Minister Howlin takes a day off from cuts to go back home 08/10/15 : the chronicle.ie

Minister Howlin takes a day off from cuts to go back home 08/10/15

| October 8, 2015

It was a day when Minister Brendan Howlin would be making no cuts, insisted Mayor Ger Carthy as the Minister went back home to the south end of Wexford town to officially open a Community Resource Centre near where he grew up.

There was no tape and no scissors so the Minister would be making no cuts that day, said Cllr. Carthy as he welcomed the Minister back to his home turf.

The Mayor warmly praised the members of the local community who had made such great efforts to make the Southend Family Resource Centre a reality.

The Resource Centre is housed in a dwelling provided by Wexford Borough Council and received State funding from a number of sources but a sizeable chunk of money was raised by the local community and much of the work was carried out by local volunteers.

Mayor Carthy said it was a great tribute to the local community that even in a time of deep recession they had dug deep to support the project financially,

For Minister Howlin it was a case of ‘coming home’ and on a joyous occasion for the local community he was able to take time away from affairs of State to recall his childhood and growing up in the area.

Seaview House is located in the heart of Maudlintown one of the most traditional of Wexford communities and it is now at the centre of almost everything that happens in the area. It houses various social activities for all age groups.

The activities include a Monday Club, Parent and Toddler Group and has also included the development of a Community Garden which has been developed over the past year as part of a ‘Grow in Health’ project.

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