May 23rd 2014
Local Elections will take place
on the Friday 23rd May 2014
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July 2014
Naas Community Men’s Shed
Read More...

June / July 2014
The Ancient Well known
locally  the Well Lane
is being restored Read More.

Good bye to Naas Town Council.

From May 31st 2014 Naas Town Council will cease to operate as a Local Authority. After 600 years, 114 of those as a Local Authority Naas will be represented and managed by Kildare County Council. Business Rates for Naas were lower than in other towns. Amenities, facilities and services have been successfully delivered.  Naas is now one of the most sought after towns in which to make a home, raise a family or do business. It has an enviable well-developed and well-positioned Business Centre in Millennium Park. New jobs with the Kerry Group, HSE and Volvo are just the start of a great future of opportunities. With new schools, quality housing, ring roads, a new €33 million waste water treatment plant, strong community, sports and social infrastructure groups and a town with a marvellous history and heritage, Nas na Riogh is now ready to lead the way forward into a new and positive future. Those, are but some of the legacy of investments created by Naas Ratepayers, Council and elected members.

Naas Municipal District

This newly formed District of 40,000 people will eliminate the need for Naas TC and the Naas Area Committee. It will stretch from Bodenstown/Straffan to Gilltown and from Kilteel to Donore/Caragh. It will have a representation of 9 new Council members, possibly one each from Kill, Sallins, Ballymore, Kilcullen, Caragh and possibly the remainder from Naas. Previously Naas had its own 9 members on Naas TC, focussing entirely on Naas Town.

A New Beginning with Kildare County Council.

After June 1st 2014, Naas town will feature within the new Naas Municipal District      of Kildare County Council Local Authority of 210,000 people. A new centralised County Council executive will manage Naas. Representation, community supports and town services may be changed. Naas ratepayer funds, housing rents, town parking incomes, Government grants and Naas property taxes will go directly into the central fund of Kildare County Council. Central Government Funding will be reduced by the quantum of money collected from local property taxes. Kildare County Council management will propose an annual budget for the Municipal District of Naas. One of the main reasons Government created new Municipal Districts was to develop an equalisation system by which all areas in that District will benefit from the total income at county council level. In future, extra finance for any new Naas Town promotions or local developments will have to be sourced locally in the form of increased charges across the present or creative new funding systems.

2014 Seamie Moore, 1 Ashfield Park, Naas, Co.Kildare Phone - 045 879241 Mobile - 0872497813