From 1st April, Mid Ulster became responsible for the delivery of the services previously provided by the former Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt Councils.
Planning services are now also the responsibility of the local council, with a new dedicated Planning Office and a team of around 40 planners now well-established in the council offices in Magherafelt
The management of 23 off-street car parks in 8 towns and villages across the new region has also transferred to the Council from central government.
Councillor Linda Dillon, first Chair of the Council, has welcomed the smooth transition from three councils to one:
“Our primary goal was always to ensure that, in merging three separate organisations and integrating the staff of a former central government function, we continued to deliver services to our residents as normal. We have achieved that.
“Our focus now is on the future and our commitment to continuing to provide quality services across our entire district, as well as to investing in the growth and development of Mid Ulster. I’m looking forward to playing my part as Chair of the Council”.
The Council continues to operate from the 3 main offices in Cookstown (Burn Road), Dungannon (Circular Road) and Magherafelt (Ballyronan Road).