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LAWRENCETOWN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2017 - 2022

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Introduction Executive Summary This strategic plan is a synopsis of the bottom-

future and encourages the entire community’s

up, community led development approach of the

participation in bottom-up community-led local

Lawrencetown

identify

development by reflecting their work through the

opportunities for village regeneration specifically

focus groups in a coherent and succinct document.

Community.

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through actions in: (a) Heritage, (b) Biodiversity, (c) Sustainability, (d) Village Infrastructure & Aesthetics,

This plan is a ‘live’ working document, open to change

(e) Community Asset Development, (f) Health, Fitness

as progress continues and will be a flexible plan,

& Wellbeing, (g) Older Adults, (h) Parent, Child and

receptive to ongoing suggestions within the overall

Youth, (i) Community Spirit. Also addressed briefly is

strategy.

the role of agriculture, training & education and job creation.

The primary focus of the actions outlined in chapter

Through an ongoing process of public consultation, strategic planning and the use of dedicated community focus groups, this plan provides a framework for development from 2017 until 2022.

3 and appendix 4 is to make Lawrencetown village an attractive place for inward migration and retention of a higher proportion of the natural population. The actions which emerged from the process of community consultation, which was undertaken as

➡ THIS DEVELOPMENT PLAN:

part of the formulation of this plan, have shaped the vision of Lawrencetown as an attractive, cohesive and

 identifies areas of concern for the local community

and where these concerns fit within the national

rural development priorities.

vibrant community for all its citizens.

 enables the local community to analyse and define

the value of their village and identify its strengths

and weaknesses.

 acts as a tool for assessing those strengths and

weaknesses, identifies suitable actions contained

within the action plan to promote the strengths

and mitigate the weaknesses.

 acts as a framework to assist local government

agencies including Galway County Council and

local

representatives

in

steering

future

development in the area.

 assists in securing funding for projects proposed

within this plan, and other projects/ actions in the

Members of the Community Group.

Document design and layout by Mary Kelly, Lismanny, Laurencetown  Cover photo by Robert Riddell (www.robertriddell.com)

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Table of Contents ............................................................................................................... Page Executive Summary......................................................................................................................................... i Table of Contents............................................................................................................................................ ii Chapter 1: Introduction.............................................................................................................................01 (a) Lawrencetown & the Community Development Group (b) Vision & Mission (c)

Previous Plan & Achievements 1999 - 2004.

(d) Updated Plan, Aims, Objectives & Recent Achievements Chapter 2: Community Consultation & Engagement Process........................................................ 07 (a) Methods & Four Stages (b) Focus Groups (c)

Interaction with Key Agencies

(d) Review Process Chapter 3: Community Priority Action Plan........................................................................................ 11 (a) Heritage (b) Biodiversity (c) Sustainability (d) Village Infrastructure & Aesthetics (e) Community Asset Development (f)

Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

(g)

Older Adults

(h) Parent, Child & Youth (i)

Community Spirit

Chapter 4: Management, Accountability & Funding ........................................................................ 18 (a) Accountability (b) Funding Goals (c)

Funding Strategy

Appendices..................................................................................................................................................23 Appendix 1: Lawrencetown Overview Appendix 2: Overarching Rural Development Strategic Plans Appendix 3: Lawrencetown Community Development Group Structure Appendix 4: Community Detailed Action Plan Appendix 5: Lawrencetown Traffic Survey

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Chapter 1 - Introduction Introduction (a) LAWRENCETOWN & THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP Lawrencetown Village is a village in East Galway at the confluence of three counties, Roscommon, Offaly, and Tipperary. It is only ten minutes from the towns of Ballinasloe and Banagher, 20 minutes from Portumna, thirty minutes from the towns of Birr and Athlone and forty minutes from Galway city. (See appendix 1 for details of Lawrencetown’s location, demographics, challenges and attributes) The R355 is the main artery running through the village and a recent traffic survey (February 2017) indicates a high trafficked road with approximately 1500 vehicles passing through on a daily basis. (See appendix 5 for further details).

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The Lawrencetown Community Development Group (LCDG) was formed in 1997 to improve the social, educational and economic environment of Lawrencetown village and its surroundings. It is a company Limited by Guarantee and has charitable status. (See appendix 3 for details of Lawrencetown’s Community Development Group's structure).

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Lawrencetown Location Map.

(b) VISION & MISSION Vision Statement.

A varied landscape of fine agricultural land, forestry, peat lands and a close proximity to

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To develop the village of Lawrencetown as an attractive, cohesive & vibrant community for all its citizens.

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Introduction Chapter 1 - Introduction Mission Statement. To develop and implement creative communitybased strategies to enhance the village’s social, educational and economic environment and ensure a dynamic framework for quality growth and development. This will be achieved by encouraging the entire community’s participation in bottomup community-led local development through the use of working focus groups to implement an agreed series of community development actions. Value Statement. The group's work is guided and informed by the development groups ethos and dedication to:  Inclusiveness:

LCDG respects people, values diversity and is committed to community consultation, engagement and equality.  Participation: LCDG values and recognises the

contribution of volunteers within the group and the community and is devoted to a culture of teamwork and co-operation.  Quality:

LCDG strives for efficiency, professionalism and excellence through continuous improvement.  Transparency: LCDG recognises the necessity

and importance for complete transparency in all the group’s actions and endeavours in order to maintain the community’s trust and respect. (c)

PREVIOUS PLANS & ACHIEVEMENTS 1999 - 2004

Several successful community development initiatives have been undertaken by the Lawrencetown Community Development Group since its formation in 1997. Having proceeded on an ad-hoc basis in the early stages, the group

Local kids helping out at the ‘Community Clean Up’

then decided to formalise their work with a fully documented plan for the development of the community from 1999-2004. As a result of this plan the following short and long term community projects have been completed: Projects Completed. 1. Upgrade works to the Volunteer Arch Monument and Gate Lodges. 2. Construction of the road access into the Lisheen river walk and Seymour Mausoleum. 3. Initial set-up and ongoing operation of the ‘Care Bears ‘ (ECCE) Community Playschool. 4. Establishment of a Parish community garden. The garden is maintained by community employment scheme workers and provides a supply of flowers each year which are used in flowerbeds throughout the village. 5. Upgrade works to widen and refurbish the entrance to Ballymore castle. 6. Establishment of recycling ‘bring adjacent to the Community Hall.

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Introduction Chapter 1 - Introduction 7. Refurbishment works at the Lismany gate lodge. Works included shot blasting and painting of railings as well as repair to the stone wall. 8. Refurbishment of the old community pump on the Banagher Road with a new pump installed at this location. 9. Stone signage on way into village installed and flower beds adjacent to them maintained by community employment scheme workers. Money is invested each year for new flowers and trees.

out under a Galway County Council village renewal scheme. 14. Walking and Cycling Routes which pass through Lawrencetown (e.g. The Hymany Way) were established and installed with assistance and co-operation from the Lawrencetown Community Development Group. 15. Installation of a boardwalk in Kylemore raised bog. The land is leased from Bord Na Mona and allows access to the bog for education and information purposes and promotes biodiversity in the area. 16. The local graveyard has been maintained by the Lawrencetown Community Development Group and community employment scheme workers for lthe last number of years. A new graveyard committee has recently been established which will assume responsibility for its upkeep.

Rejuvenating our Community Hall, 2016.

10. Purchase and renovation of The Ochilmore Store Building as offices and training/meeting rooms. 11. Purchase of community field to rear of school for development. 12. Secured charity status for the group Registered Charity No. 20077907 CHY (Revenue) No. 19795. 13. Enhancement of parking facilities and Lawrencetown Green. This work was carried

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These successful outcomes resulting from the initial development plan have contributed to the outlook of the community and have assisted in slowing village decline. This positive work has resulted in numerous local residents returning to the village to settle, build and to rear their young families.

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UPDATED PLAN, AIMS, OBJECTIVES & RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

This updated 5 Year Development Plan will cover the period 2017 – 2022 and sets out to achieve a balance between the local development needs as identified by the community in March 2016 and the goals and themes of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. The group

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Introduction Chapter 1 - Introduction is determined to further enhance the village’s economic and entrepreneurial development, the social inclusiveness and the environment of the village with an area-based, bottom-up, innovative, integrative, co-operative approach in line with European, National and local rural development plans. (See appendix 3 for overarching rural development strategic plans). Aim of Plan The aim of the strategic plan is to coherently outline the necessary actions which will realise the vision for Lawrencetown village and assist the Lawrencetown Community Development Group in communicating the vision and necessary actions to the wider community, government departments, local representatives and sources of funding. In order to do this the community development group has gathered together the views of the community, analysed these views, measured them against overarching government objectives and presented the views in a coherent way which allows the Lawrencetown Community Development Group prioritise actions to achieve the agreed vision for the village. Objectives of Plan The objectives of

the

strategic

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4. To identify suitable actions to promote the strengths and mitigate the weaknesses. 5. To act as a framework to assist local government including Galway County Council and local representatives in steering future development in the area. 6. To assist in securing funding for projects proposed within this plan, and other projects/ actions in the future. 7. To encourage the entire community’s participation in bottom-up, community-led local development by reflecting their work through the focus groups in a coherent and succinct document. 8. To be a ‘live’ working document, open to change as progress continues and to be a flexible plan, receptive to ongoing suggestions within the overall strategy.

are:

1. To identify areas of concern for the local community and identify where these concerns fit within the national rural development priorities. 2. To enable the local community to analyse and define the value of their village and identify its strengths and weaknesses. 3. To act as a tool for assessing those strengths and weaknesses.

Community Clean Up 2016.

Since March 2016 the following has already been achieved: 1. Widespread Community Consultation in 2016 through the following methods:

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Introduction Chapter 1 - Introduction 3. Establishment of a community Parent & Toddler Group in July 2016. 4 Community Hall Clean and Paint, all work done by local volunteers. 5. Community Spirit Fun Weekend in September 2016. Community Spirit FunWeekend in September 2016.

➡ public meeting to establish the needs and

wants of the community,

➡ establishment of a community facebook page ➡ use of a village suggestion box ➡ establihment of a community text messaging service ➡ national school community art initiative to establish the needs and wants of the children of the community.

6. Community Halloween Party in October 2016. 7. Community Christmas event including new Christmas lights and a Santa visit in December 2016. 8. Planning permission granted for Community Playground in December 2016. 9. Lawrencetown ‘Get Active’ Community fitness event for month of January 2017. As a result of this initiative a local walking group has been established and fitness classes continued.

➡ community survey (online and hardcopy)

10. Various meetings with local county councillors, TD’s and county council specialised professionals in areas of biodiversity, heritage & sustainability.

