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23/09/2021

Welcome after £250,000 allocated to refurbish historic building in the Culmore area of Derry

Culmore
The SDLP councillor Angela Dobbins has welcomed the news that £250,000 has been allocated towards the reburbishment of Victoria Hall in the Culmore area of the city, pictured above. The funding was allocated by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). Cllr Dobbins commented: “These are exciting times in this area with the prospect of a community centre in the Culmore Country Park coupled with play provision and pitches for our local Culmore gaelic and soccer teams. Now funding being made available to bring a historic Victoria Hall back to its former glory and beyond. "In addition the Honorable the Irish Society have also pledged 15 per cent of the total project costs approx £46,000.00. "As a local councillor along with other community representatives we have fought hard and long for this day. I congratulate Culmore Community Partnership for their determination with this project and I look forward to our next meeting to finalise the next steps. "There is a long road ahead but at least we are going in the right direction for the Culmore community."

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