The Newtownabbey Councillor said: “People are very pleased that there have been less paramilitary flags on display locally. I am also glad that there has been a reduction in the number of kerbstones being painting this summer. I strongly welcome the progress made in stopping these types of sectarian phenomena.
“Dialogue has been taking place behind the scenes and it’s good to see that people are working in the community to keep problems at a minimum.
“Quiet diplomacy and sensible work has been conducted on the ground to ensure that the Twelfth period has been a relatively quiet one.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to praise local police on their efforts to ensure that this period passes without event.”