2. First Community Spring Clean Up in association with Galway County Council & An Taisce in April 2016.

11. Ongoing management of community assets (i.e. The Store Building and Field behind the school), local recycling ‘bring banks’ and support to the local graveyard committee.

Christmas 2016.

‘Get Active’ community fitness event, January 2017.

➡ regular community update meetings

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Introduction Chapter 1 - Introduction

Our National School art initiative: Pupils wishes for the community.

A synopsis of the children's suggestions and wishes.

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Introduction Chapter 2 - Community Consultation & Engagement Process (a) METHODS OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION

forward. Suggestions were categorised under a number of headings. The various themes were

The Lawrencetown Community Development Group strategic plan evolved from a detailed community consultation process undertaken by the development group in March 2016 commencing with a community meeting held on 23rd March whereby the entire community had an opportunity to put forward their thoughts and views. The introduction of a new community facebook page and a community suggestion box placed in the church, a national school art initiative and a community text message service allowed all suggestions/ideas to be brought

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then further distilled down and grouped into four focus groups which were established in May. These groups are: (a) Heritage / Village Enhancement (b) Fitness, Health & Wellbeing / Older Adults (c) Parent & Child / Youth (d) Community Spirit These focus groups are working independently and also in co-operation where themes overlap to realise the various suggestion and ideas.

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Summary of the consultation methods used and the resulting focus groups.

Community Meeting March 2016.

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Chapter 2 - Community Consultation & Engagement Process Four Stages of Public Consultation: 1. A public community meeting was held on 23rd March in the local community hall whereby the entire community gave their valued input when asked to voice their suggestions and ideas for amenities, services, initiatives, developments etc. that they would like to see become a reality in the village. 2. A community Facebook page, a community e-mail, a suggestion box in the local church and notices in the local newsletter invited all the community to express the issues that are important to them and their families.

Attitude Towards Work of the Group

■ Very Positive (76%)

■ Somewhat Positive (24%)

■ Somewhat Negative (0%) ■ Negative (0%)

Survey result: Attitude towards work of group.

3. To summarise findings of this process all the community’s suggestions and ideas highlighted through the above consultation process were carefully listed and categorised under various headings observing that this consultation process is constant, ever-changing, always ongoing and totally transparent and open to all members of the community.

4. A follow up Community Survey was conducted in December 2016 to ‘take the pulse’ of the community and to ascertain if the methodology of the development group was appropriate. The following graphs are a snapshot of some of the survey results.

Interest in Specific Focus Groups

■ Parent/Child/Youth (40%) ■ Village Enhancement/Heritage (19%) ■ Health/Fitness/Older Adults (35%) ■ Community Spirit (6%)

Survey result: Interest expressed in different focus groups.

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Willingness to get involved in the work of the group

villages vision and strategic objectives which are in line with European, National and local rural development plans. Each focus group will examine the village needs for their particular area and report back to the development group committee with proposed actions and recommendations. This allows for members of the community to involve themselves in the group that interests them most.

(C) INTERACTION WITH KEY AGENCIES ■ Strongly Agree (12%)

■ Agree (79%)

■ Disagree (3%)

■ Strongly Disagree (6%)

Survey result: Willingness of public to get involved.

(B) FOCUS GROUPS To produce a meaningful strategic plan from this bottom-up community led approach the development group decided that the most effective and efficient way to progress this course was to encourage the formation of the following focus groups: 1. Heritage, Infrastructure & Village Enhancement Focus Group 2. Health, Fitness/Well-Being & Older Adult Focus Group 3. Parent, Youth and Child Focus Group 4. Community Spirit Focus Group The objective of each of these groups is to work inter-dependently, inter-changeably and simultaneously in co-operation to achieve the

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Discussions were conducted with various agencies whose support is required for implementation and achievement of the various objectives and goals: 1. Galway County Council Councillors, Engineers, the Community Enterprise and Economic Development Officer and the Heritage Officer, Biodiversity Officer and Sustainability Officer have been contacted for direction and invited to meet with the community group. 2. Galway Rural Development Co. Ltd has been contacted and invited to liaise with the village development group. 3. Government T.D.’s have been informed of the groups future plans, have attended meetings and have agreed to receive this development plan once finalised. 4. Government departments such as the Department of Child and Youth Affairs, National Lottery, Office of Public Works, An Pobal, the Road Safety Authority and the Department of Education and Skills have been consulted.

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Chapter 2 - Community Consultation & Engagement Process This consultation and engagement process, due to its nature will be on-going throughout the period of this development plan. (D) REVIEW PROCESS REVIEW

PROCESS

On an annual basis the community group will review and evaluate the consultation and engagement process to ensure the bottomup approach is appropriate and the strategic objectives of the development plan are being achieved. Should the process need to be enhanced or intensified to meet specific plan goals, new consultation procedures will be evaluated and implemented following careful consideration and ensuring that they will continue to meet the core vision of the plan. Community Clean Up 2016.

Community Spirit Fun Weekend 2016.

Community Spirit Fun Weekend in September 2016.

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Chapter 3 - Community Priority Action Plan

Action Plan Through the consultation process it became evident that action was required in the following areas:

1. Agriculture 2. Job Creation 3. Training & Education

1. Heritage

The symbiosis between agriculture, agri-business,

2. Biodiversity

training, education, information sharing, financial

3. Sustainability

support for start-ups, mentoring, knowledge and

4. Village Enhancement & Infrastructure 5. Community Asset Development 6. Health & Fitness/Wellbeing/Mental Health 7. Older Adults 8. Parent & Child/Youth

business skills in rural communities needs to be explored and Lawrencetown could serve as a test case/ pilot project for such a study. The majority of actions outlined in this plan will serve to improve the quality of life of the local

9. Community Spirit

community and may serve to attract people

Therefore the bulk of the strategic plan addresses these topics and outlines the specific actions which were identified through the focus groups over the 12 month period, March 2016 - February 2017. However, this plan also includes and considers three aspects which were addressed in the previous strategic plan with a view to further exploring if there is a desire or a need to further address these areas. These three areas are:

concerns of the community, the root cause(s) of

Social Dancing Class 2017.

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to the village but in order to fully address the depopulation as well as the lack of high value, innovative industries needs also to be identified and addressed. Each focus group has outlined its short term and long term goals in appendix 4 and have prioritised those that are achievable within the first two years of this Community Development Plan i.e. 2017 - 2019.

Fitness Class 2017.

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Chapter 3 - Community Priority Action Plan Table of prioritised actions: These are actions that can be achieved by end 2019. The next iteration of this plan will include an updated list of priority actions. (See appendix 4 for full list of actions.) TOPIC ACTION INDICATIVE COST (a) Heritage

Develop Heritage Trail Brochure - V1 will be a mix of built, cultural and

natural heritage. Establish heritage trail / guided tour for local National

School and local residents for heritage week 2017.

€750

Refurbish Seymour Mausoleum and improve accessibility to same.

€1,400

(b) Biodiversity

Pollinator Plant: Establish a large bed of flowers that will attract bees

& other pollinating insects in the Community garden in Spring 2017.

Identification & description of biodiversity features in Lawrencetown.

Introduction to biodiversity features in Lawrencetown for tidy towns

application and labelling and signage of same for education of local

residents.

€5,000

(c) Sustainability

Village Clean Up: Organise village ‘Spring Clean’ as part of national

initiative in April 2017. Continue annually.

€100/annum = €200

Promote Awareness: Hold community talks/seminars on sustainability/

composting etc to raise awareness. Hold meetings in village explaining

the benefits of sustainability, available grant schemes etc.

(d) Infrastructure

Painting Plan: Develop a painting plan for the village with local residents €1,000 in 2017

& Aesthetics

and business owners in 2017. Utilise the social employment scheme

workers where possible and appropriate in conjunction with other

members of the community to execute the plan.

Planting Plan: Ensure that planting of flowers and maintenance of trees,

plants and especially flowers is completed and continued. Develop a

planting plan for the village with local residents and business owners

in 2017. Utilise the social employment scheme workers where possible

and appropriate in conjunction with other members of the community

to execute the plan.

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€100

€150/annum €300

€500 in 2018 = €1,500

€1,000 in 2017 €500 in 2018 = €1,500

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Chapter 3 - Community Priority Action Plan TOPIC ACTION INDICATIVE COST (e) Community

Community Field Development: Engage with community on best use

Asset Development

of the land. Investigate multi-use options eg sports pitch, childcare

facilities, play areas, school facilities, school parking etc. Ascertain

costings for detailed designs and planning applications. Engage with

local TDs and Councillors for advice on most appropriate use, funding

mechanisms and engagement with relevant government departments

e.g. Dept of Education, Dept of Sports, Department of local government.

Conduct village survey, landscaping plan and streetscaping plan to

improve amenity areas.

(f) Health & Fitness Establish First Responders Medical Unit: Liaise with Emergency / Wellbeing

services, recruit community volunteers, conduct training.

Organise 2 Fitness Events per year: Village Fittest Families Event

(summer - one day) & Let’s Get Active Event (Winter/Spring- to include

€10,000

€3,000

€1,500

fitness classes, events and new initiatives) with primary objective to €500/annum

involve the entire community.

= €1000

€200/annum = €400 Health Checks: Professional Health Checks in community hall.

Sports Clubs: Revive existing and dormant clubs eg soccer club, golf

society. Estabish new clubs e.g. Walking/Running club, Cycling club,

Horse Trekking club, Galway Hurling Supporters Club, Connaught Rugby

Supporters Club.

(g) Older Adults

Ladies Club Revival: Determine community interest, decide whether

to register with Irish Country Women’s Association, select activities

and projects for the initiative.

Parish Day Out Revival: Organise for 3rd week in July 2017 with

objective to sustain yearly.

Panic Alarms Roll Out: Register with government authority for

programme, advertise and manage distribution.

Men’s Shed Initiative: determine community interest, register with

Irish Men’s Shed Association, select projects for the initiative.

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€500/annum = €1,000

€500/annum = €1,000 €500/annum = €1,000

€1,000

€500

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Chapter 3 - Community Priority Action Plan TOPIC ACTION INDICATIVE COST (h) Parent, Youth and Child

Build a Local Playground Facility.

€60,000

Develop car parking/set down facility at Lawrencetown National School. €60,000

Parent & child focused social events: annual Halloween, Christmas and

€1,000/annum

Easter event. Annual Teen Event for the youth & parents in the local area. = €2,000

(i) Community Spirit Community Alert/Neighbourhood Watch: Review existing system and

see if changes or improvements are necessary. Refresh Community

Alert signs on approaches to village.

