West of the Bann revitalised!

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The Revitalise project at Waterside and Bridge Street areas of Coleraine has been made possible as result of funding from the Department of Social Development (DSD), with a budget of £250k, and facilitated by Coleraine Borough Council.

The fund was allocated to revitalising businesses, tackling gap site areas and also to provide marketing and promotion for the designated area.

The aims of the project is to increase trade to this area of Coleraine which provides services such as barbers, hairdressers, takeaways, restaurants, professional photographers, cafes, shops and a number of other services for the resident and visitor.

By conducting this programme, it will ensure this area retains its unique character for many years to come.

Work on the premises is due to be completed by the end of the month and to celebrate the programme everyone is invited to a free event on Saturday, March 22.

The Waterside and Bridge Street ‘‘C’ Our Street Fun begins at midday and runs until 4pm.

Activities will be taking place on both sides of the River Bann.

Watch the Waterside come alive, with vibrant and energetic performances from street entertainers, samba bands, salsa dancers and inflatable fun, in the Waterside car park.

Chairperson of Revitalise, Gwyneth McQuiston,said she was delighted with the outcome of the work: “On behalf of the Coleraine Revitalise Committee I would like to thank DSD for their financial commitment to the Waterside and Bridge Street areas and also thank Patsy Bradley and Julienne Elliott from Council for their sterling work in executing the project .

“This was a fast paced project and we relied heavily on all the participating businesses returning correspondence and completing under strict deadlines.

“Our businesses embraced this project fully and I thank them for their additional financial contributions to give such an impressive completion to their premises.

“We are delighted with the results, the areas look fantastic and I look forward to our celebration event on Saturday.”