Last Limavady Council chief pays tribute to staff

Limavady Borough Council Chief Executive Liam Flanigan (second left) and Deputy Mayor Jack Rankin pictured with staff from the Council Depot on Ballyquin Road last week.
Limavady Borough Council Chief Executive Liam Flanigan (second left) and Deputy Mayor Jack Rankin pictured with staff from the Council Depot on Ballyquin Road last week.
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The last ever chief executive of Limavady Borough Council has paid tribute to staff he has worked with for almost a decade, writes Sheena Jackson.

Liam Flanigan, originally from near Maghera, said he has been privileged to have worked with such a good bunch of people over the last 10 years.

“The staff here have really stretched themselves to help local citizens, and I know they will continue to do that in the new body,” said Mr Flanigan. “They have done an excellent job.”

Mr Flanigan said the legacy of Limavady Borough Council will last for generations, including projects such as the multi-million pound Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, a project which saw an eyesore transformed into a state-of-the-art building, providing service for all of the community. Other big projects include the 3G pitch in Limavady and bringing home the Broighter Gold.

Mr Flanigan said he hopes the work completed by Limavady councillors on the new community and sports project for Dungiven will be continued in the new Causeway Council.

“There is a great culture among staff of going the extra mile and helping each other, and I will miss the friendships,” said Mr Flanigan, who added. “I have lots of good memories.”