€500

Social Events: Organise Community Fun Weekend - a weekend of events

to cater for all age groups.

€1,500/annum = €3,000

Social Events: Support & collaborate with other focus groups with events €1,500/annum

to include: St Patricks Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas.

Social Groups: Establish interest in setting up new groups in village

e.g. Drama Group.

€3,000

€200

Community Priority Action Plan - Total Projected Cost €159,850

'Community Spirit Fun Weekend 2016'

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• Develop long term maintenance planting/maintenance plan for beech avenue

• New lighting scheme; soft light, heritage column design • Underground all overhead wires

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new oak tree to match one at “top green”

possible location for old phone box

organised parking areas

new paving

traffic calmed

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possible loop to Lisheen walk

wildflower meadow

bird boxes

existing pump (restore others around village)

redesigned to encourage local use, retain selected existing trees

seating

road width reduced to minimum

organised parking

existing Marion sculpture

improved recycling area

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• Composting facility • Restore shed roof • Plant more pollinators

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extended green area/path

relocate information sign

Schematic of Lawrencetown Village Centre with Proposed Village Enhancement Projects

restore pillars and gate

woodland wildflower herbaceous layer

INDICATIVE LAYOUT – VILLAGE CENTRE

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'Community Spirit Fun Weekend 2016'.

Rejuvenating our Community Hall, 2016.

Early Morning Walkers / Runners.

Enjoying the Siel Bleu Exercise Class.

Volunteer group for the Community Clean Up 2016..

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Chapter 4 - Management, Accountability & Funding A thorough consultation process was undertaken as outlined in chapter 2 in order to develop the Lawrencetown Community Development Group strategic plan. A participative model will be used in its implementation involving representative focus groups and its general management is conducted through an overarching committee.

Yearly Accounts

The legal structure adopted by the community development group is that of a company limited by guarantee and this structure obliges compliance with the monitoring and requirements of company law.

The group appoints an independent accountant to prepare its Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet for each year ending 31st July for presentation at the company A.G.M and for filing with the Companies Registration Office on its Annual Return Date of 31st May.

Evaluation of the actions undertaken against the desired outcomes is considered a necessary part of the ongoing work of the group, and will be reported at the company AGM. It will principally be the role of the focus groups to provide these progress reports on their specific areas of responsibility, and the role of the board to report on the overall effectiveness of structures, procedures and policies.

(a) ACCOUNTABILITY Yearly Budget Costings & Comparison to Actual Costings

In March 2016 the company limited by guarantee availed of the provision in the Companies Act 2014, in respect of the exemption from the requirement to have the accounts of the company audited and became audit exempt.

Monthly Income & Expenditure Account Reports The company directors and community at large will be issued with a:  Detailed breakdown of all income and expenditure report.  Income & Expenditure will be broken down based on specific group assets and initiatives e.g. Charity Donations, Community Store, Community Field, Tidy Towns and Graveyard Maintenance, and Community Events & Playschool.

An annual budget will be drawn up to cover (1) administration costs, (2) specific actions and support costs related to these actions. The budget will be drawn up at the end of the fourth quarter of each financial year, July, for the following year.

 A report will be cumulative to allow for comparison of real expenditure with that budgeted.

Analysis of yearly costing budget against end of year actual expenditure will be carried out to identify possible problems for the future and assist the formulation of preventative actions to meet such problems.

 Bank balances and reconciliations with bank statements.

 Debtors & creditors outstanding at month end.

 Current bank account balance broken down to ring-fence income & expenditure report.

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Chapter 4 - Management, Accountability & Funding Financial Decisions: Approval limits have been put in place setting limits on expenditure to cover the purchase of stationary, office equipment etc. a) Amounts over €200 must be passed at board level. b) Requests for tender must obtained for any purchase over €500. c) Purchases are based on a best value for money basis. d) No payment will be made without a proper invoice, official request, or expense forms. e) All banking 365 online payment transfers are to be approved by all elected committee members by e-mail i.e. Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer & PRO. f) Petty cash will be run at €50 and topped up if balance falls to €25 or less.

(B) FUNDING GOALS Following the groups consultation and engagement process funding goals have been established in line with the 5-year village development strategy. These funding goals are consistent with the community’s vision and priorities to develop Lawrencetown as an attractive, cohesive and vibrant community for all its citizens and are needed to develop and implement creative community based strategies to enhance the village’s social, educational and economic environment and ensure a dynamic framework for the area’s growth and development.

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The Funding Requirement Schedule below summarises each of the focus group’s priority action costs.

TOPIC INDICATIVE

COST

(a) Heritage

€2,150

(b) Biodiversity

€5,100

(c) Sustainability

€500

(d) Infrastructure & Aesthetics

€3,000

(e) Community Asset Development €13,000

(f ) Health & Fitness/ Wellbeing

€3,900

(g) Older Adults

€3,500

(h) Parent, Youth and Child

€122,000

(i) Community Spirit

€6,700

TOTAL FUNDING REQUIRED

€159,850

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FUNDRAISING SHOULD BE IN THE FORM OF: A smaller weekly contribution of €2 per week A reduced monthly payment over a specific timeframe eg. €10 per month

A once off household donation eg. €100

A once off large organised fundraiser

Survey results: Community fundraising suggestions.

(c) FUNDING STRATEGY The funding strategy has been carefully considered in conjunction with the community consultation and engagement process. The Community Survey conducted in December 2016 asked the views of the community, a fundraising committee has been formed and the group has considered the following: 1. Has the group a strong ‘case for support’? Since the public meeting in March 2016 a lot of work has been done to enhance the group’s values of inclusiveness, participation, quality and transparency. Given the large community numbers that have attended the various community events i.e. The Village Clean Up, Community Hall Clean/ Paint, Community Fun Weekend, Halloween Family Event and Christmas lights & Santa Event

it is evident that the group has established a positive case for support from the community. 2. Groups Internal and External fundraising SWOT Analysis.

STRENGTHS/OPPORTUNITES  Group is raising funds for community led projects.  Positivity & Support within the community.  Rejuvenated group with a hardworking ‘can do’ attitude.  Group has very productive business and social contacts outside the village.  Local businesses are very supportive and positive towards the group.

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Chapter 4 - Management, Accountability & Funding WEAKNESSES / THREATS  Village population, although it’s growing, it is still very limited when raising money in the sums necessary to make a significant improvement.  Same people being approached repeatedly to make contributions.  Same businesses being approached repeatedly to make contributions.  Fundraising in other parishes on-going for similar projects so careful planning of fundraising dates is essential.

The following critical path will be followed for both fundraisers in each year: 1. Decide on fundraiser month - deadline 3 months in advance. 2. Decide on Venue - deadline 3 months in advance. 3. Decide on fundraiser content - deadline 2 months in advance with a month to finalize. 4. Sponsorship - deadline 2 months in advance to have finalized within a month. 5. PRO admin deadlines - 1 month in advance to finalized posters, tickets, invites etc. 6. PRO deadlines-1 month in advance to start, 2 weeks reminder, 1 week intensive.

3. Groups analysis of what is working for other organisations Committee considered other community groups which have similar goals as our village and identified the following fundraisers which have worked very well for them:  Monster Auctions.  Activity Based Fundraisers - Strictly Come Dancing, White Collar Boxing, Talent Shows, Cookery Demo’s, Race Nights.  Celebrity Music / Dance ticketed events.

4. Funding Timelines & Critical Path Based on the above approach the committee has decided to focus on one small community fundraiser in the year’s first quarter and one large fundraiser in the last quarter and all other community spirit events will be organised with the aim of being cost neutral.

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Community Spirit FunWeekend in September 2016.

5. Funding Sources The committee has considered all the following funding sources and hopes by pursuing these various schemes and government bodies with this development plan as a basis for investment along with constant community work and commitment that it will secure funding to facilitate the Lawrencetown Community in achieving its prioritised goals over the next 5 years:

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Chapter 4 - Management, Accountability & Funding  Local community fundraising events – 2 yearly  Local business support  A community gain fund from a proposed wind farm development in the area.  European, National and Regional Government funding schemes including but not limited to: ➡ LEADER Programme ➡ CLAR Programme ➡ Town & Village Renewal Scheme ➡ Sports Capital Programme ➡ Tusla ➡ Community Involvement Scheme ➡ Community Support Scheme ➡ Notice of Motion Monies from working closely with local county councilors

'Fighting Fit'

➡ Council Grants e.g. Bottle Bank Maintenance, Graveyard grants, Tidy Towns etc. ➡ An Taisce Green Communities ➡ Enterprise Ireland ➡ Failte Ireland ➡ Heritage Council ➡ Georgian Society ➡ National Lottery ➡ Seniors Alert Scheme ➡ Tus Scheme ➡ The Ireland Funds

Rejuvenating our Community Hall.

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Appendices / Appendix 1: Lawrencetown Overview

Location map of Lawrencetown / East Galway

(a) MAPS / LOCATION:

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Appendices / Appendix 1: Lawrencetown Overview (b) DEMOGRAPHICS

This is reflected in the recent increase in numbers to attend Lawrencetown N.S. up to 2020.

The successful outcomes of the original development plan has contributed to combatting the underlying effects caused by decline of the village population in the 1990s. Despite recessionary times this positive work has resulted in numerous local residents returning to the village to rear their young families which indicates the positive effects resulting from the initial development plan.

Also recent preliminary population results from 2016 census has proved the Lawrencetown area and its surrounding townlands performing very positively in comparison to neighbouring villages. Again this further compliments and accredits the positive effects from the initial development plan.

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Both the school number trends and the census preliminary results further enhances the necessity for the current Lawrencetown Development Group to build on the success of the original development plan and maintain these positive developments.

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Appendices / Appendix 1: Lawrencetown Overview Both the school number trends and the census preliminary results further enhances the necessity for the current Lawrencetown Development Group to build on the success of the original development plan and maintain these positive developments.

challenges rural Ireland to embrace areas of sustainability, local biodiversity and renewable energy initiatives.

Population- there remains an increasing trend toward urbanisation through the growth of small urban centres and a continuing decline in remote rural areas. Luckily the Lawrencetown area appears to be opposing this trend hence the necessity for rapid investment and development of services to maintain this growth.

This progression and upgrading of Lawrencetown Community’s Strategic Development Plan, on a bottom-up, community-led, local development basis, is a pro-active response to the current and future challenges for rural villages, and is consistent with the EU 6 Rural Development Priorities, the National Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, specifically measure 7, relating to village renewal in rural areas and measure 19, relating to support for LEADER Local Development Projects and with the Galway County Development Plan 2015-2021.

