Subjects: Politics, general
Mid and East Antrim’s budding entrepreneurs to access online bite size business support
Individuals who are exploring the idea of creating their own business in Mid and East Antrim Borough are to be offered access to a free online business bite size support service following an agreement by all 11 councils in Northern Ireland.
Superstar golfers swinging into Mid and East Antrim for ISPS HANDA World Invitational
The countdown to one of this year’s hottest sporting events is well and truly on, as Mid and East Antrim Borough gets ready to welcome some of the biggest names in golf to Galgorm Castle for the ISPS HANDA World Invitational from 28 July to 1 August.
Brighter play days ahead for children of Mid and East Antrim
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council are delighted to announce the completion of three replacement play parks under Council’s Play Investment Strategy.
There’s a new app in town – sign your business up to ShopMEA now!
Designed exclusively by app developers bubltown, on behalf of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Town Centre Recovery Group, to support our local business community, ShopMEA is being launched this summer by Council and funded by the Department of Communities.
New magical adventure trail opens at Carnfunnock
Looking for an exciting new adventure this summer for your own mini-beasts? Then look no further than Carnfunnock Country Park’s brand new Adventure Nature Trail. This self-guided treasure hunt around the wonderful woodlands with stunning sea views, takes in trolls, rope swings, magical fairy gardens and your little explorer could even spot a red squirrel if they’re lucky.
More digital fun at Carrickfergus Museum!
Using a skeleton dug up on the site and other discovered relics, Carrickfergus Museum has developed a range of interactive games and puzzles exploring Medieval Carrickfergus.
A summer of fun as pop-up play sessions take place across the Borough
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, in partnership with Playboard NI, is bringing town centres to life this summer with its pop-up play sessions.
Can you help solve the mystery of the carved dragon?
When Jana Matheson, 21, from Whitehead decided to get involved with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s NI100 Community Research project, she didn’t realise what would lie ahead.
School uniform scheme – collection points to open at selected times in first week of August
Families who wish to avail of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s School Uniform Scheme, will be able to arrange collection from one of a number of locations across the borough during the first week of August.
Pioneering youth programme reopens following the anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide
This week marks the 26th anniversary of the genocide in which thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica were separated to be killed. The Srebrenica genocide happened in the heart of Europe in July 1995, just a generation ago. The 8,372 victims are remembered each year in Bosnia and around the world.It is fitting that during Srebrenica Memorial Week, Mid and East Antrim Borough Counci
Mum’s hobby to help with brain injury now a thriving employer in Ballymena
Breathing new life into pre-loved furniture has remained the focus of the Ballymena based Chique Unique from the days when the thriving family business was merely a welcome outlet for Shauna O’Neill’s rehabilitation after she suffered a major brain injury caused by meningitis.
Over £2,500 donated to local charities from Whitehead recycling trial
Four local charities have received over £2,500 thanks to donations from generous Whitehead residents during the Reward4Waste Digital Deposit Return Scheme recycling trial, which ended earlier this year.
Council makes waves with cold water swimming safety courses in Mid and East Antrim
Cold water sea swimming now seems to be NI's worst kept secret, with a growing following of people enjoying sunrise and sunset dips across the country.Particularly with lockdowns, we've seen an increase in the number of people taking to the water looking for ways to connect with each other and with the green and blue spaces in their local areas.With this in mind, Mid and East Antrim Borough Counci
Drive your career forward with new HGV Training Academy
A new initiative to address skills shortages and improve employment opportunities for those interested in a career in the transport and logistics industry, has been launched by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in conjunction with a number of key local firms.
Little Free Library comes to Curran Park
Little Free Library is a worldwide phenomenon aimed at inspiring a love of reading, building communities, and sparking creativity by fostering neighbourhood book exchanges around the world.
NHLP conservation and gardening projects making Borough bloom
Community groups across the Borough were delighted to receive funding from the Northern Healthy Lifestyle Partnership (NHLP) in 2020, with Council's conservation and gardening projects now being finalised. The NHLP funding stream is managed by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT).
The Great Gatsby brings a taste of the 20s to Carrickfergus
Outdoor theatre returns to Shaftesbury Park, Carrickfergus on Wednesday 21 July with a performance of The Great Gatsby
Walker sent on their way for EMERGE Counselling Services - The Big Dander
Walkers have taken part in The Big Dander Charity Walk to raise some much needed funds for the Emerge Counselling Services on Friday 25 June.
Rural Small Grants Scheme open for applications
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is welcoming applications for Rural Business Grants of up to almost £5,000.The scheme is open for applications between 1 July 2021 and 30 July 2021 with Grant aid of between £500 - £4,999 available for projects costing up to £20,000.Capital grants up to a maximum of 50% grant rate is available to existing micro enterprises based in a rural area to support them