Community Maintenance Services came to life due to the fantastic response to the off-Campus Maintenance work being offered by Corduff Community Campus Limited.
In December 2008, the Management Committee, made up of representatives of the local Community Projects in Corduff and also Fingal County Council, gave the go ahead to register Community Maintenance Services as a trading name of Corduff Community Campus Limited. This was duly completed and on the 27th January 2009, Community Maintenance Services was officially registered with the Companies Registration Office.
Since its inception in early 2009 Community Maintenance Services has also carried out work with Senior Citizens in the Dublin 15 area, we have completed many tasks from Gardening work to rebuilding damaged walls, interior and exterior decorating and upgrading security features in many houses throughout Dublin 15.
"Even though we do have a charge for this Service, to cover everyday expenses, other monies we generate helps us to keep this charge to a minimum, and people also have the security of knowing we are affiliated with both Pobal and Fingal County Council. This aspect of our service offers the greatest satisfaction to all the staff within Community Maintenance Services", according to the manager.
Like every community based enterprise, Community Maintenance Services has had a reduction in funding for 2010 but according to the manager they are confident they will continue to operate throughout the year and they also have hopes to expand the project.
"Although we have come a long way since the project began in 2008, we feel that the service we offer provides a hugely beneficial service to the community sector and for Senior Citizens in the Dublin area and we are confident that we will continue to grow the services we offer. The original project had secured funding for 2 fulltime and 1 part time employee and over the life of the project we now have 2 fulltime and 3 part time staff, considering the current economic climate and the down turn in general it is a fantastic achievement to see a community project doing so well and creating employment and we would be hopeful that over the course of 2010 we can increase the number of people working on the project".