Friday, September 16, 2016

Teach project extension granted permission

Planning permission has been granted for an extension to the Old Dispensary which is currently being renovated as the Teach na nDaoine drop-in centre, writes Brian Byrne.

The project committee (pictured before work began on the renovations) has welcomed the grant of permission. The current renovation work is being supported by individual donations of money and expertise and through the strong generosity of many local people in supporting fundraising events.

The proposed extension will be to the rear of the current building, and will make possible a much more extensive range of services, particularly to older people in the community, when it is completed. With the grant of permission, the committee are now examining the possibility of applying for significant external grant funds which would accelerate the building of the extension.

The committee has expressed a 'huge thanks' to Martin Murphy of Murphy Design & Build Solutions Ltd for all his voluntary help in the application for the planing permission.

A local fundraising initiative this weekend is the 'Rock for the Teach' Elvis evening at The Mill Bar, Mile Mill, tomorrow. All welcome.