Kilkenny residents to have their say on future development in the community
RESIDENTS of a Kilkenny community are being asked to get involved in a programme that will enable them to help shape future development in their community.
Loughboy residents in Kilkenny city are invited to attend the local library to start the engagement process for the “Living Loughboy – Exploring Community needs and Opportunities” project.
Those involved in the everyday life of Loughboy in Kilkenny city are encouraged to share their views on their community’s future needs. Workhouse Union in Callan has been enlisted to run the project and they have teamed up with Kilkenny LEADER Partnership and Village Childcare and Community Service to oversee the programme.
The idea of the project is to examine the use of space in Loughboy, the assets of the local area, the recreation facilities, the use of nature in the community, and the socio-economic make-up of the area, all in an effort to gain an understanding of the community’s future needs.
Living Loughboy project leader Eilis Lavelle said: “Through this process we will explore community needs and opportunities in Loughboy. It will be engaging, it will be fun and we’re strongly encouraging the local community to engage.”
The first meeting takes place this evening at 6.30pm in Loughboy Library.