Hundreds of people attended a public meeting in Ballinasloe last Wednesday (10/1/18) regarding opposition to a waste transfer facility in Pollboy. Galway County Council granted planning permission to Sean Curran of Barna Waste for the transfer station last year planning reference 16/1286. See the link for further details:-http://www.eplanning.ie/GalwayCC/AppFileRefDetails/161286/0
The proposal comprises of the construction of a 1,080 square metre transfer building to receive waste and recyclables and unload/re-load these materials within the building to larger vehicles for transfer to other waste/recycling facilities and for ancillary yardage, parking weighbridge, staff office (29.6 square metres) and all associated site services in Pollboy.
The application granted by Galway County council permits for 23,400 tonne of waste to be transferred at the station each year. The permissible opening hours is 06.00 to 20.00 Monday to Friday and 08.00 to 14.00 on Saturdays. According to the application submitted the following is the approximated number of truck movements per day: 6 bins trucks & 12 skip trucks bringing waste to the station, with approx two 30 tonne trucks, two 10 tonne trucks and one 15 tonne truck removing the waste from the site each day. The county council is currently assessing a waste permit for construction waste to start the construction phase of the project and objections to same can be submitted until January 24th.
As the local community development company BACD Ltd. & the Town Team totally oppose any waste enterprise being located in Pollboy. We are deeply concerned about the negative impact this will have on road safety & air quality for the town and also over the potential damage to local tourism & enterprise. BACD Ltd. over the past 20 years have being working tirelessly through different projects (Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre, Ballinasloe Life Magazine & Ballinasloe Town Benchmarking Project to name but a few) to promote Ballinasloe and attract inward investment. We are liaising the Pollboy Community Development Council who are opposing this Waste Transfer Station and have been in consultation with our local Councilors, TDs and Minister on this matter. We fully support opposition to this facility and any other Waste Enterprise proposed for the area now or in the future.
BACD Board: Kevin Broderick, Donal Burke, Ann Conlon, Michael Dolan, Dan Dowling, Marina Downey, Seamus Duffy, Paul Hargadon, Pearse Keller, Seamus Kelly, Joe Lyons, Noel Madden and John McKenna.
Ballinasloe Town Team: Val Colleran, Colm Croffy, Jacinta Divilly, Lyn Donnelly, Aidan Donohue, Andrea Duffy, Seamus Duffy, Tara Flynn, Carmel Grealy, Paula Harley, Mike O’Brien, Pádraig Ó Ceithearnaigh and Ger Tully.
WINNER: Lawrencetown Community Development-Heritage & Tidy Towns Focus Group
Mary O' Connell
2. Sports and Recreation Volunteer Award
Frankie Flynn (GAA)
WINNER: John Donnelly (Cycling)
John Mc Kenna (Chess)
Marion Ruane (Fit Towns)
Noel Dillon (GAA)
Stephen Roche (Cycling)
3. Sports and Recreation Team Award
Ballinasloe GAA U 13 Boys Hurling
Ballinasloe GAA U 14 Boys Football
Ballinasloe GAA U 14 Girls Football
WINNER: Ballinasloe Itosu-Kai Karatedo Ireland
Ballinasloe Town A.F.C. Senior Team
Creagh National School Gaelic Games
Creagh National School Spike Ball Team
Gaelic For Mothers and Others
Padraig Pearses Senior Hurling Team
U 18 & U 17's Connaught Rugby Representatives
4. Sports and Recreation Individual Award
Aoibheann Reilly & Meabh Deely (Rugby)
David Murray (GAA)
WINNER: Heather Payne (Soccer)
Jordan Carr (Soccer)
Shane Jennings (GAA &Rugby)
5. Young Person’s Award
WINNER: Julianna Green & Laura Frehill
6. Social, Community & Civic Special Recognition Award
Ballinasloe Fit Town
WINNER: Ballinasloe Social Services
East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support
Eileen & Seamus Finneran
Facilitators of Climb Programme
Fatima Ali Bakoush
Lawrencetown Community Development Group
Mary Whelehan, Nora Flaherty & Ann Donoghue Hillcrest Residents Association
Micheál Kelly Civil Defence
Teresa Kelly Ballinasloe Eagles
7. Business Community Spirit Award
Downey’s Bar & Restaurant
WINNER: Gullane’s Hotel & Conference Centre
8. Hall of Fame Award (Lifetime Achievement Accolade)
WINNER: Liam Kelly
Ballinasloe Town Team is managed by Ballinasloe Area Development Company Ltd and comprises of representatives from local Retailers, Vintners, Tidy Towns, Schools, Community Groups, Sports Organisations and Local Councillor.
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