Category Archives: Community

Aura Leisure Centres – Trim & Navan

Meath County Council took a decision to close its swimming pool in Kells and libraries throughout the county on Friday. Given the escalating crisis and patterns experienced in other countries, Aura Leisure are planning on closing the Leisure Centres in Trim and Navan at 18:00 hrs this evening until further notice.

Community Grant Scheme 2020

Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area for the Meath County Council Community Grant Scheme 2020.  The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme 2020 are:

·         Residents Association

·         Tidy Towns

·         Equality and Social Inclusion

·         Recreation and Sport

·         Festivals & Events

·         Burial Ground

·         Ashbourne 2020 Commemorative Grant

Further details and application forms can be obtained from The Community Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath C15 Y291 or by email or alternatively from our website:

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm Friday, 6th March, 2020

Porch Fields Funding

Porch Fields Walkway – Funding Secured

Today I received notification that my application under the Outdoor Recreation Scheme has been successful. The Department of Rural and Community Development has approved my proposal and have awarded €40,000, Meath County Council will contribute and additions €8,000 bringing the total under this application to €48,000.

Thanks to The OPW, Meath County Council and Department of Rural & Community Development.

Dear Cllr Golden,

I refer to the Expression of Interest submitted by you for the Porch Fields looped walking trail under the Outdoor recreation Scheme 2018 and the subsequent application submitted to the Department for their consideration.

We have now received notification from the Department that this project has been approved for funding in the amount of €40,000. Meath County Council will also be making a contribution of 20% to the project in the amount of €8,000, bringing the total project funding amount to €48,000.

I continue to work for additional capital funding to improve this wonderful resource. I expect these works to start in the coming months.

Notice of Motion – Community CCTV Schemes

9.11 Submitted by the Independent Technical Group

“To facilitate community lead CCTV schemes, the Council calls on the Minister for Justice and Equality to assign the role of Data Controller from the Chief Executives of the local authorities to an appropriate member of An Garda Siochána in each area.”

The motion was proposed by Councillor Sharon Keogan and seconded by Councillor Trevor Golden. The Chief Executive advised that the motion should be amended to say Council rather than ‘Chief Executives of the local authorities. The amendment was agreed by the Technical Group and the motion was adopted.

Rathmolyon Post Office

Trim Municipal District Ordinary Meeting
2 :00p.m., 21st September, 2018, Trim Civic Offices

6 Notice of Motion
6.2 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

For the Trim Municipal District to issue an appeal to An Post ( in support of efforts in Rathmolyon by local business and residents to establish a new Post Office. The appeal should include details on projected population, transport and connectivity links.

Link to Minutes on Meath County Council

Notice of Motion – Designated Cycle Friendly Routes for County Meath

Meath County Council Ordinary Meeting – 11th June 2018, Council Chamber, Railway Street, Navan.

9 Notice of Motion

9.4 Submitted by Trevor Golden

“Calling on Meath County Council to publish on a list of cycle friendly routes, to
improve road safety for cyclists. Selection of cycle friendly roads should consider
presence of a hard shoulder, width of carriage way for safe over-taking and traffic
volumes. The list is to encourage cyclists to use the safest roads available to them and is
not intended to prohibit any route.”


Supporting Information subject to the motion being proposed, seconded and

The current and proposed rural cycle routes between towns in Meath and adjoining
counties are shown on the National Transport Authority’s Cycle Network for the Greater
Dublin Area which can be accessed on
and this link will be included on