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.
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.
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”
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.