Cobh Municipal District launched the Streetscape Painting & Signage Scheme 2017 this past Tuesday, 18 April.
Chairperson of the Cobh Municipal District and Fine Gael Councillor Anthony Barry was joined by representatives from Carrigtwohill, Cobh and Glanmire Tidy Towns Associations to launch the scheme at the Community Centre in Carrigtwohill.
“It is an initiative by Cork County Council,” said Cllr Barry, “to enhance and upgrade towns and areas in need of a lick of paint or locations where the signage isn’t particularly good, including heritage signs as well. It covers both residential and commercial areas and it is an incentive to help people in brightening up their towns.”
Under the scheme tenants or owners of buildings can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the cost of painting the facades along the street, 50% of the costs of replacing existing plastic, neon & printed signs etc. with heritage-type signs and 50% towards the cost of materials where it is proposed the tenant/owner will undertake the work themselves.
Applications on a full street basis (10 or more adjacent buildings on one street) will be prioritised over individual applications, with a grant of 60% provided should a full street come together. Applications received by 12 May will be given priority.
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