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MAYOR’S MESSAGE

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Welcome to the August edition of Borough Life, our residents’ magazine. As the new Mayor, I am looking forward to meeting many of you during my term and would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your warm welcome.

MAYOR’S CHARITIES 2017-18 NEW MAYOR & DEPUTY MAYOR

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GET UP, GET OUT MORE ACTIVE, OFTEN...

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DANCE, DANCE, DANCE STAY ACTIVE LOVE FOOD, HATE WASTE CLEANLINESS OF THE BOROUGH

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BROWN BIN RECYCLING FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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WHAT BIN? WE'RE ON A MISSION

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FOODBANKS IN OUR BOROUGH

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THEATRE HOT PICKS

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BE 'SHORE' TO HAVE A GOOD TIME

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DÉCOR INTERIORS IS THE STAR IS YOUR BUSINESS A WINNER?

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EXPLORING ENTERPRISE 'GO FOR IT' WITH THE COUNCIL FREE BUSINESS SUPPORT

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IMPROVING LOCAL COMMUNITIES CORPORATE IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2017-18

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LOVE LIVING HERE

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We are currently working on our new leisure strategy which aims to get more people, more active, more often. With six fantastic leisure facilities available, there really is something for everyone, so whether it’s the gym, a swim or a class, we have something to get you back into the swing of things. We have lots of good news to share with you in this issue; one highlight as Mayor already, has been travelling to Dublin for the All Ireland Best Kept Awards, which saw Randalstown reach the finals and Antrim Town receive the award for Best Urban Centre. This is superb news and shows once again how beautiful our Borough really is. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to a busy year for our Borough. Councillor Paul Hamill Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey The magazine is available in alternative formats, please contact us for more information.

NEW PLAY PARK UPGRADE

The magazine is delivered to postal areas BT29, BT36, BT37, BT39, BT41 and our residents in BT38. If it is not delivered to any of your neighbours living in these areas, please let us know.

BEST KEPT GARDEN 2017

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As the summer holidays come to a close, I’m sure children will soon be preparing for school. We especially think of all the P7 leavers, including my own daughter Grace, who will be transferring to post primary education. I realise that this brings a big change, along with new challenges, therefore we wish all pupils well as they settle into their new schools. There are also plenty of opportunities and activities across the Borough to keep the kids entertained after school, see pages 6 and 7 for more information.

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MAYOR’S CHARITIES 2017-18

NEW MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Hamill has chosen the following three charities to support during his year in office.

At the Annual General Meeting in June, the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor were elected as well as the Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons for each of the committees.

TinyLife is the premature and sick baby charity for Northern Ireland. They provide a range of family support services including a hospital to home volunteer programme, family support groups, breast pump loan service, baby massage, baby sensory, Tinygym (physio for babies) and TinyStart (child development programme). The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is a local charity providing specialist palliative care for babies and children, young people and their families living with lifelimiting and life-threatening illnesses. As the only Children’s Hospice in Northern Ireland, it cares for over 300 families annually, both at the Children’s Hospice in Newtownabbey and in their homes. Its aim is to provide quality of life for patients and to support families in every way possible. The Sandes charity is a Christian outreach to provide friendship and welfare facilities to members of HM Forces. The charity which was founded in 1869, runs centres on military bases for personnel and their families, creating a ‘home from home’ atmosphere and providing a listening ear and appropriate support. To help raise vital funds and awareness for the above charities, a range of fundraising activities and events will be organised.

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For more information on each of the Mayor’s chosen charities, visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/mayorscharities

COUNCIL

MAYOR Councillor Paul Hamill

DEPUTY MAYOR Councillor Vera McWilliam

AUDIT COMMITTEE Chairperson: Councillor Girvan Vice Chairperson: Councillor Webb MBE JP

COMMUNITY PLANNING & REGENERATION COMMITTEE Chairperson: Councillor Logue Vice Chairperson: Councillor Clarke

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE Chairperson: Councillor Kelly Vice Chairperson: Councillor Rea MBE

PLANNING COMMITTEE Chairperson: Councillor Brett Vice Chairperson: Councillor Bingham

POLICY & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE Chairperson: Councillor Kells Vice Chairperson: Councillor Hollis


GET UP, GET OUT…

TRY AN EARLIER EXERCISE REGIME Antrim Forum is now open from 6.15am, Monday to Friday and from 9am on Sundays so there’s no excuse not to get that early morning workout in before work or the school run. Early morning exercise offers lots of extra benefits for both your health and your daily schedule that exercising at other times of the day just can’t provide. But yes, it will take discipline not to hit the snooze button!

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Your body burns more calories after your workout, even when you’re sitting at a desk or driving in your car. Working out in the morning ensures that you don’t interrupt your workout schedule with things that can seem more pressing.

Movement can be a tremendous source of energy; it has been shown to improve focus and mental abilities all day long. Did you know a quick stint of exercise can be more effective than a cup of coffee in waking us up?

So take advantage, set your alarm and tap into a great range of exercise classes such as circuits, spin, kettlebells, or an early morning swim and gym.

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Waking up early in the morning to exercise enhances personal discipline. Waking up early in the morning to exercise will in turn help you sleep better. Say goodbye to the tossing and turning that comes when your body is restless! As it’s hard work getting out of bed in the morning, you will subconsciously work harder! You’ll reach your goals quicker which will help you to be more committed long term, hopefully for life!

Opening times are available at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/leisure

MORE ACTIVE, OFTEN... Exciting times are ahead with a new all-inclusive leisure membership scheme for the whole family. The new membership will include lots of activities and facilities that are available in our centres but for one set and affordable price. The new membership will go live on 1 October with more information coming soon.

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DANCE, DANCE, DANCE Get moving from an early age with a wide variety of classes suitable for all levels… why not give it a go?

WIBBLE WOBBLE This toddler dance and movement class is a fun interactive dance class for boys, girls and even parents who want to join in! The class will help your child with creativity, musicality, problem solving while moving to music. Crumlin Leisure Centre Tuesday 5 September - 24 October // 10am // Age: 2+ Cost: £3 per child, £1.50 for each additional child in the same family To book or for more information T. 028 9445 2733

ALTITUDE DANCE COMPANY These classes perfect technique, extend movement range and provide a fun learning environment for boys and girls who want to learn to dance. Stiles Community Centre Tuesdays (begins 5 September) P1-P3 3.30 - 4.15pm P4-P7 4.30 - 5.30pm Cost: £35 for 14 weeks To book or for more information T. 028 9446 7862 Neillsbrook Community Centre Wednesdays (begins 6 September) P1-P3 // 2.45 - 3.30pm P4-P7 // 3.45 - 4.45pm Cost: £35 for 14 weeks To book or for more information T. 028 9447 2595

JUNIOR DANCE These fun classes will teach a range of technical steps and styles of dance including street, jazz, lyrical and musical theatre.

