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MAYOR’S MESSAGE

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Welcome to the August edition of Borough Life, our residents’ magazine that keeps you up to date with life in our Borough. As the new Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your warm welcome and I look forward to the year ahead as First Citizen of our Borough.

NEW MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR MAYOR'S CHARITIES 2018- 2019

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NEW COAT OF ARMS FOR COUNCIL RIBBON OF POPPIES CAMPAIGN

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'MORE' FROM OUR SISTER CITY

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SAVING LIVES AT SIXMILE OVER £1.2M INVESTMENT EVERY BODY ACTIVE GRANTS

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

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SUMMER EVENTS GUIDE

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SUMMER SELFIE RANDALSTOWN IS BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL MONKSTOWN WOOD

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SPEAK UP FOR ANIMAL WELFARE FIELDS IN TRUST DESIGNATION

SIXMILEWATER PARK APP 12

CDE GLOBAL JOB HUNTING? OPTIMAL HELP FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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IMPROVED CONNECTIVITY CITY DEAL

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HEATHROW COMES TO THE BOROUGH LOOKING TO HIRE MEETING SPACE?

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PLANS FOR YOUR BOROUGH PLANNING FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE

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DON'T BE A LITTER BUG LOVE FOOD, HATE WASTE

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One of my first engagements as Mayor was attending the Jobs Fair which took place at the Valley Leisure Centre. I was delighted that we were able to promote over 1000 job vacancies from more than 60 employers throughout the Borough on the day. If you’re looking for a job, then don’t forget to check out our new Facebook page @ANBoroughjobs. Our Borough really is a beautiful place and this was confirmed recently when Randalstown was awarded Ireland’s Best Kept Town for 2018 in the Small Town Category. This is superb news and I am extremely proud of all the Council staff and community volunteers who work so hard to keep our Borough looking beautiful. See page 10 for details. In this bumper edition, we have 12 pages packed full of arts and culture classes, courses and workshops so you will be guaranteed to find something suitable for all ages. Remember to look out for our next Borough Life from 1 October, it will be jam-packed with all the Halloween festivities! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer holidays and I look forward to meeting many of you out and about as I serve my term as Mayor. Councillor Paul Michael Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey The magazine is available in alternative formats, please contact us for more information.

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NEW MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR

MAYOR'S CHARITIES 2018- 2019

At this year’s annual meeting on Monday 4 June, the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey were elected, as well as the committee Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons.

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

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).

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor Paul Michael

Alderman John Smyth

Audit Committee Chairperson: Councillor Stephen McCarthy Vice Chairperson: Councillor Mervyn Rea

Community Planning & Regeneration Committee Chairperson: Councillor Stephen Ross Vice Chairperson: Councillor Michael Maguire

Operations Committee Chairperson: Councillor Drew Ritchie Vice Chairperson: Councillor Jordan Greer

The Royal British Legion’s work is encapsulated in its motto: Live On – to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living. The Legion is the nation's biggest Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is the national custodian of Remembrance and is well known for the annual Poppy Appeal, and its emblem the red poppy. FOCUS (Focusing on Community & Understanding Suicide) is a group of young people aged between 15 and 25 who have come together from the local community with the aim of raising suicide awareness. FOCUS is a youth project of Antrim Youth Information & Counselling Centre - a community organisation based in the heart of Antrim. See page 34 for more information. For more information visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov. uk/mayorscharities

Planning Committee Chairperson: Councillor Henry Cushinan Vice Chairperson: Alderman Fraser Agnew

Policy & Governance Committee Chairperson: Alderman Pamela Barr Vice Chairperson: Councillor Noreen McClelland

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NEW COAT OF ARMS FOR COUNCIL The Council officially received its new Coat of Arms from the Royal College of Arms in London. Outgoing Mayor, Councillor Paul Hamill was honoured to receive the new crest which was presented by John Petrie, Rouge Croix Pursuivant from the College of Arms. The presentation of the Letters Patent, granting the Armorial Bearings, is a historic milestone for the new Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey. With a motto which when translated from latin means 'Achieving Prosperity Together', the new crest represents the historic nature of the Borough and will provide an official mark used for all civic, ceremonial and legal occasions.

