Public consultation on the civic memorial policy for Tipperary county council
Tipperary County Council recognises that public commemoration plaques, memorials and monuments offer opportunities to honour, celebrate, or remember a person, group of persons or events of significance. The Civic Memorial Policy sets out the process by which Tipperary County Council will consider the commemoration of events or individuals who have shaped the County, either by the naming of infrastructure or by the installation of monuments, memorials and plaques in the public domain.
It is important for Tipperary County Council to establish a policy on this matter due to:
The need to have clarity regarding the policy and procedures for the consideration of proposals from individuals and interest groups
The increased level of demand for the naming of infrastructure and the erection of plaques, memorials and monuments
The emotive nature of requests where people are deceased
The need to ensure that a proliferation of memorials and plaques do not detract from the wider amenity and enjoyment of public spaces
Civic memorials represent a significant civic acknowledgement of a subject. It is, therefore, necessary that clear criteria are used to evaluate any proposal. A monument is a lasting tribute to a person, group or event. Therefore Tipperary County Council needs to be confident that the subject of such
a memorial is of sufficient importance that the decision to approve a monument will stand the test of time.
We would like to invite members of the public and interested groups to give their views on the Civic Memorial Policy for Tipperary County Council. The policy can be accessed at www.tipperarycoco.ie. Copies are available at all Tipperary County Council offices and public libraries.
Submissions should be marked ‘Civic Memorial Policy’ and should be sent by Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Tipperary County Council Library Service, Castle Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Friday 22nd February 2019.
Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Southern Region – Public Consultation Days
The Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES)/ Dréacht Straitéis Réigiúnach Spásuil agaus Eaconamaíoch (SRSE) will provide a long-term regional level strategic planning and economic
Framework, in support of the implementation of the National Planning Framework, for the future physical, economic and social developments for the Southern Region. The Southern Regional Assembly has prepared a draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region covering the period 2019-2031 and is seeking submissions.
The Southern Regional Assembly will consider all submissions made in writing before 5.00pm Friday 8th March 2019 before adopting the RSES. For more on the draft RSES consultation process see the Southern Regional Assembly website.
The Assembly will hold a series of public consultation days on the draft RSES during February where the team will be available to discuss the document:
Cork: Millennium Hall, Cork City Hall, 2.30-6pm, 11th February 2019 Limerick: Strand Hotel, Limerick 2.30-6pm, 13th February 2019 Waterford: Tower Hotel, Waterford 2.30-6pm, 15th February 2019
These will be open ‘drop in’ events and no registration is required. Submissions or observations can be made via:
Please note that submissions may be published on our website and subject to Freedom of Information. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged however it will not be possible to issue individual responses.
Funding/ Grant Opportunities
Conservation Grant Schemes Now Open For Applicants
Tipperary County Council now invites Applications for the following Conservation Grant Schemes in 2019.
Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019
The scheme seek to encourage the leveraging of private capital to invest in small-scale, labour-intensive projects to repair and conserve structures protected under the Planning and Development Act (2000) as amended and in certain cases, for the conservation of structures within Architectural Conservation Areas, and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professional, craft works and tradespeople.
Historic Structures Fund 2019
The Structures at Risk Fund has been re-launched for 2019 as the Historic Structures Fund. The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on caring for and restoring historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public and seeks to enable larger-scale conservation works which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support.
Only one application will be considered per historic structure.
Multiple applications for the same structure under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund will not be considered for 2019
Burial Ground Maintenance Grant 2019
Burial Ground Committees in Tipperary are invited to apply for Maintenance Grants under the 2019 Scheme. The purpose of the Grant Scheme is to provide funding to Burial Ground Committees who carry out burial ground maintenance works. The Local Authority would like to acknowledge the excellent work undertaken by these voluntary committees.
Each Burial Ground Committee will be awarded a grant on the basis of the number of applications received and the funding available.
Grant Qualifying Criteria:
Registered with the Tipperary Public Participation Network (PPN Registration No.).
Copy of current Bank Statement
All applications will be assessed during the Summer of 2019.
Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday, 13th March, 2019.
Please return to the relevant Municipal District highlighted on your application form.
All works in burial grounds carried out under the scheme must comply with Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht – Historic Monument Service requirements. These are detailed in a booklet called “The Care and Conservation of Graveyards” available on the Tipperary County Council website www.tipperarycoco.ie
Forms for new applicants only are available from:
Aine Brett, Environment Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, County Tipperary.
All last years applicants will receive a pre-printed application form by post.
Environment section update: Application for Wildflower boxes and trees for Community Groups/Tidy Towns/Schools in Tipperary is now closed
All the trees and boxes of wildflower seeds are gone. Applications are unable to be accepted at this time.
Support for Community Energy Audits and Community Facility Management Plans
South Tipperary development CLG is seeking expressions of interest from volunteer led groups managing community facilities (eg resource centres, community halls, sports, arts, culture facilities etc), for the following supports:
Development of management plans for community facilities
Which will address current and potential
Usage and activities with a view to maximising the use of the facility by the whole community
Financial and environmental sustainability
Energy audits for community facilities or groups of facilities
Which will address current and potential
Energy costs and ways of saving energy
Use / production of renewable energy
The programmes will involve expert consultants visiting each facility and working with the management group.
