Councillors at the recent Macroom/Millstreet Municipal District voted unanimously to name the villages of Carriginima, Inchigeela and the town of Millstreet as the recipients of the 2020 Streetscape, Signage an Improvement Scheme. The decision was welcomed by Fianna Fáil Councillor Gobnait Moynihan who described it as “great news as it has the potential to ease the financial burden of paying for paint, scaffolding and labour, which can be quiet costly for house owners and businesses”.
Under this scheme tenants or owners of buildings can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the full cost of painting the facades along the street which may include paint, labour, scaffold/ hoist and other materials etc.
Previously the Scheme only included towns within the county of Cork and recently extended to include key villages. Cllr Gobnait Moynihan said ” I urged to the Council the expand the scope of the Scheme, so as to promote regeneration and business growth in our rural villages as well.”
“One of our greatest amenities as a county is our picturesque towns and villages. The paint scheme has led to excellent results such as the village of Beal Átha na nGaorthaidh which availed of the Scheme in 2019. I look forward to seeing the people and businesses of Inchigeela, Carriginima and Millstreet build on the past success of this Scheme.