On Friday 28th April 6-7pm at Schull Harbour Hotel, the official change from Schull Community Inshore Rescue Service (SCIRS) to Schull Coast Guard Rescue Service took place. Various members of Irish Coast Guard were present, also Civil Defence, as well as past and present SCIRS volunteer members, some of which were wearing their new Coast Guard uniform. A presentation from Irish Coast Guard was presented to Denis O’Regan – photo 6 – commodore of the local Schull Coast Guard station.
Schull Community Harbour Development Co Ltd has applied for Foreshore Approval to develop Schull Harbour. This process of Approval has now entered the Public Consultation Phase. Advertisements have been placed in The Southern Star, The Irish Examiner, The Skipper and the Marine Times. (click to view copy)
The project itself consists of improvements and an extension to the Pier, Breakwaters, a pontoon marina with 225 berths ( of which 58 are for visiting boats) and on-shore facilities, etc.
Full planning permission is in place and this has recently been extended to 2022.
A considerable amount of time, energy and money have been expended to get the project to this stage. Little or no improvements have been made to Schull Harbour for decades and should this development go ahead, it will radically improve the Schull Harbour for all its users. In addition, it will provide a huge boost to the economy of Schull, Ballydehob, Goleen, The Mizen and the West Cork area generally.
Schull and whole of the Mizen area, has been starved of any economic investment. For the future of our Communities this must stop. If you agree with this proposal it is vital that you let your Public Representatives know!
The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government can be emailed directly with any comments concerning this proposal, email firstname.lastname@example.org Please use the reference FS005852 in all correspondence.
Public Consultation Details – Locations:
Bantry Garda Station, Bantry (24hours)
Schull Public Library, Schull (Closed Monday)
Cork Co Co Area Office, Ardmanagh, Schull, Cork ( Monday – Friday)Commencement Date: Friday, 17 Feb 2017 Closing Date: Monday, 24 Apr 2017
Submissions can be made to: Marine Planning and Foreshore Section, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Newtown Road, Wexford, Co. Wexford or email email@example.com Submissions received outside of the public consultation period cannot be considered.
alternative the details can be view on the following websites.
2016 has been a busy year and much has been achieved, the major work listed here (there are countless other items that have occupied them) has been augmented with some financial support for local activities and events.
BlueWay Kayaking Festival – though it didn’t take place a huge amount of work was done.
April’s Spring Clean – the village was spruced up in time for the summer
Fastnet Trails expansion – walks identified, funding sourced for signage
Butter Road – improvements and maintenance
Fastnet Film Festival – pre-festival clean up
Calves Week – marshaling and supervision for nightly prize giving, early morning clean-ups
Intensive canvasing of Ministers, TD’s, Public Representatives and local government agencies about the lack of economic investment in local ‘spade ready’ projects such as the Community Amenity building, harbour development and others.
Ongoing projects and concerns for 2017
Traffic and Parking
Litter and rubbish
Derelict buildings on the Main Street.
Graveyard memorial wall
Safe pathway up to N.S. Scoil Mhuire (suitable ramps in church grounds)
‘Where are they now”? Survey through SCC of past students (TY project)
Completion and expansion of Schull walks.
As you can see, our community council does work very hard. If you have any concerns or would like to contact the S&DCC the email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mizen Community Safety Project advise of a new joint venture project between Muintir na Tire and Neighbourhood Watch. The project called Operation I.D. involves the use of state of the art property marking equipment (see photo) which can be used to mark household, farm and boating equipment. The aim of the scheme is to reduce property crime. This is a pilot scheme – the first of its kind to take place in Ireland.
Muintir Na Tire and Neighbourhood Watch have worked for over 30 years in partnership with An Garda Siochana to help reduce crime and the fear of crime in both urban and rural areas. Three Muintir na Tire community councils and other local community groups in the Mizen area of West Cork are launching a very exciting and innovative property marking scheme. The launch took place on Sat 20th Feb at 4pm in the Harbour View Hotel in Schull, where a large crowd was in attendance.
Items such as bicycles, laptops, music equipment and mobile phones can easily be stolen and quickly passed on. The same applies to farm equipment and items such as power tools, chain saws and lawnmowers etc.
Ballydehob, Schull and Goleen Community Councils are going to roll out this property marking initiative over the coming months. Volunteers in the 3 communities will be trained to offer a call out service to each household to mark their valuables with a unique code which will be the eircode that all households received in the post in the last few months. This eircode is unique to all households and will act as an effective crime deterrent and will help reduce burglary thefts. The property marking scheme will also be offered to mark all boating equipment in the Mizen geographic area.
A similar scheme has been launched by North Yorkshire police in the past year with great results deterring thieves as well as increasing the chance of the police returning the items if stolen.
The marking ID applied to your equipment will read as follows: MNT.IE P81XXXX
mnt.ie refers to a website run by Muintir Na Tira, where a secure database will be maintained.
P81 – is Skibbereen Area Of your Eircode
XXXX – is last 4 characters (number or letter) of the eircode listed to your registered home/house.
West Cork Development Partnership delivers the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme. The Scheme has been providing attic and cavity wall insulation to eligible applicants FREE OF CHARGE since 2008.
The Warmer Homes Scheme works out of our Bantry office and we are trying to raise awareness about this scheme among people on our contact list. We are looking for people who might qualify to have their homes insulated and we would be delighted to take calls from anyone in the Cork / South Kerry area who is interested in finding out more. To be eligible for free insulation you must: Own your own home It must be built before 2006,
and you must be in receipt of one of the following: Winter Fuel Allowance, or Job seekers Allowance for 6 months with a child under 7, or Family Income Support
If you would like to find out more about the scheme and how to apply, please contact our Bantry office on 027 52266 and speak to a member of the Warmer Homes Scheme team.
We would appreciate it if you could share this information with your family, friends, neighbours and broader community including community and voluntary groups.
Co-ordinator Warmer Homes Scheme
West Cork Development Partnership
Eircode, is the name of the new postcode system for Republic of Ireland. Each household has received a letter which notify them of the Eircode for their house/apartment. There are many benefits to using Eircode, including making it quicker and easier for emergency services to locate addresses along with online shopping and delivery of goods and services.