Video: Cookstown takes Desertcreat college campaign to Stormont

A decision on the future of the stalled NI Community Safety College at Desertcreat could be made within the next few weeks.

On Monday, a delegation including business owners, community leaders, school kids and politicians travelled from Cookstown to Stormont, in bid to save the beleaguered £130m project.

Cookstown council Chairman Wilbert Buchanan delivers his message to the First and Deputy First Ministers at Stormont.

Cookstown council Chairman Wilbert Buchanan delivers his message to the First and Deputy First Ministers at Stormont.

After meeting the the First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness on the steps of Parliament Buildings, the delegation held a private discussion with Justice Minister David Ford.

In November last year, Mr Ford said a ‘stock-taking’ exercise was being held to re-assess the training needs of the police, prison and fire services, and to re-evaluate the project, which was originally scheduled to be completed by 2008.

Cookstown council who organised the trip to Stormont are urging the entire Mid Ulster community to get behind their campaign #DeliverDesertcreat