Tags: parks and open spaces
Grow your own in 2021!
"Allotments are an oasis in a mental health desert. During the very challenging year of 2020, one of the most positive decisions Council made was to keep allotments open." Ivan Johnston, plot holder.
Get your festive feet walking this winter with Mid and East Antrim’s 12 walks of Christmas
We all know how important getting out and about in our open spaces, beaches, parks and even our own neighbourhoods has been to our mental and physical health this year, but are you tired of pounding the same pavements? Then look no further than Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s 12 Walks of Christmas!
MEA4TREES - Planting continues for National Tree Week
MEA4Trees is an ambitious tree planting programme which will see 58,000 trees planted over the next few years – that’s one tree for every household in the Borough.
Forest School Adventures continue in Mid and East Antrim
Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston, joined pupils from Sunnylands PS, this week as they set off on their Forest School adventure.
Antrim Coast and Glens crowned outstanding by Which?
The Antrim Coast and Glens have been crowned Northern Ireland’s best Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in a new survey of Which? readers
Plain sailing for Olympian Ryan as Carrick slipway project completed
Olympic sailor Ryan Seaton is back training at his home club in Carrickfergus following the completion of a slipway widening project.
Tens of thousands beat a path to restored Blackhead walk
Figures released by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council reveal tens of thousands of local walkers enjoying recently restored Blackhead Path
Council flies the flag at Awards
Mid and East Antrim’s parks and open spaces have been celebrated at this year prestigious Green Flag Awards.
‘Help us protect our play facilities’ – Mayor renews appeal over vandalism
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston, has renewed his appeal for the public to work with Council and the PSNI to tackle ‘mindless vandalism’ across the borough.
Mayor appeals as Council counts the cost of summer vandalism
Vandalism over the summer has cost Mid and East Antrim Borough Council almost £14,000.
Sir Mo touches down in Mid and East Antrim ahead of Antrim Coast Half Marathon record bid
Four-time Olympic champion runner Sir Mo Farah says he is ‘really excited’ to take in the stunning Mid and East Antrim coastline when he gears up for tomorrow’s Antrim Coast Half Marathon.
Residents urged to cheer on Sir Mo from home as he takes on Antrim Coast Half Marathon challenge
Four-time Olympic Gold medallist Sir Mo Farah is hoping to set a new record along the breathtaking Mid and East Antrim coastline when he takes to the starting line of the Antrim Coast Half Marathon on September 12.
Chaines Wood officially designated a safe haven for endangered red squirrel
A small group of volunteers and officers from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council have been celebrating some ‘furry’ good news as Chaines Wood in Ballygally was officially opened as a Local Nature Reserve and a haven for the under-threat red squirrel.
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
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.
Tickets on sale for third and final night of Ballymena Farmers’ Bash!
Mid and East Antrim Councillor, Matthew Armstrong, has commended the organisers of Northern Ireland’s first ever drive-in country music concert – which is set to take place in Ballymena Showgrounds over three nights in July – for bringing the event to the borough.
Get in gear for Bike Week video challenges!
We may not physically be able to get out together on one of our traditional MEA Family Bike Rides during Bike Week 2020, but Mid and East Antrim Borough Council have lined up a ‘wheel-y’ fun series of video challenges that all the family can take part in at home over the next week!
Local green spaces go herbicide free
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is committed to improving and enhancing green spaces for local communities and native wildlife.
Latest advice on closure of Council owned buildings and facilities
Following the latest public health advice and guidance from the UK Government, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council have taken further decisions with regard to their buildings, facilities and services.