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Sinn Féin proposal to increase Tourism Events grant rejected – Cllr McShane

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Sinn Féin proposal to increase Tourism Events grant rejected – Cllr McShane

Ballycastle Councillor, Cara McShane, has hit out at Councillors for rejecting a Sinn Féin proposal to increase the budget for tourism events, within Causeway Coast and Glens Council.

Sinn Féin’s call came after several groups had funding slashed this year, including the Heart of the Glens festival, which is a significant and long-standing event in the tourism calendar for our area.

Cllr McShane said:

“It is infuriating and extremely disappointing that the budget for tourism events has significantly diminished. The reality is that the original annual budget of £250,000 of competitive grants, was reduced to just £70,000, as Council opted to ring-fence almost £180,000 of the budget for four events – the majority of which is within the legacy Coleraine Borough Council area.

“Councillors need to wake up and fight for services and equality of resources within the Glens District Electoral Area and to ensure parity across the Borough.

“Tourism is one of the key economic drivers within Causeway Coast and Glens. In that regard, we must ensure that groups who work all year around across the district, to enhance the tourism experience and increase visitors to this area, should be resourced.

“There is a growing number of significant tourism and recreation events, from Greysteel to Glenariff, and it is incumbent upon all of us to ensure everyone has a fair and equal opportunity to access Council grant funding and to ensure there is an adequate funding pot.

“Sinn Féin will be bringing a proposal to Council tonight for the funding to be reviewed, with a view to ensuring a budget is set – which is fitting and ambitious for the tourism area that we live in.”

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