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Better Energy Warmer Home Scheme 2015

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

For more information click on link www.wcdp.ie

Eircode – a postcode at end of your address

Eircode, is the name of the new postcode system for Republic of Ireland. Each household will receive a letter which will notify them of the Eircode for that house, watch out for the green envelope!  due to arrive in the post over next few weeks of July 2015.

Your address does not change, you simply include your Eircode at the end of your address. 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.

More information – visit webpage  www.eircode.ie

Popular Questions – visit webpage  https://www.eircode.ie/faqs

Car-Parks – Street Parking

Parking:
3 Public Car-Parks are available in the village… plus the EuroSpar private carpark.
Car Park locations: East-End (opposite the Schull Harbour Hotel) – includes 4 wheelchair bays,  Pier Road, and Ardmanagh Road.

Street Parking :
Per GARDA / Cork County Counil regulations NO parking permitted on DOUBLE Yellow lines.   On the Single Yellow Line ( On EuroSpar Side of Street) NO ALL Day parking is permitted, however, we have been informed that a short duration stop/parking (20-30 minutes) will not be a problem – Traffic Warden will observe .   A “part-time” Traffic Warden will be on duty in Schull for the remainder of the summer…  Garda ticket will arrive in the post – not on the windscreen !

 

ButterRoad Bridge 2015

ButterRoad Bridge  completed over a two day period on 1st, 2nd April 2015.  

Schull District Community Council ( Tom McCarthy ) wish special thanks to:
Patricia Bevan (West Cork Development Partnership) for providing the financial support and to
Padraig Whelton, (Whelton Stone), Donnie Bowen, (Bowen’s Forge),
Fergus Hurley, (Gloun Stone Quarries), John McSweeny Plant Hire,
Phil Shanahan, Jack Murphy, Pierce O’Driscoll, Denis Quinlan, Kevin Kelleher,
Thomas Roycroft, Stephen O’Brien, Finbarr O’Callaghan,
for their help and expertise in assembling the bridge next to the original stepping stones crossing on the Butter Road. Base material  flag stones , telephone poles,  timber,  galvanized pipe , concrete.   See slideshow for more details how it was done.

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St Patrick’s Day 2015

Weather conditions developed perfect for the parade on a theme of “Wild Athlantic Way” – sunshine evident in many of following photos of  floats, vintage cars / tractors .    Prize winners as follows….

Best Parade entry ________ “The Lowertown Boys”
Best Costume _____________ Sinead O’Driscoll
Best Head Dress __________ Dorothy-Ann van der Vlugt
Best Face Paint ___________ Leah Pyburn
Best Dressed Window ____ Ann Murphy “Classic Touch”
 View also  more photos  Thomas Newman  and  Discover Schull
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Draft Flood Mapping

A Public Consultation Day occurred on Tuesday 17th February 2015.   If you missed this meeting or wish more information visit >>  www.southwestcframstudy.ie .

A draft flood map of Schull shown at the public consultation day  is now available to view/download.

Flood Map Questionnaire  Please download  questionnaire and return to a member of the Study Team. Alternatively, completed questionnaires can be returned to Mott MacDonald at 5 Eastgate Avenue, Eastgate, Little Island, Co. Cork.

Schull Defibrillator Group

On Monday 9th February at 9pm in the Parish Hall, a follow-up meeting on the formation of Defibrillator Action Group. Purpose of meeting to complete the formation of the Defibrillator Group.

 

A public meeting will be held in the Parish Hall on Sat 24th Jan @ 9.00pm – to re-form the Schull Defibrillator Group.  This is open to all previous members of the initial group, and any new personnel who wish to be involved in training in the use of a defibrillator.

 

 

CCTV – Schull

SDCC chairman chaired the CCTV public information meeting which occurred on 20th November in the parish hall. The Garda Crime Prevention Officer explained the benefits of CCTV if setup in Schull.  He explained that access to the video images, must adhere to a strict and rigorous protocol.  To prevent misuse there is a very thorough and lengthy application procedure and ultimately   approval for any Community based CCTV must be given by the Commissioner of An Garda Siochana. It is anticipated that this approval will be given in the near future.

Cork Council commissioned independent security experts to advise on the nature ​and extent of the CCTV system and the specific locations where the cameras ​should​ be located. SDCC will apply for ​ ​Community funding to help with cost of this proposed project. Current proposal by the security experts is for approximately ​ 17 cameras – wirelessly linked to Schull ​ Garda Station, ​where the recording equipment will be securely located.

Attendance included representatives of Local Community Alert, members of ​ the ​business community and residents of Schull and Goleen. ​The audience were very appreciative of the information provided by the ​Garda​ Crime Prevention Officer, based on feedback where CCTV is active in Bantry and Clonakilty.  A short Q+A ​followed the briefing. ​Those in attendance were overwhelmingly supportive of the proposal to install a CCTV System for Schull. ​

If/When Garda Commissioner grants permission – more details of proposed CCTV will be available on this web page.