Members of Glengormley Community Group held a ‘planning day’ last week to discuss their aims and objectives for the coming months.
The meeting, held at the 50/50 Project office in Portland Avenue, also involved PSNI officers and local councillors.
The group, which elected new office bearers late last year and adopted a new constitution last month, has vowed to continue to work for the betterment of the town.
Chairman Kieran Mullan, who has lived in Glengormley for many years and works at the University of Ulster, explained: “There has been very significant progress made in Glengormley in the last few years in terms of people, from all backgrounds, working together to improve our town. At our planning day I was really pleased to see both public and community representatives from across the political and social divide all determined that Glengormley will continue to move forward.
“Whilst there is no room for complacency and much still to accomplish, I want to pay tribute to all those who have put so much effort into achieving the improved Glengormley we have now and pledge myself, with the backing of the wider community, to continue that good work.”
Councillor Mark Cosgrove, who was at the meeting, added: “Glengormley Community Group has played an important role over the last number of years in improving community relations and ensuring that we tackle the evils of sectarianism. I want to publicly thank the previous office bearers for their significant contribution to Glengormley over the last few years and pledge my support to Kieran and his team as they strive to continue and enhance that work.
“It was very uplifting to attend the planning meeting with politicians and community representatives from every background, all with the common goal of building a Glengormley that is a great place to live, work and play.”