30 Sept 2022

Call for scheme to help Offaly retailers upgrade shopfronts


A local councillor has called for the introduction of a scheme to help retailers

A CALL on Tullamore Municipal District to investigate restarting a scheme to help retailers in town upgrade their shopfronts has been made by a local councillor.

Speaking at this month's meeting of the body, Cllr Tony McCormack said the funding could be used for painting and new signage.

“Our town looks beautiful after all the regeneration we have done in recent times,” said the Fianna Fail councillor.

He predicted that more people would be attracted to Tullamore with the opening of the arts centre and other businesses.

But, said Cllr McCormack, there were a few shopfronts “which could do with a bit of work”.

He said that if councillors remembered previous schemes they were always oversubscribed by retailers.

The speaker suggested that a new scheme could be funded by diverting finances from other projects.

Cllr Declan Harvey noted that the scheme in the past had been very helpful to retailers.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.