Household Charge Makes Valuable Contribution to Local Services
The Household Charge office confirmed that by the end of February over ¤10 million has been paid by 133,365 households across the country since the introduction of the ¤100 Household Charge.
80% of those who registered and paid the charge so far had paid online either in full or in four direct debit instalments of ¤25 using www.householdcharge.ie
. The remainder had paid at their local Council cash office or by posting payment directly to the Household Charge office. If you are an owner of a residential property on the 1st January 2012 you have until 31st March 2012 to register and pay the household charge of ¤100 per residential property. Late payment fees apply to any payments made from 1st April 2012.
The Household Charge goes directly into essential local services including parks and pitches, libraries and community centres, planning and development services, fire and emergency services, the maintenance and cleaning of streets, street lighting, providing clean drinking water and wastewater services.
For further information, FAQ’s and payment options for payment of the household charge, please log on to www.fingalcoco.ie
Swords to Celebrate St. Patricks Day
The Swords le Chéile St. Patrick’s Day Parade, in conjunction with and supported by Fingal County Council, starts at 12 noon on Saturday 17th March outside Penney’s on Main Street Swords. The parade route travels north past the viewing stand at County Hall and on to North Street, finishing on Balheary Road. As well as event managing the parade, Fingal County Council is proud to highlight the combined local effort that lead to the recent success of Swords coming second place nationally in the Irish Business against Litter (IBAL) Awards.
Cars and Tractors, Fingal Living History Society, and a 45 ton tank. Swords Celtic Football Club celebrates 50 years with all junior members joining the parade.
The Pavilions Shopping Centre is offering 2 hours free car parking on the day so arrive early and obey the stewards at all times. Road diversions will be in place and the patience and co- operation of all motorists is appreciated.
At the time of going to press other Fingal St. Patricks Day Parades were confirmed for Rush (12.30pm), Lusk (1.30pm) Balbriggan (1.45pm) and Skerries (3pm). Check for further information locally closer to the date.
Celebrating the theme of “Youth” the parade has real community spirit with over 40 community organisations taking part including Hip Hop and Irish Dancers, Cricket, Soccer, GAA, Basketball and Judo Clubs, Vintage
For updates traffic diversion routes and safety information prior to the event see www.fingalcoco.ie
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