Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy has welcomed the recent report by Cork City Council Director of Roads, Gerry O’Beirne, which highlighted that the Blackrock Harbour and Village renewal Project is now substantially complete. The contractor will complete all remaining snags and outstanding works within the next month. This includes the agreed paving work, gates, fencing etc around the Community Centre. Cllr McCarthy noted: “it is intended that the Ursuline grounds will be re-graded and grassed as part of the current project.
The future park and playground will be advanced by the Environment and Recreation Directorate when funding becomes available. The Roads directorate are also trying to resolve the problem of a small number of cars, which are now parking illegally on the new pedestrian area. The Council have spoken to a number of locals to resolve the issue. Tickets were also issued recently over a recent weekend. What has emerged in the renewal project is a beautiful space, which needs to be minded and protected”.