The Rossmore Residents’ Association received a new entrance sign for their estate last week.

This is just the start of many improvements to be carried out on the estate, which will include a new park, a wildlife walk, new woodland pathways and cycleways, new bins and street furniture and lots of planting.

It also includes plans for a temporary building on the estate so that residents can enjoy activities such as mums and tots groups, youth clubs and community bingo sessions.

The residents’ association has led on the plans for the development and worked closely with the Our Place team to bring about the improvements.

Chair of the group, Kerrie Dobbins, said: “We are all very excited about the new proposals and have worked really hard over the last year to bring them about.

“The improvements will make such a difference on the estate and we hope will encourage more residents to get involved.”

Councillor Pat Merrick said: “For many years the Rossmore estate has been the poor relation of the rest of the town.

“We hope that the input the residents have had will really make a difference and will offer agencies the opportunity to deliver in the heart of this wonderful community.”