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Limavady DUP elected representatives have welcomed developments around the proposed £540,000 Accessible Playpark development for Limavady

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Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council’s Leisure & Development Committee agreed on Tuesday night to progress the matter with the adoption of an Outline Business Case for the project.

Alderman James McCorkell said that he was delighted that all Parties had agreed to the Outline Business Case, which will see the playpark built on the site of Roemill Road playing fields.

A detailed programme of work will take place to leave the site at Roemill Road suitable for the much sought after accessible playpark. He said he was particularly pleased for the parents who he had worked with for a number of years in order to deliver such a project and declared that, after a number of disappointments, this was a victory for them and for the children who will make use of the facilities for years to come. He said he was also pleased to see a commitment, also agreed at the meeting in a further report, to bring the playpark at Alexander Road in the town up to standard.

Alderman Alan Robinson added his pleasure to the announcement and said that Limavady had felt left behind in some ways since the new Council came into being but Limavady DUP elected reps continue to fight for Limavady and Benbradagh DEAs and, while there is much to still do, this latest development is testimony to a strong and united DUP team on Council.

Councillor Aaron Callan welcomed the money also agreed to secure the Roemill Road playing fields site which will help to combat the anti-social behaviour during recent months. I would like to thank the continue work of the PSNI on this. This is hopefully the start of a new era for the playing fields and will be seen as the jewel in the crown for Limavady for many years to come. August 2021 is the target we have set to have this playpark built by and the DUP will continue to lobby for future investment in the area.

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