Following on from the initial Consultation for a Public Realm Plan for Greystones in the Whale Theatre, Paul Hogarth Company will be on hand in Greystones for the second consultation phase on Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Greystones Library. Come along and view the work to date and have your say – all are welcome!
It’s that wonderful time of the year again as Greystones 2020, Greystones Municipal District and local businesses in Greystones come together to support the installation of Christmas lights and the festivities around Santa’s arrival.
This year’s lighting event will kick off in Burnaby Park at 4:00 pm on Saturday 23rd November with an afternoon of family entertainment with Paul Byrne as MC. There will be music and songs by Colaiste Chraobh Abhann School choir and performances from ‘Greystones Players’. This year we are delighted to welcome the Holyhead Male Voice Choir who will join us for some festive songs in advance of their Gala Concert with the Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir in Greystones Rugby Club later on the night.
Local clergy will relate the true spirit of Christmas in a short ecumenical service and the lights will be switched on by the Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal District, Councillor Tom Fortune and Ms Grainne McLoughlin, Chairperson of Greystones 2020.
There will be over one km of icicle lights throughout the town and two thirty-foot tall Christmas trees, each adorned with three thousand lights, one at the train station and one at the Harbour Marina.
At 5:00 pm Santa will arrive to meet and greet all the children in a special vehicle courtesy of our twinning partners from Holyhead.
Let the Christmas Magic begin in Greystones!
Huge thanks to all the businesses in Greystones that support the lights. Please support them during your shopping trips this Christmas!
Greystones2020, with funding from LEADER & support from Greystones Municipal District & Greystones Tidy Towns invite tenders from economic operators to develop a plan for the most effective, management and enhancement of the towns public realm;
With reference to the following: approaches and gateways to town; public space network; connectivity and permeability; parking and traffic; legibility and maneuverability; signage and wayfinding; history and heritage; tourist destination; parking, traffic & public transport.
The aim of the project is to deliver a detailed action-based plan for the town’s public realm, which can be used to guide public and private investment in the town to maximise and enhance its existing cultural assets, in tandem with economic and social development. The plan should be visual and identify both short term and longer-term projects.
Greystones 2020 estimates that the expenditure on the Services to be covered by the proposed Services Contract may amount to some €34K exclusive of VAT over the term.
Upon the awarding of the contract to consultants a number of public consultation meetings will be organised.