Councillor Cooper said
This is a culmination of many years work involving the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL), council, the Outer West Partnership Board and myself which has resulted in DCAL funding for the wide range of digital equipment including AppeMac PC’s, sound recording equipment and much more which will be available to used by all residents in the Outerwest area. The council has also provided support for the new accredited training programmes which will be delivered in the hub over the winter and spring period and partnerships have also been developed through the North West Regional College, NORIBIC and other agencies to develop further training and employment opportunity for young people from the OuterWest area.
The hub will also breathe new life into the Rosemount factory building which compliments the ongoing work to Brooke Park and the recently completed Creggan Burn.
I would like to thank DCAL for agreeing to supply the additional capital funding required to make the hub fit for purpose before its launch.
I hope the new facility will be used by all sections and age groups of the local community. Further information on what the hub will offer will be available on the 14th November at the launch.