People’s Park host Action Sport Extravaganza

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2019 12:36 BST

Families enjoyed an enjoyable afternoon in People’s Park, Ballymena on Sunday 9 June as an Action Sports Extravaganza event came to town. This project is supported the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Junior Apprentice puts Ballymena pupils on a learning curve in business

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2019 10:34 BST

Pupils from across Ballymena sampled the world of enterprise at an event that brought the education and business communities together to inspire a culture of entrepreneurship for young people. Eight schools from the Ballymena Learning Together Zone took part in the event held at The Braid Town Hall.

Community Rescue Service receive much needed support as Mayor announces official charity

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2019 08:32 BST

The Councillor Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has chosen the Community Rescue Service (CRS) – Central District, as her official charity for this year.

​Social media initiative urges Mid and East Antrim to continue ‘Celebrating Culture Safely’

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2019 12:00 BST

Celebrating Culture Safely continues to be the key message being highlighted in a social media initiative led by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Work to restore Blackhead Coastal Path begins

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2019 10:00 BST

Multi-million pounds works to restore and protect Blackhead Path have officially started.

​ Game of Thrones fever spreads to Larne town centre in exciting new Art Trail

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2019 12:35 BST

Larne is continuing to show off its creative flair as four new pieces of street art take to the town centre.

11,000 premises in Carrickfergus given ultrafast broadband boost

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2019 10:26 BST

Virgin Media has completed the rollout of its ultrafast broadband network in Carrickfergus which will provide more than 11,000 local residents and businesses with the fastest widely available speeds in the UK.

​Make a splash this summer at Mid and East Antrim’s Beach Bonanzas!

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 16:22 BST

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is pushing the boat out this with three Beach Bonanza events for you to stick your oar into this summer.

Investment works to the tune of £60k complete in Portglenone

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 14:13 BST

Residents of Portglenone can now reap the rewards of an outdoor gym following an injection of almost £60,000 into the village.

Reinvigoration of North Channel Partnership aims to boost economy

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 10:37 BST

​Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will welcome delegates from two Scottish Councils this Summer with a focus on increasing connectivity, exploring cultural connections and improving infrastructure.

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About Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council covers an area of over 400sq miles extending from the River Bann to the world famous Antrim Coast. There are three main towns, Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne with a population of just over 135,000 people. We provide more services to citizens than ever before, ranging from responsibility for waste management, leisure and parks provision, to our crucial role in economic growth and investment, health, education, community safety, and safeguarding our environment.


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