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Mayo County Cathaoirleach

Blackie K. Gavin

Blackie K. Gavin

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Mayo County Council’s Community Engagement

MCC's Community Engagement 27-03-2020

“The character of a country is defined by how we treat our most vulnerable citizens”

The people of County Mayo are well-respected for their sense of community and togetherness as a county. We look out for one another, stay in touch with one another and rally round to help one another in times of crisis. Mayo County Council’s Community Engagement Team is the official local government office that coordinates the overall response of the county to the Coronavirus crisis.

Head of Community Engagement at Mayo County Council, Liam Hanrahan outlined “Our role is to ensure that the benefits of the response is felt by those who need it most, and that the overall work is in line with the Government Action Plan in response to COVID-19.

Communication is the key to the success of this work, if you are someone who is feeling isolated we want you to know that we are here for you, we want to hear from you, we will reach out to you so that you aren’t alone”

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Stay Safe - Stay Strong - Stay Separate

Stay Safe - Stay Strong - Stay Separate 23-02-2020

Mayo County Council appeals for people to take social separation seriously

This is an extraordinary time, that requires extraordinary measures, therefore the Cathaoirleach, and Chief Executive of Mayo County Council are taking the unusual step of issuing a PLEA for everyone to abide by advice from our health experts on social distancing – social distance require 2 metres or 6 foot 5 inches of a distance – Think of keeping a tall rugby player of a distance between you and the next person to you, wherever you go!

The key message is to Stay Safe – Stay Strong – Stay Separate

  • Mayo Co Council is here for our Communities Our offices are open – Essential public services including Roads, Water, Housing, Environment, Motor Tax and Planning are all being delivered with new arrangements in place to manage contact and protect public health and safety. All updates are posted on our website … www.mayo.ie and on our Twitter and Facebook pages
  • Community Engagement We are working with Community Groups to co-ordinate voluntary efforts and with the HSE and Gardai to identify and support those who may need additional support and monitoring at this time. You will find a map of all of the community volunteer groups throughout the county on our homepage of mayo.ie, log-on to get the contact information that you need.
  • Support for HSE We have put all our available facilities and resources at the disposal of the HSE in fighting this war. The Lough Lannagh Leisure Complex is in service as a Covid-19 Test Centre. The complex isn’t open to the public, so we ask people to be mindful of people’s privacy and not visit the centre unless referred by their GP.
  • Playgrounds We have had to close the playgrounds throughout the county to protect the young against the spread of the virus. We ask that parents please, please adhere to the closure of the playgrounds and not to allow their children to play there. We also request that people refrain from removing the warning signage at the playground. The virus can live on surfaces for many days we implore people to be mindful of this.
  • Everyone Can Contribute – Social Distancing is the key and the next seven days are crucial for the fate of this county. We do not want to see convoys of trucks ferrying coffins for burial. Everyone can help – everyone should help - everyone must help to support frontline medical personnel. Follow the advice and keep your distance ……

 

WE PLEA …. Please please  …. For your Community, For your County, For your Country

Stay Safe – Stay Strong – Stay Separate


Community Engagement Covid-19 Response Map

Community Engagement Covid-19 Response Map

As the reality of our new way of life unfolds, many people and communities are coming together to help the most vulnerable deal with the upheaval to their daily lives. Mayo County Council’s Community Engagement Section has developed an interactive map which represents volunteer groups and other relevant services that are on-call for those who need them most.

Services include collecting groceries, prescriptions and medication, Meals-on-Wheels, assistance with errands, support on entitlements and the offer of a helping hand or a friendly voice at the end of the phone. Read more: https://www.mayo.ie/news/volunteergroups/


Mayo County Council announce closure of Playgrounds and MUGA’s

Mayo County Council announce closure of Playgrounds and MUGA’s

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 related restrictions, Mayo County Council can confirm that all playground and Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA) facilities throughout the county are now closed.

All other outdoor recreational facilities, including Greenways and walkways, remain open to the public. Mayo County Council urge the public, however, to observe Social Distancing and exercise caution when using these facilities.
 
