Rogers welcomes funding boost

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Friday, January 31st, 2014

South Down SDLP MLA Seán Rogers has welcomed funding from the Department of Environment to tackle areas blighted by dereliction along the South Down coastline.

SDLP MLA Sean Rogers

SDLP Environment Minister Mark H Durkan announced this week that Newry and Mourne District Council will receive £80,000 to improve individual derelict properties on arterial routes, or near town centres in a number of areas, including Kilkeel.

“The other areas included in the funding allocation are Rostrevor, Warrenpoint and Crossmaglen.

Rogers said the funding would provide a boost for Kilkeel. “Kilkeel is a popular fishing village and receives tourists throughout the year. This funding will, in the short term, provide a means to address some of the dilapidation that has occurred.

He added, “The village takes a battering from the harsh sea conditions, which we witnessed all too recently so, any funding that comes Kilkeel’s way is welcome.”

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