Local Cllr. Emer Higgins, has welcomed progress on the €1m Saggart Community Centre. The site, home to the old schoolhouse in Saggart, was officially purchased by the Council this week and will be refurbished into a Community Centre. “South Dublin County Council signed on the dotted line for the old schoolhouse in Saggart recently. This investment would not have happened without the local residents who campaigned for the Council to purchase the building when it was up for sale. This progress is a testament to their commitment and community spirit,”said Cllr. Emer Higgins, the local Fine Gael Councillor for the area.

“It is over-due progress, because we had expected the deal to be signed last year, but ownership issues created legal delays. I’ll be putting pressure on the Council to make up for the delay by accelerating the planned works programme,” said Cllr. Emer Higgins. “Councillors have approved €1m over a two-year period to purchase and renovate the building to turn it into a Community Centre. Saggart has a growing population and when you look at it together with Citywest, it’s one of the fastest growing areas in Dublin. It makes sense to invest in amenities that will help develop community spirit in the area,” explained Cllr. Emer Higgins. “Councillors have also approved funding for the development of a Community Centre in Newcastle and we’re on the look-out for a building there,” concluded Cllr. Emer Higgins.