About this group
The objective of the Association is to establish what the needs and expectations of the community are and how people would like to see it progress. We have just recently opened a new Community Resource Centre in the Village, to address the needs of the community, which will include, community offices, training courses, sports and much more.
Reasons to support this group
Over the last decade, Ballcanew has suffered from economic decline which has resulted in high levels of deprivation and unemployment. In response to this situation the community formed a Development Association in 2014 and acquired a 7-year lease on a derelict warehouse located in the village, beside the primary school. A household survey was completed in 2014 to assess the needs of the local community and this proposal addresses the identified needs of the people living in this locality.
The Ballcanew Development Group have identified a real need to provide more facilities that will stimulate economic activity and enhance the quality of life of the local community.
This project aims to expand the range of services and facilities in a previously derelict building in the center of the village, thereby supporting the regeneration of this area.
Ballycanew is listed as the 4th highest disadvantaged area in County Wexford with a Deprivation Score of -13 in 2011 which then increased to -16.45 in 2016 and it is classified as ‘Disadvantaged’. In 2016, there was a male unemployment rate of 32% and a female unemployment rate of 25%. There are low levels of third-level attainment and a high proportion of lone parents. In 2016 it had a population of 307.
We urgently need to address the socio-economic deprivation in this village