A welcoming entrance awaits in Innisrush

Published: Tue, 10 Apr 2018
The entrance to Mill Park Estate, Innisrush - before and after
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Residents of the Mill Park Estate, Innisrush, near Portglenone are delighted with the new entrance feature near their homes, made possible by our Community Cohesion funding.
The project was initiated by the Four Towns Rural Regeneration Group, a local community organisation which promotes a peaceful and inclusive rural community.
They wanted to promote their local heritage as well re-imaging the entrance to Mill Park estate to make it more welcoming for everyone.
We arranged the re-imaging of the entrance to the estate with a bench and planting that local people could enjoy.
The addition of the flax wheel acknowledges the origins of the area, and an information board captures interesting historical facts and details.
Mid Ulster District Council also supported the initiative by allowing permission for the use of their land.
From left Gary McDonald, Four Towns Rural Regeneration Group, children Lily & Jack, Councillor Anne Forde, John Hagan & Michael Dallat NIHE, Brian McQuillan Out There Services, and Marilyn Giboney NIHE
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Speaking at the launch of the play park, our Mid Ulster Area Manager, Michael Dallat, said:
“By working in partnership with Four Towns Rural Regeneration Group and Mid Ulster District Council the Housing Executive has been able to create a new focus for the local community, providing an entrance feature that everyone can enjoy and learn from.”
Gary McDonald, Chairperson of the Four Towns Rural Regeneration Group, was also at the launch with his children. He said:
"We’re delighted that, thanks to the Housing Executive and the Council, we could make this project happen at Mill Park Estate.
"The Group wanted to create a feature the local community could benefit from and be proud of, and we hope to be able to do more to improve and promote these rural areas in the future.”