Milltown swings into action with new play equipment

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Residents and their children in the Dungannon area are enjoying new play equipment in the Milltown play park off Mark Street, thanks to funding from the Housing Executive.

In a joint project involving Mid Ulster District Council and the Milltown Area Community Association, the Housing Executive contacted the local community about accessing European funding that was available to communities across Northern Ireland.

Through discussions with the community association, it was agreed to enhance the play park by installing a basket net swing.

With the Housing Executive’s funding of £5,000 and inter-agency collaboration, the play area has been transformed. Mid Ulster District Council, who own the play park, arranged for the removal of old equipment and a basket net swing has been installed for everyone in the local community to enjoy.

Speaking at the launch of the play park today the Housing Executive’s Mid Ulster Area Manager, Michael Dallat, said: “It was a pleasure to collaborate on this project and produce something the local community are benefiting from.”

Councillor Kim Ashton, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council added: “We are delighted to see the play park improved for all the residents in Milltown.”