Balinderry SDLP Councillor Christine McFlynn has welcomed repair work to properties in Moneymore under the dereliction programme.
Cookstown Council was awarded £120,000 as part of the scheme to carry out works on various projects.
The local SDLP councillor was in Moneymore to welcome Environment Minister, the SDLP’s Mark H Durkan, on a visit to some of the sites.
Speaking afterwards, Cllr McFlynn said, “Under the Environment Minister’s dereliction programme, Cookstown Council was awarded £120,000 to carry out works on various projects. Some of that money has been spent on repairing the
properties visited by the Minister in Moneymore.
“The site had been vandalised by anti-social elements, and the make-over it has received has been a real success.
“Another site at Lawford Street is also scheduled for repairs in the coming months.
“The whole community can benefit from this sort of investment. It provides an improvement to the local environment and gives a kind of facelift to the village.
“We must ensure that the effects are more than just skin-deep. This may be a small step in the right direction, but it can also be a building block for further
“Working together we can build a sustainable recovery for all, and secure a successful future for Moneymore.”