Following an extensive lobbying campaign over a number of years Sinn Féin councillor Mary Doyle has expressed delighted at the news that the Seagahan Walkway Project will begin within the next eight weeks.
Councillor Doyle said: “The Seagahan Walkway Project has received funding from the Department of Agriculture’s SOAR Rural Development Programme and from the Landfill Tax Return scheme and work will begin within the next 6 to 8 weeks.
“I have been working on the Seagahan project for six years now and I am glad that we are significantly closer to delivering the nature walkway which will be a major asset in terms of developing local tourism and boosting existing businesses as well as providing a wonderful resource for those living in the surrounding area
“The whole project, which will cost approximately £45,000, has been a very long process involving the securing of funding and completion of agreements between the agencies involved but I know that it will be a major assest to the area once complete.”
Councillor Doyle also responded to issues of dumping at the beauty spot saying: “I have received reports of littering on the road around the Dam, at present this is minimal and I have asked the council to litter pick the area, I would ask people to stop throwing rubbish from cars and respect the countryside.
“I would like to thank local people and the Armagh City and District Angling Club for being guardians of the Dam and alerting me to any dumping which does occur, since responsibility for Seagahan Dam and the area around it lies with DRD Water Service, Forestry Service and Armagh Council, I can then notify the appropriate authority.”
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