Council pledges to insure and maintain Ballybogey MUGA

BALLYMONEY Borough Council has agreed to both insure and maintain the proposed MUGA at Ballybogey.

The was raised during a recent Leisure and Amenities Committee meeting.

The report explained: ‘The Director stated that this business was before Committee primarily in order to address matters raised by the funder – RDP.

‘He intimated that RDP were seeking an assurance from Council that it would both insure and maintain the proposed facility. He also advised that it was necessary for Council to consider how the facility would be managed when provided and intimated that given the policy in respect of community centres it was probably best that at Ballybogey the new MUGA would be managed in the same way as the adjoining community centre and that the lease therefore be amended accordingly.

‘He further advised that a meeting had been arranged with community representatives to discuss this and another matter.’

It was proposed by Cllr Evelyne Robinson, seconded by Alderman Bill Kennedy and agreed to recommend that Council both insure and maintain the proposed MUGA and that the facility also be managed by the legal entity with responsibility for Ballybogey Community Centre, the lease being amended as required.