Play park needed for Hilltown, says Ruane

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane accompanied by Councillor Mick Murphy have met with Council officials to discuss a new play park for Hilltown.

Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said, “The current play park in Hilltown dates back to the 1970’s and is unsuitable for the current needs of the children and young families in the area.

“I have met with Council officials to discuss building a new state of the art play park to service the area. It has been proven that a modern play park can contribute immensely to the development of young children so it is important that we campaign for this facility for the area.

Councillor Murphy added, “It is important that the residents of Hilltown have access to the services that many communities take for granted and the Council have a responsibility to provide them.

“Sinn Féin will be embarking on lifting a petition to support this campaign over the coming weeks and garnering support for this project so that the children of Hilltown get a first class facility that will provide fun and education in a safe environment.”

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