Arklow This Week
We all in Arklow & District Chamber sympathise with the people of France and support the families and friends of those murdered and injured, as they enjoyed living and working in the beautiful city of Paris. A book of condolences has been opened in the Arklow Munical District office for anyone who wishes to express their sympathy with us.
Arklow Municipal District (AMD) Wins 2015 Excellence in Local Government Award
Congratulations to AMD who the Parks & Recreation section for the “Arklow Duck Pond, Nature Walk & Leisure Area” at the 12th annual Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. These awards are held to recognize and celebrate the outstanding work being carried out by local authorities all over Ireland.
AMD together with many community groups has worked to improve this area for locals and tourists. The Duck Pond measures 1km in circumference and is ideal for those interested in wildlife, leisurely walks or keeping fit. The area provides a diverse mix of amenities such as walks, Howard’s Way, Sli na Slainte, seafront walk, crazy golf, outdoor gyms, skateboard park, playground & running track. The Seaview Garden is a very attractive sensory garden planted and maintained by volunteers from local services.
Live Street Entertainment
Thanks to Small Town Crisis, Aoibhín Redmond, Inver Ladies Choir, Áine, Érin & Siún Byrne, Avoca National Schools “Singing Souls”, Sing for Fun, The Vault Music Programme, Inbhear Mor Performance Emsemble/Marchers, Arklow Pipe Band, Arklow Ukulele Players and Avonmore Musical Society who have signed up for the Entertainment Mile at Christmas Festival. We have 10 spots available if anybody else wants to join them, just fill in the Performer Application on the website here. If you are running an event or are part of a committee that is running an event, please fill out the Christmas Event Form.
Improvement works to Bridge Street Junction
It is now envisaged that these works will commence on Monday 23rd November with an end date of the 19th January 2016. For the Christmas period 11th December 2015 to the 4th January 2016 the contractor will need to have all traffic management removed from the site. All the underground work will be carried out before the Christmas period and the overground (footpaths and surfacing) after the Christmas period. This project will consist of night time work only.
The Members did ask about the possibility of either:
- Instructing the contractor to suspend works on the 4th December 2015 as opposed to the 11th December 2015 for the Christmas period.
- Delaying the start date of the works until 4th January 2016 .
However, neither option is possible as there may be entitlement for additional costs to the contractor if we instructed either change.
WCC appreciate the concerns raised and have been trying to schedule these works to avoid the summer tourist season, water services works and to avoid disruption to traffic in the daytime so hopefully the members and the public will be able to bear with us during the construction of this scheme.
Any queries can be forward to Margaret at email@example.com
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Invitation to all South Wicklow businesses – Regional Aid Supports
We invite all Businesses in South Wicklow to attend a briefing from the IDA and Enterprise Ireland on the specific Regional Aid support packages are available to your businesses today.
Place: The Woodenbridge Hotel
Time: 5.30 pm
Date: 10th December 2015
Speakers: VP ICT Division IDA Connor Simpson and Enterprise Ireland Michael Brougham
NDRC : Making Ventures Happen – LaunchPad seeking entrepreneurs in the digital space
€30,000 in pre-seed investment for startups who win place on the 12 week programme
Friday 13th November. NDRC announced today that it is inviting applications for investment and participation in its next NDRC LaunchPad programme, which begins in January 2016. Regarded as one of Europe’s premier accelerator programmes, NDRC is seeking ambitious entrepreneurs with digital ideas and products that have the potential to scale globally. Those selected to take part in the 12 week programme will receive up to €30,000 in pre seed investment plus the expert development and commercial support from the NDRC team. An Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 2nd December in NDRC on Crane Street, Dublin 8 at 6pm for prospective candidates. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the NDRC team, other portfolio companies and find out more about the programme and the application process.
For more information please look to the press release.
Christmas Gifts from The Pottery Shop
Visit The Pottery Shop on the Lower Main Street, Arklow to see the fantastic selection of Christmas gifts and decorations. At The Pottery shop you can also find a large range of quality giftware such as Genesis Bronze, Galway Crystal, Noritake tableware to mention just a few. They also stock Newbridge Silverware jewellery and cutlery.
Their Halloween window “witches and ghosts” was a huge success so look out for their ‘Santa and the night before Christmas’ holographic display starting in December. For more information what Peter and Eileen have to offer go to The Pottery Shop Facebook page.
Santa is coming to Bridgewater this Sunday
BRIDGEWATER Shopping Centre in Arklow will welcome a very special on Sunday 22nd November at 12 Noon as Santa Claus will travel from the North Pole to Ireland to visit the South East’s favourite Shopping Centre. It is absolutely FREE.
Bridgewater would also like to welcome everyone to come for a night of carol singing, mince pies, hot chocolate, fantastic discounts and spot prizes on Thursday 26th November, from 6 pm to 9 pm. PLUS €250 WORTH OF GIFT CARDS ARE UP FOR GRABS!
The Shopping Centre has also recently launched their new Gift Card, which can be purchased at the Customer Service desk or Eason. Why not buy a Gift Card as a Christmas present, it can be spent in any store in the Centre and can be can be used a little (or a lot) at any time. Stock up on all your Christmas essentials here at Bridgewater from gifts to gadgets and you won’t be disappointed with the great range they have.
Arklow Rowing Club 25th Anniversary Party
Arklow Rowing Club is having its 25th Anniversary celebrations in Arklow Sailing Club at 8pm on November 28th 2015. Food, Music, and a Good Night guaranteed as they celebrate 25 years, and will also be for capping off a successful season for the club in all categories. All are welcome and tickets are only €5 and available from committee members, so be sure to get yours before they’re gone.
Arklow Visual Art Gallery
Arklow Visual Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of new work by local artist Fionnuala Hough in the gallery 61-63 main street Arklow, from Monday 16th until Friday 30th November.
The Exhibition titled “The Flood and the Rapture” will be open to the member of the public. The opening night is Monday 16th November from 7-9 pm, light refreshments will be served on the night. Admission is free and all are welcome.