CURRENT PROJECTS

Each Pillar has a number of short, medium & long term projects under their remit.

The following are just a sample of some of these projects.

Infrastructure /Sustainable Development:

 

  • N72 Bypass - ensuring that the bypass is kept to the top of the agenda with the Minister, feasibility study currently being compiled by Cork County Council.

  • Town Hall Refurbishment - working with Cork County Council to ensure that the plans for the town hall meets the needs of the town and community.

  • NeighbourWood Scheme - development of the woodland and parkland areas below Castle Park and Mallow Castle.

  • Smarter Travel - working on a the community aspect of a proposal with Cork County Council to include Mallow in the new round of funding which will become available in 2016.

  • Urban Public Realm Design Plan - consultations are underway to draw up a plan which will enhance the public spaces in Mallow and address issues such as signage, visual enhancement and use of public spaces.  Cork County Council are funding the design plan. (View Draft Mallow Urban Design & Public Realm Study)

Retail, Health and Professional Services:

 

  • Beacon Initiative - 15 local retailers commenced the initative in mid March. It provides the necessary supports to grow the business and improve the economic viability of the business. The initiative is financed and run by Cork County Council.

  • Parking - Working in partnership with Mallow Chamber and Cork County Council to progress issues in relation to parking and traffic congestion and finding best possible solutions to alleviating the problems within the town.

Arts/Culture, Heritage and Tourism:

  • Mallow Arts Collective is a new sub committee which has set up in recent months to focus on the arts in Mallow.  The group have already held a number of events in the town and continue to plan a further series of events for 2017.  The group have also submitted a proposal to Cork County Council from the community for consideration in relation to the development of the Town Hall as a cultural and arts centre.

  • 1916 Commemorations - Two major events took place in April to commemorate our history, one at Cork Racecourse and the other at Bweeng. Plans are in the process of being drawn up for a Garden of Remembrance which shall be located in one of the public areas near the town.

Industry and Large Employers:

  • North Cork Engineering Cluster - was recently launched to address issues such as the skills shortage and developing appropriate courses in North Cork. Consultations are taking place to join forces with Charleville / Kilmallock engineering cluster.

  • Welcoming Forum - has been established to introduce and showcase Mallow to individuals and companies indicating an interest in locating in the area.

  • Inventory of Retail, Commercial and Development land  has been compiled for those interested in considering Mallow as a location to set up business.

  • Adopt a Patch – fostering a sense of pride in the town by local businesses who take responsibility for enhancing the appearance of their town, one patch at a time.

Innovation, Education and New Technologies:

 

  • Wifi - public broadband is now available in between Market Sq, Town Hall and down to Davis Plaza. It is intended to extend this facility to the full Main Street which will be extremely beneficial to tourists to Mallow. The project is funded by Cork County Council and supported by Cork Institute of Technology.

  • Mallow Maths & Science Primary Schools Initiative - funded by the Economic Development Fund of Cork County Council. The initiative is underway in 13 primary schools in Mallow area in conjunction with Mary I College, Limerick. Focus in to address the transition from primary to secondary school in relation to maths & science.

  • Munster Maths and Science Family Fair - held in October each year attracts in the region of 6,000 visitors.  This is the sixth year of the project which showcases interactive maths, science, technology and engineering from industry, research, primary and secondary  schools, third level colleges and STEM clubs.

Mallow Development Partnership,

Floor 3,

Mallow Parish Centre Building,

27/28 Bank Place,

Mallow, Co Cork.

+353 (0)85 855 4555

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