Councillor calls on police to stop traffic outside Ballymena’s Memorial Park during two minute silence on Remembrance Sunday

Wreaths being laid at the Memorial Park in Ballymena on Remembrance Sunday last year.

A CALL has been made for the police to stop traffic passing the Memorial Park in Ballymena during a two minute silence on Remembrance Sunday.

Speaking at a meeting of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council in Ballymena on Monday night, Traditional Unionist Voice councillor Brian Collins said: “I would just like to make a proposal in regards to Ballymena Memorial Park on the Galgorm Road that this Council, via the Chief Executive, communicates with the District Commander of Ballymena PSNI to hold the traffic for two minutes outside the Memorial Park while the Remembrance two minutes silence is observed at the park”.

The proposal was seconded by TUV councillor Timothy Gaston and Alderman John Carson (DUP) also spoke in support of the move.

A number of Remembrance Day events will be held across the area this Sunday, November 10.

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for County Antrim, William McCorkell, will be in attendance at the Ballymena ceremony.

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  • It should be easy to divert traffic up Princes Street for a few moments. Getting the diggers turned off could be more of a problem!