A terrace in Bushmills is to be earmarked as a centenary ‘Field of Trust’ to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War 100 years.
Members of Moyle District Council heard at last Monday’s meeting that nationwide initiative Field in Trust are securing recreational spaces in perpetuity in honour of the millions of people who lost their lives in World War 1.
It was confirmed that, subject to installation of a commemorative items or signage, land at Hamill Terrace in Bushmills would be eligible for dedication as a Centenary Field.
Addressing Moyle councillors, Aidan McPeake of the Environmental Services department said that the Development Manager for Fields of Trust felt that the area in Hamill Terrace was eligible.
He added that one element had to be addressed - the question of perhaps disposing of the land in future.
If this was the case, Mr McPeake explained, Council would have to provide an alternative to the Fields of Trust.
Cllr Robert McIlroy proposed accepting the recommendation, seconded by Cllr William Graham.
Cllr Joan Baird asked if the residents of the Hamill Terrace had been consulted about the plans.
Cllr McIlroy said that the local community had been spoken to and the area of land in question was a green area which they wanted to see retained as it is.
It was agreed to accept the recommendation of the Council officer.