30 + YEARS OF COMMITMENT TO PILTOWN
Supporting business and encouraging start-ups
It all began.....
With a derelict site in the center of Piltown village…..
THE OLD CREAMERY ENTERPRISE CENTRE was completed at the end of February 2019.
This consists of a further 2,580 sq. ft for the creation of jobs in our locality.
This Phase of the project is now complete.
We now have five units of various sizes which are designed to assist the development
of business start-ups and employment growth in our area.
The Piltown Directory is produced and updated by Piltown Community Enterprise as a service to local businesses and residents. It has been a huge success over the past 8 years. The present version was published 2017 at www.piltowndirectory.ie . We have now up-dated and expanded our new directory, OUR LOCAL DIRECTORY, which will has many extra features and a wider list of businesses and Services in the enlarged Suir Valley.
You can complete an online the application form here.
Christmas Craft Fair
This year's fair held in the Community Centre on Sunday November 24th, had a large number of stalls selling a range of products including books, knitwear, pastries, cakes, jewellery, vintage clothes, leather bags, paintings, juices, Christmas decorations, pet balloons, make-up etc. The day included many events for children and of course Santa Claus whol droped in and spent some time with all the children. A great success.
Old Creamery Enterprise centre
THE OLD CREAMERY ENTERPRISE CENTRE was completed in February. This consists of 5,580 sq. ft for the creation of jobs in our locality. We now have five occupied units of various sizes which were designed to assist the development of business start-ups and growth in our area
Over the years we have facilitated other projects and worked with other organisations to the benefit to the parish.
We are currently working with these three projects
PIL RIVER PARK
Background work for the development of Pil River Park has been progressing steadily during these difficult and unsettling times.
- Tenders have been awarded for the Fencing, Sensory Garden and the Seating aspects of the project.
- A grant of 75% towards the funding of these areas was received from Kilkenny LEADER Partnership.
- Etenders have been sought for the playground equipment and all the necessary work involved with this is ongoing.
Community Support has been a major part of this project. Our big event ‘The OsKars’ is still very much in the pipeline and will go ahead as soon as it is safe for us all to come together.
Machinery will be seen on site shortly as work gets underway on cleaning the perimeter and the fencing begins.
A positive sign of our community moving forward again.
TOWN AND VILLAGE RENEWAL
Work will continue on various projects, as outlined in our previous newsletters. Thank you to Kilkenny County Council for their assistance with many of our projects More information on projects in our next newsletter.
All of our Newsletters can be downloaded here
The feasibility study is now underway.
All information regarding the proposed project was given to a well attended meeting in the Community Centre in November.
What we DO
A short list of some of our activities
- Fiddown Enterprise Centre
- The Old Creamery Enterprise Centre
- Piltown Business and Services Directory
- Town of Food entry
- Start Your Own Business Competition
- Broadband Up-grade
- Enterprise Office
- Village Renewal Scheme
- Antiques Roadshow
- Piltown Does Strictly
- Clay Pigeon Shoot
- Parish Plan
- Piltown Connect
- Quarterly Parish Newsletter
- Budget Seminars
- Social media courses
- Preparing a Business Plan
- Starting and Developing a Business
- Business Budgeting
- Marketing and Business
Constant liaison with all state and county bodies and organisations to ensure that our area will not miss out on any funding or projects that might enhance our locality.