Unutilised grassy areas at Cranebrook Crescent and Brooke Place, Ballynakilly, Dungannon have undergone a complete transformation, thanks to the Housing Executive.
Residents can now enjoy an open communal area after two landscaping schemes got underway in the area recently, and took just a couple of weeks to complete.
A full consultation with residents and the local community group got underway ahead of any work starting in the area.
Former plain grass plots, now boast a 70 to 30 per cent mix of vibrant shrubs and plants for local residents to admire.
Kenny Montgomery, chairperson of community group, Ballynakelly CPLC, which also works in conjunction with the PSNI to make the local area safer, said residents are delighted with the new and improved areas.
He said; “On behalf of the local residents I would like to thank the Housing Executive for the work recently carried out in the village.
“The work has been completed to a very professional standard and really enhances the overall area. The workers were also a pleasure to have with us and were always courteous and helpful.
“This recent landscaping is a tremendous asset to both Cranebrooke Crescent and Brooke Place and we would like to express our sincere thanks to the team for a job well done!”
Sharon Crooks, Mid Ulster Area Manager for the Housing Executive, was delighted to hear positive feedback from local residents following the schemes.
“I hope that local residents can now enjoy this communal area and I would like to thank those who participated in the consultation ahead of work being carried out.
“It is always reassuring to hear back from local residents in a positive light when they are happy with a scheme that has had excellent results.
“I understand it was received with such broad approval from local people that they kept our contractors hydrated with ice lollies and cold drinks during the warm summer weather.
“We take great pride in creating spaces that the whole community will benefit from – and this recent maintenance work has certainly achieved that!