Paul Frew DUP Assembly member for North Antrim and local Cllr Reuban Glover has welcomed the progress made to date on the new build Community Centre and Changing rooms at Harryville.
Frew stated “This has been a long time coming and a slow complicated process but we are finally coming to the end and will have a fabulous facility for the whole of Harryville & Ballee to enjoy not least the footballers who play on the pitches and use the changing facilities.
I remember when this was first placed on the Council capital works plan many years ago. I pay tribute to Cllr Beth Agder & Cllr Martin Clarke who campaigned tirelessly to get it onto the plan. I then requested ,through meetings with the then Director for the development & leisure committee on Council that money should be set aside for a complete revamped drainage system for the football pitches. I’m glad that this has now been delivered and we will soon be in a position where this facility will again cater for 5 pitches, 4 of which have been completely revamped and newly laid.”
Cllr Glover stated “The people of Harryville have been waiting a long time for this redevelopment and it’s great to see the progress. It’s on the tip of many peoples tongues . We can’t wait to get the local community using it and enjoying the facilities inside with the new hall for groups to make it their home and also to continue the rich heritage of sporting achievements in Harryville. This will really put us on the map once again where people will come from far and wide and remark on the new facilities.”