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Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre Tuesday 12 September to 5 December (No class 31 October) P1-P3 // 3.30 - 4.15pm P4-P7 // 4.30 - 5.15pm Cost: £48 for 12 weeks To book or for more information T. 028 9084 8287

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Open to boys and girls these fun classes will teach


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STAY ACTIVE There’s so much more to do to keep fit and healthy in the Borough. We offer a wide range of classes for all ages. Here are a few tasters...

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WILDCATS This a multi-skills club which teaches running, jumping, throwing, catching, skipping, the fundamental skills that help children move with confidence, enjoy physical activity and succeed in sport. Cost: £2.50 per session // Age: 3-9 Valley Leisure Centre Wednesdays // 3.45 - 5pm (begins 6 September) Antrim Forum Thursdays // 3.45 - 5pm (begins 7 September) Crumlin Leisure Centre Thursdays // 4 - 5.15pm (begins 7 September)

DODGEBALL Dodgeball is back! This exciting programme is designed to introduce the basic skills of dodgeball. Valley Leisure Centre Thursdays // 4 - 5pm (begins 14 September) Cost: £2 per session // Age: 8-14

Cycling skills programme which is great foundation for young riders to learn the basic skills of cycling; programme run by Cycling Ireland. Valley Leisure Centre Fridays // 5.15 - 6.15pm (begins 15 September) Cost: £3 per session, 8 weeks // Age: 8-14

COUCH TO 5K Always wanted to start running but need that extra motivation to start? Why not join the Couch to 5k which will get you off that sofa and running in a matter of weeks. V36 Tuesdays & Thursdays // 7.30 - 21 8.30pm BEGINS March 2017 (begins 29 August) Cost: £2 per session // Age: 16+ Couch to 5K also takes place at Antrim Forum and Crumlin Leisure. To book or for more information T. 028 9034 0065 or E. active@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

THE BADMINTON EXPERIENCE Give badminton a go, it’s a fun game that you can play at any age and great for all the family. This new programme is for beginners or anyone who has ever wanted to give it a try. This programme is run in partnership with Chambers Badminton. Valley Leisure Centre Tuesdays (begins 12 September, 10 weeks) Children (under 13) 5.15 - 6.30pm Adults 6.30 - 7.30pm Cost: £2 per session To book or for more information T. 07786 431 013 or E. ciaranchambers@outlook.com

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LOVE FOOD, HATE WASTE

CLEANLINESS OF THE BOROUGH

If you are a family of four, you could be saving as much as £60 each month by using your food waste instead of throwing it in the bin. Here's a quick and easy recipe to use up left over vegetables or cooked meats.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our 'Cleanliness of the Borough' survey in March. It was great to get the feedback and good to hear your ideas. Keeping our Borough clean is everyone’s responsibility and we want to work with our community to encourage this. Our successes in the Best Kept Awards are testimony to that.

QUICK PIZZA

So what did you tell us and what are we doing about it?

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Preheat oven to 230°C Chop the baguette into three and then split in half. Rub a halved garlic clove over the split baguette. Drizzle with olive oil. Put onto a baking tray in a hot oven for 5 minutes Spread pizza topping thinly over the hot bread Top with cheese Bake for a further 5 minutes. Sprinkle with dried oregano and enjoy!

86% of you like using the brown bins so we are providing them to the whole of the Borough by the end of the summer, including the rural areas in Antrim. In the Antrim area you would like to have a glass collection service and so we are looking at this. 80% of Newtownabbey residents like the weekly kerbie box or triplestack collection. We are replacing the remaining kerbie boxes with the more popular and easier to move triplestacks, by December 2018. Our free bulky collection service is well used and 87% of you are pleased with this service. It can be arranged online at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/bulkywaste. We are also looking at how we can be more specific about a collection date and advise you about it. Our recycling centres are very well used and you would like longer opening hours so we are looking at this. The cleanliness of our streets is still a concern with 44% of you satisfied with the service, so we are working to improve this. We are getting tougher on offenders and have provided an additional 30 litter bins in the last 12 months. We are also targeting dog fouling hot spots with additional street cleaning. Congratulations to Virginia Keane, winner of two theatre tickets. Virginia was entered into a prize draw for responding to the 'Cleanliness of the Borough' survey.

This idea will get you started but why not tweet us yours? @ANBorough

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BROWN BIN RECYCLING WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE?

In 2016/17, the Council managed over 78,276 tonnes of household waste. This is equivalent to the weight of 14,232 elephants! Of this waste, 21,399 tonnes were composted via brown bins and recycling centres. We want to thank our residents who use their brown bin and encourage residents who do not recycle their food and garden waste to do so! Here are a few reasons why you should use your brown bin...

IT COSTS LESS TO RECYCLE FOOD WASTE! The cost of recycling food waste is much less than the cost of sending it to landfill. Recycling waste is also better for the environment.

EVERY LITTLE COUNTS! No amount of food waste is too small. If you drink tea, even your tea bags can be put into your brown bin.

FOOD CADDIES ARE FREE!

IT’S NOT MESSY!

All residents in the Borough should have a brown food caddy. You can get your caddy free of charge by contacting Waste Management.

Free caddy liners are available from Mossley Mill, Antrim Civic Centre or any of our leisure centres. You can also request caddy liners from Waste Management or alternatively, tie your red tag onto your bin and we will leave you a pack of bin liners next time we empty your bin.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SMELLY! The caddy liners are free of charge so you can empty your brown food caddy once a day or more if need be, stopping the waste from going smelly.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT You may have recently noticed a sticker appearing on your black bin stating ‘No food waste please, remember to use your brown recycling bin.’

This is to encourage residents to recycle more of their food waste and help us work towards meeting our 2020 target of 50% recycling. By placing the food waste in your brown bin you can help save money spent on landfill costs.

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DON’T FORGET - RECYCLE WEEK Monday 25 September - Sunday 1 October antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling

WHAT BIN? It’s easy to get your waste in the right bin when you know what goes where and it doesn’t take very long. There are lots of items around your home that you can recycle rather than put into your black bin. By recycling items, you can help

save money by reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill. Here are a few reminders of where some things should go.

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For more information including a full list of what all can be recycled visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling

AEROSOLS

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

Blue Bin, Kerbie Box or Triplestack

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WE’RE ON A MISSION Attention all hoarders! Do you have an old sofa, table or even a bike that is never used sitting in your garage gathering dust? If so, then why not recycle it at one of our five fantastic recycling facilities? We have recently joined together with East Belfast Mission to upcycle and reuse bulky items. After you drop off your item at our recycling centre, East Belfast Mission refurbishes or reinvests them and makes them available for sale in their charity shops, Restore.

