Council to switch lights out on August 4 for WWI

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Ballymena Council will be plunging their premises into darkness on August 4 when they take part in a nationwide project to mark the hour that World War One broke out 100 years ago.

At last week’s June monthly meeting, councillors backed a request to give their support by turning off their lights for one hour between 10-11pm in a bid to create a shared moment of reflection across the UK.

The organisers are requesting local authorities turn out as many local and civic building lights under their control as possible at 10pm, leaving a single light visible to the public.