Civic praise for high achievers

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Ballymena’s First Citizen has congratulated individuals, groups and businesses who achieved success in various ventures over the past month.

Speaking at the outset of Council’s March monthly meeting, last Monday, Cllr Audrey Wales, commended -

Traders and shoppers of the Fairhill Centre for raising almost £10,000 for NI Chest Heart & Stroke which will be used to support the charity’s services in the Ballymena area and to help fund groundbreaking research for the Baby Hearts Study.

Award winning salon Simon Houston Hairdressing on opening a second salon in the town centre.

Beau Beauty Salon on being crowned the Ballymena & Antrim Times Salon of the Year 2015.

St Louis Grammar School student Colm Devine on being nominated as one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Pamerica Spirit of Community Awards.

St Louis AS Level Biology students Catriona Nelson, Emma Lagan, Shannon Heffron and Laura McDonnell, on taking third place in a major Cancer Research science competition.

Ballymena Runners’ James Hamilton on being selected to represent UKSA Great Britain Team at the INAS European Cross Country Championships in England in February.

Ahoghill Thistle football club on winning the Top 4 final trophy.

Mark McKinstry on taking second place in the NI and Ulster Senior Cross Country Championships in Lurgan.

Tori Dickson on being named ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in the Student Riding Nations Cup World Finals in Florida.

Ballymena Road Club member Eileen Burns on winning the recent Phoenix Grand Prix women’s race at Nutt’s Corner.

Ryan Greene from Broughshane on his new Lightweight Champion title following 
the uxc fight night in Toomebridge.

The Mayor also congratulated Ballymena Council on being ranked, for the second year running, by Which? Magazine, as sixth best in the United Kingdom for food safety 
enforcement.