 Agriculture - the number of farms and agricultural employment is declining; the age structure of farmers is unbalanced; many farms are non-viable and over-dependence on direct payments is becoming the norm.

As such it is vital that it attracts the support of the many government agencies required to act in partnership to deliver this series of integrated actions for Lawrencetown village to face these challenges in an efficient and sustainable manner.

(c) CHALLENGES IN THE AREA

 Employment - job creation and employment are increasing, however rural areas are still at a disadvantage compared with major urban centres in attracting new investment, particularly in the services sector.  Social deprivation - poverty and social exclusion remain significant problems in rural areas in particular among rural village’s aging populations.  Amenity Shortage – the aging population and urbanisation trends over the past decades have resulted in a lack of investment in local amenities for young families. This forces the daily commute to local towns to avail of basic social facilities like pitches, playgrounds etc.  Environment - there is growing concern for the protection of the environment which

(d) VILLAGE ATTRIBUTES Location As can be seen from the maps in section (a), Lawrencetown is located in East Galway at the confluence of three counties, Roscommon, Offaly, and Tipperary. It is ten minutes drive from local towns Ballinasloe, Banagher & Portumna and is easily accessible from Dublin, Athlone and Galway city via the M6 Motorway, Exit 15. Landscape A varied landscape of fine agricultural land, forestry, peat lands and a close proximity to the River Shannon & River Suck has influenced the development of Lawrencetown and its hinterland in a variety of ways.

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Appendices / Appendix 1: Lawrencetown Overview Heritage The village and its surrounding area is very rich in history; natural, built & cultural heritage with the village dating back to 1700. With its follies and arch monuments, Ballymore Castle, Lismany House, the Lisheen and Seymour’s Mausoleum, to name but a few features, Lawrencetown is a historian's and archeologist’s paradise. Broadband The village currently has access to high speed broadband and under the National Broadband Plan it is hoped the fibre broadband will be rolled out in the area by 2020.

Community Clean up 2016.

Community Spirit The community’s enthusiasm to make Lawrencetown a better place to live has always been a pivotal driver of the work been done in the village under the previous development plan. The next generation has now taken on the mantle and development of the new strategy for the village and with this new energy and spirit the group endeavours to progress the village’s development to new levels of sustainable growth.

Junior 'Hip Hop'.

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'Siel Bleu' - Over 50s Exercise Class.

Community Kids Treasure Hunt.

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Appendices / Appendix 2: Overarching Rural Development Policies The EU’s rural development policy is funded through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development worth €100 billion from 2014-2020, with each EU country receiving an allocation of this fund. Ireland receives €2.19 billion of this over the 7-year period. At least 30% of EU funding for each priority area must be dedicated to measures relevant for environment and climate change and at least 5% to LEADER. Each member State or region develops its own rural development plan based on these priority areas, develops measures for achieving progress and set targets to measure progress under each priority area. The EU Rural Development Programme has 6 Priorities: 1. Promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction & economic development in rural areas. This priority area acts as the overarching priority under which the actions of Lawrencetown and the wider community will be focused. 2. Fostering Knowledge transfer & Innovation in agriculture, forestry & rural areas. 3. Enhancing competitiveness of all types of agriculture and farm viability. 4. Promoting food chain organisation and risk management in agriculture. 5. Restoring, preserving & enhancing ecosystems dependent on agriculture & forestry. 6. Promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient economy in agriculture, food & forestry sectors. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is the Managing Authority and

lead Government Department for Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 but rural affairs and LEADER funding in Ireland is managed by the newly configured Department of Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht since 2016. Ireland’s rural development programme will fund actions under all of the six Rural Development priorities – with a particular emphasis on restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems related to agriculture and forestry as well as resource efficiency and climate. There are a number of schemes in place for rural development including the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, the rollout of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and the pilot project in relation to Rural Economic Development Zones. The four biggest Rural Development measures in Ireland in budgetary terms (total public funding) are:  €1.59 billion allocated to Agri-environment climate.  €1.37 billion allocated to Payments to areas facing natural constraints.  €425 million allocated to Investments in physical assets.  €250 million allocated to Support for LEADER local development. The LEADER  programme (an acronym in French meaning  Links between actions for the development of the rural economy) is an EU  funding mechanism to support rural development projects initiated at a local level in order to revitalise rural areas and create jobs and to support community-led local development and has seven principles of local development.

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Appendices / Appendix 2: Overarching Rural Development Policies 1. Area-based: taking place in a small, homogeneous socially cohesive territory.

The themes and sub themes that are supported through LEADER are as follows:

2. Bottom-up: local actors design the strategy and choose the actions.

1. Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

3. Public-private partnership: LAGs are balanced groups involving public and private-sector actors, which can mobilise all available skills and resources. 4. Innovation: giving LAGs the flexibility to introduce new ideas and methods. 5. Integration: between economic, social, cultural and environmental actions, as distinct from a sectoral approach.

a. Rural tourism b. Enterprise development c. Rural towns d. Broadband 2. Social Inclusion a. Basic services targeted at hard to reach communities b. Rural youth 3. Rural Environment

6. Networking: allowing learning among people, organisations and institutions at local, regional, national and European levels.

a. Protection and sustainable use of water resources

7. Co-operation: among LEADER groups, for instance to share experiences, allow complementarity or to achieve critical mass.

c. Development of renewable energy

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b. Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

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Appendices / Appendix 3: Development Group Structure

DEVELOPMENT GROUP COMMITTEE Chair

Brian Kenny

Secretary & Assistant

Jacqueline Nevin & Eamon Craughwell

Treasurer & Assistant

Loraine Treacy Annmarie McEvoy

PRO & Assistant

Irene Melody & Celine Pardy

Lawrencetown Community

Parish Priest President LCDG Fr Christy O’Beirne

Lawrencetown Community Development Group CLG

Chair LCDG

Secretary LCDG

Asst. Secretary

Treasurer LCDG

Asst. Treasurer

PRO LCDG

Focus Groups

Asst. PRO

FOCUS GROUP MEMBERS FOCUS GROUP

NAME

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Heritage/Village Enhancement

Sharon Kenny, John Pardy, Mary Pardy Joe McEvoy, Sean Cogavin, Tony Kelly Tony McKeigue, Paddy Walsh, James Joyce, Aron Donnelly, Christy Cunniffe, Michael Healy, Stephen Heery & Colin Ryder.

Annmarie McEvoy

Health & Fitness / Older Adults

Martina Donnelly, Caitriona Lynch, Marian Kelly, Ger Tully, Aaron Curley, Justin Donnelly, Rose Muldoon,Noel Treacy, Damien Farrell & Marie Dolphin.

Loraine Treacy Irene Melody

Parent & Child / Youth

Maeve Ryder, Claire Kilkenny, Collette Brehony & Caitriona Greaney.

Annmarie McEvoy, Jacqueline Nevin & Loraine Treacy

Community Spirit

Conor Treacy, Alan Pardy, John Kilkenny, Tony McKeigue, Mary Whyte, Dessie Farrell, Maura Farrell & Michael Pardy.

Celine Donnelly & Eamon Craughwell

(Incl. Biodiversity & Sustainability )

Children & Parent / Youth

Health & Fitness / Elderly

Village Enhancement, Heritage / BioDiversity

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Develop Heritage Trail Brochure – V1 will be a mix of built, cultural and natural heritage. Establish heritage trail / guided tour for local National School and local residents for heritage week 2017

Develop book to accompany brochure based on the national school children’s interpretation of the history of the area. Use Athenry walled towns book as an example.

Develop podcast of heritage trail(s).

Establish heritage society/ group in Lawrencetown.

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

ACTION

1. Heritage

1.

Engage with local residents and ascertain the appetite for a regular heritage society meeting. Organise regular talks/ seminars for local residents and visitors. Fist such seminar will take place on 15th April in Lawrencetown Community Hall with the title ‘Architecture of Lawrencetown’.

Local residents and National school children will be asked to voice record heritage information and stories. This will then be available online on the local website and available as a digital guided tour.

Engage with Lawrencetown NS to begin process of heritage stories being told by guest speakers, followed by the pupils developing stories and drawings in their own words based on the guest speakers stories.

Produce Brochure before August 2017

SHORT-TERM GOALS

Produce first podcast by Heritage week 2018 and further podcasts by heritage week 2019.

Establishment and development of a local heritage society/ group.

100 for series of 4 talks/ seminars

Produce booklet with illustrations and stories for heritage week 2018.

Develop brochure to include 3 versions – V1 built heritage, V2 Cultural heritage, V3 Natural heritage.

LONG-TERM GOALS

500

250

750

COST COST€€

INDICATIVE INDICATIVE

200

500

1000

1500

COST €

INDICATIVE

Rural Towns Enterprise Development Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity Rural Youth

3. 4. 5.

Rural Youth

5.

2.

Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity

4.

Rural Tourism

Enterprise Development

3.

1.

Rural Towns

2.

Rural Youth

4.

Rural Tourism

Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity

3.

1.

Rural Towns

Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity

4.

2.

Enterprise Development

3.

Rural Tourism

Rural Towns

2.

1.

Rural Tourism

1.

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Establish a heritage office/ museum/ display area for information about Lawrencetown from a heritage and touristic perspective.

Conduct study of historical building, an old cottage known as ‘the tin house’ in the village centre

Refurbish the folly on the Bellevue road and

Seymour Mausoleum

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.8

ACTION

1. Heritage

1.

15-20 meters) possibly by using stepping stones across field and clear overgrown part of road at end of the Lisheen walk

150

Remove Remove weeds weeds and and growing growing vegetation vegetation from from stone stone structure, structure protect Protect stone stone structure structure from from grazing grazing cattle cattle by by erecting erecting fencing fencing, accessibilty to Improveimprove accessibility to mausoleum Mausoleum and and graveyard graveyard from end pathway at Lisheen walk. fromofend of pathway (approx.

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1000

3,000

250

1000

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

Conduct refurbishment work on the folly in 2017. This work has been planned and a budget allocated and is planned to start in Spring 2017. The restoration work will be carried out by a qualified and experienced stone mason who will be assisted by members of a local community employment scheme. Engagement with Galway Co Co conservation officer has been established.

Conduct study of house in 2017

Engage with local residents and ascertain the appetite for a heritage office/ museum/ display area in 2017. This should be an existing building in the village centre to bring activity to the village. Could be open for a limited period of time, seasonally or weekly and staffed through a rural employment scheme

SHORT-TERM GOALS

Identify other such sites/ monuments to refurbish along heritage trail.

Identify other such sites/ monuments to refurbish along heritage trail.

Identify other such sites/ monuments to examine and study and identify for heritage trail.

