Several villages across Mid Ulster are currently seeing the development of open shared spaces for community use and recreation, as part of £700K investment through the EU Peace IV ‘Shared Space’ initiative.
The significant investment will see lighting installed around the Plantin pathway, the cutting back of trees and hedges where necessary, the cleaning of existing paths, timber ranch style fencing, repairing existing fencing, planting, signage, litter bins, and picnic benches.
It will also see an upgrade to the Fairhill with the installation of new paths, a grassing area, a picnic area with feature lighting & planting.
The PEACE IV Programme is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The project is match-funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland and The Executive Office in Northern Ireland.
The ‘Shared Space’ works have commenced in Castledawson, Moneymore, Aughnacloy, Donaghmore, and Moy.