Keady Sinn Féin councillor Darren McNally has said that the commencement of works on the new play facilities for Keady is a long overdue but very welcome development.
Speaking as contractors moved onto the site Councillor McNally said: “The children of Keady have been without a proper play park for some years now so the fact that work has now begun on delivering the lay facility must be welcomed wholeheartedly.
“I was involved in the discussions within Armagh Council on the specifications for the new facility and the fact that many community stakeholders, such as Keady Mother and Toddler group, were consulted on the type of play equipment to be installed will ensure that the new park is well utilised.”
Councillor McNally went on to say that, when completed, the new play facility will form part of a wider regeneration scheme.
“When complete the play park will be a state of the art addition to recreation for children in Keady. In addition the Mill Walk area is due for renovation and the Tommy Makem Arts Centre is also in the pipeline.
“This is an exciting time for Keady with the total budget for all of these schemes running into £3.7 Million. This is a huge investment but nothing short of what the people of Keady deserve.”