Dickson says funding for Carrickfergus is great news East Antrim

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has welcomed news of almost £2m of funding being provided by the Department for Social Development for Carrickfergus town centre. The scheme will deliver new street furniture and street lighting as well as other upgrades.

Stewart Dickson MLA said: “Carrickfergus is a brilliant town with a very proud history and this is excellent news for people in the area. I am also very glad the work that which will be carried out will be in keeping with the town and its historic buildings.

“This is a very positive project and I am extremely pleased at this announcement.

“The enhanced pedestrian link between the town centre and the castle will undoubtedly boost our tourism industry and the town’s economy.” ENDS

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