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Gulladuff Latest Village to Benefit from Completed Village Renewal Works

08 March 2019

Gulladuff is the latest village to see works complete through the village renewal scheme.

The scheme, which provided an investment of £37K into the village was delivered by Mid Ulster Rural Development Partnership, on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, with Mid Ulster District Council providing 25% of the funding.

The village renewal works included; repaving and painting; the installation of seats, bins, railings, interpretation panels; and a new Christmas tree pit.

Commenting on the completed project, the Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Sean McPeake, said:

“A total of 37 projects are being supported with over £2M worth of investment from the Mid Ulster Rural Development Partnership in the next number of years.

“Gulladuff is the latest village to see renewal works complete through this investment project. The works have certainly enhanced the appearance of the village and made the shared space area much more appealing to local residents. An information panel providing details of local townlands is due to be installed soon and it is also hoped that this newly refurbished area will itself accommodate a Christmas tree being located here in future years"

Chair of Mid Ulster Rural Development Partnership, Councillor Sean Clarke said:

“Through funding from the NI Rural Development Programme, Mid Ulster Rural Development Partnership will be making available £2.15M for capital investment to support a range of projects across the Mid Ulster District Council area under the Village Renewal Scheme. The partnership approach of the local Council working closely with local communities is the model which brings most benefit to delivering actions identified in the village plans”.

A total of 37 village renewal projects are being part funded under Priority 6 (LEADER) of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the European Union, with the Council’s investment totalling £716K over 4 years. The projects are being coordinated by the Council in partnership with local communities, in close liaison with the Local Action Group.

For more information on this scheme and the villages included, visit www.midulstercouncil.org/villagerenewal.

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