McGlone questions Minister on delay of Cookstown school new-build

SDLP MLA for Mid-Ulster Patsy McGlone
SDLP MLA for Mid-Ulster Patsy McGlone

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has called for progress to be made on the planned new-build for Holy Trinity College, Cookstown.

Mr McGlone made the call during questions to the Education Minister in the NI Assembly, when he asked for a progress report and an update on when the tenders for the project will be issued.

Speaking afterwards, Mr McGlone said, “The teachers, parents and pupils at Holy Trinity have been waiting for too long for delivery of their much needed new-build school.

“They have put forward a convincing case, and everyone is now agreed that the project should go ahead.

“It is time that the Minister got on board and fully committed to delivery of the new-build project at Holy Trinity.

“That would end any uncertainty that still exists. Teachers and parents would be able to plan for the future knowing that the facilities will be in place.

“Such a commitment would give a massive boost to the local construction industry.

“The Minister has not yet set a projected date for when the tenders for this project might issue. I urge him to meet with the school and resolve any remaining obstacles to progress.

“The Minister and his department now need to make the necessary commitment to deliver this new-build project for the benefit of the local community.”