​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.

Alderman Tommy Nicholl MBE appointed Chairman of the Northern Ireland Housing Council

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2019 09:33 BST

Alderman Tommy Nicholl MBE has been appointed Chairman of the Northern Ireland Housing Council (NIHC).

Mid and East Antrim Council Join the Refillution!

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2019 08:00 BST

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council are delighted to support Northern Ireland Water’s new Refillution campaign, aimed at encouraging everyone to commit to refilling a reusable water bottle with our world-class tap water and stop buying single use plastic bottles.

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.

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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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