Pupils grow their knowledge with Mid and East Antrim’s Forest Schools Programme
Three schools from across Mid and East Antrim are taking part in this year’s Forest Schools Programme. The programme is aimed at promoting sustainable outdoor education programmes to inspire innovative teaching methods, encouraging curiosity and exploration whilst instilling a sense of community and civic pride within young people.
Greenisland Community Fridge opens
Mid and East Antrim Borough has opened its fourth community fridge this time in Greenisland.
Mid and East Antrim becomes a Fairtrade Borough on World Fairtrade Day
Mid and East Antrim has been awarded the prestigious Fairtrade Borough status by the UK Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Ireland, to include the main towns of Ballymena, Carrickfergus, and Larne in recognition of its commitments to Fairtrade principles.
Natural Connections programme engages teens in the great outdoors
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in partnership with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust has delivered on a popular photography programme for young teens in the borough. Local photographer, Bernadette McAllister, delivered the Natural Connections programme to teenagers aged 12 – 18 in some of the borough’s award winning green spaces.
Mid and East Antrim’s In Bloom Community Competitions to take root
To coincide with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) National Gardening Week, the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has officially launched the 2022 Mid and East Antrim in Bloom Community Competitions and is encouraging green-fingered citizens to help make the Borough beautiful.
Community Fridge opens on the Promenade in Larne
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has opened a third community fridge, this time on the promenade in Larne.
Residents invited to dig into Mid and East Antrim’s Compost Week
Green-fingered enthusiasts and budding gardeners will already know the benefits of composting at home, and during Mid and East Antrim’s Compost Week (2 – 8 May), Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is helping to spread the message.
58,000th tree planted through MEA4Trees programme
The 58,000th tree has been planted marking the completion of the MEA4Trees programme. This ambitious tree planting programme was launched by Council in December 2019 with the pledge to plant 58,000 trees - one tree for every household in the Borough – in partnership with the Woodland Trust Northern Ireland.
Mayor’s praise for Ulster in Bloom winners
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim had the pleasure of joining volunteers from across the borough at the Translink Ulster in Bloom awards presentation hosted at Cultra Manor.
Volunteers team up with Council to tackle litter louts
Members of the nationally known and admired Eco Rangers NI, along with Live Here Love Here and Council officers undertook a litter assessment of Larne area rural roads between January and March 2022.
Council attends FASTER EV Chargepoints Local Authority Information Day
Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Councillor William McCaughey and Council’s Climate and Sustainability Manager Elaine Smith attended the FASTER Local Authority Information Day, hosted by the East Border Region (EBR) and South West College, in County Monaghan.
Local Nature Reserve Status for Blackhead Path
Volunteers, local school children and Council representatives gathered at Blackhead Path on Monday 7 March for the official opening of the site as a Local Nature Reserve.
Wasting food feeds climate change: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council unites with Food Waste Action Week to break the cycle
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is supporting Food Waste Action Week with an online social media campaign.
Love Food, Hate Waste success to date
The Borough’s first community fridge, based at Eden Allotment Gardens, has been open for 8 months, and volunteers are keen to share good news about how successful the initiative has proven so far.
Council strikes rate to drive economic growth, create jobs and deliver excellent services
Councillors in Mid and East Antrim have achieved below inflation changes to business and domestic rates next year, aimed at minimising the impact on local ratepayers while delivering significant investment and improvements in the community.
New electric waste tippers being trialled by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is currently involved in trialling electric waste tipper vehicles as part of its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.
Count the wildlife that's counting on you
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been working with local residents an schools as part of the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch.
New mural preserves rich history of Whitehead for future generations
The rich and eclectic history of the coastal town of Whitehead has been preserved in colour on a new mural which was unveiled by the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor William McCaughey, last Friday, 28 January.
Castillo Pools’ move to Ballymena’s Ecos Centre going swimmingly
Castillo Pools, a swimming pool manufacturer, designer and installer that specialises in stainless steel swimming pools and spas has moved into the Innovation Centre at Ecos Ballymena in order to facilitate future growth.