Cunningham welcomes new group

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SDLP councillor Dónal Cunningham has welcomed the newly formed ‘Ballycastle Community Development Group’, a group which was inspired by the facebook page “What I would like to see in Ballycastle”.

Cllr Cunningham said: “This is exactly what the Ballycastle community needs; I am particularly impressed by the group’s stated objectives of promoting community spirit and working to improve the area.

“The Ballycastle community has a large and untapped pool of people (particularly the young) who have different skill sets which we need to be involved and have a real say in the decision making as to what happens in their area. This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen local democracy and for the council to reconnect with the community by empowering the group to be involved in influencing decisions that affect them.”