Roads Community Involvement Scheme
Meath County Council has operated a successful Community Involvement Scheme (CIS) over the last four years aimed at improving the condition of certain local roads and cul-de-sacs which were not originally included in its annual roadworks programme. There is a certain amount of flexibility allowed by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) so local authorities can ring-fence a limited amount of funding for CIS projects should they wish to do so.
The CIS process requires submissions to be made by local communities requesting that road improvement works are carried out. These are then assessed and prioritised by the local authority on a Municipal District basis at which stage successful applicants are notified of the outcome of their applications and are required to pay a fixed monetary contribution towards the cost of the agreed works in order for them to proceed. Over the last four years the CIS has allowed the restoration of approximately 47km of road.
The Council is keen to continue working with groups of local residents and landowners and avail of the CIS funding for the restoration of local roads and cul-de-sacs. We are therefore inviting applications from local communities who wish to be considered for inclusion in future CIS programmes. The CIS requires payment of an overall community contribution of 20% towards the cost of the agreed works. However, Meath County Council will pay half of the overall community contribution for schemes selected for funding and undertaken in 2017.
The CIS presents an opportunity for communities to have road repair work carried out at relatively modest cost on local roads and cul-de-sacs that would not normally be included as a priority on the Council’s main roadworks programme. The Community Involvement Scheme application form containing terms, conditions and details of the scheme is available below or by contacting:
Meath County Council,
Co Meath C15 AW81
The closing date for return of completed application forms is Friday, 28th October, 2016.
Applications received will be assessed based on various criteria to prioritise them for funding. Please note that any budget will be a fixed budget for the CIS in 2017 and that this will limit the number of individual projects that can be carried out.