The Arms includes the Barbican Gate of Antrim Castle that featured in the former Arms of Antrim and a water wheel charged with cog-wheels which were in the old Newtownabbey design and represent the industrial connections. Supporting the shield are a stag from the old Arms of Antrim and the black griffin of Grimshaw from the Arms of Newtownabbey. Both are standing in a field of barley, representing the rural areas and clutching a representation of the Antrim Round Tower and the Mossley Mill Chimney. Copies of the new Coat of Arms will be displayed at both Antrim Civic Centre and Mossley Mill.

RIBBON OF POPPIES CAMPAIGN 2018 The Ribbon of Poppies Campaign is the sowing of Flanders Poppy seeds to commemorate those who fell in World War I on the 100th anniversary. The seeds will be planted all across the UK and sites registered online. The Council is proud to support this campaign, with groups and schools provided with poppy seeds, to plant in their facilities and community gardens. In addition, a number of Council managed sites have been sown with poppies, so make

sure you look out for a ribbon of colour in November 2018. Each area taking part in the Ribbon of Poppies, will be registered to demonstrate the Ribbon across the world.

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Our Borough is twinned with three locations, one of which is the beautiful city of Gilbert, Arizona. Gilbert is a progressive American town and somewhere we have worked with for a number of years on learning and developing practices that can benefit those within our Borough. Our new MORE all-inclusive Leisure Membership is one example of how looking outward to our Sister City can help improve the FITNESS SUITE quality of life of our residents. It was the experience and discussions from a visit to Gilbert that built the foundations for the new (16YRS+) CLASSES our membership numbers have more than doubled, footfall MORE membership. Since launching this new packageFITNESS last October, (16YRS+) has trebled and income has increased by almost 20%,SPA which has paid for the trip itself many times over. As an ambitious Council, (16YRS+) it is important to be outward looking, share ideas and learn from others’ successes. ATHLETICS TRACK (INDIVIDUAL USE)

We want to be the most digitally advanced Council in Northern Ireland and Gilbert is a digital city, so who better to learn from? As DANCE STUDIO (INDIVIDUAL USE) a result, we have just launched our new Leisure IT system, in September we will be launching the first phase of our new citizen SWIMMING POOL app and before the end of this year, we’ll launch our new website. These new developments are just one step towards further SELECTED CHILDREN’S CLASSES digitalisation of our services, making us a better connected Borough.

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SAVING LIVES AT SIXMILE Staff at Sixmile Leisure Centre recently put their first aid skills to the test when one of our residents suffered a cardiac arrest at a fitness class. Joanna Ireland from Glengormley collapsed during an aerobics class. The Leisure Centre staff took quick action by performing CPR and defibrillation before the ambulance arrived. Since the incident, Joanna has returned to Sixmile Leisure Centre to thank the five staff members who gave her a second chance at life. Joanna and her husband David have also made a donation to British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland; this is to recognise their lifesaving work in equipping the public with the skills to perform CPR and defibrillation.

OVER £1.2MILLION INVESTMENT FOR COUNCIL FACILITIES We have lots of exciting news to share with you about projects that are coming soon to our Borough. The investments are all in response to consultation and feedback from you.

New Spa at Valley Leisure Centre The Valley Leisure Centre will see investment of £411,000 for the refit of the existing Health Suite including replacement of the Jacuzzi, Steam Room and Sauna with the addition of new ventilation and heated loungers. Complete restyling, feature lighting and new tiling will create the perfect atmosphere for you to relax after your workout.

Sixmile Fitness Suite refurbishment and extension In 2018/19, Sixmile Leisure Centre will receive a £410,000 investment to extend the fitness suite into unused areas within the Centre aswell as replacing all existing cardio and resistance machines.

Reception Improvements £380,000 will be invested across Antrim Forum, Sixmile and Valley Leisure Centres to modernise the reception areas and install new technologies that will improve your customer journey, offering fast access and reducing queuing times. The new reception areas will be styled in line with our MORE branding offering a warm welcome to all centre users.

Urban Sports Park Skating into the Borough Following the recent successful consultation regarding the Urban Sports Park at V36, the plans are now in motion for this exciting new project. Keep an eye out on social media for updates in the near future!

