Pensioners outrage at councilís spectacular Social Centre u-turn

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Pensioners outrage at councilís spectacular Social Centre u-turn thumbnailEdward Street Social Centre has fallen on hard times

"GUTTED, totally gutted and exhausted, utterly disappointed, we are just floored; it's unreasonable to expect pensioners to go though this."
So says Ballymoney Evergreen Club's Isobel Fleming and Isobel Dunlop after last week's spectacular U-Turn by Causeway Coast and Glens Council overturning a previous decision to take legal ownership of Edward Street Social Centre, a facility the local council has been running for over 30 years.
The ladies, who are in their 70s, told the Chronicle: "We thought it was all sorted and were jubilant, we went on summer break and it's ruined by this thrown out of the blue at us. No obvious moral compass. No shame. No satisfactory outcome."
The future of the facility synonymous with the name of the late Mollie Holmes now looks extremely bleak, with over £300,000 needed for the refurbishment alone.


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