Use an existing premises in Lawrencetown and refurbish to house a heritage office/ museum/ display area for use by local residents and staffed by a local resident creating employment in the area.

LONG-TERM GOALS

250

250

250

80,000

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

Rural Towns Enterprise Development Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity

3. 4.

Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity

4.

2.

Enterprise Development

3.

Rural Tourism

Rural Towns

2.

1.

Rural Tourism

Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity

4. 1.

Enterprise Development

3.

Rural Youth

5.

Rural Towns

Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity

4.

2.

Enterprise Development

3.

Rural Tourism

Rural Towns

2.

1.

Rural Tourism

1.

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Establish a large bed of flowers that will attract bees and other pollinating insects in the Parish community garden in Spring 2017

Field of native grass flowers to be planted and managed as an attractive looking hay meadow in Lawrencetown. Good for pollinating insects. Woodland flowers to be planted under lime trees Restoration of pillar and gate

Introduction to biodiversity features in Lawrencetown for tidy towns application and labelling and signage of same for education of local residents.

Maintenance of boardwalk, promotion and awareness of bog and boardwalk, signage for education/ information purposes. Engage with BnM on a regular basis and engage with local national school who will be partaking in the Bord na Mona ‘Eco Rangers’ education activity.

Establish a pollinator bed: A large bed of flowers that will attract bees and other pollinating insects.

Establish wildflower meadow

Identification & description of biodiversity features in Lawrencetown

Develop Lismany/Kylemore Bog

2.2

2.3

2.4

SHORT-TERM GOALS

2.1

ACTION

2. 1. Biodiversity

2000

1000 500

250

100.00

COST

Develop the bog into an amenity which can be used as a tourist attraction. The Kylemore/ Lismany/ Derries area is quite remote and prone to illegal dumping – developing the site and roadway will encourage more trafficking of the area and encourage walkers, runners and nature enthusiasts to use the area more.

Through proper labelling and signage the biodiversity features of Lawrencetown should become known to residents and visitors alike and make Lawrencetown a more interesting place to walk and explore.

Increase number and range of flower meadows throughout the village where appropriate.

Increase number and range of pollinators throughout the village where appropriate.

LONG-TERM GOALS

15,000

No cost

COST

500

500.00

Rural Towns Rural Youth Rural Environment Rural Tourism

3. 4. 5. 6.

Rural Tourism

6.

Sustainability

Rural Environment

5.

2.

Rural Youth

4.

Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

Rural Towns

3.

1.

Sustainability

Rural Tourism

6.

2.

Rural Environment

5.

Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

Rural Youth

4.

1.

Rural Towns

Rural Tourism

6.

3.

Rural Environment

5.

Sustainability

Rural Youth

4.

2.

Rural Towns

3.

Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

Sustainability

2.

1.

Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

1.

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Biodiversity

Hedge Planting

Ivy Maintainance

Beech Tree avenue. This is one of the best features of Lawrencetown and a fine example of natural biodiversity and heritage.

Engagement with Local National School

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.8

ACTION

2. Biodiversity

Engage with local national school in 2017 to enhance mutual learning, raise awareness and assist with larger school projects if required. The school has a comprehensive biodiversity plan and will take part in Born a Mona ‘Eco Rangers’ in Spring 2017. The local national school has achieved 6 green flag awards and is now working towards its 7th award.

Engage expert in 2017 to advise on long term management of beech tree avenue to ensure the continued growth and preservation of same.

Examine ivy in village and tidy up same without removing totally. Allow it to remain berry forming. Remove Ivy from Stone sheds at Community Garden

Plant berry forming hedgerow shrubs to fill gaps in various places in the village.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

150

Involve entire community in biodiversity actions in a top down, community led approach and a bottom up, school children led approach.

Develop long term planting and maintenance plan for the beech avenue

Restoration of red tiled roof in shed of community garden. Establish ivy maintenance plan.

150

1000

Develop planting plan for village for aesthetics as well as biodiversity benefits.

LONG-TERM GOALS

500

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

150

150

10,000

150

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

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3. 4. 5. 6.

Rural Tourism

6.

Sustainability

Rural Environment

5.

2.

Rural Youth

4.

Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

Rural Towns

3.

1.

Sustainability

Rural Tourism

6.

2.

Rural Environment

5.

Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

Rural Youth

4.

1.

Rural Towns

Rural Tourism

6.

Sustainability

Rural Environment

5.

3.

Rural Youth

4.

2.

Rural Towns

3.

Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

Sustainability

2.

1.

Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

1.

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Promote Awareness

Village Clean up days

Maintenance of Recycling facility

3.1

3.2

ACTION

3. Sustainability

2.9

ACTION

2. Biodiversity

Continue to encourage use of recycling facility and enhance area by erecting attractive fencing, signage and art work. Engage with local NS regarding artwork for the site.

Organise village ‘Spring Clean’ as part of national initiative in April 2017.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

Erect signage in village, at Lisheen and at Lismany Bog area Erect bird boxes, beast and bat habitats to promote biodiversity but also to raise awareness. Hold community talks/ seminars on biodiversity and natural heritage. Hold flower arranging evenings or seasonal (eg Christmas wreaths) arrangement making evenings using natural foliage.

SHORT-TERM GOALS Become a nature and biodiversity aware sustainable community. Through proper education and signage the biodiversity features of Lawrencetown should become known to residents and visitors alike and make Lawrencetown a more interesting place to walk and explore.

2000

Increase number of recycling bins available. Erect cameras to monitor illegal dumpers.

Encourage local residents to carry out regular clean up days throughout the year and to be mindful of and active in noticing and dealing with rubbish on a daily basis.

100

700

LONG-TERM GOALS

INDICATIVE COST COST €

LONG-TERM GOALS

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

1000

250

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

no cost

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

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2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Rural Environment

9.

10. Rural Tourism

Rural Youth

8.

Rural Tourism

5.

Rural Towns

Rural Environment

4.

7.

Rural Youth

3.

Sustainability

Rural Towns

2.

6.

Sustainability

1.

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Engage with local national no 250cost school in 2017 to enhance mutual learning, raise awareness and assist with larger school projects if required. The school will focus on Global energy in 2017 and 2018 and how their energy use impacts at a global level. The school also reports to SEAI annually on their energy usage as part of the public sector 33% reduction target by 2020. The local national school has achieved 6 green flag awards and is now working towards its 7th award.

Engage with National School

3.6

300

Erect signage in village and hold community talks/ seminars on sustainability to raise awareness. Hold meetings in village explaining the benefits of sustainability, available grant schemes etc.

Promote Awareness.

3.5

Involve entire community in reporting their energy, water usage and waste production which is the first step in managing energy and water usage and managing waste production.

Become an energy aware, waste aware, sustainable community.

Establish a community composting scheme for all residents. Liaise with Galway Co Co for guidance.

100

Start a composting facility in the Parish community garden for use in the village by the social employment scheme workers.

Composting

Apply for a better energy community (BEC) grant scheme in 2018 in order to improve energy usage of community service buildings, street lighting and homes in Lawrencetown.

LONG-TERM GOALS

250

COST

3.4

Become a member of SEAI SEC programme and begin work on establishing a sustainable energy plan for Lawrencetown.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

Become a Sustainable Energy Community (SEC).

ACTION

Sustainability

3.3

1.

3. Sustainability 3. Sustainability

500

150

100

100,000

COST

Rural Youth Rural Environment Rural Tourism Protection and sustainable use of water resources Development of renewable energy

3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Rural Youth Rural Environment Rural Tourism Protection and improvement of local biodiversity Development of renewable energy

5. 6. 7.

Development of renewable energy

7.

4.

Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

6.

3.

Rural Tourism

5.

Rural Towns

Rural Environment

4.

Sustainability

Rural Youth

3.

2.

Rural Towns

1.

Sustainability

2.

Development of renewable energy

1.

1. 2. 9. 2.

Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

Rural Towns

2.

8. 1.

Sustainability

1.

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Recycling Plan for village

Sustainable water management

dentify Sustainable Activities

3.7

3.8

3.9

ACTION

3. Sustainability

Identify possible projects which would broadly fall under ‘Sustainable Activities’ in Lawrencetown.

Begin an education programme as part of the energy, waste, water education, Monitoring of group scheme (leaks etc) to help manage water usage.

Request local residents to donate unwanted items which could be used to enhance the village e.g. waste wood for village window box project and old bicycles as flower display units etc

SHORT-TERM GOALS

150

no cost

no cost

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

Create a sustainable energy action plan

Install rainwater harvesting and off grid watering solutions in the village

As part of the ongoing annual village enhancement works items required should be identified and a request sent to the community to donate to each project.

LONG-TERM GOALS

150

30,000

100

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

Rural Youth Rural Environment Rural Tourism Protection and improvement of local biodiversity Development of renewable energy Circular economy

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1.

Sustainability Rural Towns Rural Youth Rural Environment Rural Tourism Protection and improvement of local biodiversity Development of renewable energy Circular economy

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

10. Development of renewable energy

Protection and sustainable use of water resources

Rural Towns

2.

9. 2.

Sustainability

1.

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Village Enhancement & Infrastructure

Overhead Wires

Street lighting

4.1

4.2

ACTION

Lawrencetown is inadequately lit both in terms of number of lamp-posts and quality of light available. Conduct survey of lighting in cooperation with County council engineers and service provider (Electric Skyline) to ascertain required number of lights, type of lamps required and costs to bring Lawrencetown up to a well illuminated standard. As part of investigating the removal of overhead wires, investigate the possibility to replace the existing lamp heads and lamp posts with a more traditional and aesthetically pleasing solution.

Manage overhead wires in village. Overhead wires create an unsightly look in a village and moreover are prone to storm damage and other damage. Investigate in 2017 the possibility to place overhead wires underground, the technical requirements involved, estimated costs. Engage with all stakeholders ie local residents, ESB, County Council Engineers, local councillors, EIR etc

SHORT-TERM GOALS

4. Infrastructure & Aesthetics

3,000

100

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

In centre of village introduce traditional lampposts to restore village to traditional state.

All approach roads and paths should be lit to a high standard.

Eliminate overhead electricity and phone wires from village and restore village to traditional state.

LONG-TERM GOALS

150,000

35,000

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

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3. 4. 5.

Rural Tourism

5.

Rural Environment

Rural Towns

4.

2.

Sustainability

3.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Rural Environment

2.

1.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

1.

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Develop amenity areas in village

Main street

4.3

4.4

ACTION

4.

Lawrencetown is a small village with one main thoroughfare. Use the main street as a link between the village greens/ amenity areas to create a more cohesive village. Introduce paving in the village to create an aesthetic link throughout, to encourage traffic calming and to remove parking off footpaths. In 2017 assess these areas, create a landscape/ streetscape plan for same and evaluate costings to carry out development works.

