Council agrees Olympic funding

BALLYMONEY Borough Council is set to fund Dervock’s decorations for the London 2012 Torch Relay which will pass through the village this year.

Minutes circulated to councillors at a recent meeting said: “Work is progressing on preparations to dress and prepare the torch route in accordance with guidance published by LOCOG and thought being given to appropriate entertainment.

Dervock Community Association is presently preparing a funding bid for events on the day.

“It is recommended that purchase of branded merchandise to dress the route, estimated at £1500 be approved.

It was proposed by Councillor Ian Stevenson, seconded by Alderman Frank Kennedy and agreed to recommend that purchase of merchandise at an estimated cost of £1,500, be approved budget identified, within the overall budget of £10,000 approved.”