Moss Road shops area set for face-lift

Councillors Scott Carson, Jonathan Craig and Margaret Tolerton.
Councillors Scott Carson, Jonathan Craig and Margaret Tolerton.

Local Councillors have welcomed plans to resurface the area in front of the shops on Moss Road, Lambeg.

Subject to Council approval the DUP Lisburn North Councillors Scott Carson, Jonathan Craig and Margaret Tolerton have lobbied council officers to have the areas brought up to a suitable standard.

Councillor Carson said: “We are pleased that following a long campaign to have the area in front of the Moss Road shops redesigned agreement has been reached on a way forward.

“A number of proposals have recently been brought forward to the Environmental Services Committee following a meeting we requested with the Director, Heather Moore some months ago.

“The scheme agreed will see the area of dilapidated tactile paving resurfaced creating a more user friendly and aesthetically pleasing frontage.

“Over the years the matter of parking provision has been raised by customers and shop owners directly and through the local community groups and this solution, costing in the region of £24000, will create a new tarmac surface.

He added: “In addition the locating of a number of planters to the front will add some colour and pride to the area.

“At present an exact timescale for the work is not known however we will continue to lobby Council officers to have the work completed as early as possible before the end of March 2017.

“We would like to thank Lambeg and District Ratepayers especially Julie Turkington and Yvonne Craig for their continued lobbying to the Council.”