Councillors call for early start to Cookstown bypass - headlines from 1990

Cookstown is 'Looking Good Looking Great' as it picked up 'Best Kept Medium Town' at the Northern Ireland Amenity Council Awards 2014.
Cookstown is 'Looking Good Looking Great' as it picked up 'Best Kept Medium Town' at the Northern Ireland Amenity Council Awards 2014.
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A delegation of SDLP councillors from Cookstown has met Environment minister Peter Bottomly to press for an early start to be made on the construction of the Cookstown bypass and to discuss the condition of the secondary roads in the area.

The SDLP councillors requested the meeting following the refusal of the unionist members of the council to agree to an all-party delegation to meet the minister.

The delegation pointed out to Mr Bottomly that Cookstown was second only to Strabane as regards unemployment and that the struggle to attract investment to Cookstown was seriously affected by the poor infrastructure of roads.

Mr Bottomly said budgets were stretched to the lmit, but said the government were committed to delivering the bypass.