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Historic village gets milestone facelift

The completely renovated King George V Pavilion

The completely renovated King George V Pavilion

A local village, famous as a milestone in the Clogher Valley, has been given a major makeover funded by EU Rural Development funds.

Deputy Mayor of Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council Cllr Robert Mulligan has officially launched the completed village regeneration projects, which included the complete renovation of the King George V Pavillion and assisted owners of shops and dwellings on Main Street to paint their properties.

The village of Fivemiletown was one of the rural settlements selected for investment support and the projects were part funded by South West Action for Rural Development (SWARD).

As part of the programme local people were involved in drawing up an Integrated Village Development Plan for Fivemiletown.

The plan allowed the community to identify projects that would make Fivemiletown a better place to live and work for local people.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Robert Mulligan said: “This paint scheme and environmental works improves the attractiveness of Fivemiletown to the significant numbers of tourists and visitors already passing through the town and will encourage then to stop and stay a while to support local shops and hospitality businesses here in Fivemiletown”.

Cllr Mulligan paid tribute to the local Chamber of Commerce for their support and enthusiasm for the project and hoped it would help the Chamber continue to promote Fivemiletown as great place to visit, shop and stay overnight.

The investment in King George V Pavilion was a strategic project developed by Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council as one of four healthy living hubs located across the borough.

 

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