Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that Athy, Kildare town, Ballymore Eustace, Timolin and Ballitore are to benefit from funding under the €10m Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

“My colleague, the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, has today (Friday) announced that 172 towns and villages across the country are set to benefit from €10 million in funding under the 2016 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

“I am delighted that this includes €380,000 for Kildare Towns and Villages Athy, Kildare Town, Ballymore Eustace, Timolin, Ballitore and Prosperous.  The funds will assist a range of worthy projects in the towns in conjunction with local community groups and businesses.

“€95,000 will go towards the upgrade of the town square in Athy.  €95,000 will go towards consultants to work on a framework for the town centre in Kildare Town, €45,000 is allocated for landscape enhancement in Ballymore Eustace, €20,000 for a feature at the entrance to Timolin, and €25,000 for the Tanyard Project in Ballitore.  €100,000 has been allocated for landscape enhancement and a car park at Prosperous.

“The delivery of an enhanced Town and Village Scheme in time for Budget 2017 was a commitment in the Programme for A Partnership Government. Under Budget 2017, Minister Humphreys also announced that she has secured increased funding for the scheme for 2017, when €12 million will be made available to towns and villages across the country.

“I welcome the funding which is a great boost to these Kildare communities and I look forward to working with locals groups to see the projects brought to a reality.”

Athy Kildare €95,000 Upgrading of Town Square
Kildare Town Kildare €95,000 Team consultants, Framework for Town centre, Health check.
Ballymore Eustace Kildare €45,000 Landscape Enhancement
Timolin Kildare €20,000 Feature at entrance to town,Research ,Information, & publicity, Public realm for additional works.
Prosperous Kildare €100,000 Landscape enhancement, & Car park
Ballitore Kildare €25,000 Tanyard Project facilities for young & old to meet.