£500,000 DSD Investment for Strabane Welcomed

25th Sept 15

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council has welcomed over £500,000 investment from the Department for Social Development, for sport, leisure and local facilities for the Strabane area.

Mayor Cllr Elisha McCallion detailed the series of projects which the DSD investment has enabled including:

A new multi-use recreation area at Fountain Street/Patrician Villas, has had an investment of £272,000. The development includes a 3G synthetic pitch, floodlighting, play area with wooden equipment including sculptures with slides, ramps and tunnels, and a seating area with picnic tables.

The refurbishment of 4 new female changing rooms, treatment and meeting rooms at Strabane Sigersons GAA, with an investment of £216,393.

In addition, the steps leading from Springhill Park to Fountain Street will undergo refurbishment and other planned environmental improvements within local estates in the Strabane Neighbourhood Renewal area, will have a total investment of £63,000. This work has been undertaken by the NI Housing Executive.

Mayor McCallion added: “This is another example of successful partnership working, with Council and the Department for Social Development working closely with local community groups to deliver quality facilities that will help promote healthier lifestyles and improve the quality of life for those living in the Strabane Neighbourhood Renewal Area. I would like to congratulate everyone involved in developing these projects that will enhance and improve the area making it more attractive, functional and accessible.”