Disappointment at damage to shelter in People’s Park

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor William McCaughey, has expressed his disappointment after an outdoor community shelter was vandalised in the People’s Park in Ballymena.

Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 1:30 pm

The shelter, which had been erected in the bowling green area, was used by a wide range of people and local community organisations.

Mayor, Cllr William McCaughey, said: “I am extremely frustrated and disappointed that this important community resource has been damaged in this way.

“This was a facility which was used by young and old, and had provided for an over-50’s group, dance and fitness classes for young people, and intergenerational exercise groups.

The shelter, which had been erected in the bowling green area, was used by a wide range of people and local community organisations.

“A number of local forest school groups also made use of the shelter, so this incident will result in disappointment for so many people.

“It is up to everyone in our community to have respect for the facilities and services we have across Mid and East Antrim.

“Incidents like this cause harm to the entire community, and mean that those who enjoyed and benefited from the shelter are now deprived of this wonderful asset.”