There are 3 primary amenity areas in the village of Lawrencetown: The green in the centre of the village between the two pubs, the green area at the top of the village and the Lisheen walk. These areas have had development work carried out over the recent past but require further work. In 2017 assess these areas, create a landscape/ streetscape plan for same and evaluate costings to carry out development works.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

4. Infrastructure & Aesthetics

60,000

3000

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Create a long term plan for the development of the village, estimate costings and work towards securing funding for same in 2018.

There should be a link between the amenity areas in the village, they should be attractive and accessible to all residents and they should be sign posted to encourage use.

LONG-TERM GOALS

1500

15,000

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Sustainability Rural Towns Rural Tourism

3. 4. 5.

Rural Tourism

5.

Rural Environment

Rural Towns

4.

2.

Sustainability

3.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Rural Environment

2.

1.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

1.

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Village Enhancement & Infrastructure

Road & Path upgrades

Signage

4.5

4.6

ACTION

An assessment of signage in the village to be done in 2017 with a view to reducing the number of signs and poles in the village and creating a more coordinated and cohesive information management system. Welcome signs for the village to be designed to incorporate necessary information and to create a definitive boundary for the village.

Lawrencetown has inadequate accessibility to the village especially for the elderly and children. The existing paths are not in a serviceable state and there are dangerous junctions which require footpaths. There is no traffic management or calming in the village and no controlled pedestrian crossing. In 2017 the existing paths need to be made serviceable from a health & safety point of view, the existing paths need to be continued, a plan put in place for the continuation and completion of the paths and an agreed roads improvement programme for the village and surrounding areas established.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

4. Infrastructure & Aesthetics

400

Improve signage in village and develop a signage plan for the village

8,000

200,000

A long term plan for the improvement of roads in the area to include safety and traffic calming measures and a long term plan for the completion and ongoing maintenance of the paths in the village to be developed and adhered to.

70,000

COST INDICATIVE COST €

LONG-TERM GOALS

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

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Rural Tourism

5.

Rural Environment

Rural Towns

4.

2.

Sustainability

3.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Rural Environment

2.

1.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

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Enhance statues/ sculptures in village

Painting Plan

4.7

4.8

ACTION

A simple way to improve a village is to ensure that paint work is completed and continued and maintained. Develop a painting plan for the village with local residents and business owners in 2017. Utilise the social employment scheme workers where possible and appropriate.

There are two beautiful monuments in Lawrencetown – the statue of Our Lady outside the community hall and the sculpture of Diarmuid & Grainne in the top green area. Both of these monuments require some information and definitive framing to enhance their attractiveness. Develop a design and costing in 2017 to carry out this work.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

4. Infrastructure & Aesthetics

1500

300.00

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

Implement painting plan insofar as is possible in a coordinated way over the period 2017 – 2020. This will require fundraising, goodwill and local volunteers to assist.

Enhance the monuments in lawrencetown to make them more attractive and informative.

LONG-TERM GOALS

10,000

4,000

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

Sustainability Rural Towns Rural Tourism

3. 4. 5.

Rural Tourism

5.

Rural Environment

Rural Towns

4.

2.

Sustainability

3.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Rural Environment

2.

1.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

1.

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Village Enhancement & Infrastructure

Planting Plan

Restoration

4.9

4.10

ACTION

Restore all old pumps on the approach roads to the village (potentially 3 more) around the locality to the standard of the one on road to graveyard and in village green. 

Another simple way to improve a village is to ensure that planting of flowers and maintenance of trees, plants and especially flowers is completed and continued. Develop a planting plan for the village with local residents and business owners in 2017. Utilise the social employment scheme workers where possible and appropriate.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

4. Infrastructure & Aesthetics

1000

1500

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

Assess other actions to enhance the approach roads

Implement planting plan insofar as is possible in a coordinated way over the period 2017 – 2020. This will require fundraising, goodwill and local volunteers to assist.

LONG-TERM GOALS

No cost

15,000

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

Sustainability Rural Towns Rural Tourism

3. 4. 5.

Rural Tourism

5.

Rural Environment

Rural Towns

4.

2.

Sustainability

3.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Rural Environment

2.

1.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

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The ‘Store’ building

Community Field

5.1

5.2

ACTION

Engage with community on best use of the land. Investigate multi-use options eg sports pitch, childcare facilities, play areas, school facilities, school parking etc. Ascertain costings for detailed designs and planning applications. Engage with local TDs and Councillors for advice on most appropriate use, funding mechanisms and engagement with relevant government departments e.g. Dept of Education, Dept of Sports, Department of local government etc. Develop drawings and plans.

1. Assess potential use of store for use by community, training companies, office space, SMEs etc 2. Renovate store to accommodate best sector use potential to a standard commensurate with workplace basic regulations for comfort conditions.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

5. Community Asset Development

10,000

5,000

No cost

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

1. Once a decision is made in cooperation with community on best use of the asset apply for planning permission for either (a) first phase of development or (b) entire development 2. Apply for funding to complete development for the site

Apply for heritage grant for refurbishment of store including roof and basement

LONG-TERM GOALS

200,000

6,000

15,000

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

Sustainability Rural Towns Basic services targeted at hard to reach communities Rural youth

3. 4. 5.

6.

Rural Environment

Basic services targeted at hard to reach communities.

5.

2.

Rural Towns

4.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Sustainability

3.

1.

Rural Environment

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

2.

1.

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Village Enhancement & Infrastructure

Community Hall

Village sewerage scheme

5.3

5.4

ACTION

Ascertain the need and desire for a public sewerage scheme in Lawrencetown. In 2009 a plan for such a scheme had been approved by Galway Co Co and the Dept of the Environment but due to the economic crash the tendering process for the work was halted. If approved by the community a request for funding to Galway Co Co will be made.

The community hall is a Parish asset and is a valuable and essential asset to the community. Investigate with the local parish priest and the wider community the best use of the hall, potential for extension of the hall or potential for a new community hall in the village, its location, its potential use etc.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

5. Community Asset Development

1,000

1,000

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Lawrencetown to have a public sewerage scheme installed.

Dependent on the desires of the community and the desires of the parish priest. Ultimate objective would be to have a suitably sized community hall which can accommodate the needs of the community. This long- term plan will be dependent on the concurrent assessment of the best use of the community field.

LONG-TERM GOALS

750,000

200,000

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Sustainability Rural Towns Basic services targeted at hard to reach communities

4. 5.

Rural youth

6.

3.

Basic services targeted at hard to reach communities

5.

Rural Environment

Rural Towns

4.

2.

Sustainability

3.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Rural Environment

2.

1.

Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

1.

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Improve existing sports amenities & facilities e.g. community pitch revival

Development of new sports amenities & facilities e.g. multi-use game area, outdoor gym area, bike shelter/racks, ball wall

Childhood Obesity -Combatting measures

Teens – Fit Body Fit Mind Initiative

Older Adult Exercise

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.4

6.5

ACTION

Siel Bleu Exercise Classes for > 50 years of age

Teen’s endurance training classes. Drink & Drugs Awareness Workshops. Teens Get active in Tidy Towns Initiatives.

Parent/Toddler Group, Playschool & National School Get Active initiatives. Healthy eating educational talks.

Bike shelter/racks

Improve drainage, renovate dressing rooms, input new plumbing system, purchase new equipment e.g. goals & nets

SHORT-TERM GOALS

6. Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

100

100

100

See parent, child & youth actions

25,000

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Improve health & wellbeing of elderly population in community

Tours for teens to Multi Sport Events, Activity Sports Centres

Kids Yoga Class

Multi-use game area & outdoor gym area in community field behind the school

Input pitch lighting and construct a walking track surrounding pitch

LONG-TERM GOALS

100 / yr

250

100

See community asset development actions

150,000

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Social inclusion

Rural Youth 6.

2.

Social inclusion

Rural Youth 4.

5.

Social inclusion

Social inclusion – suitable for all ages & abilities

2.

3.

Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Social inclusion

1.

1.

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Village Enhancement & Infrastructure

Increase Community Hall Use through fitness classes

Community Get Active Initiative

Revive Sports Clubs

Start Up New Sports Clubs

Dublin Galway Greenway Cycle Track

6.6

6.7

6.8

6.9

6.10

ACTION

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Engage with local community to establish views & with local TD’s & Councillors to establish a viable route to best serve the village with minimal disruption to the local rural community.

Walking/Running club, Cycling club, Galway Hurling Supporters Club, Connaught Rugby Supporters Club

Local soccer club, golf society

January 3 week village programme of fitness classes, events, initiatives involving the entire community and summer fittest family event.

Part of Community Get Active Initiative and sustain classes based on demand/appetite.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

6. Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

100

200

1,000

1,000

200

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Establish direct link from Greenway to Village via signage, attractive routes etc.

Improve health and well being of population in community.

Enter Community Games

February/March 6 week Fit Town/Village Initiative

Improve health and well being of population in community.

LONG-TERM GOALS

5,000

200/yr

200

1,000

200/yr

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Rural Environment

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5.

Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Social inclusion – suitable for all ages & abilities

3.

4.

Social inclusion – suitable for all ages & abilities

Social inclusion – suitable for all ages & abilities

2.

3.

Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Social inclusion – suitable for all ages & abilities

2.

1.

Enterprise Development & Job Creation

1.

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Health Talks Forum e.g. mental health, parenting courses,

Health Classes e.g. First Aid, Defibulator, Well-Ness/Well-being/ Mindfulness

First Responders Medical Unit Set-Up

Health Checks

6.11

6.12

6.13

6.14

ACTION

Annual health Checks in community hall.

Liaise with Emergency services of how to set up. Engage with community for volunteers.

Arrange re-fresher courses yearly.

Work with National School on this action – aim to arrange biennial talks.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

6. Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

400

1,500

100

100

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Improve overall health of the community.

Operational in the village and extended hinterland if needed.

Initiate Mind Wellness initiatives to improve overall health of community.

Renovate community store to attract health care/government bodies to run day courses e.g. Farm Health & Safety courses, mental health workshops,

LONG-TERM GOALS

200/yr

2000

200

5000 (Basic) 100,000 (Full)

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Enterprise Development & Job Creation Social inclusion – suitable for all ages & abilities. 6.

Social inclusion – suitable for all ages & abilities 4.

5.

Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Social inclusion – suitable for all ages & abilities

2.

3.

Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Social inclusion – suitable for all ages & abilities

2.

1.

Enterprise Development & Job Creation

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Men’s Shed Initiative

Revival of Parish Day Out

Activities in Hall / clubs for retirees.

