Albert Steele.
Albert Steele.

A LOCAL Orange Order chief has appealed for a peaceful parade ahead of next week’s Mini Twelfth in Glengormley.

Albert Steele, District Master of Carnmoney Orange Lodge No. 25, has also said there will be a “zero tolerance” approach towards anyone found consuming alcohol during next Tuesday’s parade (June 26).

Participants will gather outside Glengormley High School at 8pm for the parade start which will progress along the Ballyclare Road to Church Way, Church Crescent, Glebe Road West, Ashgrove Road through Coole Park to the Carnmoney Road and through Queen’s Park before the return along Ballyclare Road and back to the High School.

The parade will also stop at Glengormley’s Orange arch for its official opening by County Grand Secretary of Antrim, William Thompson.

“We are appealing for people to come out and support us for this year’s Mini Twelfth,” said Albert Steele.

“Through discussions with the police, Glengormley Inspector Martin Ruddy and Area Commander Stephen Reid, there will be a zero tolerance approach to people found drinking, which we fully support.

“There will be plenty of time for a drink following the parade in the proper places, and we are also hoping the parade passes off peacefully.”

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