New Coalisland Town Centre Forum meets

Representatives of the new Coalisland Town Centre Forum are pictured at the first meeting
Representatives of the new Coalisland Town Centre Forum are pictured at the first meeting

The first meeting of a new Town Centre Forum in Coalisland has taken place took place recently as part of regeneration plans for the town.

The forum, which has a membership drawn from the private, public, community and voluntary sectors, is now Coalisland’s umbrella body for the co-ordination and support of town centre regeneration projects including a £3.3m public realm scheme, a state of the art leisure facility at Gortgonis and upgrades to the Canal walk.

The membership of the Coalisland Town Centre Forum is as follows: Torrent District Electoral Area members; Coalisland Community and Voluntary Representative; Coalisland Traders Association Representation; Deptartment for Infrastructure; Department for Communities; Translink; PSNI – Community Team; Coalisland Town Centre Traders; Mid Ulster Disability Forum; Mid Ulster District Council officials.

Newly appointed Chair of the Forum, Councillor Niamh Doris, said: “This is an exciting time to be part of a new representative group, given that the town is to be transformed as a result of a new multi-million pound investment in public realm and I look forward to the group’s positive contribution towards all aspects of work to revitalise Coalisland.