and unit cost of paint required and will be paid out after the applicant submits a receipt from the paints supplier and work carried out in accordance with approved works.
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