The Lusk Summer Festival 2023 took place on June 24th and was a huge success. with an estimated attendance of over 8000 people. Lusk Action Group is immensely grateful to the Lusk community, the organizing committee, Fingal County Council, and the Progressive Credit Union for their support. The recently released CSO report places the population of Lusk at nearly 11,000 and nearly 8,000 in the town itself. This has grown even since the census was taken. Responding to the continuous growth of the town, Declan Ryan, the new Town Regeneration Officer from Fingal County Council gave a presentation to 11 Community Pillars/Groups who are nominated representatives on the Lusk Vision 2030. The message from the presentation was to adopt a ‘Town Centre First’ approach policy for Lusk. The Town Centre First policy aims to create town centres that function as viable, vibrant and attractive locations for people to live, work and visit, while also functioning as the service(s), social, cultural and recreational hub for the local community.Further, it explains that the Town Centre First approach vision will be coordinated through policies, actions and cross-government support that puts the Town Centre of Lusk at the heart of decision-making through which funding will be leveraged to deliver on actions from the various pillars with representation from the Community. Some of the immediate challenges facing Lusk include lack of vibrancy in the town centres, dwindling employment opportunities, out of town/online shopping, poor pedestrian/cycling access, lack of parking, limited access to green spaces and no social amenities, especially for young people. However, the town is projected for various opportunities to look forward to in the Lusk Vision 2030, like climate change adaptation of the city, digital transformation & remote working, demographic change, experience-led blend of retail, and regeneration of public spaces for modern use. Every town is unique, with unique strengths, the Town Centre First policy creates the perfect platform for community ownership of Lusk. Please consider taking on active roles in the community Pillars of the Lusk Vision 2030.