Local councillor blasts community centre’s closure

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Local councillor blasts community centre’s closure thumbnailKillyrammer Community Centre. WK29-AM-002

DISAPPOINTMENT has been expressed by a local councillor over the decision by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council (CC&G) to close down an under-used community centre outside Ballymoney.
During a council meeting held on Tuesday, January 23, the decision was made to close Killyrammer Community Centre, which is situated on the Killraughts Road, with current users to be accommodated to other local halls.
Ballymoney DUP Cllr Ian Stevenson described the decision as being "overly negative."
In a statement he said, "I am, to say the least, disappointed that CC&G decided to uphold the decision to close the Centre, after the call in I drew up, failed to get the decision overturned. I see the information given in regards to the Centre as being overly negative and I certainly disagreed with parts of what it said.
“I am aware of potential funding opportunities which could have been more fully pursued.
“Howbeit, I believe where there is a will there is a way and if something is talked down, rightly or wrongly, it is hardly going to generate a positive can do attitude.
“I was thankful to the individual who came to me seeking to make a difference when they found out last June that council intended to close it."
The Ballymoney DUP councillor continued, "The difference between CC&G and the DUP controlled Ballymoney legacy council, is that Ballymoney Borough Council actually supported the refurbishment of the Centre and invested in enhancing its community provision.
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