EXECUTIVE promises that the new training college at Desertcreat will mean local jobs for local people and will utilise local services must be kept, according to Ulster Unionist councillor Trevor Wilson.
Welcoming the announcement that the £140m college to train police, fire fighters and prison officers at the Cookstown site, Councillor Wilson said it will be a massive boost to the local economy.
“It is great news for Cookstown and the district as it will hopefully mean local workers will be employed in the construction of the college and in future will have work at the College.
“It will also mean that businesses locally will feel the benefit as contractors source products in the building of the college.
“It will have a huge spin-off for the local economy when the college is finally up and running,” said Councillor Wilson.
“I sincerely hope the Executive keep to their promise of creating local jobs and using local suppliers,” said the Ulster Unionist.
Councillor Wilson has praised the hard work of the local council in driving the campaign to have the college sited at Desertcreat.
“I and my colleagues have worked extremely hard to secure this college for Cookstown. It has been a long campaign and I am delighted the funding has been established and work is to begin soon.”