Harryville share offer to give community stake in its future

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Harryville share offer to give community stake in its future thumbnailThe committee from the Raglan Community Development Renovation Society.

A former pub, destroyed by an IRA bomb more than 40 years ago, is being transformed into a 1m community hub that will bring jobs and hope to one of Ballymena's most deprived areas.
Raglan Community Development Renovation Society launched a 120,000 community share offer last week to begin the first phase of a project that will turn the former Raglan Bar in Harryville into a thriving business and cultural centre.
Secretary of the society, William Millar said this offer gave the people of Harryville the chance to become shareholders and have a stake in a project that will regenerate an area that has suffered years of neglect and decline.
He said: "This project is about using people power to restore an area that has not benefited from the peace dividend.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian


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