Historic first for Galgorm with Irish Open set for September 2020
Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Peter Johnston, has welcomed the announcement that the world class Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort will host the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open on the European Tour from September 24-27.
Council to launch new five-year tourism strategy
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston, has said that a new five-year tourism strategy will be “critical” to the recovery and sustainable growth of the borough’s hospitality and tourism sector in the coming years.
NIO Minister shown Mid and East Antrim ‘open for business'
NIO Minister Robin Walker MP has praised local businesses for their commitment to health and safety measures during a visit to Mid and East Antrim today.
Shopkeepers encouraged to enter Best Small Shops competition
A call has gone out to Mid and East Antrim’s independent shops as entries for the fifth annual Best Small Shops competition open up.
Automated hand sanitiser inspired during Covid-19 lockdown attracts big name customers
A Mid and East Antrim business has developed an innovative solution for hand hygiene in response to the challenges of COVID-19 with the manufacture of an automated dispensing station.
First Minister praises 'world-leading' hydrogen energy vision during visit to Wrightbus
First Minister Arlene Foster has heralded the potential of hydrogen energy to deliver benefits for the wider Northern Ireland economy when she visited Wrightbus in Ballymena this week.Pointing to the
Mid and East Antrim announced as Regional Armed Forces Day 2021 host venue
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is delighted to announce that it will host the regional Armed Forces Day event in 2021.
Fireworks display brings cracking HOMEFEST to an end
The skies above Glenarm Castle were a burst of colour on Saturday night as this year’s Dalriada Festival – which was broadcast online for the first time ever – was brought to a rousing close with a fantastic fireworks display.
Galgorm unveils new spa attractions as part of £2 Million expansion project
Northern Ireland’s premier luxury hotel and spa destination, Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, has unveiled its new, dramatically enhanced Thermal Village and Spa provision, representing an investment of more than £2 million into the popular Resort’s tourism credentials.
Love Parks Week goes digital this year – here’s how you can get involved!
Council's Parks & Open Spaces Team have lined up a series of videos designed to help you get outside and enjoy your own local green space, and we’d love you to share any pictures or videos with us on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages with the tags #loveparksweek #OurMEA and #RediscoverMEA
Prestigious honour on the horizon with planned visit of Royal Navy vessels
Seven Archer Class P2000 Patrol Boats will sail around the coastline of Scotland and Northern Ireland this month, stopping off in a select number of harbours, of which Carrickfergus is one.
Council agrees to postpone Laying of the Colours ceremony until Spring of 2021
A ceremony to honour the Royal Irish Regiment, which had been due to be held next month in Ballymena, will now take place in Spring 2021, elected members on Mid and East Antrim Borough Council have agreed.
Funding to help Ballymena BID continue to support businesses welcomed
Alderman Audrey Wales MBE has welcomed funding of £24,000 for the Ballymena Business Improvement District (BID) to continue to support businesses to recover from the Covid-19 crisis.
Transformation of former Wrightbus land attracting early interest from investors
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has welcomed the progress made to date in the transfer of 40 acres of land formerly owned by Wrightbus to the people of Ballymena, with four major investors already signalling their interest in the site.
New £25million leisure centre in Ballymena moves one step closer
Elected members have approved the mix of facilities which will make up the new £25 million leisure centre in Ballymena, which will be located in the St Patrick’s Barracks site.
Councillors updated on proposal to streamline waste collection in Mid and East Antrim
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will keep our citizens fully updated on proposals to roll out a more efficient and environmentally friendly waste collection service, this week’s meeting of full Council heard.
New stickers ‘a mark of confidence for consumers’ in Mid and East Antrim
New window stickers are being distributed to businesses and premises across Mid and East Antrim to send a signal that safety measures have been taken in response to Covid-19.
Village Renewal Projects continue to progress towards completion
As restrictions ease and we all begin to find a new normal, we are delighted to report that work is continuing throughout the borough on a number of Village Renewal Projects.
It’s game on as Council reopens pitches for bookings!
Summer pitches in Mid and East Antrim are now open for bookings, in accordance with the latest Coronavirus Regulations from the Northern Ireland Executive.
Get ready to play safe and stay safe as play parks reopen this Friday, 10 July!
From this Friday, 10 July, play parks and outdoor gyms across Mid and East Antrim will open again for public use, and we’re reminding people of all ages to play safe and stay safe by following the rules around health protection and social distancing.