Tralee Green Party Representative Welcomes Town Centre First Policy

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Green Party Tralee representative Anluan Dunne welcomes the Town Centres First strategy .

THE Tralee Area Green Party representative has welcomed the launch of the national ‘Town Centre First’ policy and especially a new appointment Kerry County Council as a result of the strategy.

Launched today by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, the Minister for Planning and Local Government, Peter Burke TD, and the Minister for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, the policy is billed as a major new strategy to tackle vacancy, combat dereliction and breathe new life into town centres.

Anluan Dunne, Tralee Area Representative pointed to the appointment of Town Regeneration Officers as a positive step.

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“I’m delighted to see that a Town Regeneration Officer will be appointed to Kerry County Council to help train and support a ‘Town Team’, made up of local stakeholders such as residents, businesses and community groups, to develop a ‘Town Centre First plan for towns like Tralee, and to know that our local authority staff will be on hand to support this work.”

“The ‘one-stop-shop approach in Local Authorities will make it easy for businesses and residents to access supports for building adaptations and renovations, and much like Tidy Towns, the awards programme for Town Teams will really help to incentivise people to get on board. Meetings have already taken place on creating a town team in Tralee and I look forward to supporting that work.”

Town Centre First contains 33 actions which aims to give towns the tools and resources they need to become more viable and attractive places in which to live, work, visit and run a business.

The policy is underpinned by multi-billion euro investment spread across major Government schemes such as the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), Croí Conaithe (Towns) Fund and the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

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