A new seating area has been officially unveiled at the Pike Road, Fermoy and is now a lovely amenity for the area.

The collaborative project resulted from many discussions at the Town Co-Operation monthly meetings which is a gathering of Fermoy Tidy Towns Committee, Cork County Council, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership and Tús.

The idea for the project was the brainchild of the treasurer of Fermoy Tidy Towns Committee, PJ O’Leary. There was a dead stump of tree in the area on Pike Road and he suggested that a seating area be built in the space.

The seating and stonework was completed by Tús workers John Bowes, John Delaney, Vincent Barry and Adam Elmanski over the course of about four weeks and it is now a relaxing amenity area for the local residents and visitors.

Noel McCarthy, chairman of Fermoy Tidy Towns Committee welcomed the project and thanked all who helped to bring the idea to fruition.

“We are delighted to be involved with Tús, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership and Cork County Council,” he said.

Noel said that the ongoing relationship has been strong with almost five years and there have been some great collaborative projects completed over the years ‘and there will continue to be’.

“We hope people will enjoy the amenity,” said Noel. “That’s what it’s all about.”

Tús representative Vincent O’Flynn also welcomed the new seating area and thanked all for their co-operation on the project. He gave a special mention to the workers who completed the physical work and to David Clarke, the on-ground supervisor.

“I hope the residents take pride in the new amenity,” said Vincent.

Cork County Council were also thanked on the day for their support and funding.