Upper Bann Sinn Féin Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Sinn Féin Group Leader, Fergal Lennon, welcomes council decision to bring forward Brownlow Regeneration

Published: 18 December, 2017

Speaking following the full meeting of council he said:

"The Sinn Fein team are delighted that this evening's motion passed with unanimous support. Whilst the interest from other parties is belated it is now nonetheless welcome.

"Sinn Féin have long been working alongside the community to campaign for greater recognition of the positive work going on in Brownlow. As a result we have consistently argued for further investment in the Brownlow area.

"We have been to the fore of efforts to get increased investment and development into the area for many years in partnership with local residents and community activists.

"Recognition therefore must be given to the fantastic work that has been going on at a community level led by many people on a voluntary basis on the ground.

He continued:

"The SDLPs contribution and recognition of those efforts has been very late in arriving, it is nonetheless good news that they have finally listened to our repeated calls for a structured and strategic approach to ongoing regeneration of the area.

"It is however disappointing that our amendment, which would have enhanced the orginial motion, was not accepted."