Mica Action Group has offered their DCB Scheme Information Evenings as an opportunity for Donegal County Council to communicate immediately and directly to impacted homeowners.
MAG has already organised a series of meetings over September and October to try and provide the most up to date information to impacted homeowners, whether it be those who are trying to progress through the scheme, or those that need to apply.
The dates and venues are already secured in the affected areas, so MAG believes it makes sense to offer these as a platform to DCC to be able to relate vital information to homeowners.
Lisa Hone Chair of MAG states, “As well as imparting information, the value of such face-to-face meetings is the dialogue with homeowners.
“The format allows for explanation and discussion in greater detail, the opportunity for homeowners to ask questions, all of which is important in understanding where homeowners are at and the issues they face.
“An online seminar was suggested at the meeting yesterday, however our concern is that this format alone would exclude those that are not technologically confident and can limit conversations with homeowners that can be so valuable and informative.
“We had a great attendance at the Information Evening in Malin Head, and it was invaluable to be joined by Sarah Shovlin of the Banking & Insurance Redress Focus Group. Our next meeting is Tuesday 19 th September 7pm at Ray Community Centre in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullen area,” said Ms Hone.
There is also an open invitation to Minister of Housing Darragh O’Brien and appropriate officials to attend an Information Evening of their choosing to respond directly to affected homeowners’ concerns
A chair will be reserved for the Minister at each meeting.
The full list of forthcoming MAG DCB Scheme Information Meetings is:
Tuesday 19th September 7pm Ray Community Centre.
Thursday 28th September 7pm Greencastle Community Centre.
Monday 2nd October 7pm Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey.
Tuesday 10th October 7pm Station House Hotel, Letterkenny.
Monday 16th October 7pm, Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana.