An outdoor performance space could be installed in the People's Park
LIMERICK City and County Council has moved to clarify reports that it plans to install an outdoor performance space at the People's Park.
The suggestion has been met with some criticism on social media this Friday and a number of councillors say they have sought further information from the local authority.
I look forward to the council consulting with musicians, theatre makers, bookers and venues about this.— Emma Langford (@ELangfordMusic) May 21, 2021
A new performance space is absolutely welcome - I feel the park doesn't need anything other than more seating to make it more useful and enjoyable than it already is. https://t.co/TepZYmdM0E
In a statement, published online, the council has insisted that no definite plans are in place.
"The People’s Park is one of Limerick City’s greatest assets and public amenities and it is the Council’s intention that this remains. At this time we can confirm that Limerick City and County Council has no firm proposals for any changes in the People’s Park," it reads.
However, the statement confirms that funding is being sought from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and that one proposal under consideration would be to locate an outdoor performance space in a city centre location.
The People's Park has been cited as one potential location for the space, subject to consent.
"The Council has sought expressions of interest for a specialist to advise the Council on putting a proposal together and to consult with the public and all stakeholders. If the funding application is successful the Council will engage further with the public in a consultation process to determine the most appropriate project and to take the project through the planning process," reads the statement.
Limerick City and County Council wishes to clarify the situation in relation to proposals circulating for the People’s Park.— Limerick Council (@LimerickCouncil) May 21, 2021
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