Councillor continues to press on pitch issue

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BALLYMONEY Independent Councillor Roma McAfee has not given up on her bid to have fees reduced for regular users of sports pitches in the 

Recently, Councillor McAfee urged the council to review the charges which she said were crippling some of the football clubs.

At a recent meeting of the Leisure and Amenities Committee, council were told that the matter was being investigated and a schedule was circulated detailing pitch income and spend on pitch maintenance.

Councillor McAfee drew on information she had compiled from 2011 expenditure of clubs and societies and said she would like Council to consider a discount scheme for such organisations making considerable use of its pitches and halls as an incentive to continue their use.

The Head of the Amenities committee pointed out that new rates for the forthcoming season would be brought forward for recommendation at the June meeting so a decision on charges would need to be finalised prior to this meeting.