In his speech William Hay MLA spoke of how humbled he was to receive the Civic Leadership Award from the Community Relations Council. He accepted it not just for himself, but for his constituency members who have lived through many difficult times. He spoke about the courageous work being done in Derry to bring resolution to difficult issues raised by parading and gave credit to those who have put in considerable time and energy and taken risks. Mr Hay said, ‘It has been a roller coaster….there’s always more to do.’ He finished by encouraging politicians to finish the journey because we’re already in a better place. That tells us we can do this. Better is to come.