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Major public realm work in Craigavon to see new seats, lighting, bollards and signage installed

The £235,000 scheme will It will include new seating, lighting and bollards at Craigavon Lakes and the installation of new signage around the central Craigavon area

Work is due to get underway later this month on a £235,000 public realm improvements scheme in Craigavon.

It will include new seating, lighting and bollards at Craigavon Lakes and the installation of new signage around the central Craigavon area.

Confirmation came from Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey.

She said: “My Department has shown its commitment to supporting our town and city centres over many years. More recently we are all aware of the impact of Covid-19 on our communities, businesses and town centres.

“I have sought to support our high streets and town centres with additional support via the Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme which has seen £2.2m allocated to the ABC Council area to provide support across a number of schemes including an urban and rural business grant scheme; PA systems in both Banbridge and Dromore; social distancing and outdoor event infrastructure; and gateway improvements to Portadown centre to name but a few.

“This latest investment will deliver improvements to Craigavon by enhancing the streetscape and providing fresh signage throughout the town centre.

“I am sure the investment will be welcomed as we continue to work closely with our partners in the council to regenerate our towns and cities.”

Councillor Brian Pope, Chair of Economic Development and Regeneration Committee stated: “Council is delighted to once again partner with Department for Communities to deliver public realm improvements in Craigavon town centre.

“These works highlight our joint commitment to investing, delivering real change and encouraging active travel across the area.”

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