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FOODBANKS IN OUR BOROUGH One in five children is living in poverty in our Borough.* People can find themselves in this situation through a number of ways. It can be linked to low wage employment or jobs with zero hours’ contracts and no job security. It may be an older person living on a basic pension or young people who find themselves homeless. A sudden crisis such as redundancy or an unexpected bill can force people to choose between paying rent or buying food. Below is some information on how you can get help or help others who are in need...

I am not mobile; how can I get help from a foodbank?

If you are unable to travel to a foodbank, there are volunteers who will deliver the food. In addition, if you are unable to carry the shopping bags home from the foodbank, they can be delivered.

How can I donate to the foodbanks? There are many places that accept donations for the food banks. This includes permanent collection points in supermarkets, schools, businesses or your local church. To find out where you can donate in the area you live, contact your nearest foodbank on the telephone number below.

What happens TO the food after I donate it?

The food is then transported to a warehouse so that it can be accounted for. It is then dated and sorted before being distributed to those in need.

How can I get help?

Thanks to everyone who donates and volunteers at the foodbanks; your support is really making a difference. For more information contact:

If you are struggling to feed your family, contact your local foodbank (see details). They will then have a chat with you and where appropriate, put you in contact with a relevant local agency to issue a foodbank voucher. If required, the agency can also provide you with contact details for further support including Citizens Advice Bureau, health visitors, local charities etc.

Where can I obtain a voucher to use the food banks?

Food is issued on receipt of a voucher which can be obtained from Social Services, Citizens Advice Bureau, Women’s Aid, churches, St Vincent de Paul, doctors, schools, MLA offices and many other support agencies. *figures from End Poverty Coalition

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Theatre at The Mill

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Sat 23 Sept // 7.45pm // Tickets: £18

West End star Peter Corry returns to Theatre at The Mill with his brand new show Red Velvet Cabaret - Magnifique! This fun, intimate and evocative production will be hosted by Peter with his cast and will feature classics by the likes of Queen, Sting, David Bowie, Cole Porter and Van Morrison as well as music from the world of opera and songs from the iconic film Moulin Rouge. All delivered in Red Velvet's unique and risqué style.

Following Donna Taggart’s whirlwind global success with Jealous of the Angels which has reached almost 90m views on Facebook and topped the charts in a host of countries across the world, it’s no surprise that her debut concert tour in Ireland has been receiving outstanding reviews. Following her sold out nationwide tour we are delighted to have Donna Taggart with us on Saturday 23 October. Get your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.

RED VELVET CABARET

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RE-CREATING ABBA IN CONCERT THE BJÖRN IDENTITY

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The Björn Identity is undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest tribute to the world’s most famous super group ABBA. From their stunning exact replica costumes, vocal likeness and Abba style choreography to a perfect copy of Benny’s famous white Yamaha piano. This show is an authentic ‘ABBA in concert’ experience unlike any other, featuring a guest performance from a local school choir. With all the glitz of the classic '70s era, performing all of ABBA’s greatest hits from Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and much more!


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Sat 19 Aug // 8pm // Tickets: £10 & £8 (Concession) The 4 Of Us has been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over a quarter of a century. Formed and fronted by Newry-born brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy, they have developed a unique musical identity, which has produced original and award-winning recordings, as well as a large and loyal fan base. Sugar Island, their latest album, explores the brothers’ early years growing up in Northern Ireland; musically, it focuses on the trademark interplay of their acoustic guitars.

BE 'SHORE' TO HAVE A GOOD TIME! Come along and enjoy free family fun and music performances over the bank holiday weekend. Usual favourites such as amusements, band concerts, live music, inflatables, outdoor activities, sensory play, street theatre shows and circus skills will be available on both days from 2 - 10pm.

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Saturday evening’s entertainment is a must-see for all George Michael fans as tribute band Faith: The George Michael Experience will get everyone bopping to the popstar’s hits, finishing with a fireworks display.

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OWEN O’NEILL Sat 23 Sept // 7.30pm // Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) // Age: 16yrs+ A veteran with a string of awards including three Fringe firsts, Owen O'Neill has toured the world with his comedy. Red Noise is a mixture of stand-up comedy and theatrical monologue. True stories from his life include being struck by lightning at nine years old and being told he had the power to cure cancer. All this and more in his ninety-minute show, Red Noise.

On Sunday, tribute band Roll With It will take to the stage to rock the Loughshore to the sounds of Oasis classics. With the exception of the amusement rides, all events and activities are absolutely FREE! So be ‘shore’ not to miss out on two fantastic and affordable days of fun for all the family before school starts back!

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DÉCOR INTERIORS IS THE STAR OF GLENGORMLEY Joanne Mahood, proprietor of Décor Interiors, is a previous participant of the Council’s Star Programme. We recently caught up with her to see how her business was progressing after the Programme. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRADING?

Décor Interiors has been trading for one year in Glengormley. We have a stunning wallpaper and fabric showroom on the first floor and a fantastic competitively priced decorating centre on the ground floor, supplying a number of paint brands and decorating accessories. The showroom is described by customers as ‘a little gem in the heart of Glengormley’.

customers’ needs. It was also a great platform for networking and exchanging ideas. I would highly recommend the programme to any new business. HAVE YOU ANY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS OR EXISTING SMALL BUSINESSES?

I would advise aspiring entrepreneurs to thoroughly research, not only their product or service idea, but also the locality of where they are going to trade. Talk to existing local business owners also. For existing small businesses in the Borough, I’d suggest getting involved where or when possible in Council/community events to raise your profile. Ensure you follow the Council’s social media pages and attend AGMs of your local Chamber of Commerce.

HAVE YOU PARTICIPATED IN ANY COUNCIL BUSINESS PROGRAMMES?

As Chairperson of the Glengormley Chamber, I enjoy being involved in current and future projects as well as decisions that will benefit surrounding businesses, including my own, going forward.

I took part in the Star Programme within the first year of our business opening. It included a number of evening workshops on different aspects and challenges that young businesses face.

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Each evening was presented by a different specialist, covering areas such as marketing for small businesses, online advertising, social media usage and selling. During the programme everyone was allocated a mentor who helped with our individual needs. They were able to help us focus on areas where we felt our businesses could be improved.

The Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Business Awards will launch this September. With a wide range of categories up for grabs make sure you get your entry in and join us for a Gala Dinner in early 2018. Entries and more information will be available in September.

DO YOU FEEL THEY WERE OF BENEFIT AND WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PROGRAMMES?

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GET A FRESH START WITH EXPLORING ENTERPRISE Have you been unemployed for some time or are you a lone parent, a stay at home mum, disabled, employed part time or in part time education? If so, why not participate in the highly successful Exploring Enterprise Programme in Antrim? Exploring Enterprise is FREE and aims to help people into sustainable employment or self employment through tailored training, mentoring and by gaining a recognised qualification in Understanding Business Enterprise. Support on the programme includes CV preparation, employment searches, interview skills, writing cover letters and job applications, computer training as well as learning business enterprise and much more. One previous participant from Ballyclare, Jennifer Thompson, had her life turned around after taking part in the programme: “When I joined the programme I was very much at a crossroads with six young children. Whilst I wanted to get back into the workplace I did not feel I had the confidence in myself or skills to do this.

