Over the last few months the people of Straide have been working together create a five year community development plan for the area. There has been a great response with a huge range of ideas and suggestions on how the community can work together to make Straide an even better place to live.
All the ideas and suggestions collected will be on display at the Straide Community Futures Open Day on Sunday 23rd June, from 5pm – 8pm in the Davitt Community Hall.
What are the top priorities for the area?
The people of Straide will decide when they come along to the Open Day and vote for the ideas they think are most important for the area. The Community Futures process makes sure that the development plan is for the community and by the community.
No one person or group decides the priorities, it is everybody in the community, but it is important they go along on Sunday 23rd and make sure their voice is heard and vote for the projects that see as most important. The ideas with the most votes will included in the plan and hopefully achieved over the next five years.
The Open Day is also a fun get together for all the community with entertainment, refreshments and a kiddies corner in the hall on the day.
It is also a chance to meet and greet friends and neighbours. There is great community spirit and acitivism in the area, and the many groups and organisation will also be displaying information about their activities.
The 23rd of June is also bonefire night, and in true community spirit, the event will end with a celebratory village bonefire. What a great way to enjoy bonefire night while working together in community spirit to make Straide an even better place to live!
The Community Futures project is a process that creates five year community development plans with all the community involved. It is an initiative of Mayo County Community Forum.
Pictured above is the historic village of Straide where the community development plan will be on display at the Straide Community Futures Open Day on Sunday 23rd June. Photo: Anthony Hickey