NEWTOWNABBEY Borough Council has approved an entertainment licence for a Ballyclare social club that, it had been claimed, was making life a misery for nearby residents.
The matter had been deferred after an Abercorn Drive resident living close to the 1st Ballyclare Linfield Supporters Club claimed, in a December council meeting, that drunk and disorderly patrons of the club were making residents’ lives hell.
In a presentation to councillors, the man said residents were plagued by rowdy and anti-social behaviour both during and after events - a claim club officials strenuously objected to.
Following the claims councillors offered to act as mediators between the club and affected residents to reach a suitable agreement.
And the club’s management committee said it would be willing to work with residents to try and alleviate problems that may occur when events are held in the establishment.
Read the full story in the January 12 Times...