The annual Programme of Works for Fingal County Council has been published with €1.018m allocated for small works in the Swords area.
This money helps with local park improvements, some road and footpath repairs, drainage works and traffic calming.
The areas in Swords who can expect improvements are listed below.
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“This is yet another increase for Swords in the allocation of minor works budget. We are now receiving more than double what we got when I first became a councillor and more than the entire area (Balbriggan, Rush, Lusk, Swords) got at that time too.
“This is down to my motion in 2021, out of which an agreement to increase the fund and allocate more to areas such as Swords was agreed. Prior to this people in Malahide were receiving twice as much from this fund as people in Swords. Thankfully that is no longer then case.
“I’m delighted to see so many projects in the Swords area and I know many people really appreciated the works carried out in our local parks which are steadily improving every years.
“Some highlights for me are the works on the Pinegrove, Mooretown, Broadmeadow, Castlefarm Green, which I have pushed for over many years; the improvements to the Broadmeadow Community Garden; the lighting at Glasmore lane; and the pedestrian crossing at Mountgorry, which will help kids crossing to the Educate Together Secondary School in Drinan.
“I want to also remind people that this is not all the works that will be carried out in 2023. There are many other funding streams which will have an impact. The capital funds will improve other roads in the area (particularly the R125 through Rolestown), as well as big projects like the Swords Cultural Quarter. The active travel budget for cycling and walking improvements is also separate and new funding lines will also help to deliver the Main St regeneration project and Sustainable Swords.”