Fleetwood Initiative

The dark winter nights may be upon us but Virginia Town Team in association with Fleetwood Paints is already looking forward to bringing a splash of colour and to the town of Virginia in 2018.

As part of a new initiative Fleetwood Paints, along with Cavan County Council and Virginia Town Team have launched a Shop Front Paint Scheme, providing grant aid for commercial premises in Virginia who wish to paint their shop fronts.

In 1971 Fleetwood Paints opened its factory, and current home, in Virginia and since then has gone from strength to strength. Having been approached by Virginia Town Team to support a ‘Shop Front Paint Scheme,’ they recognised the importance of supporting this local based initiative and agreed to sponsor the paint under the scheme.

Cavan County Council through the Town Team initiative has also come on board and will offer grant assistance to cover the cost of works under the scheme.

Speaking at the launch of the scheme in Fleetwood Paint in Virginia, both the Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Councillor Paddy Mc Donald and Stan Buckley Managing Director of Fleetwood Sherwin Williams said this scheme was

“a great example of local business, community development groups and the Local Authority coming together to bring about positive changes within communities”.

The scheme will be rolled out in early 2018 with most of the works to be complete by the summer by which time the town will be awash with colour.

“It is important that local business work together. Fleetwood is one of the most recognised brands in the country and we are fortunate that its home is here in Cavan, we need to work in partnership to ‘support local’ and the initiative launched here today is a great example of this. Virginia Town Team and Cavan Co Council are also to be commended on leading out on this initiative”,

– commented Cllr McDonald.

Pictured from left are Cllr Noel Connell, Cllr Philip Brady, Sheelagh McGuinness, Chair Virginia Town Team, Eoin Doyle, Director of Service Cavan County Council, Cathaoirleach Cllr Paddy McDonald, Tommy Ryan, Chief Executive Cavan County Council, Stan Buckley, Managing Director FSW, Alex Doyle, Commercial Manager FSW, Martha Smith, Financial Consultant FSW & Fintan Cahill, Virginia Town Team.  Photo: Lorraine Teevan