Parks Superintendent with Mayo County Council, Peter Gill, confirmed the closures today; “On the advice of the HSE, and in line with government measures, Mayo County Council have taken the decision to close all playgrounds and Multi Use Games Areas.
 
“This decision was taken to avoid situations where children are interacting with each other. The public need to continue using social distancing for the foreseeable future and it is hoped that closing these facilities will assist in further limiting the spread of the virus.”
 
We endeavour to keep the public updated with any disruption to our services through local media and Mayo County Council media channels.
We would strongly advise the public to follow the guidance issued by our health professionals in relation to COVID-19.  In addition, we would encourage the public to watch out for each other particularly the vulnerable in our society.

 


MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL – COVID-19 UPDATE - March 19th, 2020

MCC Covid19 Update

Mayo County Council continues to be open for business, running all services, with all departments working as usual, albeit in very unusual circumstances. Our road crews have been gritting roads this week ensuring the safety of the public as they travel each morning.  Our water services staff continue to do their work to ensure households across the county are assured of water.

Following our adherence to the HSE advice our libraries, museums, cultural centres and leisure centres continue to be closed to the public, but our work continues behind closed doors.

Citizens can log-onto www.mayolibrary.ie, where their online library services can be availed of including the facility of downloading ebooks and audiobooks directly to devices and the option of reading regional newspapers and the Irish Independent can also be availed of, along with a broad selection of international magazines and titles for children.

The team at Lough Lannagh Leisure Complex have daily 30-minute workouts available for free on their Facebook Page @LeisureComplexLoughLannagh, with some suitable for children and adults alike.

In our adherence to the HSE social-distancing guidelines we ask people not to visit our public offices unless it is for essential business, but our doors are open and we have new ways in place so as to conduct our business with you in the safest manner possible.

We continue to operate drop-boxes for forms and documents in the Arás an Chontae reception and area offices.

Should you want to know of any volunteering efforts that are taking place in local communities across the county we are amplifying those efforts on our @Mayodotie and @Mayococo social media accounts and on www.mayo.ie. Please log-on to find out how our communities are stepping up and helping the most vulnerable in our society at this difficult time.

We will  keep the public updated with any disruption to our services through local media and the our media channels: @Mayodotie  @MayoCoCo


MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL – COVID-19 UPDATE - March 18th, 2020

Covid 18 March Update

In our ongoing response to COVID-19, and following the Government directive and guidance from the HSE, Mayo County Council has taken a number of actions over recent days which affect delivery of some of our services.  These measures have included the closure of our Library Network, the closure of Museums, Art Centres and Leisure Centres.

While our day-to-day services remain largely unaffected at this time, we are encouraging the public, where possible, to do business with us over the phone or online www.mayo.ie.

In the interest of public safety and adhering to HSE social-distancing guidelines we ask people not to visit our public offices unless it is for essential business. 

Should you need to visit in person, we are operating drop-boxes in Arás an Chontae and offices in Ballina, Claremorris, Westport and Belmullet.  A similar service will operate in our Motor Tax office in Castlebar.

A supply of envelopes for documents and forms will be available, and a member of staff will be on-hand to assist.  All application forms submitted through the drop box system will be acknowledged and dealt with expeditiously.

In line with Government guidelines, we are enabling as many of our Staff as feasible to work from home while ensuring a core presence in all public offices.

CE at Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes outlined, “ In these unprecedented times, I would like to assure you that Mayo County Council will do our utmost to safeguard public health and safety while continuing to provide essential services and support to our communities. We will continue to work with the HSE, Gardai and other agencies in supporting and assisting their efforts in these difficult times”

We will keep the public updated with latest updates.  Follow us on @Mayodotie @MayoCoCo

We would strongly encourage everyone to conscientiously follow the guidance issued by our health professionals in relation to COVID-19. 


MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL – COVID-19 UPDATE - March 13th, 2020

Covid 13-03-20

In our response to the rapidly evolving situation around COVID-19, we would like to inform the public that all swimming pools/leisure centres operated by Mayo County Council will close to the public effective of close of business today. 

