‘Lottery funding boost is ‘good news’ for Warrenpoint’ – Ritchie

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Thursday, January 9th, 2014

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie says a £932,000 funding boost for Warrenpoint Park will secure the town’s position as a prime location along the eastern coastline.

Ritchie says news the County Down park will receive almost £1million from Heritage Lottery Funding for development of the town park will act as a stimulus for tourism and heritage development, and events.

Ritchie, who has been involved in moving the project forward, said, “I’ve been involved in meetings with the Warrenpoint Chamber of Commerce, and Heritage Lottery Funding, since 2011 and I want to congratulate them and Newry and Mourne District Council for all their work on this project because this is a good news story for the community of Warrenpoint.

“This park is very much part of the heritage of this popular, seaside town and it is central, along with the coastal location, to the regeneration of Warrenpoint. More recent additions, such as the play park, the tennis court and event space will also be refurbished and modernised and all of that will add to the regeneration that has already taken place in Warrenpoint.

“Once complete, the project will act as a stimulus in holding events, and for economic and environmental regeneration, and become another great attraction for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Ritchie added, “Importantly, it will secure the Warrenpoint position as a prime location along the eastern seaboard.”

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