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Being on the course showed me I have many transferable skills for work and I am so thankful for the help. Through help with preparing my CV and applying for jobs, I’m now doing something that I enjoy and bringing in extra income for the family”. This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund 2014-2020 Investment for Jobs and Growth Programme and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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DON’T MISS OUT ON FREE SUPPORT FOR YOUR BUSINESS!

Since June 2016, the Council has supported 107 local residents to take their initial steps into self-employment through the ‘Go for It' programme.

Your business is just a simple application away from accessing up to ten hours free one-to-one advice.

If you are aged 16 or older and interested in being your own boss, then the ‘Go for It’ programme is for you. It will help you to fully explore your business idea with the advice and guidance of a business advisor.

Last year the Council’s ASK programme helped more than 50 local small businesses access over 250 hours of help in a variety of specialisms including social/digital media, marketing and sales.

As well as one-to-one advice, you will have support through finance and business planning workshops to help develop your business plan. This will help map out the initial start-up phase of your business, as it did for Grahame Harris (left).

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IMPROVING LOCAL COMMUNITIES 16 projects which aim to improve life in specific areas across the Borough are underway. The projects are receiving funding of approximately £238,000; £75,000 from the Department for Communities and £163,000 from the Council. The programme aims to make things better for the people that live in these communities. Since the new Council was established, six areas now benefit from the funding, namely; Monkstown, Carnmoney, Mossley, Steeple, Ballycraigy and Farranshane. A big focus of the programme is giving our young people the skills they need to secure a more positive future. Local nursery schools are providing tutoring, parental guidance and better play resources to improve communication skills, helping young people to interact more at school and home. Primary schools are improving literacy with new fun ways to accelerate reading and math skills. Specialist tutoring programmes are tackling under achievement and improving self-esteem and overall achievement. At secondary level, updated IT equipment

will support a homework programme and improve pupil engagement. An enterprise programme is encouraging children to consider science careers and entrepreneurism, whilst community based programmes will offer employment support and personal, professional development. The more vulnerable or isolated people in the community are supported through single parent family programmes, sign posting and skills building. Community youth programmes will provide skills programmes and diversionary activities, building self-esteem and tackling anti-social behaviour. We will be keeping you updated on these programmes through Borough Life, social media and our website. For more information contact Karin McKinty

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CORPORATE IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2017-18 Our Corporate Improvement Plan for 2017/18 has recently been published. As a Council, we have a statutory duty to continuously improve the services we provide and the way we provide them. We recently published our Corporate Improvement Plan which sets out what our objectives are for the incoming year and how we are going to deliver these. Copies are available from antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/performance

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LOVE LIVING HERE

GET YOUR SKATES ON

A PLAN TO 2030

The Community Planning Partnership for Antrim and Newtownabbey recently launched Love Living Here, the Community Plan for our area. This ambitious plan takes a long term view and will seek to tackle the issues which most affect the day to day lives of our residents.

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The Council will work in partnership with organisations whose interests include health, employment, education, safety and community involvement.

By working together we can have a much greater impact on addressing the barriers to education and employment, improving our citizens' mental and physical wellbeing, and encouraging pride in our neighbourhoods and communities. Led by

Plans are currently underway for an exciting new skateboard park located at the V36 facility at Valley Park. Funding of ÂŁ195,882 for the project has been secured from the Peace IV programme via the Special European Union Programmes Body with ÂŁ300,000 of match funding to be provided by the Council. We are currently consulting on this exciting new project and we want you to have your say on the design and programming of the facility. We hope you can take five minutes to complete the survey which can be accessed via antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/consultations and tell us what you think.

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NEW PLAY PARK UPGRADE Plans are currently underway to upgrade the play park in Lilian Bland Community Park. Central to the approach we have developed for delivery of our community plan, is the widespread engagement of our citizens. The Partnership recognises the key role that groups such as schools, churches, sports clubs and community groups play in the day to day life of our communities. We hope that these groups and others will actively participate in our Place Shaping Forums to contribute their valuable local knowledge.

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These plans will help us to provide a facility that will meet the growing needs of the wider Glengormley area. Funding has been set aside to provide an exciting new play resource for families and young people. Make sure you have your say in the design and programming of the facility by taking part in a short online survey at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/consultations.

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BEST KEPT GARDEN 2017 This summer saw beautiful gardens, hanging baskets and pots judged in the Borough’s Best Kept Garden competition. Entries were received from residents all across the Borough and showcased a huge variety of styles, designs and creativity, all of which help to make the local area bright and beautiful.

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Roy McCullough, Newtownabbey

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Pamela Marron, Straid

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Andrew White, Crumlin

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Nancy Crawford, Antrim

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Arches Lane, Randalstown

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Edith Nesbitt, Parkgate

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Irene Monahan, Antrim

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BEST KEPT GARDEN 2018 Thank you to everyone who took part in Best Kept Garden 2017 and congratulations to the winners. Best Kept Garden 2018 will be launched in spring 2018 and all entries are welcome! Don’t forget, if there is someone

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LICENSE YOUR DOG ONLINE Did you know the Council offers quick and simple online dog licensing?

AWARD WINNING ANTRIM Antrim town is back to winning ways as the town has recently been announced as the winner of the All Ireland Best Kept Award for Best Urban Centre. This is a fantastic achievement as the town was one of over 800 entries in the competition, with only 14 finalists from the whole of Ireland.

The online service enables you to create a new licence or renew an existing licence. You can also receive automatic email reminders so you know when your licence is due for renewal. Your licence will be emailed to you which means you will always have it handy. The process takes minutes and can be completed in the comfort of your own home, anytime of the day.

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The award is testament to the hard work of the traders, local community, Town Team and Council staff. Floral displays in the town, clean streets and tidy shop fronts all contributed to Antrim bringing the award back for the second time. We hope there will be more cause for celebration later this year as Randalstown has been shortlisted for the Britain in Bloom competition. The results are being announced in October and we hope to bring you more good news. Well done and thank you to everyone who helped make Antrim town award winning again.

REPORT ALL Are your aware of the Report All app? The app helps you to report problems directly from your phone such as litter, graffiti, dog fouling and fly tipping as well as anti-social behaviour. You can even get updates on the problem you have reported by entering your email address.