Retirement Day Centre in Community Store Building.

'Third Age' and the 'Way We Were' Initiative – Older Adults teach the young history and traditional skills.

7.1

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.5

ACTION

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Establish community interest and engage with National School.

Research surrounding day centres and do a feasibility study for Lawrencetown.

Informal Tea & Talk Evenings, educational classes eg. art, technology etc.

Organise for Summer 2017

Establish community interest and register with Irish Men’s Shed Association

SHORT-TERM GOALS

Village Enhancement & Infrastructure

7. Older Adults

100

100

200/yr

500

500

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Promote social inclusion and develop community spirit.

Weekly meet up – activity based to promote socail inclusion.

Regular activities to promote social inclusion.

Sustain yearly

Get involved in and contribute to community projects

LONG-TERM GOALS

100/yr

500/yr

200/yr

500/yr

500/yr

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Social Inclusion Rural Youth & Older Adults 6.

Enterprise Development and Job Creation 4.

5.

Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion

3.

2.

1.

1.

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Revival of Ladies Club

7.6

7.7

ACTION

Re-group and start organising activities

Register with government authority for programme. An addition to community alert inititaives.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

Village Enhancement & Infrastructure

7. Older Adults

500/yr

1,000

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

Improve s

Improve security and well being of community.

LONG-TERM GOALS

100/yr

200/yr

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

1.

1.

Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion

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Village Enhancement & Infrastructure

To set up a dedicated Parent, Child and Youth Focus Group in the community

To offer a range of informational talks for parents or grandparents on child/youth related issues.

To organise a range of social events for children and parents in the locality.

To Set up a Homework/ after school care service in the village

To obtain new play and I.T equipment and resources for the playschool.

8.1

8.2

8.3

8.4

8.5

ACTION

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To apply for the early years Capital Grant in early 2016 and receive funding for equipment by summer 2016.

To assess whether it would be feasible to set up such a service in the village

To organise a Christmas, Halloween and Easter event each year.

To have a minimum of two talks per year especially for parents or grandparents on parenting related issues such as nutrition, first aid, safety etc.

To assess and identify the needs of parents and youths in the area and produce a plan by December 2016

SHORT-TERM GOALS

8. Parent & Child | Youth

3000

500

1,000/yr

150 /yr

1,000

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

To maintain a stockpile of quality resources and equipment for playschool pupils and staff use.

To improve services offered to parents and children in the area.

To provide the local community with opportunities to celebrate and enjoy special occasions with family and friends and create positive experiences for children and parents in the area

To improve the wellbeing of children in the area through education and information.

To improve the overall well- being and social inclusion of parents, youths and children in the area

LONG-TERM GOALS

10,000

20,000

3000

750

200/yr

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Economic development, enterprise and Job Creation. 9.

11. Basic Services Targeted at hard to reach Communities

10. Rural Youth

Basic Services Targeted at hard to reach Communities 8.

Social inclusion 6.

Rural Youth

Basic Services Targeted at hard to reach Communities 5.

7.

Rural Youth

Economic development, enterprise and Job Creation.

3.

4.

Basic Services Targeted at hard to reach Communities

2.

Social inclusion

3.

Rural Youth

Basic Services Targeted at hard to reach Communities

2.

1.

Rural Youth

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To redecorate the community Hall/ Playschool

To set up a local weekly Parent, Baby and Toddler group

To organise events for teenagers in the area

Establishing a community playground facility

To have a dedicated area for school parking

8.6

8.7

8.8

8.9

8.10

ACTION

To put a plan of action in place to initiate the process of taking parking off road at the school

Assess the need, acquire quotes, apply for planning permission.

To have a plan of events specifically for teenagers by September 2017

To have a Parent, Baby and Toddler group set up by July 2016

To Paint the hall, put in shelving, wall boards and fix the curtains

SHORT-TERM GOALS

8. Parent & Child | Youth

To obtain planning permission and initiate process of taking parking off road to neighbouring field owned by community

Install Playground

2,000

10,000

To improve social inclusion of teenagers and provide them with a variety of positive opportunities to engage with community

To improve the well -being and social experiences of both parents and children in the area

To maintain the community hall to required standard as is suitable for a playschool facility

LONG-TERM GOALS

200

810

500

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

50,000

58,000

200/yr

300/yr

500/yr

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Rural Youth Basic Services Targeted at hard to reach Communities Social inclusion

Rural Youth

6. 1. 7. 2. 8. 3.

1. 9.

Social inclusion 5.

Social inclusion

3.

Rural Youth

Basic Services Targeted at hard to reach Communities

2.

4.

Rural Youth

Rural Youth

1.

1.

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Community Alert

St. Patricks Day Event (seasonal event)

Easter Event (seasonal event)

Community Fun Weekend

Assist fundraising for various community led projects

9..1

9.2

9.3

9.4

9.5

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Playground project- Ladies & Legends night & Monster Auction

Graveyard Mass, Quiz Night, 5km Fun Walk/Run, Community Night out in Local public house

Easter Egg Hunt

Arrange bunting and Irish music

Review of current system and identify improvements/ changes if needed

SHORT-TERM GOALS

Village Enhancement & Infrastructure

9. Community Spirit

750

1,500/yr

500

500

500

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Longterm fundraising plan

Sustain annually

Sustain annually

Village parade

Security cameras in village or on approach roads

LONG-TERM GOALS

500

1,500/yr

500/yr

500/yr

10,000

COST

1.4.

Social inclusion

Social inclusion

Social inclusion

1.2.

1.3.

Social inclusion

Social inclusion – suitable for all ages & abilities

2.

1.

Enterprise Development & Job Creation

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Christmas Lights & Santa Event

Introduce new community spirit initiatives in line with government agency forums

Set up a Drama Society

9.9

9.10

Halloween Event

9.7

9.8

Support various focus groups initiatives to ensure community spirit of the village is always being incorporated.

9..6

ACTION

Establish if there is community interest, identify a leader and set up a group.

Research and establish areas/groups in the community that are not benefitting from community spirit activities.

Purchase of lights for the village and organised Santa Event

Family Fancy Dress/ & Disco Party

Work with all focus groups on short term goals

SHORT-TERM GOALS

Village Enhancement & Infrastructure

9. Community Spirit

Drama/Musical Production in the Village Hall

Implement programmes to improve community spirit in these areas/ groups

1,000

200

Add to village lights and sustain Santa Event

Sustain annually

Work with all focus groups on long term goals

LONG-TERM GOALS

1,000

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

2,000

1,000

1,000/yr

500/yr

as required

COST €

COST INDICATIVE

Social inclusion

Social inclusion

1. 4.

5. 1.

Social inclusion

Social inclusion

1. 2.

3. 1.

Social inclusion

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10.1

Agriculture

ACTION

Engage with the farming community with a view to assessing their views and exchanging information on farming practices, potential for diversification and 10. potential for innovation.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

1000

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

10. Agriculture, Job Creation, Training & Education

To understand the unique characteristics of the farming community and to support those farmers who wish to explore diversification, high value agriculture options and new innovative farming ideas.

LONG-TERM GOALS

No cost

COST €

INDICATIVE COST

Promoting food chain organisation and risk management in agriculture Restoring, preserving & enhancing ecosystems dependent on agriculture & forestry Promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient economy in agriculture, food & forestry sectors Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

3.

4.

5.

6.

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Enhancing competitiveness of all types of agriculture and farm viability

2.

c. Development of renewable energy

b. Protection and improvement of local biodiversity

a. Protection and sustainable use of water resources

Rural Environment

c. Rural towns

b. Enterprise development

a. Rural tourism

Fostering Knowledge transfer & Innovation in agriculture, forestry & rural areas

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10.2

Job Creation/ Enterprise Potential

ACTION

Survey the community to assess the level of commuting for work, average wages, the desire of the community for employment in the area, the potential for local business development. Engage with Enterprise Ireland to assess supports for potential start-ups.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

500

COST

10. Agriculture, Job Creation, Training & Education

Promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction & economic development in rural areas.

LONG-TERM GOALS

No cost

COST

Fostering Knowledge transfer & Innovation in agriculture, forestry & rural areas Enhancing competitiveness of all types of agriculture and farm viability Promoting food chain organisation and risk management in agriculture Restoring, preserving & enhancing ecosystems dependent on agriculture & forestry Promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient economy in agriculture, food & forestry sectors Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

c. Rural towns

b. Enterprise development

a. Rural tourism

Promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction & economic development in rural areas.

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Village Enhancement & Infrastructure

10.3

Training & Education

ACTION

Assess the needs of the community for training and education, assess if and where gaps exist, assess where training might be best focused i.e. basic skills or high level skills. Assess if there is a symbiosis between training & education and the potential for Enterprise in the area.

SHORT-TERM GOALS

500

COST

Gain an understanding of where school leavers see their future and the reasons for same. Gain an understanding of where there might exist an indigenous need for training bearing in mind that many basic skill courses are offered in surrounding large towns. Identify high skill areas where training would be of particular value.

LONG-TERM GOALS

10. Agriculture, Job Creation, Training & Education

No cost

COST

Fostering Knowledge transfer & Innovation in agriculture, forestry & rural areas Enhancing competitiveness of all types of agriculture and farm viability Promoting food chain organisation and risk management in agriculture Restoring, preserving & enhancing ecosystems dependent on agriculture & forestry Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

c. Rural towns

b. Enterprise development

a. Rural tourism

Promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction & economic development in rural areas.

1.

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Appendices / Appendix 5: Traffic Survey Summary (For full details of the traffic survey including exact times, dates and vehicle classifications of vehicles moving through the village please request a copy of survey from the Community Development Group). TRAFFIC SURVEY REQUIREMENT

1. Install two Automatic Traffic Counters (Classified counts & Speed Survey) for a 7 day period.

2. Parking Observations at Lawrencetown National School from 08:30 - 09:30 & from 13:30 - 15:30 on 2 different days.

3. Note numbers parking in designated and undesignated areas

4. Note potential/conflicts between pedestrian and vehicles

TRAFFIC SURVEY OBJECTIVES 1. To ascertain the volume of traffic and the average and median speeds of traffic passing Lawrencetown National School. 2. To assess with empirical evidence if there are parking issues and safety issues associated with lack of adequate school parking to verify the anecdotal evidence of same. 3. To quantify the volume of traffic passing through Lawrencetown for other use e.g. for use by local business owners.

SUMMARY The traffic survey was conducted outside the local national school on the R335 and measured traffic volumes going both ways on the Ballinasloe- Lawrencetown- Portumna route. The survey did not take into account traffic travelling on the Portumna – Lawrencetown – Eyrecourt/ Banagher route. Therefore real traffic volumes would be higher if this thoroughfare was also taken into account.

