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Riverine community information event – 5th November at 7pm in Lifford

29 October 2019

Communities in Lifford and Strabane are being invited to come along to an information meeting on the new Riverine Project on Tuesday 5th November at 7pm in the Old Courthouse in Lifford.

The meeting which is being jointly hosted by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council will provide the community with further information on the delivery of the €8.96million Riverine Project providing an update on the progress made to date along with a timeline for the development of this iconic project.

The Riverine Project was awarded funding by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) under the Peace IV Programme in June this year and will see the creation of a new shared space project that will reach across Lifford and Strabane creating thirty acres of new cross-border community park space and infrastructure.

It will encompass a number of unique elements all designed to encourage greater levels of positive cross-community contact including: a pavilion building; outdoor wetland and park space; a family fun space; cross-border pathways and greenways; and a newly constructed pedestrian footbridge connecting the space across the River Foyle.

“This is a truly exciting project and I think it is really important that we acknowledge the vital role played by the community in helping secure €8.96million for the delivery of what will be a transformative shared space” says Cllr. Michaela Boyle, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council.

“We want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved.  Both Councils acknowledge that the success of being awarded funding for the Riverine Project is due in no small part to the huge support, and contribution of, the many local community and voluntary groups from all sectors in the Strabane and Lifford area during the application process”.

 

Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Nicholas Crossan believes that the role of the community will continue to be vital as the project is progressed and delivered over the next number of years saying “this project is designed to encourage greater levels of positive cross-community contact and I would encourage the community to stay involved and get even more groups and individuals involved to ensure that the needs and aspirations of all sections of the community are captured right from the outset”. 

Representatives of all community and voluntary groups are invited to attend this event to ensure that their much-valued views, needs and aspirations for this transformative development for their community are heard. 

The role of community and voluntary groups in informing the development of the project and the opportunities for participation will also be outlined at the event.

The Riverine Community Information event will be held on 5th November at 7pm in the Old Courthouse in Lifford.