Mayor in shop local appeal

Alderman Allan Ewart, Development Committee Chairman, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, and Councillor Thomas Beckett, Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, joined Tranlink's Jim McAuley at Lisburn Bus Centre to encourage the public to support local businesses and public transport this Christmas. INUSchristmasshopping
Alderman Allan Ewart, Development Committee Chairman, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, and Councillor Thomas Beckett, Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, joined Tranlink's Jim McAuley at Lisburn Bus Centre to encourage the public to support local businesses and public transport this Christmas. INUSchristmasshopping

The Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh, Councillor Thomas Beckett, is urging people to support local businesses and public transport this Christmas.

The Mayor was joined by Alderman Allan Ewart, Development Committee Chairman, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, and Jim McAuley, Translink’s Service Delivery Manager for the Lisburn District, at the Lisburn Bus Centre to call for the public’s support.

Translink has announced special fares for the Lisburn area.

Lynda Shannon, Communications Manager for Translink, explained: “We are delighted to bring in our new £2 Ulsterbus day return fare to entice local shoppers into their local towns and cities across NI helping to boost the local economy.

The special fare will continue through March 2016.

Councillor Beckett, said: “We appreciate Translink for setting up additional services this season at an affordable cost for everyone.

“We encourage everyone to take public transport this Christmas and enjoy some shopping in Lisburn.

“There are a variety of bus routes into the city centre from outlying rural areas and I am sure these residents will appreciate this low fare.”

Alderman Allan Ewart added: “We applaud any effort that makes it easier for people to travel to and from Lisburn and support our local economy.

“The City has so much to offer and I am sure shoppers will find those special gifts they’re looking for this year.