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PCSP appoint new Chair & Vice Chair

05 September 2018

Newly appointed Chair of Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP Councillor Noreen McClelland with new Vice Chair, Niall Kelly. 

Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) has recently appointed their new Chair and Vice Chair for the next year.

Councillor Noreen McClelland who currently represents the Glengormley Urban District Electoral Area (DEA) has been selected to serve as Chair of Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP). Independent Member Niall Kelly has taken up the position of Vice Chair.

Speaking on her appointment Councillor McClelland said, “It is vital that Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP continues to work with the community to identify issues of concern in the local area.  Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP aims to tackle crime, fear of crime and anti-social behaviour in the local community.”

Councillor McClelland continued, “It is vital that we continue to work in partnership to build safer, shared and confident communities. I look forward to the challenge that lies ahead and in leading the PCSP as it develops and grows.” 

Following her appointment, Councillor McClelland congratulated Mr Niall Kelly on his election to the position of Vice Chair of the PCSP. Mr Kelly, who lives in Crumlin with his wife and baby daughter, spoke about his priorities as Vice Chair saying, "In the months ahead I intend to work closely with Cllr. McClelland to build on the successes of Antrim & Newtownabbey PCSP over the past three years. We will continue to play a vital role in co-ordinating work between the Council, the PSNI and our statutory partners, to ensure that we continue to deliver services on the ground to build stronger, safer communities and to address concerns about anti-social behaviour."

Both the new Chair and Vice Chair are looking forward to the work they will be carrying out with the PCSP over the next year.