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Having started out as an independent alternative to the demised town council, Greystones 2020 have just announced their latest cunning plan.

And given that these fine people know how to squeeze funds out of Wicklow County Council – man, wish we had that skill – it’s as ambitious as their recently launched tourist-baiting greystones.ie site.

Think Greystones Guide without the interviews, the attitude, the budget, or the arch enemies.

Here’s 2020 chairperson Grainne Mc Loughlin with the details…

Greystones Town Team has secured funding from Leader for a Public Realm Plan for Greystones. Following a very competitive procurement process, the Paul Hogarth Company was approved. This company is a long established and passionate team of Landscape Architects, Urban Designers and Planners. Their aim is to create sustainable environments across a broad scale of projects, for people to enjoy and value, as places to live, work and visit. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their strategies and designs where quality is inherent in the delivery of the best solutions for people and places.
Working with Greystones 2020, the project will be completed before Christmas and will form the basis of excellence in design for the core centre of Greystones. Public Consultation will be an integral part of this process.

In addition, Greystones Town Team, has been awarded €15,000 for the Community Enhancement Programme 2019 (phase 1). This will deliver additional bus shelters in Greystones in areas where older people particularly use public transport.

Boom! We’re all for ‘excellence in design for the core centre of Greystones’.

We’ll hopefully catch up with the Greystones 2020 gang over the coming weeks, to try and find out where, when, how, who and what the feck…

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