Praise has been lavished on a community association set up earlier this year.
Residents Group of Dungormley and Lir Grove in Newtownhamilton have transformed the village, according to local resident and Sinn Féin Councillor Barra Ó Muirí.
The group, established in January of this year, has been supported by Supporting Communities and have successfully applied for funding streams from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.
Urging the committee to work together to see out the year, the local Councillor said: “Peter Haughey, Sharon Nesbit and Ann Dougan have gone through trojan work to improve the look of Dungormley and Lir Grove, much to the joy of the wider community. The area is looking really well.
“Congratulations to all involved with the group for the floral displays, new bins, grass cutting and the recent community festival held on the Green.”
The Sinn Féin elected representative concluded: “With exciting plans for the future, it’s a big well done to the Residents Group of Dungormley and Lir Grove.”