Bridge motion withdrawn

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A motion by an Ulster Unionist councillor to rename Coleraine’s Sandelford Bridge after Queen Elizabeth to mark her 90th birthday has been withdrawn,

Cllr William McCandless had tabled a notice of motion in April which read: “That Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council commemorate the momentous and notable occasion of HM Queen Elizabeth 2nd’s (sic) by renaming the Sandelford Bridge Coleraine in her honour to the Queen Elizabeth 2nd bridge. Queen Elizabeth has been a constant presence in the lives of the citizens of the UK and the Commonwealth and is deserving of our recognition.”

At Tuesday’s meeting of Council’s Policy and resources Committee, Cllr McCandless said that the matter was “still with DRD”. Cllr George Duddy asked what information Cllr McCandless was waiting for from DRD?

Cllr McCandless replied that he was “waiting for further information on the renaming”.

UUP’s Cllr Darryl Wilson proposed a postponement until the information was received but Cllr Duddy pointed out that could only take place by consent of the committee.

A vote was taken on postponing but was lost. As no consent was given, standing orders dictated that the motion had to be withdrawn.