Dromore’s park pals reach out to the public

LAgan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson.
LAgan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson.

Lagan Valley MP and Dromore Partnership Chairman Jeffrey Donaldson was among those to drop in on a recent ‘Friends of Dromore Park’ meeting.

The public meeting in Dromore Town Hall was planned last month in the hope of attracting new recruits to the existing local committee of residents and public representatives, aiming, by way of a variety of projects and community initiatives, to focus on improving and preserving the park for the future. There were hopes too that the meeting would yield ideas and suggestions for improving the park and making it a more inviting place for users.

Banbridge Council chairman and Dromore UUP Councillor Olive Mercer was also among among those to attend last week’s meeting, as was the DUP’s Paul Rankin.

“It was held in the form of a ‘drop-in’ event,” said Mr Rankin, “where members of the public could call in and express their views on the development and improvement of Dromore Town Park.”

Mr Rankin explained that anyone could be a ‘Friend of Dromore Park’ as long as they had a genuine interest in the welfare and future of Dromore Town Park, were aged 16 or over and lived locally.

“If you don’t fit this description but would still like to sit on the committee,” he added, “please contact Catherine Dynes at Banbridge District Council.

“You can join or withdraw from the committee at any stage.

“To contact Catherine telephone 028 406 6 0406 or email catherine.dynes@banbridge.gov.uk .

“Friends of Dromore Park leaflets are also available in MLA Brenda Hale’s office.”