Clarke settling in to role

New Councillor for Coleraine East Trevor Clarke
New Councillor for Coleraine East Trevor Clarke

Trevor Clarke is the DUP’s new councillor for Coleraine East.

Councillor Clarke replaced Maurice Bradley following his decision to step down from his seat in December.

Speaking about his new role, councillor Clarke, a father, who works in the hospitality trade, said: “As I settle into my new role, I am broadening my understanding of the main issues in my electoral area of Coleraine East, and I am enjoying meeting lots of people, groups and organisations as I do so.

“Whilst I am new to Council and the many structures within it, I have in the past served on a wide range of industry-specific, commercial and community interest bodies and organisations, including Nightsafe Coleraine, Coleraine District Policing Partnership and Portrush Regeneration Group. I believe that people can effect real and meaningful change in their own communities when they are given the support they need, and that local

government has a key role in facilitating such programmes.

“I know there is a lot of good work in progress across the Borough, and I hope to be able to play a part in furthering those.”

He went on: “Economic development is an area Council has a role in addressing, along with central government at Stormont and Westminster.

“Being part of the DUP team in Coleraine gives me access to our local MLAs and MP, as well as our MEP, ensuring such matters are heard at all levels of government.

“If I achieve or contribute anything, I hope to see our local authority deliver a first class service to residents, businesses and visitors to the Borough, and ensure that all ratepayers receive the very best value for their money. This is an exciting time to come onto Council and it is important we are prepared for the challenges ahead.”