Over 300 new plants transform green space for Castlebalfour Park residents

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Pictured from left is Seamus Monaghan, Housing Executive Maintenance Supervisor for the South West area, Oonagh McAvinney, the Housing Executive’s South West Area Manager and Kirsty Dixon, Patch Manager for the Housing Executive.

Hundreds of new plants have transformed a steep mound in Castlebalfour Park, near Lisnaskea, thanks to the Housing Executive.

Extensive maintenance work to the area got underway late last year.

Removing old shrubs from the area, new plants are now blooming, along with a tidy fence and sleeper wall that has revitalised the space.

Seamus Monaghan, Housing Executive Maintenance Supervisor for the South West area, met with local residents during different stages of the work.

He said; “Locals in Castlebalfour Park were very pleased with the completion of this job. The shrubs there were old, we removed them, we also took away a Chestnut tree that had trunk decay, and planted new shrubs and plants in the area.

“We also agreed with residents that the rails in front of the old workhouse should be galvanised and we had ongoing consultations with residents in Castlebalfour Park at various stages of the work.”

Over 300 new plants now shape the area, which has created a new and tidy amenity area for residents.

Oonagh McAvinney, the Housing Executive’s South West Area Manager, said the maintenance work has spruced up a former steep bank that needed improvement.                                                                                   

She said; “With the iconic old Castlebalfour workhouse in the background, this new and improved mound has created a more scenic space for Castlebalfour Park residents to view and enjoy from their homes.

“Thank you to the local residents who were helpful with the consultation process and also while the work was being carried out.

“We hope this area will be a space that can continue to thrive over the years and will be enjoyed by the local community with the new greenery now in place.”

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