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Meanwhile in Craigavon

Meanwhile in Craigavon, Northern Ireland

March 2011

Meanwhile Space visited Craigavon Borough Council, a local authority in Northern Ireland, in November 2009. An initial exploratory and workshop with local authority officers from various departments, including regeneration, economic development, arts and culture and tourism, explored the potential for developing a parallel empty shops project in two or the borough’s towns, Lurgan and Portadown. Empty spaces in both Lurgan and Portadown town centres offered an exciting opportunity to explore the potential for community activity, independent and social enterprise and improve the street scene.

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