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New community garden for Drumrallagh

Published: Wed, 28 Jan 2015
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Caroline and Lynn from Drumrallagh Residents Association enjoy a laugh with Strabane manager Noel McNulty, at the opening.
Residents of the Drumrallagh estate in Strabane are looking forward to enjoying their new community garden as Spring approaches.
The garden was funded by us after an approach by the local community group, Drumrallagh Residents Association, formed less than a year ago.
The £24,000 investment has transformed an unused patch of land, formerly the target for illegal dumping, into a landscaped amenity space for all of the residents to use.
It now features planting, new seating, a paved area with timber arches to enhance the entrance, all fronted by a decorative metal fencing and gates.
Noel McNulty, our manager in Strabane, who officially opened the garden, said:
“We are delighted to have been involved. This garden is testament to the hard work and efforts of the community group and I look forward to continuing to work with them on projects that will benefit the whole community.
“This investment forms an integral part of our plans for the physical and social regeneration of the estate. Previously there were no shrub or green areas throughout the estate.
Caroline McGrath, Chair of Drumrallagh Residents Association, said:
“The residents are delighted with the end results and are really looking forward to spending time in the community garden in the Spring and summer.
“A lot of our residents are older so this is a great opportunity for them to socialise with other neighbours on their doorstep. We hope this is the first of many positive changes that we can bring to the estate.
“We would like to thank the Housing Executive for its help in making the garden a reality,” she added.
The six week project was carried out by The Landscape Centre.