Mayo will receive funding of €152,496 for projects under the second round of the enhanced Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The focus of the funding is on measures and interventions that help Mayo towns and villages to adapt to social distancing requirements and to provide safe environments that encourage people into towns and villages to shop and socialise.

This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fine Gael TD Michael Ring who says the projects approved will assist Mayo businesses and communities to adapt to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and to increase footfall and generate economic activity the short term.

€40,000 has been allocated to the South Mayo village of Crossboyne for new footpaths, public lighting and signage and just under €40,000 has been allocated for remediation and improvement works at Bofeenaun Community Centre to prepare for use as Broadband Connection Point.

€25,000 has been allocated for safety works at Killala Greenway entrance and €25,000 has also been given to the creation of a community garden and nature area in Knockmore to provide safe, accessible off-road space.

€22,500 has been awarded to the creation of three covered outdoor spaces for community based exercise classes and other community events in Belmullet and Westport.

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