THE people of Scariff are being encouraged to take part in a public consultation process on three development projects to upgrade the town centre.

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey said that a good response was essential to ensure a strong local input into the provision of a new public car park, development of an enterprise hub, and the enhancement of Market Square.

“The Scariff Town Team were successful in their application to the Rural Regeneration Development Fund (RRDF) to finance the work and it is important that local people give their views on how it should proceed.

“I was delighted to work closely with Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys, Urban McMahon of  Clare County Council’s Rural Development Directive and local county Councillors Pat Burke and Joe  Cooney on this project over the last number of months.

The Scariff Town Team, in partnership with Scariff Community Council, commissioned a design team led by Helena McElmeel Architects to prepare a proposal for the enhancement of the Market Square.

An initial public consultation was held to get the community’s thoughts in relation to the project after which a series of design proposals were developed, four of which were selected for public consultation.

Earlier this year,  RRDF funding was secured to develop a new public car park, along with the development of an enterprise hub, and the enhancement of Market Square.

Members of the project team will be available on Monday afternoon (March 21) at the Teagasc Building from 3.30 to 7.30 pm to present and explain these initial proposals. They are anxious to get feedback from as many people as possible and their contributions will help shape the recommendations and vision for the future of Scariff.

Local people are also encouraged to fill out an online questionnaire, which will be available until April 4. Details here