It follows confirmation that the proposed allotment scheme at the pastoral centre site at Ard O’Donnell is to proceed.
A consultation took place between the Pastoral centre and local residents and the proposed project has been welcomed in the locality.
Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh has said the move is great news for everyone involved.
“This is very good news, for all those people who have been promoting allotments in the Town, The idea was first mooted several years ago, and I am delighted that a pilot scheme will now be introduced this year.
“ Allotments have been very successful in other towns and have many community benefits, including promoting organic growing, keeping skills alive that are dying out in urban areas, and also offering people the chance to put their own healthy produce on the kitchen table at a fraction of the price.
“ I am very grateful to everyone in the Town council involved in getting this project up and running and in particular to the people in the pastoral centre for making the site available, and to the local residents for welcoming the project.
“This pilot scheme will allow the council to measure public demand for allotments, and will help them to ascertain how the project should be developed in future years.
“The council will be issuing further details on the scheme in the coming weeks and advising the public on how they can go about securing an allotment as well as advising on the annual fee, which will be kept as low as possible.” Cllr. Kavanagh concluded.