Swinford ‘Re-Focused’ – Urban Design Study

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Spirit-of-Place – Urban Design Study

Mayo County Council will be holding a Swinford 'Re-Focused'discussion forum on Wednesday 21st January in the Cultural Centre, Swinford from 5:30pm to 7pm.

This year’s Spirit-of-Place project will be built in Swinford this June.

As part of a programme to collaborate with the community in continuing the rejuvenation of Swinford, Mayo County Council will be holding a discussion forum on Wednesday 21st January in the Swinford Cultural Centre.

All are welcome to attend this public meeting which is in preparation for the visit of Travis Price and architecture students from the Catholic University of Washington, during the week of 25th-31st of January.

The students are undertaking an occupancy and urban design study of the town which will incorporate Swinford’s history, heritage and culture and the future plan for the town. The students are going to be carrying out research that could have enormous benefits for Swinford and they will be spending the week liasing with all local groups, individuals etc.
They will also be preparing for this year’s Spirit-of-Place project for 2015 which will be built in Swinford this June.

The Swinford ‘Re-Focused’ project presents an opportunity to continue the recent progress in the town and three key topics to be discussed on the evening will include;

1. What positive ‘actions’ were undertaken in Swinford in 2013 & 2014?

2. What future ‘opportunities’ could be prioritised for Swinford in 2015 & 2016?

3. What Town Image, Vision and Amenities could be promoted in terms of future social, economic and tourist investment and development?

The following agenda has been laid out for the meeting -:

Introduction: Cllr Michael Smyth, Ballina Municipal District

Context: Peter Hynes, Chief Executive, Mayo County Council
• Travis Price / Spirit of Place
• Objectives of Spirit of Place Swinford for 2015

Stimulation of Small Towns: Iain Douglas, Senior Planner, Mayo County Council
• Urban Design
• Town Planning

Community: Neil Sheridan, Community & Enterprise, Mayo County Council
• Pride of Place
• Community Futures

Enterprise: Joanne Grehan, Head of Enterprise & Investment, Mayo County Council
• County Tourism Strategy
• Business Development
• Growth

Ballina Municipal District: Paul Benson, Director of Services, Mayo County Council
• Current Plans
• Working with the Community

Workshop and Question & Answer Session: • Group Discussion

Work Programme: Danny O Toole, Project Manager, Mayo County Council
• Student Work Programme (25th January to 31st January)
• Feedback

Closing Remarks: Matthew Stevens, Architect, Mayo County Council

Swinford Library and Cultural Centre

Swinford Cultural Centre

This is an important public information evening and Swinford.ie would like to encourage all to attend.

Date: Wednesday 21st January

Time: 5.30pm (sharp) – 7.30pm

Location: Swinford Cultural Centre

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