Alex Easton MLA and his colleague Diane Dodds MEP today visited the Kilcooley Women’s Education Group.
Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:
“This meeting and visit was arranged through Alison Blaney in order that myself and Dianne Dodd’s MEP could come to talk to staff at the Kilcooley Women’s Centre to hear about the work that is being carried out to deliver educational programmes to women in the area but to also listen to the difficult the Kilcooley Women’s Centre are having with the on-going European Social funding (ESF) which has still not been resolved through the Department of Employment and Learning. It is very disappointing that despite a debate in the Assembly calling on the Minister Steven Farry MLA that the situation still continues to drag on. A plan of action for the future was discussed to have further meetings to discuss the news funding for Peace Four and the ESF issue was agreed for the New Year.”