The Causeway Coast and Glens Local Action Group (LAG) is starting to develop the Strategy for the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.
The main themes being considered for the new strategy will be Business Investment, Village Renewal, Rural Broadband and Basic Services.
In order to ensure that the strategy is representative of the priorities in the rural areas, the LAG is holding a number of public consultation events across the Borough in August. The details of these consultations are as follows: Monday 17th August 2015 from 7.30pm until 9.30pm in Loughgiel Community Association; Tuesday 18th August 2015 from 7.30pm until 9.30pm in Garvagh Community Building; Wednesday 19th August 2015 from 7.30pm until 9.30pm in The Glens Hotel, Cushendall;Thursday 20th August 2015 from 7.00pm until 9.00pm in Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady; and on Monday 24th August 2015 from 7.30pm until 9.30pm in Bushmills Community Centre.
Patsy Bradley, Interim Chair of the LAG said, “These consultations are an opportunity for the rural community in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough to have an input to the strategy and to tell us their views and priorities for the next 5 year period. We have a substantial allocation for this area and want to ensure that we target the needs of the community. The meetings are open to everyone and we would encourage attendance from all parts of our Borough.”