Westside Resource Centre - Welcome

Image of Westside Resource CentreWestside Resource Centre CLG is a community-based organisation with charitable status. We opened our doors on Seamus Quirke Road in 2001, having moved from the old premises in the Westside Enterprise Park. The new Westside Resource Centre building was officially opened on 6th June of that year by President Mary McAleese. Westside Resource Centre is managed by a Voluntary Committee on behalf of the Local Community.

Westside Resource Centre provides fully serviced offices to a variety of services and local branches of national organisations.

We support community work in the local area and are very much involved with community initiatives such as Westside Arts Festival, Westside Christmas Market, Social Inclusion Week and Culture Night.

Westside Resource Centre has a range of meeting rooms available for hire by community, voluntary and support groups. Over thirty local and national organisations use the resource centre's facilities throughout the year.

The resource centre serves as a base for a number of local community groups such as Westside Community Patchers, Westside Men's Club,  Westside Craft Group and Westside Community Organic Garden.

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Precautions against Coronavirus and COVID-19

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has today made a statement regarding Coronavirus and COVID-19. (Please see this page.) A number of preventative measures are being put in place for example the closure of schools and colleges and the cancellation of mass gatherings over 100 people (indoors) and over 500 people (outdoors). Many workplaces will remain open but people are being advised to observe heightened levels of hygiene to prevent the spread of infection and also to reduce and minimise social interactions.

Westside Resource Centre is open and operating as normal. However, we are observing the precautions that have been advised to prevent the spread of the virus and all building users and visitors are requested to follow the official guidance which has been posted up throughout the building. Until further notice, Westside Resource Centre will not be providing a computer access service to members of the public.

We will endeavour to keep this page updated if there are further developments and we trust that - through all of our combined efforts - the impact of the virus will be minimised as much as possible.

 


Galway City Council's LCDC Launches Equality and Human Rights Statement

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Galway City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has adopted an Equality and Human Rights Statement. As far as we are aware, they are the first LCDC in Ireland to do so. The statement – available here – is based on the values of Dignity, Autonomy, Participation, Inclusion, Social Justice and Environmental Justice. The committee is now looking at how best to use the statement as a reference point for the LCDC so that the values espoused will inform and guide their work over the months and years ahead.

The LCDC is a committee of Galway City Council and is responsible for planning, coordinating and monitoring local development and community development programmes and funding in the city. Its mandate is to seek an approach that is integrated, based on community engagement, cost efficient and extracts learning for enhanced links between policy development and service delivery.


A Word of Thanks

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Westside Resource Centre would like to acknowledge the kind support of Galway City Council’s Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) under the ‘Community Facilities Grant Scheme’, the ‘RAPID Programme’ and the 'Community Enhancement Programme'. Westside Resource Centre has applied for - and has been granted - funding under these schemes. The funding has been used to carry out important upgrades and improvements at the resource centre and these enhancements will be of benefit to all who use the facility.

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