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Help shape the future of Carrickfergus by taking part in new online consultation

Press release   •   Dec 04, 2019 14:32 GMT

Have your say on the future of Carrickfergus at www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/CRIP

It’s now easier to share your views about the future of Carrickfergus as part of the ongoing public consultation process, as the survey is available online.

If you missed the recent public engagement events at the town’s Leisure Centre and The Mall, you can still take part in the discussion by logging into the survey from your phone, tablet, PC or laptop at a time that suits you.

The consultation has been developed by the Carrickfergus Regeneration Investment Partnership (CRIP), made up of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and its public sector partners, to help them develop a vision, strategy and investment plans for Carrickfergus Town.

The CRIP Board has commissioned Venture International Ltd to work with local residents and other key stakeholders to have their say on the future of Carrickfergus. A draft Carrickfergus Regeneration Investment Plan has been developed and will be shared throughout the process.

Alderman Billy Ashe MBE says it’s important for all citizens, businesses and stakeholders to have their say in shaping the town for generations to come.

Alderman Ashe continued: “We understand the demands on busy lives mean residents may not have had the chance to visit one of the consultations, but all feedback is important to us.

“By launching this online consultation and survey option, we’re making it easier for all respondents to have their say from the ease of their smartphone, tablet or other device at a time that is convenient for them.

“Our draft plan for Carrickfergus presents a range of important developments that will not only improve and enhance the town centre for citizens living here and in the wider borough, but will also help attract increased tourism footfall that will benefit local businesses and the local economy in the long term.

“But these plans must be subject to a two-way conversation and, for us, this consultation and public engagement exercise is about being receptive and listening to our citizens. We want to hear your feedback, ideas and suggestions, as well as any concerns you may have – all of which will be carefully considered as we advance our proposals in the coming months.”

The online survey can be accessed at www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/CRIP where you will also be available to find out more about the Draft Plan. 

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