Mr Robin Swann, the North Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman and UUP Leader, has praised the Broughshane community as “an outstanding beacon of true community spirit” as it clinched the prestigious Village of the Year award, screened on Channel Four at the weekend.
“Assemblyman Swann said: “I thoroughly commend Broughshane on winning this tremendous accolade following the weekend’s final. What is even more commendable is that Broughshane was one of the four finalists in a competition entered by 76 village from across the United Kingdom.
“In one way, it should come as no surprise that Broughshane was a worthy winner given previous sterling performances and awards in the Ulster in Blooms competitions. Broughshane is certainly a magnificent recipient of this latest prestigious award and is a shining example to all of true community spirit.
“As a beacon of such a dedicated community spirit, it can act as a terrific mentor to other village communities throughout our North Antrim constituency and beyond.
“I congratulate all from the Broughshane community who helped make this success possible and indeed, all in the community should be proud of this village’s fantastic achievement.
“Our constituency has suffered much in past years from the economic downturns and jobs losses. But this super win in the Village of the Year event is a morale boost, not just for the Broughshane community, but for the entire North Antrim region. I wish the village even more success in future competitions,” said Assemblyman Swann.