A recent meeting of Boherlahan Community Association (BCA) heard that there has been an enthusiastic response to the community-wide consultation process about the proposed Parish Hall redevelopment. An information leaflet was delivered directly to every household in the locality, an online publicity campaign gained a reach of over 3000 social media users, in Boherlahan and surrounding areas, and committee members have engaged directly with numerous stakeholders and residents in the locality to better understand their concerns and priorities. Responses to the new proposals were largely positive. The committee is grateful to all those who made valuable suggestions, and these will be taken into account as this project evolves.
The BCA committee have agreed to progress with the submission of a planning application to Tipperary County Council. This application can be viewed online at: http://www.eplanning.ie/TipperaryCC/AppFileRefDetails/21706/0. It will see the construction of a new community centre in place of the existing Parish hall and the development of a car parking facility in the front section of the field adjacent to the Parochial house. An initial decision is expected in July.
All officer positions on the BCA committee have now been filled. Officers elected for the year are:
Chairperson: Corrie Dwyer (Ballytarsna), Vice Chairperson: Liz Moynihan (Synone), Treasurer & Assistant Treasurer: Aine O’Dwyer-Crosse (Grangemore) & Martin Lynch (Boherlahan), Secretary & Assistant Secretary: Aidan Ó Gormáin (Nodstown) & Alice Coman (Gaile), P.R.O: Martin Lynch (Boherlahan), Social Inclusion Officer: Avril Wilson (Boherlahan)
To-date 20 people have volunteered to join the committee of the association and work towards the development of our local area. Volunteers are still sought to help with the ambitious development agenda. Anyone interested in joining the committee and any of its working groups, should contact BoherlahanCommunityassociation@gmail.com or talk to any member of the committee.
The all-weather facility to the rear of the Hall and Scoil San Isadóir has proved a great benefit to the school community and the BCA hope to make it available to the wider community in the coming months. Local organisations or people that have suggestions about how best to utilise this facility are asked to contact any committee members with their ideas.