The Greystones Public Realm Plan was commissioned in August 2019 by Greystones 2020 and Wicklow County Council. It reflects recognition that the town is economically successful and vibrant, albeit with many constraints due to Covid-19. However, it faces ongoing challenges associated with continued growth and development pressures.
This subsequent Plan has been led by the Paul Hogarth Company, a multidisciplinary team of landscape architects, Urban Designers and planners. It was jointly shaped by Greystones 2020, Wicklow County Council, members of the public and local stakeholders.
Wicklow County Council and Greystones 2020 are delighted to advise that funding has been allocated by the National Transport Authority for COVID19 Interim Mobility measures to provide traffic calming and transfer road space on Church Road for pedestrians, queuing and outdoor seating.
It is proposed to remove all pay parking spaces along Church Road from the Burnaby Lounge to the junction with La Touche Place and to reallocate the space from cars to pedestrians on a temporary basis, in order to help address public health concerns over social distancing and allow for increased movements around the town centre. Additional disabled parking bays will be provided in the vicinity of pharmacies at McGleenans, McCauleys and Boots and loading bays will be extended where necessary.
The impact of the COVID19 pandemic will be felt for some time and Wicklow County Council want to ensure that Greystones town centre is a safe welcoming environment which supports local business and the wider community. Planters and bollards will be installed on Church Road in the coming weeks, to enhance the attractiveness of the town centre as a place to live, work, visit and do business.
Economies and businesses around Ireland are struggling as a result of COVID-19 and the Greystones district is no different. We’re encouraging all the community to support local businesses, whether it’s for fresh food supplies, take away meals, or any products and services. It’s vital that we put money into the local economy.
The Greystones & District Business Hub gives local business access to all supports available to them.
Why not join our Business Hub ‘WhatsApp’ Group for all your local business support. Read more here.
‘Think Local, Buy Local’ – Together we are stronger – Ní neart go cur le chéile
Greystones 2020 – Helping the district to thrive again
- Developed a new dedicated business hub within the greystones.ie website https://greystones.ie/business-hub. A one-stop-shop for resources and support.
- Set up a ‘Business hub’ WhatsApp group for the business community to facilitate interaction and support for each other.
- All businesses in the district (Greystones, Kilcoole, Delgany and Newcastle) to be included on the greystones.ie business and services directory if not already listed.
- A public awareness campaign throughout the community will be launched throughout the district with public signage, social media, and local media.
- Working in partnership with the Greystones Municipal District who is offering free safety signage, free temporary outdoor dining licenses & ongoing ‘Think Local Buy Local’ marketing support.
If you would like your business listed or would like to join the Greystones District Business Hub ‘WhatsApp Group’, please see https://greystones.ie.
Gráinne McLoughlin, Chairperson of Greystones 2020 said, ‘The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted daily business activity for us all, but we know that small businesses may find it particularly difficult to understand how to adapt and remain resilient in such a rapidly changing situation. We are committed to supporting them in any way we can. Together we are stronger – Ní neart go cur le chéile.’
Temporary outdoor dining licenses
Applications for licences under Section 254 of the Planning Acts can be submitted online at firstname.lastname@example.org using the form which can be downloaded here. Please note that liquor licensing laws and local bye-laws prohibit the consumption of alcohol on the street, it cannot be served to patrons of licensed premises for consumption outside.
Be sure to stay up to date by following Greystones.ie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/greystonesdotie, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greystonesdotie/ or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greystones.ie/.
Join the conversation using the hashtags: #ThinkLocalBuyLocal #Greystones
Ian, Wendy & Lucy of Ross Print Services , Greystones, wish to announce the launch of our 30 PAGE BACK TO WORK CUSTOM COVID-19 PRODUCTS CATALOGUE
The guidance to stay at home has been extended until Monday 18 May because the measures are working. By staying at home – you are saving lives.
On this page you can view the latest information on how Ireland is responding to cases of COVID-19.
The latest information, advice and guidelines will be published here and updated daily.
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) has proposed this Scheme in response to the Covid-19 crisis and the urgent need for retail companies to achieve a step change in online capability.
The purpose of this fund is to enable Irish-owned retailers to enhance their digital capability and to develop a more competitive online offer, that will enable an increase in their customer base and build a more resilient business in the domestic and global marketplace both online and offline.
Successful applicants will be awarded funding to support a maximum of 80% of the project eligible costs with a maximum grant of €40,000.
Typical elements involved in developing a sophisticated and transactional online presence include research, consultancy costs for strategy development, implementation and training.
Full Details are Here
How do I apply?
Application must be made via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System during the Call open dates.
Call open date:Wednesday 29th April 2020
Call close date: Wednesday 27th May 2020 at 3pm
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