Groups in the Municipal Districts of Cashel /Tipperary, Carrick on Suir and the Borough District of Clonmel are invited to apply.
These projects are supported by the LEADER Programme 2014-2020.
Further information and application forms are available by contacting
‘Make Ireland Sustainable For All’ is pleased to announce its 2019 Call for Proposals for small grants to support local projects & initiatives addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ireland.
Grants are available up to a maximum of €2000 for:
Local grass-root organizations/entities
Local members of national CSOs operating at the local level
Local citizens groups, including student groups, clubs, civic initiative groups.
The objective of this call is to raise awareness of the SDGs at local level and to engage local groups to mobilise actors and authorities in commitments and practical actions for the implementation of the SDGs.
In addition, applicants are encouraged to address one or more of the following themes in their proposal. These themes are:
sustainable food production
sustainable production and consumption.
Projects which also address the cross-cutting themes of gender, migration and climate change are welcomed.
The deadline for submission of applications is the 15th of February 2019. Please note, the implementation period for activities runs until the 31st March 2020.
Do you campaign on the Sustainable Development Goals? Want to break out of your specific focus and work alongside others working on different SDG-related topics? You might be eligible for a grant of up to €7500!
As part of the project Make Europe Sustainable for All, financial support is available to local groups, grass-root organisations and other civil society actors working at local level in order to strengthen capacity, knowledge sharing and information exchange on the implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to raise awareness of the transformative role the SDGs can have for every EU citizen and their role in promoting Agenda 2030.
We welcome applications for local project proposals before the closing date of 15th February 2019.
The Community Water Development Fund 2019 is now open
The Community Water Development Fund aims to support communities in progressing water related projects and initiatives, delivering benefits locally whilst also helping to meet the objectives of the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland and the wider EU Water Framework Directive.
This fund is open to all community and voluntary groups to assist in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment.
This can include the development of a catchment partnership or River/Lake Trust, and delivery of local projects to protect and improve water quality in a local waterbody. This fund will enable communities to get more involved in the management of their local water environment, delivering multiple benefits for present and future generations. The fund is administered by the Local Authority Waters Programme on behalf of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
Types of projects considered will include:
Capital projects such as restoration/habitat conservation/natural flood mitigation measures.
Projects that promote public awareness/education and events such as biodiversity days, surveys, training workshops, surveys and plans, etc.
General amenity such as beach clean, improving amenity areas, bird watching facilities, etc.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7.00pm.
Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
One Billion Rising March
This year Ascend Domestic Abuse Service, North Tipperary will participate in the One Billion Rising Campaign.
This is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. Every February hundreds of countries across the world march to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.
On Thursday, 14th of February, 2019 we will be gathering at Nenagh Court House at 10am and will walk to the Nenagh Civic Office to arrive at 11 am.
Please confirm your participation in this event by emailing email@example.com
What’s On In Tipperary?
The Source Arts Centre
9th Feb Bat The Father, Rabbit The Son 18th Feb Alice’s Adventures in the New World (Thurles Drama Group)
27th Feb Film : Leave no trace
1st March You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything 6th March Film: 1945
Nenagh Arts Centre
8th Feb BEFORE | A New Play with Music by Pat Kinevane
16th Feb Brendan Grace – ‘Funnyman’ 20th-
22nd Feb What Happened To Bridgie Cleary
24th Feb Goldilocks & The Three Bears
Old St.Mary’s Church Clonmel, Tipperary
8th March Beyond Time: The Music of Alexina Louie 9th March Clara Schumann Day – Mary Hegarty (Soprano) 9th March Clara Schumann Day – Fidelio Trio
Main Guard, Clonmel Clonmel, Tipperary
8th March Irish Baroque Orchestra play Barbara Strozzi
A new EPA funded initiative to reduce plastic use in homes and schools across Ireland is being launched by VOICE, an environmental charity that aims to empower individuals and local communities to take positive action to conserve our natural resources. We are currently looking for individuals, households and schools to examine their plastic use, take part in a plastic use audit to monitor the plastic in their lives and make small changes to reduce their plastic footprint!
The initiative uses citizen science to tackle plastic consumption in homes and schools. Citizen science involves research projects in which the public are directly engaged, gathering data and collaborating with scientists to a common end goal. The end goal is reduce our plastic consumption! It is a topic we feel strongly about here in Voice, and there is a growing discontent with plastic to be heard across the country.
The next step is to move from discontent with the status quo to action! The citizen science project will enable people to take this step to change their plastic consumption. Through the initiative households and schools will be guided through using a plastic use audit to monitor the plastic in their lives.
They can then sign up to plastic pledges each month to reduce their plastic consumption step by step, to make manageable and sustainable changes within their own lives. Does this interest you? If so give us a shout, we are looking for people to join us!
Tipperary Artist in Primary School Scheme 2019 – now open for submissions/applications.
The aim of this scheme is to give pupils in schools all over the county the opportunity to work with a professional artist on a once-off unique project to be originated and planned between the artist and the school. The scheme is open to artists in schools from any artistic discipline including visual arts, music, dance, drama, literature, film, architecture, photography and new media.