In the first four months of existence, Boyle Town Team identified a number of projects and quickly got to work on them.
With funding from the Municipal District, monies were spent on the following projects:
Christmas Lights, Fall in Love with Boyle Weekend, Vacant Window Murals, Power Washing Monuments, Funding Boyle Tidy Towns Shrubs, Town Bunting, BoyleTM website and Traders Christmas promotion 2015.
Boyle Town Team has announced details of projects it plans to embark on in 2017 and subsequent years:
Lough Key Greenway from the first gate of Rockingham to Lough Key Forest Park. Team members are currently working with Coillte, Moylurg Rockingham, The Council and Roscommon Leader Partnership.
Scattered Hotel: Discussions are currently taking place with Roscommon Co Co and other bodies to have incentives put in place for property owners in Boyle Town Centre to refurbish accommodation in their buildings to Bord Failte approved hotel standard. The Team will establish a new company to run this “scattered hotel rooms” concept. The company will manage the rooms, clean and let them and charge a management fee to the owners. They will also accept bookings on line and in person from a town centre office
Courthouse and Model Railway awarded €72,000 on what will be an addition to the all weather tourist facilities in Boyle with an April 2017 opening date. Additional work is planned by the Team and Courthouse Committee for the historic building
Train the Ambassadors: It is proposed to organise a familiarisation weekend on all we have to offer in Boyle – include petrol pump attendants, waiters/waitresses, bar people, tour guides etc…bring the personnel on tours of Boyle Abbey, King House, Zipit, Boda Borg and other local attractions
Age Friendly Business Programme … committee will work with the various local organisations to ensure businesses in Boyle are age friendly.
Develop the Second Gate of Rockingham … move forward plans for the refurbishment and regeneration of this historic structure. Meetings have taken place with Coillte and the Irish Landmark Trust and it is hoped to restore the building back to it’s original condition and offer it for short term accommodation letting.
Town Regeneration Project … which it is hoped will initially regenerate the Main Street and (St.) Patrick Street areas of the town, establish the “King House Cultural Quarter”, The Frybrook Creative Quarter” and “The Riverside Area”. Colour schemes for buildings in each area are being drawn up, work on the “back streets” through an art project is progressing and a draft regeneration plan is being prepared to include street furniture and tree planting. It is proposed to commence a trial in the New Year on a regeneration of the area on Quarry Lane in the vicinity of the Enterprise Centre. Working with the council and Roscommon county arts office it is planned to make the area more visually attractive through street art, furniture and paving.