Warrenpoint Front Shore Revitalisation Steering Group welcomes funding success

Members of the Warrenpoint Front Shore Revitalisation Steering Group have welcomed the award of significant funding from the Department for Communities for the Front Shore area.
Waterfront's front shore has been revitialised.Waterfront's front shore has been revitialised.
Waterfront's front shore has been revitialised.

Following initial meetings of the Steering Group, an ambitious action plan has been agreed with work due to commence in the coming weeks.

Key priorities include the revitalisation of the Front Shore area of Warrenpoint in terms of addressing dereliction and the implementation of a Shop Front Improvement Scheme. The Steering Group has also identified key projects including the purchase of Christmas lights for the Front Shore and the erection of bespoke interpretative signage highlighting the area’s rich history.

It is hoped that through the implementation of these key projects, there will be an increased number of visitors, which will further aid the development of Warrenpoint as a key tourism destination.

Warrenpoint Front Shore Revitalisation Steering Group Chairperson, Councillor Michael Ruane said, “The Steering group members have embraced the opportunity to provide ideas and agreed an exciting action plan. Their ideas and enthusiasm have been pivotal in the achievement of the funding.”

Cathal O'Neill from Kilmorey Care and member of the Steering Group added, “I am delighted to have been involved in achieving the successful funding offer of £100,000 from the Department for Communities for this revitalisation project. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council officials are guiding the Steering Group to ensure this funding will be fully spent before the deadline of 31 March 2024.”

WBR Chamber representative, Mark Kelly said, “The work of the Steering Group has enabled this fantastic investment to be achieved, which will no doubt open up further opportunities with improvement to the business premises and repairs to derelict buildings.”