Regeneration offices will be retained by Limerick City Council

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

LIMERICK City Council has confirmed it’s to retain the existing regeneration offices in Moyross and Southill when it takes over responsibility of the regeneration programme.

LIMERICK City Council has confirmed it’s to retain the existing regeneration offices in Moyross and Southill when it takes over responsibility of the regeneration programme.

The five-year-term of the Regeneration Agencies, which are headed by Brendan Kenny (pictured) is due to come to an end on June 14 next.

A number of workers with the agencies will be made redundant as a result and there had been fears that the local authority may not maintain the same presence in the communities.

However director of service Oliver O’Loughlin, who will have responsibility for regeneration told Monday’s meeting of the Social Policy and Housing SPC that the offices at Watchhouse Cross and at the LEDP will be retained by the council.

“We have to have a strong presence on the ground,” he said adding that a number of staff will be relocating from City Hall to the offices once the local authority takes over responsibility for the regeneration of the Moyross, Southill, St Mary Park and Ballincurrra Weston areas of the city.