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A fun-filled day had by all at inclusive family events in Portstewart and Limavady

A big thank you to everyone who attended Council’s inclusive events recently.  Held in Portstewart and Limavady, participants were able to make use of Council’s new all-ability cycles and outdoor events equipment, enjoying the sunshine while also getting in a bit of exercise. 

Flowerfield Arts Centre’s accessible play park started proceedings, with the entertainment continuing in Limavady the next day. Available for participants to use on both evenings, Council’s recently purchased Mobile Accessible Changing Units -Lili-Loo and Lulu – were also officially launched at the events. 

Earlier this year, the Council ran a competition asking members of the public to help name these two new vehicles. Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan presented the winner, 14-year-old Lilia with a £50 Causeway Coast and Glens gift card.

Cllr Callaghan said: “I’d like to extend my special thanks to Lilia for her huge contribution to the Changing Places toilet campaign work within Causeway Coast and Glens Council area.

“We are very pleased to now have these mobile units as part of our fleet and I am confident that these along with our all-ability cycles and accessible play parks will create more opportunities for those who need them to participate more fully in our events and community life.”

The second unit, Lulu was named by Council’s Tourism Events team, who have donated their £50 gift card to the Mae Murray Foundation.

Councils Town and Village Management Team and its Sport and Well-being Team who collaborated to bring about these events, were delighted with the turn out and pleased to offer inclusive cycling, fun games, activities and more.

To find out more about Councils inclusive events and equipment contact Council on 028 7034 7034.

Projects have been funded under the Covid Recovery Revitalise Programme funded by Department for Infrastructure (DfI), Department for Communities (DfC) and Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). 

The new accessible electric bikes and associated storage facilities at Flowerfield Arts Centre and Roe Mill Recreation Grounds have been made available thanks to funding from Department for Infrastructure. 

The 2 new mobile accessible changing units, utilised across the Borough, have been made available thanks to funding from Department for Communities (DfC) and Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

A range of all ability play equipment, which can be utilised across the Borough, have been made available thanks to funding from Department for Communities (DfC).

Christine McClements, with daughter Lilia receiving a £50 Causeway Coast and Glens gift card from the Mayor, Councillor Steven Callaghan for naming unit Lili-Loo.

Sara Adair, Tourism Events Coordinator, receiving a Causeway Coast and Glens gift card from the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Steven Callaghan  – to be donated to Mae Murray Foundation.

Julienné Elliott, TVM Manager, Gregg McClements (Lilia’s dad), Rhonda Williamson, Department for Communities, Sara Adair, Tourism Events Coordinator and Lilia McClements (Winners of naming competition with TVM manager & funder).

Fun at Council’s all ability family fun day at Flowerfield Arts Centre.

Family fun at Flowerfield with Council’s all ability cycles.

Julienné Elliott, TVM Manager, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Steven Callaghan, Steven McCartney, Sport & Wellbeing, Rhonda Williamson, Department for Communities, Jonny McFadden, Sport & Wellbeing, Elaine McConaghie, Equality & Diversity Policy Officer and some of the children at the Flowerfield Arts Centre event.

Rhonda Williamson, DFC, Catrina McNeill, TVM, Jonny McFadden, S&Wb, Geraldine Wills, TVM, Mayor, Julienné Elliott, TVM, Christine McClements, Sara Adair, Events, Elaine McConaghie, Policy, Lilia McClements.

Councils inclusive play equipment was popular at Flowerfield’s inclusive family event.

Pictured with some of the new inclusive play equipment are Elaine McConaghie, Sara Adair, Alan Robinson MLA, Julienné Elliott, and Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Steven Callaghan.  

Sara Adair pictured with the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Steven Callaghan.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council pictured alongside one of the children who attended Flowerfield’s recent all inclusive family event.

Children enjoying the new inclusive play equipment at Council’s all inclusive family events in Flowerfield.

Councillor Ashleen Schenning and Councillor Brenda Chivers joined the fun for Council’s all inclusive event at Roe Mill Recreation Grounds.

The new all ability cycles were a big hit at Council’s recent all inclusive family event at Limavady’s Roe Mill Recreation Grounds.

The new all ability cycles were a big hit at Council’s recent all inclusive family event at Limavady’s Roe Mill Recreation Grounds, Councillor Ashleen Schenning and friend enjoyed the fun.

The new all ability cycles were a big hit at Council’s recent all inclusive family event at Limavady’s Roe Mill Recreation Grounds

The new all ability cycles including the new rickshaw cycle were a big hit at Council’s recent all inclusive family event at Limavady’s Roe Mill Recreation Grounds

The new all ability cycles were a big hit at Council’s recent all inclusive family event at Limavady’s Roe Mill Recreation Grounds

The new all ability cycles were a big hit at Council’s recent all inclusive family event at Limavady’s Roe Mill Recreation Grounds

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Maurice Bradley