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13/10/2021

Funding Supports Ambitious Plans For Dromore

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Ambitious plans to improve Dromore town centre in County Down have been boosted with a new investment of £250,000.

This recently announced revitalisation scheme will help support local businesses by enhancing shop frontages, addressing derelict sites, encouraging a pavement culture and improving signage into the town.

It follows on from the recent completion of a £1.4 million public realm scheme in the town centre.

Announcing the new scheme, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey said: "This is a welcome boost for Dromore. My Department is investing a further £250,000 to support Dromore town centre after it has undergone substantial improvements to its streetscape through the recently completed public realm scheme.

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"The funding my Department has provided through the public realm scheme and this new revitalise scheme demonstrate my ongoing commitment to the regeneration of our town and city centres.

"This injection of funding will help to further support the area, which in turn will assist local retailers, businesses, residents and visitors. Initiatives such as these help to make our town centres more appealing and sustain our local economy, all of which contributes to the long term viability and prosperity of the towns."

The Dromore Revitalisation Programme will be managed by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. 

Alderman Glenn Barr, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council commented: "This is a fantastic opportunity for Dromore. As a vibrant, historic market town, with a unique location on the River Lagan and A1 economic corridor, it has so much potential to become a destination of choice. We look forward to realising these ambitious plans, which will further enhance the town's offering and build upon Council's previous regeneration initiatives. We would like to extend our gratitude to the Department for Communities and the Department for Infrastructure for making projects possible, and look forward to working with these important stakeholders, for the future benefit of our citizens, visitors and investors."

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