Council Chairman Launches Customer Access Centre In Ballynahinch

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Down District Council Chairman, Cllr William Walker, recently launched the Council’s Customer Access Centre at the Market House in Ballynahinch.

The event showcased the existing facilities and new services now available for residents and visitors to Ballynahinch and surrounding areas.

[caption id="attachment_54989" align="aligncenter" width="540"]A group photo of the participants at the launch of the Customer Access Centre at the Market House, Ballynahinch including local councillors, Chairman of Council, Cllr Billy Walker and various community groups. A group photo of the participants at the launch of the Customer Access Centre at the Market House, Ballynahinch including local councillors, Chairman of Council, Cllr Billy Walker and various community groups.[/caption]

As well as having rooms for hire, the Market House Centre now offers a range of services including local access to council services and advice electronically. A new visitor information point has also been open which will provide information on things to see and do in the town and wider area.

It will also signpost appropriate support and advice from community and voluntary groups working in the area. Local community information about cultural, sporting and recreational opportunities can also be accessed from the centre.

Isabelle Hunter, representing the community sector in Ballynahinch, welcomed the Council initiative and said: “I am aware that over recent months Down District Council has identified an expanded role for the Market House as a Customer Access Centre and Information Point. The expanded services that you have witnessed today will go some way to address the deficit in information for both local people and tourists visiting the town.”

Speaking to the audience which included residents, along with representatives of the community, voluntary and statutory sectors, the Council Chairman said: “I would draw attention to the commitment of the local Council to respond to the needs of the people of Ballynahinch and the Council’s wish to extend its links with groups working in and for local communities.

“I am convinced this new service from the Market House will assist the efforts of others working in the local area on behalf of local residents of the Ballynahinch area.”

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