The locations are 

  • Leisure Complex at Lough Lannagh,
  • Westport Leisure Park,
  • Ballina Swimming Pool and Leisure Facility
  • Charlestown Swimming Pool. 

All libraries, art centres, museums and community facilities operated by Mayo County Council remain closed to the public as announced yesterday afternoon.

While the day-to-day running of all other services of Mayo County Council remains unaffected at this time, we are encouraging the public, where possible, to engage in any required business with us over the phone or online if possible, so as to avoid coming into public office spaces. 

Our management team continue to meet daily on the issue of COVID-19 to monitor the situation and react as appropriate to the advice from the HSE and the National Management Body.   

We continue to work diligently to put measures in place, which will allow for contingency, should our level of service be affected in the days and weeks ahead. We endeavour to keep the public updated with any disruption to our services through local media and the our media channels: @Mayodotie  @MayoCoCo

We would encourage the public to conscientiously follow the guidance issued by our health professionals in relation to COVID-19  


MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL – COVID-19 UPDATE - March 12th, 2020

Covid 19

As a result of measures announced earlier today by the Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mayo County Council have taken the following actions.  All Libraries, Art centres, Museums and Community facilities operated by Mayo County Council will close to the public this evening with effect from 6pm.  At this time Leisure Centres remain open.

The day-to-day running of all other services of Mayo County Council remains unaffected at this time.  We will continue to work to put measures in place which will allow for contingency should our level of service be affected in the days and weeks ahead.

The management team of Mayo County Council have been meeting on a daily basis in relation to the COVID-19 issue and will continue to meet daily as the situation evolves.

We endeavour to keep the public updated with any disruption to our services through local media and Mayo County Council media channels.

We would encourage the public to follow the guidance issued by our health professionals in relation to COVID-19.  In addition, we would encourage the public to watch out for each other particularly the vulnerable in our society


MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL CANCEL ST PATRICKS DAY TRAVEL PLANS

MCC Cancel USA Travel 2020

Following a review of the situation this morning, the delegation from Mayo County Council due to travel to New York and Philadelphia for St Patricks Day events will not now be travelling 

The Cathaoirleach and Chief Executive conveyed their apologies to the Mayo Associations in both Cities. 

It is disappointing that the long tradition cannot be fulfilled in this instance but circumstances dictate a prudent and precautionary approach.  

Mayo County Council will look forward to future opportunities to reinforce the connection with our Diaspora in the United States when the current Corona Virus crisis has been brought under control


Ballina Flood Scheme Information

Ballina Flood Scheme Information

Mayo County Council have appointed RPS consulting engineers to commence the engineering and environmental assessment of the Ballina flood scheme and to bring it through the planning phase and onto construction. The scheme will assess flooding along the Moy through Ballina Town centre and along the Knockanelo channel through Marian Crescent and the Killala Road and come up with flood relief options to prevent it re-occurring. 

Survey work and collection of data by RPS staff will commence in the next month in advance of a public consultation day later in the summer.


Emergency services ‘Blue Light Summit’ postponed in Mayo

Blue Light Summit Postponed

The Emergency Services Blue Light Summit, due to take place on March 27th & 28th at Breaffy House Resort has been postponed.

It has been rescheduled to take place on September 4th & 5th.

More: www.mayo.ie/news/ek4IS


Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme 2020

Regional Festival Programme 2020

Applications are now open for the 2020 Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme, which support events that drive domestic tourism.

For information, eligibility criteria and application forms check out this link: http://mayo.ie/news/24cAR


Healthy Ireland Community Mental Health Small Grants Scheme 2020

Mental Health Small Grant Logo 2020

Mayo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications from community and voluntary organisations for the newly established Healthy Ireland Community Mental Health Small Grant Scheme 2020

Healthy Ireland is a government led initiative aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of everyone living in Ireland. Now in its 3rd year, the ‘Healthy Ireland Fund’ provides funding to - local organisations to deliver actions which will improve health and wellbeing in line with Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013 – 2025.

The Grant Scheme is available to not -for- profit local community groups, voluntary and sporting Organisations which promote positive mental health.

Further information and application forms avaialable here: www.mayo.ie/news/2ipSh


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