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ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS AUGUST - DECEMBER 2017 applaud // engage // create // discover


Mini Beasts

Sat 26 Aug

Home Produce

Sat 2 Sept

Winter Wildlife

Sat 16 Sept

Berry Bliss

Sat 30 Sept

Garden Bird Feeders

Sat 14 Oct

Introduction to Stone Carving

Sat 21 Oct

Autumn in Your Garden

Sat 28 Oct

Traditional Spoon Carving

Sat 4 Nov

Traditional Potato Basket

Sat 18 Nov

Garden History Talk & Walk

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Families are invited to join our Park Rangers on an activity packed and fun-filled half-day workshop focussing on the amazing world of insects. Join us for a rummage around Antrim Castle Gardens to see and learn about the many different mini beasts that live right under our noses.

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HOME PRODUCE Tutor: Vanessa Drew Sat 2 Sept // 10am - 4pm Cost: £20 & £18 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ Would you like to reduce your food miles even slightly and find out where your food has come from? This workshop will help you become a little more self-sufficient, even with limited space, and cover growing your own fruit and vegetables, keeping livestock such as hens and making your own jams, chutneys, yoghurt, and even homemade wine!

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Tutor: Park Ranger Team Sat 16 Sept // 10.30am - 1pm Cost: Free // Age: Families

Tutor: Clive Lyttle Sat 14 Oct // Time: 10am - 4pm Cost: £55 & £49.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Join the Park Rangers for a half-day workshop consisting of an indoors presentation as well as a guided excursion around the grounds.

Spend the day with expert willow weaver and basket-maker, Clive Lyttle from Welig Heritage Crafts, creating woven willow bird feeders for the garden.

Focus will be on our wildlife species big and small, including the many fascinating ways in which they are able to deal with surviving through the harsh winter months.

Participants will have the chance to use basket-making skills to produce the feeders in a number of designs.

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INTRODUCTION TO STONE CARVING

Tutor: Marian Partridge Sat 30 Sept // 11am - 1pm Cost: £15 & £13.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ Come and join herbalist Marian Partridge to wild harvest the fruits of the autumn and learn to make herbal tonic conserves and cordials, robs and wines.

Tutor: Marc Kelly Sat 21 Oct // Time: 10am - 4pm Cost: £70 & £63 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

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TRADITIONAL POTATO BASKET

Tutor: Vanessa Drew Sat 28 Oct // Time: 10am - 4pm Cost: £20 & £18 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Clive Lyttle Sat 18 Nov // 10am - 4pm Cost: £55 & £49.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

There is a lot of gardening that can be done in autumn. In this workshop we will look at pruning techniques. We will work out a manageable maintenance routine for your garden and look at low maintenance alternatives for hard and soft landscaping. We will also discuss how to get colour in your garden all year round.

These harvesting baskets were once made in vast numbers around the shores of Lough Neagh primarily at Gawley's Gate, Aghagallon and Aghalee with the larger versions used to collect and harvest potatoes and the smaller versions which we will be making, used to 'teem' and serve potatoes.

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Tutor: Clive Lyttle Sat 4 Nov // Time: 10am - 4pm Cost: £55 & £49.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Park Ranger Team Sat 25 Nov // 10.30am - 1pm Cost: Free // Families

Join Clive Lyttle from Welig Heritage Crafts to carve your own cherrywood spatula from locally grown native hardwood and/or carve a spoon from various native timbers.

Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the evolution of the Gardens' design and history. Followed by a historic tour of Antrim Castle Gardens.

Using axes, drawknives, carving knives and other devices we will work and shape the timber into its specific form. No previous experience necessary, all tools and materials are provided.

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CLOTWORTHY HOUSE

CLOTWORTHY HOUSE Introduction to Digital Photography

Tue 12 Sept

Art for Complete Beginners

Tue 12 Sept

Junior After School Art Club

Tue 12 Sept

Dressmaking Level 2

Thurs 14 Sept

History of Art - The Human Figure

Thurs 21 Sept

Art Station

Sat 23 Sept

Silver Stacking Rings

Sat 14 Oct

Intermediate Digital Photography

Tue 24 Oct

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INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Tutor: Carrie Davenport Tue 12 Sept for 6 weeks // 7 - 9pm Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ Starting with the basics on setting up a camera and using the menus and modes, this course will build up to framing up better photographs and improving photography skills to create great photos while also covering saving, editing and making photo gifts.

Senior After School Art Club Tue 7 Nov Silver Necklace or Earrings

Sat 25 Nov

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Tutor: Amanda Montgomery Tue 12 Sept for 6 weeks // 7 - 9pm Cost: £52 & £47 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ A natural progression from previous Level 1 and 2 courses, participants, new or returning will be encouraged to concentrate on their personal chosen mediums and areas of interest in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and will have the opportunity during each class to opt in or out of an intense master-class session. Participants should bring their own materials.

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HISTORY OF ART

Tutor: Emma Andrews Tue 12 Sept for 6 weeks // 3.30 - 5pm Cost: £30 // Age: 5-7 years

Tutor: Amanda Croft Thurs 21 Sept for 6 weeks // 7 - 9pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

The coolest after school club in town is back as Emma brightens up your week with this fun and messy art workshop filled with arty style.

The human figure has been examined and defined, manipulated and interpreted by artists from medieval times to the present.

With different activities each week, you will have great fun, make new friends and create some very cool art.

By looking at classical, gendered, mortal, moving, performing, naked and nude figures, we will investigate how artists have responded to the body from a variety of aesthetic, social and historical perspectives.

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Tutor: Angela Turkington Thurs 14 Sept for 8 weeks // 7 - 9pm Cost: £80 & £72 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Amanda Montgomery Sat 23 Sept for 4 weeks // 2 - 4pm Cost: £20 // Age: 10-16 years

Are you up for the challenge to custom sew this flattering panelled dress with optional topstitching, sleeve and pocket variations with a concealed zip in the centre back in 8 weeks?

A fun mixed media art class for young people that mixes a quick tour of the art galleries with design, working with a range of two and three dimensional materials.

We will be using McCalls M7464 as our sewing pattern. Previous garment construction experience essential.

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Tutor: Diane Lyness Sat 14 Oct // 10am - 4pm Cost: £45 & £40.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Emma Andrews Tue 7 Nov for 4 weeks // 3.30 - 5pm Cost: £20 // Age: 8-11 years

Spend a day of fun in the workshop and make a pair of silver stacking rings. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful piece of jewellery to take home.

The coolest after school club in town is back for slightly older kids as Emma brightens up your week with this fun and messy art workshop filled with arty style. With different activities each week, you will have great fun, make new friends and create some very cool art.

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SILVER NECKLACE OR EARRINGS

Tutor: Carrie Davenport Tue 24 Oct for 6 weeks // 7 - 9pm Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Diane Lyness Sat 25 Nov // 10am - 4pm Cost: £45 & £40.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Aimed at those with a bit more photography experience or who have a digital SLR or camera with a fully manual shooting mode and want to improve their skills and technical abilities.

Design and make a unique silver necklace or earrings. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful piece of jewellery to take home.

