Loss of Glenariff centre funding would be disastrous – Mullan
Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has said news that vital funding for a community centre in Glenariff could be lost is a devastating blow for the area.
The East Antrim MLA said;
"The Friends of Glenariff community group have been campaigning for to build a much-needed community centre in Glenariff for many years and have raised more then £100,000 towards it.
"The Causeway Coast and Glens Council had agreed to support them, which would allow them to access match funding from other sources, but now unionists on the Council have initiated a call-in procedure on this decision.
"This will mean the group will miss the deadline for funding from other sources which could put the entire project in jeopardy.
"This is devastating for the entire local community and for the Friends of Glenariff group in particular who have worked so hard.
"I will be contacting the group to see what can be done to take this important project forward for the good of the local area."