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Questions Raised Over Albert Basin Park’s Inclusion in Levelling Up Funding

A row has broken out regarding the lack of interest for the Albert Basin Park to be included in Newry, Mourne and Down District Councils “Levelling up” funding application. The “Levelling up” Fund is designed to invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK. The £4.8 billion fund will support town centre and […]

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Newry Group Claims Council ” Not Interested in Listening” When It Comes to City Park

There was frustration at a recent meeting of the Park Stakeholders Forum, which was described by one participant as a “sham”. No councillors from Newry attended the meeting, which was chaired by a councillor from Crossmaglen. A spokesperson from Newry 2020, the group behind the campaign for a park, said it was clear that the […]

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Savage: “People’s Park is finally on its way!”

Newry SDLP Councillor Michael Savage has said he believes the 15 acre Park at the Albert Basin is finally on its way following the approval of the Outline Business Case (OBC) to unlock over £16 million for Phase One of the project. Councillor Savage seconded the proposal at a recent SP&R Committee to submit the […]

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Plans for a City Park in Newry Advance as Council Agrees Outline Business Case

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Strategy, Policy and Resources (SPR) Committee has agreed the outline business case for a City Park at Newry’s Albert Basin as part of plans to unlock funding of £16.2 million. Subject to ratification at a meeting of full Council in June the outline business case will be submitted to […]

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Come Clean on Albert Basin Funding and Future – Grant

The Workers Party’s Nicola Grant has called on the Department for Finance to act immediately to re-assure local people that the £16.2 million funding for the Albert Basin Park project is secure and will remain available to the Council and the project development team. “There is considerable concern locally that slippage on the original timetable […]

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We Need to Prioritise the Albert Basin Park – Coade

Alliance representative Jackie Coade has said that while the Newry City Regeneration Programme will enhance the area, it must take on board the growing local concerns for the outcome of the project. Speaking as plans for new Civic Centre continued, Jackie said the Alliance Party would continue to support plans to prioritise the park and […]

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Newry Chamber Issues Open Letter to Members on Newry Regeneration Project

Letter to members We would like to update our members on the Chamber’s current position on the Newry City Centre Regeneration Project. Firstly, our long-stated position is that we welcome the proposed investment in our city. This has the potential to transform the economic and social environment for the citizens of our entire region. Newry […]

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Murphy Announces £16.2million for Albert Basin Park

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has announced £16.2million for the Albert Basin Park project which will see a city park created in Newry. The funding will come from the first tranche of allocations from the Executive’s City/Growth Deals Complementary Fund. These allocations were agreed as part of the Executive’s draft Budget 2022-25.   Visiting the site of […]

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City Park Being Closer Is Tribute to Work of Campaigners – Coade

A city park for Newry moving a step closer is tribute to the hard work of campaigners, Alliance Newry and Armagh spokesperson Jackie Coade has said. Ms Coade said the proposal for £16.2 million to be provided towards creation of the Albert Basin Park was a move in the right direction. It is part of […]

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Sinn Féin Welcome £16.3 Million for Newry City Park

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has welcomed the news that Finance Minister Conor Murphy has approved £16.3 million for the Newry City Park in the proposed executive budget. The Newry/Armagh MLA said: “Today, Sinn Féin Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has approved proposals for a £16 million investment to develop a 15-acre city park at the […]