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Councillor Paul Hamill Hosts Inaugural Dinner

20 September 2017

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council held the Inaugural Dinner for Mayor, Councillor Paul Hamill, on Friday 15 September at Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey. Approximately 160 guests attended the event including Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mrs Joan Christie OBE, Rt Hon Nigel Dodds MP and Paul Girvan MP.

Speaking at the event, Councillor Paul Hamill said: “My first few months in office have been extremely enjoyable and I look forward to what is in store for the rest of my time serving as Mayor. I pledge to do all that I can to promote Antrim and Newtownabbey over the rest of my term as Mayor and my aim is to connect all of the towns and villages in our Borough, making it a place of peace, partnership and prosperity.”

Addressing the Deputy Mayor, the Mayor added:
“I am delighted to see Councillor Vera McWilliam elevated to Civic office after her many years of distinguished service on Council and I am indebted to Vera for her support over the last few months.”

The event boosted the Mayor’s fundraising for his three charities: Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, Sandes and Tinylife, raising £1130.

For more information on the Mayor’s Charities, please visit: www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/mayorscharities

Mr Ray McWilliam; HM Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mrs Joan Christie OBE; Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Hamill; Mayoress of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Mrs Ruth Hamill and Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Vera McWilliam.