Opportunity to shape village’s development

Christopher and Rosie wait for the Christmas tree lights to be switched on at Greenisland. INCT 50-205-AM
Christopher and Rosie wait for the Christmas tree lights to be switched on at Greenisland. INCT 50-205-AM

Greenisland residents have received a timely reminder to have their say on the new masterplan proposals for the area.

It came from the Mayor of Carrickfergus, Alderman Charles Johnston, as the village held its official countdown to Christmas.

Speaking at the civic carol service in the Community Centre, Mr Johnston said: “I am delighted to say that much developmental work has been happening in Greenisland.  The Greenisland Masterplan is moving apace and the draft proposals continue to be on public display in Greenisland Library until the 23rd of December. 

“I would urge as many local people as possible to add their comments to the plans before that date as this is your opportunity to help shape the development of the area over the course of the next 10-15 years.

“Both the allotment scheme and the outdoor gym projects are now complete and I hope that you are all making good use of both of these facilities.

And Council accepted the tender at last Monday evening’s meeting for the refurbishment of the existing playpark.

Work is continuing by Graham Construction on the A2 upgrade which is due for completion by next summer.  To date, over 400,000 man hours have been spent on this project.”

The first citizen went on to thank the clergy for kindly facilitating the service, teacher Noel Lavelle for his musical accompaniment and Greenisland and Silverstream Primary School choirs for taking part.

After switching on the festive lights, the mayor visited the Christmas Tree Festival in the Church of the Holy Name.