Have your say on the future of dynamic Durrow - the home of the Scarecrow Festival

Public Community Plan 2018-2023

Leinster Express Reporter


Leinster Express Reporter



Durrow Scarecrow Festival

Durrow Scarecrow festival.

The people of Durrow in Laois can have their say on a plan for the future of the village which is one of the most vibrant and dynamic small communities in Ireland.

With the support of Laois Partnership, the  Durrow Development Forum has engaged Sean Crowley, a Community Planner to assist with the preparation of a community plan for Durrow the next five year period, 2018-2023.

As part of the process, a workshop is taking place to give local people opportunity to give their views on what project proposals are key to support the ongoing social and economic development of the area.

The forum invite all householders, businesses, clubs and organisations to be involved in the formulation of the Durrow Town Plan.

"The Community Plan is essential to support the coordination of projects and initiatives required for our local community and the completion of report will be a key resource to aid funding applications to local, regional and national development agencies," says the Forum.

The workshop takes place on Thursday, January 25 at 7pm in the Castle Arms, Durrow.

"Your views and contributions would be greatly appreciated. All are welcome to attend," said an notice promoting the event.

For any information please contact Sean Crowley at seanjcrowley@gmail.com or by phone at (087) 9873489.

In recent years the development forum has been at the heart of some innovative and successful projects in the Laois town. The Scarecrow Festival has welcomed visitors from far and wide. The 2018 edition takes place from July 29 to August 6.

The green at the centre of the village has been given a major overhaul.