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Eco Planters installed to tackle anti-social driving in Cookstown

09 March 2017

Eco Planters have been installed at the entrance of Holy Trinity Primary School, Cookstown to address community concerns regarding anti-social driving in the Fairhill area of the town.

The installation was a joint project between Mid Ulster District Council and the Mid Ulster Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

Following consultation with Holy Trinity Primary School and key partners it was agreed to locate the planters at the main entrance of the school to deter this type of behaviour. 

The Eco Planters are made from 100% recycled plastic and are providing living space for beautiful plants. The schools Eco Committee which is co-ordinated by Miss Ciara Cush were delighted to get the opportunity to plant spring flowers into the planters.

The Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson took part in the installation. He said, “The issue of anti-social driving in the Fairhill area of Cookstown is a matter I have taken a particular interest in. A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes between the Council, the PCSP, residents and various other agencies to come up with a suitable solution to the issue. I am delighted to see this resolution become a reality here today and in such a beautiful way.

“The Eco Planters resplendent with colour, thanks to the hard work of the teachers and students of Holy Trinity Primary School, will not only deter drivers from using the school entrance as a turning point but also add a stunning feature to the town.”

Chair of Mid Ulster PCSP, Councillor Frances Burton, added, “The PCSP is delighted to be part of this initiative which is aimed at curbing anti-social  driving in the Fairhill Road area of Cookstown. The placing of these planters is one of a wider range of initiatives that PCSP in partnership with other agencies will be implementing over the next few months.

On behalf of Mid Ulster PCSP, I particularly wish to thank Holy Trinity Primary School for their co-operation and support in implementing this initiative.”

For more information on the project contact Mid Ulster PCSP on 03000 132 132.

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