Tullyally gets £179,000 to restore community centre

Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:19 -- Editor

Social Development Minister, Nelson McCausland, has announced funding of £179,000 to refurbish the Community Centre at Tullyally. The approval recognises the fact that Tullyally has been recognised by the Department as in the top 10% of deprived areas in Northern Ireland.

The project aims to restore the Tullyally Community Centre to a condition where community services can be delivered in a modern and fit for purpose building. The pathway and green spaces surrounding the building will also be improved with work to the paved areas and planting to create a welcoming aspect for local people using the Community Centre.

Announcing the funding Minister McCausland said: “The refurbishment of the Tullyally Community Centre and surrounding area will stimulate and support much needed community, social and economic renewal. A wide range of services and activities for local residents and the surrounding area will be developed and will include accredited further education, youth intervention programmes a youth club and volunteering programmes which will tackle issues such as health, education and training thereby building community capacity and cohesion.”

Concluding the Minister said: “The regeneration of this centre will be a testimony to the Neighbourhood Renewal process, investing in high quality infrastructure in response to the needs of local people and importantly delivering facilities on the ground. This is a great example of partnership working between the Department and the Local Government.”