The local community is being invited to shape the development of a new rural strategy in a series of public meetings in Mid Ulster.
The consultations are taking place in the next two weeks, and will contribute to the development of a rural support programme worth £10 Million to the area.
The programme is to be rolled out by the LEADER Local Action Group for Mid Ulster and the sessions will allow rural businesses and communities the opportunity to discuss priorities for economic development, poverty reduction and social inclusion in rural areas.
They will also be an opportunity to learn more about the proposed schemes within the LEADER element of the new Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.
Councillor Linda Dillon, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, is encouraging local people to come along to the events:
“I would urge anyone who is interested in having their say to come along to any one of our three sessions. The input of the local people is vital to ensure that the first ever Mid Ulster Local Rural Development Strategy is truly reflective of the needs and priorities of local people. This programme represents significant investment in our rural communities.”
The public engagement events take place on:
Tuesday 30 June 2015 Quinn’s Corner, Ballygawley Road, Dungannon
Wednesday 1 July 2015 Tullylagan Country House Hotel, Cookstown
Thursday 2 July 2015 Walsh’s Hotel, Maghera
The meetings will begin at 7.30 p.m. and finish by 9.30 p.m.
For more information contact the rural development team at Mid Ulster District Council on 028 8676 4714.