Some of the new street markings on the footpaths in Fermoy, indicating to pedestrians to use a designated side of the pavement when out and about, to help maintain social distancing in the ongoing fight against Covid-19. The new markings are being introduced county-wide, as designated Town Teams continue to ramp up their efforts to support communities and businesses, including the introduction of specific enhanced physical distancing and pedestrian friendly zones across the county. The initiative is part of Project ACT, being run across Cork County Council's eight municipal districts with the support of elected members. (Picture: Kevin Howard)

Cork County Council has continued its efforts in recent weeks to restart businesses and town centres, and has set up a ‘Town Activation Programme’ for Fermoy and Mitchelstown.

As part of this, ‘Activation Meetings’ have been ongoing in both Fermoy and Mitchelstown with a special focus on bringing together local business, retail and community sectors as part of a town team movement.

Municipal District Chairman Cllr Frank O’Flynn, has chaired a series of four meetings so far, and an activation programme has been put in place.

The purpose was to afford the citizens and community the safety and confidence to increase footfall and shop locally and to make the towns a safe and viable place for people within the Covid-19 guidelines.

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