Subjects: County council issues
Council mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will today (3 December) mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities by delivering a range of sport and physical activity programmes across the Borough.
NI Centennial community champions celebrated at booklet launch
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor William McCaughey has welcomed guests to The Braid to officially launch Council’s ‘Looking Back, to Look Forward: Mid and East Antrim 1921 – 2021’ Northern Ireland Centenary project booklet.
Will you take the Green Dog Walkers pledge and keep our streets clean this winter?
Pet owners in Mid and East Antrim are being asked to keep up the good work in helping to address the issue of dog fouling in the borough.
Local artists take centre stage as Mid and East Antrim lights up for Christmas
A range of local artists are showcasing their talents in a new short film celebrating the festive season in Mid and East Antrim.
Works at Pat’s Brae completes giving area an upgrade with investment of almost £700k
Work has completed on a significant improvement scheme at Pat’s Brae in Ballymena.
Christmas Recycling Competition now open to all MEA school kids!
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is once again encouraging little artists across our local schools to channel their festive creativity and take part in our Christmas Recycling Poster Competition!
MEABC wins highest level award in NI-wide environmental survey
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (MEABC) is delighted to be named as one of Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations after receiving the highest level of award in a major benchmarking survey.
Tree-mendous effort by all to mark the beginning of National Tree Week
To mark the beginning of National Tree Week the Mayor joined pupils from Oakfield Primary School in Carrickfergus to plant the first trees of the season
Bosnian War survivor shares story as pioneering peace programme wraps up in Mid and East Antrim
A survivor of the Bosnian War has been sharing her story to inspire the next generation of leaders in Mid and East Antrim as the pioneering PEACE IV Programme comes to an end.
Band of stitchers unveil lasting tribute to NI Scrubs heroes
A special commemorative quilt honouring the herculean efforts of a band of stitchers to support frontline healthcare heroes during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, was unveiled last night during an event hosted by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
Pop-up shop scheme bursting new life on to Mid and East Antrim’s high streets
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, with support from the Department for Communities, has reinvented three empty units to not only revitalise the high street’s appearance, but allow local traders and groups to showcase their products and skills.
Sweet success at Irish Food Awards for Sea Sugar Confectionery
Sea Sugar Handmade Confectionery is riding the wave of success after bagging two awards at the prestigious Blas na hEireann - Irish Food Awards.
A new exhibition for the festive season!
The knitted display depicts 30 different stories from the Bible in a fun and creative way. The creator of the display is registered blind and, despite many challenges, found working on the project exciting and an opportunity to bring people together both in the creation of the display and also by taking it out to other places and inspiring others to challenge themselves and at the same time raise
Three new Chatty Cafés for Larne!
Three new Chatty Cafés have opened in Larne – with the Salvation Army (Main Street), The Prom Café (Larne Leisure Centre) and Barbara Ann’s Home Bakery (Fairhill) now playing a key role in helping to tackle loneliness across the borough.
Christmas Markets give us a Season to Celebrate in Mid and East Antrim
Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne will be filled with local seasonal food, crafts and gifts so there will be no shortage of inspiration for loves ones, or yourself this Christmas.
Carrickfergus welcomes three new businesses to the town
Three new businesses have recently opened their doors in Carrickfergus adding to the unique fabric of the town and helping boost town centre recovery.
Tour guide training to boost tourism in Mid and East Antrim’s coastal communities
A free training programme to enable locals from coastal areas in Mid and East Antrim to become qualified tour guides is hoping to boost visitors to the area.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers thanked for their dedicated work
Volunteers Pedro Salas and Alejandro Gonclaves – along with Habitat for Humanity Manger Isobel Kerr - recently met with Mid and East Antrim Mayor Councillor William McCaughey at a mayoral reception at The Braid, Ballymena, to acknowledge their dedicated volunteer effort and hard work.
Support our local craftspeople this Christmas
Support our local #MEArtists and craftspeople this Christmas – that’s the message from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council as the Borough prepares for the busy Christmas shopping period in the weeks ahead.