Dungannon Council ends on a high note

Councillors pose for an official photograph to mark the last ever meeting of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council.
Councillors pose for an official photograph to mark the last ever meeting of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council.

The last ever meeting of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council has ended on a high note, as councillors from across the political divide united to pay tribute to each other and to staff who had served with the organisation during its 42 year existence.

The team of councillors posed for an official photo prior to the meeting on Monday night, while employees joined in to have their pictures recorded for history.

Council staff with councillors on the occasion of the last ever meeting of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council.

Council staff with councillors on the occasion of the last ever meeting of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council.

The new Mid Ulster super council - which joins Dungannon with Cookstown and Magherafelt districts - comes into force today, Wednesday.

Women take the lead on the new local government body, with Sinn Fein councillor Linda Dillon occupying the position of Chair and Cllr Kim Ashton of the DUP the Deputy Chair role.

A full report from the last meeting of Dungannon Council can be found in the next issue of the Tyrone Times.