Greenisland parents told to show more interest

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Parents in Greenisland received criticism in January 1971.

This came at the annual meeting of Greenisland Youth Club.

They were told that their lack of interest was harming efforts to provide youth facilities in the area.

The speaker pointed out that even though leaflets had been distributed at all of the houses in the area, only a small number of adults attended the meeting. He said that this highlighted the fact that there was a lack of interest.

The youth club had appealed to local firms, the Housing Trust, MP Mrs Anne Dickson and local councillors for help in providing suitable equipment for members.

They used the community centre for their meetings. The Secretary of the club, Mr W. Burns said that the centre was not suitable for a youth club.

He added that if they could afford to buy equipment, there was no where to store it.

He said that he hoped adequate facilities including a youth centre and playing fields would be provided before commenced on the proposed 1,600 housing expansion in Greenisland.

He also stated that the estate had been without a centre for 10 years.