While 2020 has been a year of great challenges for our community, Lusk Community Council has continued to work on strategic projects that will benefit Lusk for many years to come. December 2020 was a major milestone, when Fingal Leader Partnership and Fingal County Council gave their financial backing for the development of a new Community Cultural Centre in Lusk. “We have been working closely with both Fingal Leader Partnership and Fingal County Council since January 2020 to make this project a reality” said Brian Arnold, Chairperson Lusk Community Council, and “we believe that this project will become a very important community facility in the heart of medieval Lusk.” Located on Church Road, the site is known as Katie Hunt’s Cottage and is currently derelict; so its redevelopment in conjunction with the neighbouring proposal for a small Fingal County Council residential development will greatly enhance the amenities of the road and provide a new focal point for both visitors and the community of Lusk. So Lusk has a range of iconic buildings and the Community Council and has worked closely with Fingal County Council on a new illumination project for the town, resulting in the lighting of the Round Tower and Saint Macullins Centre with an amazing light show for both Halloween and Christmas. This has been a fantastic way to showcase our historic buildings with new technology and we see great opportunities for the expansion of this project in the future while at the same time giving a much needed lift to the community in these Covid times.Lusk Community Council has for many years advocated the importance of Community Led Planning for Lusk. Over recent months the Community Council has been working with Fingal Leader Partnership to bring this concept to life in a new and innovative way, Lusk Vision 2030. Lusk Vision 2030 will engage with the various community, social, educational and economic stakeholders in Lusk to develop a new future planning framework for the town over the coming months. The Community Council is very thankful to Fingal Leader Partnership for also supporting this important new initiative for Lusk and are delighted to have been able to engage an architect-led collaborative team with a track record in devising, engaging and delivering innovative projects, with distinct expertise in relation to small towns, community engagement and spatial analysis as our Lusk Vision 2030 consultants, AP+E in collaboration with Miriam Delaney & Tara Kennedy. Lusk Vision 2030 will be completed by Spring 2021.