Yesterday the Reach Project was delighted to hold a conference in the Skainos Centre, Belfast, themed “Democracy In Action”.
Their presenter was Mr Gary Harte, Outreach Officer for The Houses of Parliament who traveled from London to facilitate the event, through his work with Dalaradia, one of the Reach constituent groups .
Addressing a packed room he spoke at length to the assembled audience. Invites had been sent out to all sections of Unionism and we were all thrilled to engage with people from Greater Belfast, with others traveling from areas such as Bangor, Newtownards, Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne. Guests were elected political representatives, authors, grass roots activists, two former Lord Mayors of Belfast and community workers from groups such as diverse as UKIP, North Down Capacity Building, DUP, Ballymacarrett Somme, Pretani Consultants and The Hubb Centre amongst others .
Gary was an engaging speaker and gave a fantastic insight into the workings of Parliament, especially how it affects Northern Ireland, with a lively audience who later commentated on how successful the event had been.
Gary made many new contacts and the group agreed to further events in the future including a trip to The Houses of Parliament.
AN EVENT SUPPORTING THE LOYALIST COMMUNITIES COUNCIL.