You will explore shooting in the raw, working with shutter speed and aperture, using your camera in manual mode and editing and sharing pictures.

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Tutor: Tommy McMeekin Thurs 7 Sept for 12 weeks // 5.30 - 6.30pm Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ Have you bought yourself a guitar and want to learn to play? Tommy will have you learning and playing chords to your favourite songs in no time at all. Bring your own instrument. Tutor will contact you prior to class to discuss your needs.

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JAM CLUB Tutor: Tommy McMeekin Thurs 7 Sept for 12 weeks // 7 - 9pm Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ Dust off that guitar, pick up those drum sticks, warm up those vocal chords and drop in to our ‘rock rehab’ for adults. Playing new songs and restyling popular classics, our tutors will have you playing in no time. Open to all adults but particularly those who haven’t played in a while.

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PAPERMAKING Tutor: Bill McBride Sat 23 Sept // 10am - 4pm Cost: £30 & £27 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ Following a brief outline of the history of papermaking and the relevance of papermaking in the Antrim area, the workshop will guide you through the simple processes and let you make your own pieces of paper to take home. Materials will include rags of linen, cotton and wool, dried and pressed flowers and herbs.

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MUSEUM AT THE MILL

MUSEUM AT THE MILL Arty Party

Thurs 14 Sept

Clay Day

Sat 16 Sept

General Art

Mon 18 Sept

Introduction to Digital Photography

Mon 18 Sept

Art for Complete Beginners

Tues 19 Sept

Painting with Water - Based Wed 20 Sept Media Artfully Yours

Sat 7 Oct

Mask Making: Horrid Halloween Masks

Sat 21 Oct

Silver Necklace Making

Sat 28 Oct

Intermediate Digital Photography

Mon 6 Nov

Paint Portraits Like Picasso

Sat 11 Nov

Felted Angel Making

Sat 18 Nov

Draw Like Raymond Briggs

Sat 2 Dec

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Making A Christmas Garland Sat 16 Dec

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Tutor: Anne Colwell Mon 18 Sept for 12 weeks // 10am - 12pm Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Amanda Montgomery Tue 19 Sept for 12 weeks // 10am - 12pm Cost: £104 & £94 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

This course will cover general art techniques including watercolour, acrylic and water soluble dry media (graphite, coloured pencil and pastel).

A natural progression from previous Level 1 and 2 courses, participants, new or returning will be encouraged to concentrate on their personal chosen mediums and areas of interest in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and will have the opportunity during each class to opt in or out of an intense master-class session.

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Tutor: Carrie Davenport Mon 18 Sept for 6 weeks // 1.30 - 3.30pm Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Anne Colwell Wed 20 Sept for 12 weeks // 10am - 12pm or 2 - 4pm Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Starting with the basics on setting up a camera and using the menus and modes, this course will build up to framing up better photographs and improving photography skills to create great photos while also covering saving, editing and making photo gifts.

This course will cover general art techniques including watercolour, acrylic and water soluble dry media (graphite, coloured pencil and pastel). Please bring along your own choice of the above materials to work with. Beginners welcome. Note: no class on 1 Nov.

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SILVER NECKLACE MAKING

Tutor: Amanda Montgomery Sat 7 Oct // 2 - 4pm Cost: £10 // Age: 8-14 years

Tutor: Diane Lyness Sat 28 Oct // 10am - 4pm Cost: £40 & £36 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

This fun two hour workshop encourages young people to design their own artwork from the wide range of mixed media supplied. Both two dimensional and three dimensional materials ranging from paints, markers, various papers, found objects, clay and recycled materials will be available.

Design and make a unique silver necklace. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful piece of jewellery to take home. No previous experience is required, just bring an apron!

They shall take their own creations home. Remember come dressed for mess!

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INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Tutor: Kim Montgomery Sat 21 Oct // 11am - 1pm Cost: £10 // Age: 4-11 years

Tutor: Carrie Davenport Mon 6 Nov for 6 weeks // 1.30 - 3.30pm Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Your little ones will use collage techniques to cut, stick and create their very own ‘Horrid Halloween’ mask.

Aimed at those with a bit more photography experience or who have a digital SLR or camera with a fully manual shooting mode and want to improve their skills and technical abilities.

Make sure you bring protective clothing and dress for mess at the spooktacular workshop.

You will explore shooting in the raw, working with shutter speed and aperture, using your camera in manual mode and editing and sharing pictures.

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Tutor: Kim Montgomery Sat 11 Nov // 11am - 1pm Cost: £10 // Age: 4-11 years

Tutor: Kim Montgomery Sat 2 Dec // 11am - 1pm Cost: £10 // Age: 4-11 years

Learn how to paint in the style of Pablo Picasso and recreate your very own masterpiece using acrylic paint. Don’t forget to dress for mess!

Learn how to draw in the style of Raymond Briggs, illustrator of children’s modern classic Christmas tales ‘The Snowman’ and ‘Father Christmas’.

ILLUSTRATOR OF ‘THE SNOWMAN’

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FELTED ANGEL MAKING

MAKE A CHRISTMAS GARLAND

Tutor: Debbie Young Sat 18 Nov // 10am - 4pm Cost: £25 & £22.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Julianne Skillen Sat 16 Dec // 11am - 2pm Cost: £45 & £40 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Debbie will take you through the process of making felt from raw materials and shaping it into your own heavenly messenger in time for the Christmas season. Bring an apron.

Using fresh materials, ribbons and other accessories make and take away your own beautiful festive garland for your home. All materials included in fee. Bring an apron.

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BALLYEARL

BALLYEARL Patchwork, Applique & Soft Furnishings

Mon 4 Sept

Patchwork & Applique

Mon 4 Sept Tues 5 Sept Thurs 7 Sept

Tapestry, Embroidery & Crochet

Mon 4 Sept

PATCHWORK & APPLIQUE

Soft Furnishings

Mon 4 Sept

Bobbin & Lace

Tue 5 Sept

Sugarcraft

Tue 5 Sept

Scrapbooking

Wed 6 Sept Thurs 7 Sept

Tutor: Anne Scott Mon 4 Sept for 30 weeks // 10am - 12pm ● Tue 5 Sept for 30 weeks // 1.30 - 3.30pm ◆ Thurs 7 Sept for 30 weeks // 10am - 12pm ✚ Thurs 7 Sept for 30 weeks // 7.30 - 9.30pm ✚ Cost: £150 & £135 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

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FOR BOOKINGS: Enrolment will open on Sat 26 August, 10am.

Classes can be booked in person at the Box Office, Theatre at The Mill or online theatreatthemill.com

split over 3 terms: Mon 4 Sept for 10 weeks, Mon 8 Jan for 10 weeks and Mon 16 Apr for 10 weeks.

