Three towns to benefit from streetscape investment

Major focus on improving their streetscapes by painting buildings in vibrant colours.

Three Cavan towns will share a pot worth €230,000 to be spent on enhancing local streetscapes and shopfronts.

Belturbet, Ballyjamesduff and Cootehill have all been chosen by Cavan County Council to directly benefit in what is the first phase of the newly announced Streetscape Enhancement Initiative

The scheme will directly support property owners to undertake work such as shop-front improvement, the painting of buildings in vibrant colours, lighting, and the development of green areas along with the installation of canopies and street furniture.

However, it is understood if there is not sufficent up-take from property owners in those chosen towns for the Streetscape Enhancement Initiative, the council will shift their focus to spend the funding elsewhere in the county.

Minister Heather Humphreys said the initiative is a key part of the Goverment's 'Our Rural Future' policy, which aims to make our rural towns and villages more vibrant and attractive places to live, work and visit.

β€œThis new initiative is about Local Authorities thinking strategically and working in collaboration with local businesses and property owners to add colour and vibrancy to our rural towns and villages,” said Minister Humphreys.”