Timmins said, “Small villages have been hollowed out by a succession of governments”.
Increasingly towns with less than 10,000 residents are becoming residential satellites of larger towns that have acquired critical mass.
RENUA Ireland believes it is time to restore the small village.
In an age of conformity small villages have their own unique personalities and character and this should be cherished.
The village must be allowed to blossom with imaginative infrastructural development.
One key RENUA Ireland proposal in this regard will be the restoration of town and village councils to small communities.
Dublin should not decide what happens in Skibereen.
RENUA Ireland will devise a smart policing plan to protect the small village.
We will also extend the BID process on a smaller scale to villages.
This should be implemented in conjunction with local authorities, local politicians and other stakeholders
RENUA Ireland also pledges to prioritize the restoration and defence of community services such as the village pub, shop and local credit union.
RENUA Ireland; practical solutions to real problems