◆ split over 3 terms: Tue 5 Sept for 10 weeks, Tue 9 Jan for 10 weeks and Tue 17 Apr for 10 weeks. ✚ split over 3 terms: Thurs 7 Sept for 10 weeks, Thurs 11

Jan for 10 weeks and Thurs 19 Apr for 10 weeks.

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PATCHWORK, APPLIQUE & SOFT FURNISHINGS BEGINNERS COURSE Tutor: Valerie Johnston Mon 4 Sept for 10 weeks // 5.15 - 7.15pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ This class offers you an introduction to soft furnishings and patchwork in a friendly atmosphere for beginners. You will learn the basics to help you create something for your home. It is necessary that you bring your own sewing machine and fabric for the class. The tutor will contact you before the class to discuss your options.

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TAPESTRY, EMBROIDERY & CROCHET Tutor: Dorothy Kerr Mon 4 Sept for 10 weeks // 2 - 4pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ This class welcomes both the experienced and beginner. Traditional and creative crafts are covered throughout the course including tapestry, embroidery and crochet.


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These classes will offer you a step by step guide to using your own fabric to make furnishing for your home.These can include curtains, bedding, cushions and loose covers. It is necessary that you bring your own sewing machine and fabric for the class. The tutor will have samples of work and will provide help with various projects.

BALLYEARL

Tutor: Valerie Johnston Mon 4 Sept for 10 weeks // 7.30 - 9.30pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

BOBBIN & LACE Tutor: Unagh McCullough Tue 5 Sept for 10 weeks // 7.30 - 9.30pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

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Tutor: Shirley Kernoghan Tue 5 Sept for 10 weeks // 7.30 - 9.30pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ An introduction to cake decoration using marzipan and icing, with basic piping skills. Suitable for beginners and intermediate levels. Note: no class on 24 Oct.

SCRAPBOOKING Tutor: Jacqui Milliken Wed 6 Sept for 10 weeks // 1.30 - 3.30pm Thurs 7 Sept for 10 weeks // 7 - 9pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

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BEADMAKING & CROCHET Tutor: Unagh McCullough Wed 6 Sept for 10 weeks // 7.30 - 9.30pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

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BALLYCLARE TOWN HALL

BALLYCLARE TOWN HALL Introduction to Digital Photography

Mon 4 Sept

Scrapbooking

Tue 5 Sept

Ballroom Dancing

Tue 19 Sept

Boogie Babies

Fri 22 Sept

Sensory Storytelling

Fri 29 Sept

Festive Flower Arranging

Thurs 16 Nov

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INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Tutor: Carrie Davenport Mon 4 Sept for 6 weeks // 7 - 9pm Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ Starting with the basics on setting up a camera and using the menus and modes, this course will build up to framing up better photographs and improving photography skills to create great photos while also covering saving, editing and making photo gifts.

FOR BOOKINGS: T. 028 9034 0202 or online theatreatthemill.com

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SCRAPBOOKING Tutor: Jacqui Milliken Tue 5 Sept for 10 weeks // 1.30 - 3.30pm Cost: £49 & £44 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ This relaxing afternoon course for both the experienced and beginner will help turn your favourite photos of special life experiences into handcrafted, unique pages of memories and creative works of art ideal for your home or as unique gifts for friends and family.

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Tutor: Victoria Barkley Tue 19 Sept for 6 weeks // 7.30 - 8.30pm Cost: £30 & £27 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Caitlin O’Neill Starts Fri 29 Sept // 9.30 - 10.30am Cost: £3 per child // Age: 2-6 years

Learn to Ballroom dance at Ballyclare Town Hall with its glitter ball and original sprung dance floor. This is your chance to join in with the new ‘Strictly’ season!

Going on an imagination adventure - where will we go today? This storytelling session is complete with puppets, costume, props and sensory toys. Stories like never before!

This recreational course will culminate in a fun ‘Strictly’ style dance off! Ideal for both absolute beginners and those with experience.

Dates: Fri 29 Sept, Fri 27 Oct, Fri 24 Nov and Fri 22 Dec (Individual Sessions).

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FESTIVE FLOWER ARRANGING

Tutor: Caitlin O’Neill Starts Fri 22 Sept // 9.30 - 10.30am Cost: £3 per child // Age: Babies & Toddlers

Tutor: Ross McGookin Thurs 16 Nov for 5 weeks // 7 - 9pm Cost: £49 & £44 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

A sensory experience for babies and toddlers filled with movement, rhythm and rhyme. Get your little ones grooving with our songs complete with puppets, parachutes and props!

Practical demonstrations each week will enable you to create designs for your home and special occasions. Materials included for first week only. To encourage personalisation and creativity, participants will be asked to bring along their own plant materials for the remainder of the course.

Dates: Fri 22 Sept, Fri 20 Oct, Fri 17 Nov and Fri 15 Dec (Individual Sessions).

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YOUR COUNCILLORS KEY ABBREVIATIONS DUP Democratic Unionist Party SDLP Social Democratic and Labour Party

Dunsilly

Ballyclare

Antrim Threemilewater

UUP Ulster Unionist Party TUV Traditional Unionist Voice

Airport

Macedon Glengormley Urban

Airport District Electoral Area (DEA) covers Aldergrove, Clady, Crumlin, Mallusk and Templepatrick and consists of 5 members.

THOMAS BURNS SDLP T. 07803 535094 E. thomas.burns@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

ANNEMARIE LOGUE SINN FEIN T. 07533 353610 E. annemarie.logue@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

MATTHEW MAGILL DUP T. 07825 374019 E. matthew.magill@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

PAUL MICHAEL UUP T. 07587 657120 E. paul.michael@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

MERVYN REA mbe UUP T. 07860 590614 E. mervyn.rea@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

Antrim District Electoral Area (DEA) covers Antrim Centre, Fountain Hill, Greystone, Springfarm, Steeple and Stiles and consists of 6 members.

NIGEL KELLS DUP T. 07825 418774 E. nigel.kells@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

NEIL KELLY ALLIANCE T. 07545 992615 E. neil.kelly@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

ROISIN LYNCH SDLP T. 07827 276840 E. roisin.lynch@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

JIM MONTGOMERY UUP T. 07471 147666 E. jim.montgomery@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

DREW RITCHIE UUP T. 07713 864953 E. drew.ritchie@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

Ballyclare District Electoral Area (DEA) covers Ballyclare East, Ballyclare West, Ballynure, Ballyrobert and Doagh and consists of 5 members. DEPUTY MAYOR

DAVID ARTHURS UUP T. 07925 740395 E. david.arthurs@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

JIM BINGHAM UUP T. 07789 208142 E. jim.bingham@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

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MANDY GIRVAN DUP T. 07912 028945 E. mandy.girvan@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

TIM GIRVAN DUP T. 07895 208006 E. tim.girvan@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

VERA MCWILLIAM UUP T. 07792 477050 E. vera.mcwilliam@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

JOHN SMYTH DUP T. 07436 582180 E. john.smyth@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk


Dunsilly District Electoral Area (DEA) covers Cranfield, Parkgate, Randalstown, Shilvodan and Toome and consists of 4 members (1 vacancy to be filled).

