Warrenpoint Port seeks to partner with local people and community projects

Warrenpoint Port Community Fund
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Warrenpoint Port has launched a community fund developed to:

“support initiative that enrich the community, social or environmental initiatives, the fund aims to improve the impact of local projects.”

Clare Guinness, CEO of Warrenpoint Port, commented:

“We take our responsibility of being a good neighbour very seriously and are very proud to play our part in the life of Warrenpoint and the wider region.

“Our community and the wellbeing of those in it is important to us, so it is a great pleasure to launch the Warrenpoint Port Community Fund.

“The Fund builds on the work we have already been doing over many years to partner with local people and community projects.

“Already, the Fund has provided £500 to Macmillan Cancer Support, as the Port match funded money raised through a recent coffee morning.

“Whether it is a local school group developing an eco garden, a sports club purchasing new equipment or an arts festival seeking financial assistance, we look forward to supporting a wide variety of projects.”

Welcoming the launch of the fund, Cllr Mark Murnin, Chairman of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, commented:

“As a major employer in the Newry, Mourne and Down district, Warrenpoint Port already plays hugely positive role locally.

“We are pleased to welcome this new initiative and look forward to hearing more over the coming months and years as the Community Fund makes a real difference to the lives of people in the region.”

Warrenpoint Port Community Fund

Response to this initiative on social media was largely skeptical (we were not able to find any positive comments on social media about this initiative – if you welcome this community outreach by Warrenpoint Port – we would love to hear your comments on the Facebook Post HERE)

Warrenpoint Port Community Fund

If you would like to apply to this fund, you can download an application HERE.

This has been announced a few days before a public consultation on a Warrenport Port proposal to carry out dredging more regularly with material placed at a site in the mouth of Carlingford Lough between Cranfield Point and Greencastle.

The Port currently carries out a major dredging programme every two to five years with material disposed of in the Irish Sea.

This proposal has caused much concern in the Carlingford Lough area.

A public drop-in consultation will take place at Warrenpoint Town Hall Today – Monday 15th October from 3pm to 7pm.

A report by The BBC highlighted the issues of concern.

You can view the video below:

Southern Relief Road

In recent weeks, The Department of Infrastructures has announced it’s preferred route to construct a relief road.

The construction of the Southern Relief road has been described in the Warrenpoint Port Masterplan 2018-43 as:

“The priority project here, without question, is the delivery of the Southern Relief Road”

We had posted on the publication by The Department of Infrastructures preferred route – check out our post below:

The BBC report on the Southern Relief Road!

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