Calling all community groups! Get your event in for GR Week 2019

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2019 16:02 BST

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is encouraging local groups and organisations to host an event as part of Good Relations Week 2019.

Mid and East Antrim remain on top as NI’s most efficient planning system

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2019 15:59 BST

Mid and East Antrim has maintained its top position as planning decisions within the borough are made in less time than anywhere else in Northern Ireland, with the average application taking just 7.8 weeks to complete compared to a regional average of 15 weeks.

Competition is flamin' hot at Dalriada with Kansas City BBQ Society

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2019 14:55 BST

Ireland’s first International Kansas City BBQ Society Competition is being held at Dalriada Festival in Glenarm Estate on 13 and 14 July 2019.

Larne’s first blue plaque celebrates ‘father’ of Ulster Scots studies

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2019 11:31 BST

Larne is celebrating scholar and linguist Robert J Gregg with its first blue plaque from the Ulster History Circle at the Larne Museum and Arts Centre.

First seabins installed in Mid and East Antrim

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 14:09 BST

The first seabins have been installed in Mid and East Antrim at Carrickfergus Marina and Glenarm Marina.

Prestigious angling competition docks in Portglenone

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 09:22 BST

Mid and East Antrim is preparing to welcome an influx of visitors next week during the FIPSed European Coarse Angling Championships.

​Could Mid and East Antrim’s young people have the answer to Stormont stalemate?

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2019 15:31 BST

Are you aged between 16 and 24 and interested in taking on a leadership role in your local community? Then Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s exciting new programme is for you.

Australian Pipe Band to perform free concert in Ballymena town centre

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2019 14:59 BST

The re-developed Harmony Hub in the middle of Ballymena is set to host a free performance by a visiting pipe band from Australia. Knox Grammar School from Sydney will entertain shoppers on Friday 5 July from 4pm ahead of their competitive appearance at the 74th All Ireland Pipe Band Championships at Ballymena Academy on Saturday 6 July.

Shakespeare in the Park returns to Carrickfergus

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2019 10:18 BST

The ever-popular Shakespeare in the Park is set to entertain audiences again in Carrickfergus on Friday, July 19 with a production of The Tempest.

Council put the petal to the metal this Summer

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2019 09:41 BST

Flower power is about to make an explosion in Mid and East Antrim with the planting of thousands of stunning summer shrubs.

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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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