Mallaghan raises concerns over Kildress play park

Sinn Fein's Cathal Mallaghan Cookstown DEA
Sinn Fein's Cathal Mallaghan Cookstown DEA

Cllr Cáthal Mallaghan has said he will ensure that the new Mid Ulster Council looks at the provision improved play facilities for the Dunnamore/Kildress area.

This issue has been highlighted by residents in the local community who pointed to the excellent facilities available in Cookstown.

Cáthal, Sinn Féin candidate in forthcoming local election took up the issue and said, “Having spoken to residents they have identified a clear need for improved play provision in the Kildress area.

“I was able to advise that Cookstown Council has been working with Forest Service and DARD in relation to providing facilities at Davagh and at Drum Manor Forest Parks and that we would certainly look at the built up area of Dunnamore.”

“The local population has increased over the past ten years and new developments in the area mean that young families are building their lives as part of the community.”

“The local Council are responsible for the provision of play parks and I will be raising this issue with the officers. There are excellent facilities in other areas and it is good to note that play parks are much more developed than they would have been 20 years ago. The type and variation of equipment offer children plenty of entertainment.”

Councillor Mallaghan added: “The funding has been sought for Davagh and Drum Manor which will certainly add to the great resource that these two forest parks provide on our doorstep.

“To compliment that with facilities in the Dunnamore area would mean that parents with young children could avail of a range of facilities.”