New council CEO warned of urgent needs

David Brewster, President of the Roe Valley Chamber of Commerce.
David Brewster, President of the Roe Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The chief executive of the new Causeway Coast and Glens council has been warned of Limavady’s need of urgent assistance.

The new chief executive, David Jackson, recently met with the Roe Valley chamber of commerce.

The council chief was also informed of other issues such as parking charges, tourism and the possibility of wireless internet access throughout the town centre.

The president of the Roe Valley Chamber of Commerce David Brewster said: “The monthly committee meeting of the Chamber was held in the Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly last week, as the Chamber continued its policy of meeting throughout the Limavady Borough area.

“The guest speaker was Mr. David Jackson, chief executive of the new Causeway Coast and Glens Council.

“He spoke at length on the role of the new council, and answered numerous questions about economic development, tourism, and promotion of the retail sector, as well as issues of more immediate concern, such as parking charges, and town centre wifi.

“In a lively exchange of views, members stressed the need for Limavady to receive assistance proportionate to its needs, and not to be regarded as an appendage to a greater Coleraine.

“Mr Jackson expressed the willingness of the new council officials to meet and work with the Chamber. Members also appreciated the attendance of Councillors Edgar Scott and Brenda Chivers, and their contribution to the discussion.

“A report was received on the successful competition held by the Chamber in conjunction with the commemorations for the centenary of the Great War. Members discussed plans to meet with the other Chambers in the new council area to lobby on matters of mutual concern.

“Plans for a Charity breakfast in October were well in hand. A discussion took place on a campaign to promote Limavady in nearby towns in the run up to Christmas, and there was general agreement that this should be put in place for November. The next meeting will be held on Monday 6th October in the Council offices at 6 pm.”