This project includes a shop front improvement scheme, street cleansing and “Bags for Life” to promote shopping in Omagh town centre.
The funding is being provided by the Department for Communities (DfC) and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council who have worked with local traders to develop a scheme which will help stimulate business by enhancing the local environment.
Pauline Campbell from the Department for Communities stated: “This revitalisation project will sustain and enhance the natural, built and cultural heritage of Omagh town centre, making it a more interesting and welcoming place to visit and shop.
“It will regenerate three faded streets which include dilapidated properties; it will also add to the retail environment and improve connectivity with John Street, Bridge Street, Old Market Place and Campsie, which have recently undergone revitalisation schemes.
“It is anticipated that the scheme will help stimulate business and increase footfall, and is further demonstration of the Department’s commitment to the future of our town centres.”
Speaking about the latest revitalisation project, the Chair of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie, said: “Fermanagh and Omagh District Council works in partnership with other key stakeholders to deliver projects which make the district a better place to live, work and visit. Following on from the recent completion of the Bridge Street Revitalisation project, the Council is delighted to be once again working in collaboration with the Department for Communities to deliver this project which will reinvigorate the High Street, Market Street and Georges Street areas of the town and greatly benefit the main thoroughfare of the town.
“We are grateful to local businesses and visitors to the town centre for their patience and understanding while the works are ongoing.”
Notes to editors:
- The revitalisation project is already underway and will be completed by 30 June 2020.
- DfC is providing funding of £253,000, with the Council contributing £24,000.
- The private sector’s contribution to the project is expected to be a further £62,000.
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