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Removal of community interface fence in Lurgan to begin on Monday

Lurgan interface fence

The removal of a community interface fence in Lurgan is to begin on Monday.

The gated fence was erected in 1999 after several years of sectarian tension following the Drumcree parade crises.

It cuts across a pedestrian access route from an area of housing on the Tandragee Road.

The removal was due to take place last summer following a consultation with residents.

Alliance Councillor Peter Lavery welcomed its removal, which will now be replaced with a lower staggered black fence, along with additional lighting and planting of greenery.

“This is a positive news story for Lurgan and I would like to thank the residents for showing leadership on this issue,” said Mr Lavery.

“Politicians, communities and residents need to continue to work together to build a shared society where everyone can feel safe without the need for these interface structures.

“I think everyone wants to live in a community that is free from barriers, both physical and mental, so they can just get on with living their lives.”

The work is set to begin on Monday, March 8 and is scheduled to last approximately 4 weeks.

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