Member of Council’s Leisure & Development committee voted last night to formally cut ties with Edward Street Social Centre in Ballymoney, which is owned by the Evergreen Club.
This move comes after months of uncertainty surrounding the future and ownership of the building after it was revealed that Council did not in fact own the property, nor was it clear who the owner was. After some research by council officers it was revealed that the site was owned by the Evergreen Club who are the main operators of the site.
Ulster Unionist Councillor Darryl Wilson tried to convince members of the Leisure & Development committee to adopt the centre which the council had assumed ownership of for over 30 years, and that deciding to cut ties with the centre would have a detrimental impact on Ballymoney. However, Cllr Wilson could gather little support from the other members of the committee.