Askamore Community Council is in the process of distributing a survey to each of the almost 300 households in the Askamore half-parish area. This is in an attempt to involve as many as possible locally in the future of Askamore.
The 3-page survey includes questions on how locals use the facilities available, such as the hall and the new Activity Centre, and also how they would like to see the area develop in the next 5 years.
Some of the initiatives proposed are the re-opening of a small shop locally, the development of the garden space behind the church, and the promotion of Askamore and the north Wexford area generally as an area of heritage. People are also being asked to give their own thoughts and comments on any or all aspects covered by the survey.
The survey has been professionally developed by Rural Development Officer Dr. Yvonne Byrne, working with the 17-strong members of the Community Council. Yvonne will collate the confidential responses, and present them publicly later in 2012. These responses will form the basis for the next Askamore 5-year plan.
Members of the Council will distribute and collect the survey in the coming days, as the final date for completing the survey is Monday, January 16th. This is an exciting time for the development of resources locally and it is hoped that there is a strong response to the survey.