EVERY BODY ACTIVE SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME In partnership with Sport NI, we are pleased to announce that the Every Body Active Small Grants Programme has now reopened. Financial support is available for individuals and groups in the Borough for physical activity projects. Preference will be given to those projects that involve women and girls, people

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with a disability or those living in areas of social need. In the last 12 months, over 2,000 residents across the Borough have benefitted from previously funded projects. If you think you, your sports club, community/voluntary organisation or school PTA could benefit from this funding, make sure you submit an application online via antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Residents/Grants

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES Celebrate your child’s special day with one of our birthday party packages. We have lots of different options on offer, suitable for boys and girls of all ages.

Sixmile Activity Party (raquet sport, football, bouncy castle) £66.00

Allen Park Activity Party (raquet sport, football, bouncy castle)

Includes 60 minutes of activity and 45 minutes in party room (Food is not included)

Football Party

£66.00

£45.00

Includes 60 minutes of activity and 45 minutes in party room (Food is not included)*

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Playzone Party

Includes 60 minutes of activity and 45 minutes in party room (Food is not included)*

£8.50 per child - Age restriction of 11 years or height of 1.46m Includes 60 minutes of play and 30 minutes in party room

*Manns Allen Park can provide catering T. 028 9034 0297

Antrim Forum Activity Party (football, basketball or uni-hoc), Pool Party, Ten Pin Party or Soft Play Party £8.50 per child – min 6 children Includes 60 minutes of activity and 45 minutes in party room Food is included excluding birthday cake

Food is included excluding birthday cake

Crumlin Bouncy Castle (age 6+) or Enchanted Castle (age 5 and under) £60 - £110.00 (depending on room chosen) 120 minutes in party room (Food is not included)

Activity Party (football, uni-hoc, basketball or rounders) £36.00 120 minutes in party room (Food is not included) For more information or to book contact the leisure centre, see page 39 for contact details.

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SUMMER EVENTS GUIDE FUN IS A SHORE THING THIS SUMMER

FAMILY ORIENTEERING TASTER EVENT

Sat 25-Sun 26 Aug // 12-5pm // Jordanstown Loughshore Park

Sat 8 Sept // 2-4pm // Valley Park

Come along and have an adventure with amusements, arts and crafts and other outdoor activities. There will be live music from 7–10pm each night with a fireworks display at 10pm on the Saturday evening. There will also be family fun activities at Whiteabbey Village from 11-6pm each day. For a full listing and more information visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/shoreline

Is your family looking for a new activity? Would you like to get your little explorers out and having fun? Then why not come along to our Orienteering Taster Event. The kids will learn new map reading skills, work as part of a team and solve problems, all while having fun. We also have orienteering courses in Antrim Castle Gardens and Crumlin Glen where groups can arrange to hire the equipment free of charge. For more information T. 028 9446 3113 ext. 31004 or E. elaine.upton@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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Every Mon, Wed & Fri in Aug // 7-10pm // Various Locations // £1 per day // Age 11+

Every Sat in Aug // 7-10pm // Valley Leisure Centre // 50p per day // Age 9-18yrs

Enjoy a range of activities including Bubble Football, Graffiti/ Street Art, Mental Health Awareness, Urban Sports, Good Relations, Drug Awareness and more.

Join your friends for a Saturday night and enjoy activities such as Climbing Wall, Circus Skills, Arts & Crafts, Football, Hockey and lots more.

For more information or a registration form visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/pcsp

For more information or a registration form visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/youthzone

ORGANISING AN EVENT? Are you or a group that you are part of thinking of organising an event that might take place on a public road? If so then it’s important that you contact us if a Road Closure Order is required. Local Councils have recently been given powers to close roads or restrict traffic to allow certain events such as fun runs or street parties to take place.

If you are considering organising an event, we advise that you contact us before making any arrangements. We can help you through the process which will allow you to factor in any costs associated with the public consultation on the proposed arrangements. For more information visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov. uk/eventsonroads or T. 028 9034 0160 E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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SUMMER SELFIE Are you out and about this summer enjoying our beautiful parks, walks and woodland? Then share your photos of your favourite spot and let others see the beauty on our doorstep!

