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Council Supports Flooded Linen Green

07 December 2015

The Council is continuing to support the clean up at the designer shopping village the Linen Green, Moygashel which was left devastated at the weekend when the majority of its 31 units were damaged by floods due to the extreme weather.

Due to the terrific team effort of everyone at the Linen Green and the local community, 10 stores were able to open for business as normal on the Monday with several more back open for business on Tuesday.

Work continues to get all 31 stores reopened so that shoppers can get back to enjoying the superb shopping and eating experiences at the designer shopping village.  The Linen Green is grateful to all the complex’s customers for their patience and support.

The Linen Green Manager, Fionnuala McEldowney, thanked all involved in the clean-up operation.

“The facilities team and traders at the Linen Green were overwhelmed by the support from the local community, council representatives and Linen Green customers when news began to spread about the flood damage to the shopping village.  Donaghmore Football Team even interrupted their training session to come down and help out with clearance at the Design Yard.  Our operations team are working day and night to assist all traders to open as soon as possible and reinstate our Christmas Santa experience.”

Councillor Linda Dillon, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, said:

"The Council is continuing to provide support to ensure that businesses in the Linen Green are up and running again as quickly as possible. That has to be the priority at this point and it’s good to hear that some have already been able to open their doors to customers.

We always promote our towns as great shopping destinations, especially at Christmas, and this year it is more important than ever for us all to shop local and support our local traders".

Updates on progress can be found on the Linen Green’s Facebook and Twitter page and on www.thelinengreen.co.uk.

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