To see if your group qualifies simply read;
To apply download and complete your application here returning it no later than noon on Monday 29th of April 2013 to Sheskburn House;
Moyle District Council has opened its Rural Summer Scheme Grant Programme to give financial assistance to community and voluntary groups and youth clubs who wish to run summer schemes in their communities during Summer 2013. Financial support will be available to groups based in the Moyle area, running general community-based summer schemes within their local communities.
Moyle which offer multi-activity programmes for children under the age of 18 and children and adults with special needs.
The Council will continue to run its own summer scheme in Ballycastle while this funding offers groups in the rural community a chance to do likewise.
Closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Monday 29th April 2013.
Should you require further help please feel free to contact me on 07828112129 or alternatively you can contact Council on 02820762225
Elderly Residents remain stranded in Coolnagoppoge. 12 Foot snow drifts have left a part of the road blocked over a short distance. Meanwhile Torr Road is now opened through to Cushendun. The road may only be traversed with extreme caution in a ‘off road’ vehicle or a tractor. We passed through the road this morning at 2am while diggers continue to work on clearing other parts of the road.
The Department of Regional Development and Road Service, according to an Independent Councillor in Moyle, have failed the people of the Glens of Antrim. Padraig Mc Shane said entire communities had been abandoned due to penny pinching.
The Independent Councillor fought ‘running battles’ with Road Service personal in Coleraine in an attempt to task more private contractors to the area.
“I had several local contractors with heavy plant in the vicinity ready to go into action. Both they and I awaited the call to alleviate the very real suffering of people in numerous locations who still remain trapped with out electricity, heat and basic essentials.
“Those contractors did immense work already clearing roads to allow emergency services access to those injured during the crisis.
“Road Service informed me that a decision would not be made to task the contractors until Monday morning at the earliest. I would have thought in an emergency crisis like this we would be tasking all available resources but it seems penny pinching and budgets are a priority over the safety of some of the most vulnerable in our community”.
A clearly frustrated Councillor Mc Shane hit out at both the DRD and DARD Ministers asking “Are they on sabbatical?”
“No one seems capable of making decisions on the ground. Ballyvennaght, Greenans, Fairhead and numerous other areas are yet to get help while the Torr area is only starting to get support today.
“Farmers all over the Glens have received no support.
“I want to commend those who have worked round the clock to help but they have not received the support they deserved.”
The Greenans has been cleared into a point. After that – a wall of six feet high snow, drifts of that and deeper keep residents trapped. Ballyvennaght Road remains untouched by Road Service while thirty plus families remain without power and basic supplies. Neighbours are looking after the vulnerable. Torr Road is completely cut off also with drifts in excess of twelve feet being dug away at present…….. not by Road Service but NIE who are attempting to get a power supply back to Torr. This is only a few of the many Roads with residents who remain trapped, isolated and in need of supplies.
Padraig Mc Shane, an Independent councillor in Moyle has stated the long awaited news on the sale of the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle has reached its conclusion. The sale was subsequently confirmed by the selling agent.
Welcoming the news Councillor Mc Shane wished the new owners “Good fortune in the challenges that await them”.
“Moyle District Council will endeavour to help the new owners wherever possible. The Tourist Board plus Invest N.I. must recognise what we are trying to do in the Moyle area and, support with what ever resources are to hand, to reinvent Ballycastle and the Glens as a Holiday Destination”.
Residents remain trapped in their homes without both heat and power. Essential supplies are running low in some homes that have become completely isolated due to the high snow drifts. This lambing season has been fraught with difficulty and several farmers I spoke to had no idea how their sheep were because they could not gain access to them.
DOE is fighting what seems like a losing battle. As they clear one part of the road, drifting quickly blocks another part. NIE power lines were down in numerous locations I witnessed last night and this morning and there is simply no word of when the supply will be repaired.
Moyle Independent Councillor, Padraig Mc Shane, has indicted his disappointment at the complete closure of Sheskburn House in Ballycastle after storms closed roads, put out telecommunications systems and Power was unavailable in many parts of the District today.
The Councillor stated,
“I can fully understand why staff were sent home today but I find it incredible that a skeletal compliment of staff was not in place at Sheskburn to deal with emergencies from the public.
“I will be asking for a complete review of today’s failings and will expect a plan in place to accommodate future emergency situations.
” I would like to thank those members of the public who help me deal with several incidents this morning”.