LINDA CLARKE DUP T. 07803 132601 E. linda.clarke@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

HENRY CUSHINAN SINN FEIN T. 07871 229810 E. henry.cushinan@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

BRIAN DUFFIN SDLP T. 07909 605144 E. brian.duffin@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

RODERICK SWANN UUP T. 07423 457376 E. roderick.swann@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

Glengormley Urban Electoral Area (DEA) covers Ballyhenry, Burnthill, Carnmoney, Collinbridge, Glebe, Glengormley and Hightown and consists of 7 members.

AUDREY BALL DUP T. 07749 083538 E. audrey.ball@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

JOHN BLAIR ALLIANCE T. 07788 871189 E. john.blair@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

PHILLIP BRETT DUP T. 07971 538685 E. phillip.brett@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

MARK COSGROVE UUP T. 07740 063726 E. mark.cosgrove@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

MICHAEL GOODMAN SINN FEIN T. 07827 818500
 E. michael.goodman @antrimandnew townabbey.gov.uk

MICHAEL MAGUIRE UUP T. 07827 936498 E. michael.maguire @antrimandnew townabbey.gov.uk

NOREEN MCCLELLAND SDLP T. 07789 208157 E noreen.mcclelland @antrimandnew townabbey.gov.uk

Macedon District Electoral Area (DEA) covers Abbey, Carnmoney Hill, O’Neill, Rathcoole, Valley and Whitehouse and consists of 6 members. MAYOR

BILLY DECOURCY DUP T. 07789 208144 E. william.decourcy@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

PAUL HAMILL DUP T. 07803 186008 E. paul.hamill@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

THOMAS HOGG mbe DUP T. 07792 891572 E. thomas.hogg@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

DAVID HOLLIS TUV T. 07475 033363 E. david.hollis@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

JOHN SCOTT UUP T. 07803 598637 E. john.scott@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

W.J. WEBB mbe jp ALLIANCE T. 07799 866876 E billy.webb@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

BEN KELSO UUP T. 07515 854858 E. ben.kelso@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

STEPHEN ROSS DUP T. 07713 946038 E. stephen.ross@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

Threemilewater District Electoral Area (DEA) covers Ballyduff, Fairview, Jordanstown, Monkstown, Mossley and Rostulla and consists of 6 members.

FRASER AGNEW mbe UUP T. 07711 135267 E. fraser.agnew@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

WILLIAM BALL DUP T. 07917 543674 E. william.ball@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

PAMELA BARR DUP T. 07974 826165 E. pamela.barr@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

TOM CAMPBELL ALLIANCE T. 07595 978690 E. tom.campbell@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

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CONTACT THE COUNCIL

USEFUL NUMBERS

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CIVIC CENTRES Antrim Newtownabbey

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028 9446 3113 028 9034 0000

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028 9442 9001 028 9446 4131 028 9084 8287 028 9445 2733 028 9334 1818 028 9086 1211

028 2563 3134

Bryson Energy

0800 142 2865

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Bus and Rail queries (Translink)

028 9066 6630

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Citizens Advice (Antrim & Newtownabbey) 028 9590 6505

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Education Authority

028 2565 3333

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03457 643 643

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Electricity Faults & Emergencies (24 hours) Gas Emergency Response (24 hours)

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Hospitals Antrim Area Hospital Whiteabbey Hospital

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THEATRES Courtyard Theatre Old Courthouse Theatre Theatre at The Mill

028 9034 0202 028 9442 8331 028 9034 0202

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FACILITIES Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House Ballyclare Town Hall Flax Gallery & Museum at The Mill Pogues Entry Sentry Hill Whitehouse

PLEASE NOTE - The Council is NOT responsible for these services. We've listed some useful contacts to help you.

Animal Welfare

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LEISURE CENTRES Allen Park Antrim Forum Ballyearl Crumlin Sixmile Valley

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Housing Executive Main Number (including grass cutting & graffiti) Repairs Line Housing Benefit

0800 002 001 028 9442 4000 028 9086 5181 03448 920 900 03448 920 901 03448 920 902

028 9448 1338

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Land Registry

028 9034 0139

0300 200 7803

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Mapping (Land & Property Services)

0300 200 7804

028 9034 0129

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Northern Health & Social Care Trust

028 9442 4000

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Pest Control (Consult your phone directory)

Rates (Property Rating & Valuation)

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TransportNI (previously Roads Service) Bus shelter vandalism/graffiti Cut roadside trees and grass verges Fallen trees Flooding roadway, footpath and blocked road gullies (24 hours) Road repairs Street lighting Traffic Hotline Winter salting (24 hours)

0300 200 7893 0300 200 7899 0845 712 3321 0300 200 7893

Social Security Agency Antrim and Newtownabbey Offices: Benefits Freephone Employment Service

0800 022 4250 0300 200 7822

Contact details for community centres are available at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Telephone/Utility Boxes (BT fault)

0800 023 2023

Voting (Electoral Office)

0800 432 0712

PARK WARDENS

Water (NI Water)

03457 440088

028 9448 1338 028 9083 2363 028 9034 0129

RECYCLING CENTRES Opening times for recycling centres are available at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling Craigmore (Randalstown) Crumlin Newpark (Antrim) Bruslee O’Neill Road

028 9447 3813 028 9442 3640 028 9442 8107 028 9034 0056 028 9034 0056

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COMMUNITY CENTRES

To report an incident in a park

028 9034 0275

BIN COLLECTION

Check your bin collection day at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/binchecker Please remember to leave your bin out for 7am on collection day at normal collection points. Antrim area 028 9446 3113 Newtownabbey area 028 9034 0056

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Flooding Incident Line (24 hours) 0300 200 0100 Report your property is flooded or flooding Flooding - Council owned property 028 9446 3113 Burst watermains and blocked sewers 0345 744 0088 (Northern Ireland Water) (24 hours) Overflowing rivers and watercourses 028 9260 6100 (Rivers Agency) Water pollution in watercourse 0800 807 060 (Northern Ireland Environment Agency)

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HOME SPUN YOUTH DRAMA

SCHOOL Calling all budding Carey Mulligans, Kristen Stewarts, David Tennants and Tobey Maguires‌ Home Spun Youth Drama School offers weekly tuition throughout the year in the form of three 10-week semesters with a limited 20 places on each course to ensure participants develop their acting and music skills in the most beneficial learning environment.

Theatre at The Mill & The Courtyard Theatre

T. 028 9034 0202 www.theatreatthemill.com

The Old Courthouse Theatre & Eyre Studio

T. 028 9442 8331 www.theoldcourthousetheatre.com

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