Taskforce’s Carmel Fox speaks of local engagement

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The Independent Chair of the Tipperary Town Revitalisation Programme has been meeting with various groups and organisations to determine who wants to be involved in the project, what the town wants out of the plan and how it should be structured.

Carmel Fox was joined by Cian Ó Lionáin from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government who told Tipp Mid West that his department is committed to ensuring that the soon-to-be-appointed project manager is given easy access to the agencies and departments needed to make the task force a success.

Ms Fox explained that the position of project manager will be advertised ahead of Christmas, while the next stage of the programme – the Town Health Check – will begin early next year and will involve Alison Harvey of the Heritage Council.

Those groups and individuals with whom Ms Fox has been meeting will shortly be asked to take part in a workshop where they will seek to agree upon a structure for the overall programme of development for the town.

Ms Fox also told Tipp Mid West that while it was originally planned that the work of the task force would focus on a specific part of the town, she is open to expanding this to include the rest of the town and possibly some of the hinterland. That will depend, she added, on the wishes of those who involve themselves in the process.