Kinahan calls on residents to have say on town’s future
A LOCAL MLA has called on Randalstown residents to have their say on the on-going Environmental Improvements Scheme in the town.
Speaking after meeting key stakeholders last week, Danny Kinahan welcomed the current consultation exercise by the Departments of Social Development and Regional Development and Antrim Borough Council on the completion of the Environmental Improvements Scheme in Randalstown.
“The completion of the Environmental Improvement Scheme in Randalstown is an important sign of government’s continued commitment to improving the town’s infrastructure and retaining its image as a vibrant, clean and successful place to do business,” the UUP Assemblyman said.
Phase one of the scheme at the lower end of the town and over the bridge was completed in 2010.
Mr Kinahan added: “It is important that the opportunity that exists to finish the process is taken while the relevant Departments have the finance available.
“Missing out on the funding at this stage will make it much more difficult to finish the work in the future and may affect other funding proposals given the pressure on all departments to meet strict timetables for government spend.”
Mr Kinahan said the the current process is designed to offer residents and traders the opportunity to pick the options which most suit them during the completion of the work.
“I would urge people to get involved by contacting Briege Coyle at Antrim Borough Council on 9446 3113 ext 1354,” he said.
He added: “The potential exists to deliver a scheme of the highest quality which will serve Randalstown well into the future as opposed to a weaker scheme which does not reflect the heritage value of the town, or worse no scheme at all.
“This is the time to support a brighter, better Randalstown streetscape, and I urge all those with a stake in the town to have their say and support a short period of disruption next year in return for a long period of satisfied residents, traders and shoppers.
“I would urge everyone who has an interest in the future of Randalstown to attend the public meeting in Truffles on Thursday, March 21 at 6.30pm.”
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