1. The volume of traffic passing the survey point is as follows:

A. Volumes (i) Total number of vehicles travelling Lawrencetown – Ballinasloe (weekly): 4803 (ii) Total number of vehicles travelling Ballinasloe – Lawrencetown (weekly): 4626 (iii) Overall total vehicles passing this point (weekly) = 9429 (iv) Average volume per weekday = 1455 (v) Average volume per weekend day i.e. Saturday and Sunday = 1076

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Appendices / Appendix 5: Traffic Survey Summary IDASO TRAFFIC SURVEYS REF:

IDA-17-016 Laurencetown

DAY: DATE:

Thursday 09/02/2017 A=>B

B=>A

TIME

1. CAR

2. LGV

3. OGV1

4. OGV2

5. BUS

TOT

PCU

1. CAR

2. LGV

3. OGV1

4. OGV2

5. BUS

TOT

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0:15

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0:30

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0:45

1

0

0

0

0

1

4

0

0

0

0

4

H/TOT

3

0

0

0

0

3

6

0

0

0

0

6

1:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1:15

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1:30

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1:45

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

H/TOT

3

0

0

0

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

1

2:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2:15

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

2:30

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

2:45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

H/TOT

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

3:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

3:15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3:30

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3:45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

H/TOT

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

4:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

4:15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4:30

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4:45

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

H/TOT

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

5:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5:15

1

1

0

0

0

2

1

0

1

0

0

2

5:30

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

5:45

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

H/TOT

2

1

0

0

0

3

3

0

1

0

0

4

6:00

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

6:15

1

0

0

0

0

1

3

2

1

0

0

6

6:30

4

1

0

0

0

5

2

0

0

0

0

2

6:45

1

0

0

2

0

5.6

2

0

0

1

0

H/TOT

7

1

0

2

0

12.6

7

2

1

1

7:00

3

0

0

1

0

4

5.3

0

0

1

1

Southbound

7:15

12

0

0

0

0

12

12

3

2

0

1

7:30

14

1

1

1

0

18.8

8

1

0

1

7:45

11

2

1

0

0

3

1

2

0

H/TOT

40

3

2

2

8:00

19

3

2

0

8:15

24

0

0

0

8:30

16

2

0

1

8:45

13

1

0

0

2

1

0

B. Speed

1 1 1 3 0 2 0 1 3 0 2 0 0

2 full report 2 Extract from IDASO Traffic Survey. Refer to for further details. 0 0 0 0 0

(i) Average Speed passing school (speed limit is 50kph) = 62 kph 0 0

IDASO0TRAFFIC SURVEYS 0

(ii) 36% of vehicles passing the school on the side nearest the school (Lawrencetown – Ballinasloe) REF: IDA-17-016 Laurencetown travel at between 70 – 80 kph 1 1 0 2

DAY:sideThursday - Wednesday (iii) 20% of vehicles passing the school on the opposite the school (Ballinasloe – Lawrencetown) DATE: 09/02/2017 - 16/02/2017 travel at between 70 – 80 kph. This is likely due to vehicles having to slow down as they approach the store corner. Speed Survey 1 0 3 1 1 5 3

(iv) 10% of vehicles passing the school travel at between 80 – 90 kph Northbound 10

= 4204 (v) 2% of vehicles passing the school travelVehicles at between 90 – 100 kph

(vi) 0.5% of vehicles passing the 72 6 IDASO TRAFFIC SURVEYS

H/TOT

14 14.5 Maximum = 95.1 km/h, Minimum = 11.9 km/h, Mean =460.3 km/h 3 14 47 50.6 85% Speed 95% Speed = 76.3 = 60.5 km/h0 13 km/h, Median 2 24 = 70.6 km/h, 25 school 0travel at over 100 kph 4 1 1 20 km/h24 Pace = 51 - 71,24Number in Pace = 2893 (68.82%) 0 13 2 1 19 20.3 Standard14Deviation = 10.55 km/h 0 11 2 1 14 0

3

0

1

9:00

12

2

0

0

0

9:15

23

0

1

1

0

2

2

0

REF:

9:30

IDA-17-016 Laurencetown 18 1

9:45

13

2

1

0

0

66

5

4

3

0

2

0

0

H/TOT

DAY:

Thursday - Wednesday 7 1

10:15

DATE:

11 0 09/02/2017 - 16/02/2017

2

1

0

10:30

14

3

0

1

0

10:45

10

1

0

1

0

5

4

3

0

10:00

Speed Survey 42

H/TOT 11:00

9

1

0

2

0

11:15

Northbound 11:30 14

12

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

11:45

6

0

0

1

0

41 1 1 5 Vehicles = 4204 12:00 10 0 1 0 Maximum = 995.1 km/h, Minimum = 11.9 km/h, Mean = 60.3 12:15 0 0 0 km/h 12:30 2 Speed = 76.31km/h, Median 0 85% Speed =1270.6 km/h, 95% = 60.5 km/h 12:45 9 0 0 0 20 km/h Pace = 51 71, Number in Pace = 2893 (68.82%) H/TOT 40 2 2 0 Standard Deviation = 10.550km/h 13:00 10 0 1 H/TOT

13:15

6

1

0

13:30

12

0

1

0

17

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

81

83.3

41

7

0 0

3

11

2

7

5

Extract from IDASO Traffic Survey. Refer15 to full report for further details. 2 0 7 18.1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0

2

0

6

10 Vehicles = 3906 0 6 Maximum = 108.0 km/h, Minimum 0 24 85% Speed = 073.4 km/h, 95% Spee 16 6 20 km/h Pace0 = 54 - 74, Number 0 16 Standard Deviation = 10.9514 km/h 0 0 0 KPH No. in Range 0 0-10 2 0 10 - 20 0 13 0 20 - 30 0 14 30 - 40 1 71 40 - 50 0 277 0 50 - 60 1 1026 60 - 70 0 1524 70 - 80 0 763 0 80 - 90 0 191 90 - 100 0 20 0 100 - 110 0 2 110 - 120 0 0

52 17 20 9 10 56 12 8 9 8 37 6 10 10 5 31 12 9 15

1

0

1

15

3

1

1

51

0

0

0

6

3

1

2

1

12

7

0

0

0

14

0

1

10

1

2

2

42

0

1

0

17

2

0

0

18

1

1

0

12

1

1

0

13

4

3

0

60

0

0

0

13

1

0

0

18

1

1

0

11

0

0

0

11

2

1

0

53

1

0

1

18

9 20 km/h Pace = 954 - 74, Number in Pace = 2710 (69.38%) 31 15 44 45 Standard Deviation 6 0 11 12.3 = 10.95 km/h 7

0

11

0

0

1

10 5 2 KPH 14No. in Range14 Speed Survey 15 3 2 25 26.8 0-10 23 0 26.6 3 1 1600 5 9 1 0 10 - 2016 1 16.5 39 12 5 20 - 3078 7 83.9 3 0 10 11 1200 9 30 - 4014 20 16.3 6 1 0 7 1 1 40 - 5018 97 19.3 3 3 2 12 13.3 800 50 - 6054 503 59.9 25 8 3 4 2 0 60 - 7012 1341 14.6 7 2 1 13 400 70 - 80Southbound 1510 13.5 6 2 0 16 18.6 80 - 90 7 624 8.3 4 1 0 21 7 1 48 90 - 100Vehicles 88 = 390655 0 9 2 0 11 11.5 0-10 30 - 40 60 - 70 90 - 100 100 - 110 4 Maximum = 108.0 km/h, Minimum = 6.7 km/h,3Mean = 63.2 km/h 5 1 9 9 110 - 120 0 = 73.4 6 8 1 km/h 15 Speed 15.5 85% km/h, 95% Speed = 80.6 km/h, Median = 63.4

KPH No. in Range 1 KPH No. 10 in Range Speed Survey 9 0 Speed Survey 0 0 7 2 10 H/TOT0-10 37 2 1 3 0 25 1600 12 0 0-10 2 43 47.4 1600 14:00 0 2 0 1 13 3 19 21 10 - 20 16 1 10 - 20 13 14:15 21 2 1 0 0 7 9 24 24.5 20 - 30 20 7 20 - 30 14 14:30 1 0 0 0 9 1 21 21 1200 1200 14:45 0 1 0 0 9 2 14 14.5 30 - 40 13 20 30 - 40 71 H/TOT 70 3 4 0 1 38 15 78 81 40 50 97 40 50 277 15:00lcg@lawrencetown.com 21 0 2 0 13 0 Group email:  Find us on Facebook /0 Lawrencetown Community Development 23 24 800 800 50 - 60 11 503 50 - 60 1026 15:15 2 1 0 0 13 4 14 14.5 15:30 1 0 0 0 8 1 10 10 60 - 70 9 1341 60 - 70 1524 15:45 13 4 0 0 0 10 1 17 17 400 400 70 80 1510 70 80 763 H/TOT 54 7 3 0 0 44 6 64 65.5 16:00 1 1 0 0 13 3 80 - 90 10 624 80 - 90 191 12 12.5 13:45

0

3

0

0

1

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C. Parking

(i) Evidence of set down and temporary parking in the following areas:

1. In designated parking spots outside school gates

2. Parking along verges North of school

3. Parking along verges South of school

4. Parking on footpaths South of school

5. Parking in the grass verge opposite the school

6. Parking in the bus stop

7. Parking on the road in front of the designated parking

D. Pedestrians

(i) There was evidence of: 1. Pedestrians exiting and entering vehicles on the traffic side of the vehicles (risk of collision with oncoming traffic) 2. Pedestrians having to cross the main road at the school (no pedestrian crossing or traffic calming)

E. Congestion

(i) On average non-school going traffic was obstructed 12 times daily by school parking.

f. Dangerous observations

i.

The following observations were noted which raise cause for concern at the risk of a serious incident.

1.

Vehicles parking South of the school perform U-Turns into oncoming traffic when leaving the school area

2.

Vehicles reverse from the designated parking area on to the live carriageway into oncoming traffic

3.

Double parking on the live carriageway outside the designated parking area when full

4.

Entering and existing cars on the traffic side of the vehicles forcing oncoming traffic to move to other side of road to avoid pedestrians

5.

Bus parking on live carriage way due to overspill of cars from designated parking area into bus parking area.

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This strategic plan was compiled by Lawrencetown Community Development Group. • Developing the village of Lawrencetown as an attractive, cohesive & vibrant community for all its citizens. • If you have any comments or questions please email the group at lcg@lawrencetown.com

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