Town development plan remains a high priority

A CROSS-party delegation from Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council met with Alex Attwood, Minister for Social Development (DSD) to discuss the need for funding to commence Phase 1 of the planned Public Realm Scheme in Dungannon town centre.

The scheme, which was due to start this year was postponed as a result of a moratorium on capital projects within DSD in light of the economic recession.

The delegation comprised of Deputy Mayor, Cllr Pat Daly, Cllr Walter Cuddy, Cllr Anthony McGonnell, Cllr Maurice Morrow, Declan McCrystal and Stephen Mohan, Dungannon Traders Association supported by Chief Executive (Acting), Alan Burke and Town Development Manager, Paul McCreedy.

Speaking after Friday's meeting, Cllr Pat Daly Deputy Mayor commented: "As Elected Members, it is our duty to make representation to Central Government to ensure that the needs of the local community are met. It was a very productive meeting during which we had the opportunity to discuss the merits of the public realm investment as well as other issues pertaining to the condition of shop frontages and the appearance of key sites in the town centre."

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