RAINEY Street revitalislation project has begun with Magherafelt District Council carrying out a number of surveys in recent weeks in order to prepare their application for grant aid to the Department of Social Development.
The monthly meeting was told that footfall counts were carried out in four locations; 102 shopper and 63 business surveys completed.
The council decided to secured the services of an outside agency to analyse the data collected.
Policy and Development Officer, Anne-Marie Campbell said the results of the surveys need to be analysed to allow targets to be set for the project.
“DSD Analytical Services Unit normally provide this service , however they are unable to accommodate this request and has asked that the Council procures the services of an outside agency to complete the analysis of the data.
“Once the targets are analysed, an action plan for the project will be developed to be submitted to DSD for approval.
“Prior to the action plan being submitted to DSD, an information seminar will be organised to allow businesses to comment on the action plan.”
The council decided to embark upon the revitalislation of Rainey Street following the success and positive feedback from business owners to a similar project at nearby Queen Street.