€100k Streetscape funding boost for Ballinlough

Streetscapes and shopfronts in Ballinlough are set to benefit from a €100,000 funding boost following an announcement today by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys.

The County Roscommon town is among 26 towns nationwide selected for a share in a €2.6 million allocation under the Streetscape Enhancement Fund.

The funding will be used for upgrade works to building facades, artwork, murals, lighting, street furniture and canopies.

The Streetscape Enhancement Initiative provides retail and property owners with grants they can use to give their business a facelift. The primary aim is to make towns and villages more attractive places to live, work or visit.

Making the announcement today (Tuesday), Minister Heather Humphreys said: “I want as many businesses and property owners to get involved over the next few weeks and to avail of this funding.

“You may wish to give the front of your shop a new lease of life and repaint it in bright, vibrant colours.

“Perhaps you want to cover your window sills with flowers and plants or purchase street furniture, canopies for your customers to enjoy.

“Or maybe you have an even bolder idea. This time round, I’m encouraging neighbouring businesses to submit a joint application to their local authority if they have a more ambitious proposal”.