The Bushmills Business Association have paid tribute and thanked the villages essential service providers and volunteers, during a Zoom conference meeting where they discussed a plan for Economic recovery for Bushmills.
A spokesperson for the management committee has said:
“It is a very worrying time for small businesses and the many local residents that are employed in the village. The BBA have pledged to make every effort to secure as much support as possible to protect the existing Businesses and their staff who have worked hard over the years to deliver the needs of the residents and visitors to Bushmills.“
Speaking during the Zoom meeting, Lynne Clarke of One O’ One Gift shop said:
“Essential service providers in the village have been absolutely terrific in crisis management, staff have been cheerful, helpful and obviously working flat out to ensure we locals have everything we need, we are very fortunate.”
Vice Chairman Gary Stewart spoke of his appreciation to the team of volunteers who over the past few weeks undertook the weeding of the village.
“Kerrie and Ronnie Laverty have voluntarily weeded Council flower beds and the Old National School and we know and appreciate shop owners look after beds near their premises but the additional help from this volunteer group is greatly appreciated.”
The BBA Chairperson Roy Bolton also welcomed the confirmation from CC&G that “beds will be planted out in June as normal which is so important to our community at this difficult time.”