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Dromore Town Centre Gets Further Regeneration Funding
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DROMORE town centre gets further regeneration funding of £50,000.

Social Development Minister, Nelson McCausland has announced the funding package to further help revitalise and rejuvenate Dromore town centre. 

The funding is in addition to the £150,000 which was approved earlier this year to help invigorate and sustain Dromore town centre.

This additional funding will deliver the following proposals:

*  Arts Festival in the Square;

*  Design and implementation of a mural on Market Square;

*  Provision of music in Market Square;

*  Production of marketing material;

*  Provision of an outdoor stage for use in Market Square;

*  Purchase of safety ramps for use at events in Market Square;

*  Purchase of PVC tables and chairs for use at events in Market Square; and

Introduction of WiFi within Dromore Town Centre.

Nelson McCausland said: “I am pleased to announce this further funding for Dromore Town Centre. This injection of funding will aim to further invigorate, revitalise and enhance the commercial core of Dromore town centre, which will in turn benefit the local retailers, businesses, residents and visitors alike. I am aware that in these stringent times, that a little can go a long way and that these initiatives can really make a difference to our town centres.”

The Minister went on to say: “I am encouraged by the commitment of Banbridge District Council, Dromore Chamber of Commerce and Dromore Partnership in their continued effort to work with local businesses to regenerate Dromore Town Centre and I anticipate that this funding will prove beneficial to their aims. As Minister for Social Development I am aware of the current difficulties facing our towns and cities, but I feel strongly that these revitalisation proposals will provide a vital step in protecting the future prosperity of Dromore.”

Catriona Regan, Director of Development for Banbridge Council said: This money will further support the work which has already commenced under the Dromore Revitalisation Project and it will enable the Council to improve the programme of events and promotional activities which we currently offer in the town. 
Dromore will be the first town within our district to be Wi-Fi enabled and the pilot project will benefit both businesses and the wider community. We are delighted that the Department for Social Development has made this further commitment to the development of Dromore and this funding will greatly assist us to work with the local community to bring forward new initiatives.”