Japanese Knotweed is an aggressive, destructive and invasive plant which can spread rapidly. Cutting and digging the plant seem to aid its spread – rather than its deterioration.
The Japanese Knotweed Company from Co. Kerry recently applied to Mayo County Council for a permit to open a knotweed treatment facility in a disused quarry south-west of the Claremorris. The plan involved the importation from all over Connacht, of truck-loads of contaminated material, and its treatment, and the promoters stated that the facility would provide sixteen jobs when in operation, in addition to any jobs created in the transport industry. However, locals have expressed concerns about this proposal.
A public information meeting on this proposal to build a Japanese Knotweed treatment plant in Co Mayo, will be held in Claremorris Town Hall on Wednesday, March 7th, at 8pm. This meeting will discuss the proposal and its implications for the people of Claremorris and all of Connacht.
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The AGM of Claremorris Community Radio will be held in The D’Alton Inn, Claremorris, on Thursday 9th November 2017 at 8pm and you are invited to attend.
Any current member (of more than six months), is eligible to nominate themself or a fellow member for election to Claremorris Community Radio’s Board of Directors. The Board of Claremorris Community Radio consists of seven members and the elections to the board will take place at the AGM.
Board members should have an interest in the radio and the furtherance of our community-driven agenda. It is also desirable that they have skills which would benefit the board. The role of the board is to ensure that the station is meeting the needs of the community it serves and that it is an open and inclusive organisation.
Nomination forms are available from the station. Should you wish to nominate yourself or a fellow volunteer to sit on the Board of Directors of Claremorris Community Radio, please submit a completed form to the manager at the station not later than 5pm on Tuesday 7th November 2017.
That’s also the deadline for the submission of motions for the AGM.