In Late July, The Judges Visited Springlawn Community Group, Longford!
The judges arrived to an estate decorated with hanging baskets and gardens blooming with flowers. The sunshine on their arrival helped! First off was a presentation about the establishment of the Springlawn Community Group that has set out to tackle a once declining area. Currently they offer programmes to promote social inclusion such as:
Rural Development Programme (Leader)
Local Community Development Programme
Rural Social Scheme
Rural Transport Programme
Services to Older People funded under Dormant Accounts
Traveller Primary Healthcare Project
Making A Difference
The Springlawn Community Project, which incorporates Springlawn Community Childcare LTD, Longford Community Policing Unit, and the Springlawn Residents Community Development, has seen a major clean up in the area as well as the development of a community resource centre and modern, state-of-the-art childcare facility.
Local Gardai have commented that there has been a “dramatic decrease’ in what was once a problematic area.
Seeing The Change
The real results are witnessed by residents every day. Resident Carmel O’Shea said,
Myself and my family have lived in Springlawn for 28 years and over those years we have seen some changes. Many issues are now being resolved and there is progress here that makes it a wonderful place to live in.
For more information, visit the Springlawn Community Longford Website.