Council awarded £200k tourism aid
North Down Borough Council has been awarded over £200,000 to develop tourism.
The grant is part of a £2.7m pot for the East Border Regions Tourism Development Plan and will bring development work in Christian Heritage, Maritime and Visitor Servicing projects.
Research into the area's Christian Heritage is already underway while North Down Museum is to benefit from a complete refurbishment of the Christian Heritage exhibition room, with interactive materials, new displays and interpretation bringing to life the story of Bangor Abbey and its legacy.
The Eisenhower Pier will also be getting a maker over with new street furniture and infrastructure to complement the town's upcoming Public Realm works. Two new murals are to be installed to help bring the pier to life and improving its use as an event space. New technologies and signage will also be introdtoduced.
The projects are all due to be completed by the end of 2014.
The funding is from the Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB) under the INTERREG IVA Programme Tourism call.