Finally a chance to have your say on the new Dungannon town centre

Dungannon town centre
Dungannon town centre

Mid Ulster District Council is inviting the public to have their say on the widely slated new layout of Dungannon town centre.

The public consultation will run from October 10-31 and will be supported by two information sessions in Ranfurly House on Thursday, October 13.

The public realm works, which saw the town’s previous roundabout system done away with and replaced by a huge number of traffic lights, was completed in 2015.

But many locals are not happy with the ‘upgrade’.

“The worst layout of parking in any town I ever come across in my life,” said one lady. “And a complete danger for people crossing from one side of the street to the other side, people having to walk right around the black rail barrier to cross, whoever thought that out had no brain.”

Concerns have also been raised about ease of access for those with mobility issues.

Once open-plan and easy to manoeuvre, the town centre now has a large metal rail slicing it down the middle.

But in order to make improvements the council needs to hear your thoughts.

Two Information Sessions for the public will take place at Ranfurly House on Thursday, October 13 at 12.30-2.30pm, The Square box, and 5.30-7.30pm, The Tower Room.

Chair Trevor Wilson, is urging residents to take part. The proposals and a comment form are also available online at the council’s website: www.midulstercouncil.org.