Retail & Town Centre

The proponents of LOVEDROGHEDA believe that the future prosperity and well being of Drogheda City is very much dependent on the ability of its people to work together. Many of the projects we are proposing are dependent on groups of people in Drogheda coming together and collaborating.

It is a proven fact that towns and cities that collaborate, are economically and socially vibrant, attract inward investment and funding, are progressive and places that people want to make home.

Many of the projects proposed will involve the BID company and rate payers working together with many organisations in Drogheda and collaborating to make the projects happen. This means conducting business in a positive, respectful and constructive manner.

Project Action Collaboration Partners Proposed Timescale
Shop Local Shop local campaign – voucher system to encourage people to shop with local retailers and keep money in local economy Drogheda Chamber of Commerce 1 yr – 18 mths
Christmas Lighting Christmas Lighting a first priority. Christmas lights to be totally reformed and enhanced. Our town looks like a downtrodden poor relation to most other towns in Ireland when it comes to Christmas lights Louth County Council 1 year – ongoing investment
Assist in the development of floral window boxes for commercial properties Assist in the establishment a subsidised scheme for Floral Window Boxes / Baskets throughout the Town – Blooming Drogheda Partner. Louth County Council
Drogheda Tidy Towns
1 year
Removal of building weeds on commercial properties Annual removal of Weeds / Overgrowth etc from facades, gutters Louth County Council 1 year
Assist in the development of Town Watch Town watch – security development with Gardai - Anti-social behaviour and loitering is eradicated completely through extra Gardai. Improved access and communication with Gardai. An Garda Siochana
CCTV
1 year
Westgate Vision Engagement Have an active role on behalf of Drogheda rate payers on the development of Westgate Vision – to optimise employment opportunities, local business opportunities and future planned development of our city. Louth County Council
The Mill – Drogheda Enterprise Centre
Drogheda Tidy Towns
Drogheda Chamber of Commerce
5 years
Assist in Drogheda obtaining Purple Flag status Implement the Purple Flag initiative to revitalise the evening / night time offering. Improve the nightlife, more European feel. Drogheda feels. Drogheda Vintners
Drogheda restaurants
Drogheda Chamber of Commerce
1 year - 18mths
Campaign for zero tolerance ASB Safety is a big concern. Zero tolerance on Anti-social behaviour. More CCTV. More Garda presence. Direct access / contact to Garda An Garda Siochana 1 year – 18 mths
Drogheda's Night Life - Purple Flag, events and tourism initiatives
Viaduct bridge - bringing rail transport to Drogheda for over 160 years
Laurence's Gate - tourist attraction & centrepiece of future events and festivals