Limavady Council meetings to wind down

Limavady Borough Council is preparing for RPA. DERR1114SJ10-LBC
Limavady Borough Council is preparing for RPA. DERR1114SJ10-LBC

Ahead of reform of local govermnment next April, Limavady councillors have agreed to reduce the number of meetings they have each month.

Currently, the 15 Limavady councillors meet on Tuesdays, three times a month. They hold a monthly meeting, which includes a separate meeting forsupport services. The next Tuesday sees councillors meet to discuss development services and planning, while the last meeting of the month is for environmental services.

At their monthly meeting last week, the matter was raised about reducing meetings down to one a month.

The Chief Executive said preparations were being made for the new super council - Causeway Coast & Glens - to come into being. Councillors were asked for their opinion on there would only be one meeting a month to discuss what would normally be discussed at separate weekly meetings.

All councillors were in favour of the move, although there was some discussion about when the new once a month meeting should be held. Most councillors favoured meeting in the evening. The schedule comes into force in January 2015.