RANDALSTOWN IS BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL A bloomingly beautiful Randalstown was recently selected for the 2018 Ireland’s Best Kept Town competition, in the Small Town Category. Competition was stiff with a total of 14 top town entrants shortlisted out of a total of 125 entries, for judging at the final stage in this competition. At the prestigious awards ceremony in the Harbour Commissioners Office on 26 June, Randalstown was awarded first in their category of Small Town and also acheived Best Overall out of a total of 800 entries.

It’s easy… Simply send us photos of you, your family or your friends enjoying one of our many parks. Or what about a selfie of you at your favourite spot?

What a fantastic achievement for all involved! This beautiful town demonstrates the strong partnership which has developed between the local volunteers and the Council. Congratulations to all involved!

Upload your photos via the weblink below and help us showcase our parks and open spaces.

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IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY… Since opening in 1999 by the Woodland Trust, Monkstown Wood has long been a beautiful site for a stroll. Located along the popular Newtownabbey Way, which runs from Mossley Mill to Belfast Lough, this Wood is a popular stop off point. Earlier this year the Council, in partnership with Woodland Trust, embarked on an improvement project, through funding secured by Biffaward. This funding helped to improve existing paths and install new ones, which help visitors to get closer to the Three Mile Water River, running through the wood. So if you would like to get out and about this summer, why not explore somewhere new and visit the Monkstown Wood, along the Newtownabbey Way.

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SPEAK UP FOR ANIMAL WELFARE!

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If you think an animal is suffering from neglect, then it’s time to speak up and tell us. Owning and caring for an animal can be a source of great enjoyment, but it also comes with a big responsibility. Causing an animal unnecessary suffering is an offence and carries a potential prison sentence of up to five years along with an unlimited fine.

For more information visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ animalwelfare Complaints regarding farmed animals should be reported to the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) T. 0300 200 7840

Council is responsible for enforcing the Welfare of Animals (NI) Act 2011 for all non-farmed animals such as cats, dogs, horses and donkeys. If you suspect an animal is suffering or being neglected, please contact our Animal Welfare Section immediately on T. 028 2563 3134.

FIELDS IN TRUST DESIGNATION 2018 – CENTENARY FIELDS

Fields in Trust is a national programme which aims to protect vital open spaces all across the UK. In 2014, Fields in Trust launched their Centenary programme, which was designed to preserve War Memorial parks, playing fields and other green spaces, with a significant link to World War I. To promote Council’s commitment to the protection and enhancement of our parks and open spaces, we applied to have our sites designated as Centenary Fields, through the Fields in Trust programme. We are delighted to announce that Lilian Bland Community Park, Ypres Park and Whiteabbey Park have all been designated as Centenary Fields.

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Sixmilewater Park in Ballyclare, is a fantastic urban park which provides families and school groups with a variety of adventure all year long. However, what happens when we forget how to play? This Sixmilewater Park Adventure is a brand new web app which can be used by teachers, youth group leaders or parents to make every trip to the park an adventure! Whether you want to learn about the birds who live in the pond or if you want to build a den or have a boat race, use the app to work out where best to complete all these fun and safe activities. The Sixmilewater Park Adventure is the first in the Borough, however we are keen to roll this out to all our parks. So, next time you are wondering what to do with the summer holidays, why not create an adventure of your own? To download the app visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/parkapp

We are waiting on final confirmation of Ballyclare War Memorial Park as a designated site and hope to include it as part of our Borough wide Centenary events, in October 2018.

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JOB HUNTING?

CDE GLOBAL EXPANDING INTO OUR BOROUGH

@ANBoroughjobs Taking the first step towards improving skills, looking to return to work or looking for a new job, over 1,700 people took part in the first ever Antrim and Newtownabbey Jobs Fair at the Valley Leisure Centre in June. The prospective job seekers had the opportunity to speak to 64 local employers who were promoting over 1,000 job vacancies. They were also able to sample first hand some of the job roles available, to decide if the career was right for them.

CDE Global is coming to Newtownabbey! Based at the Caterpillar site on the Doagh Road, CDE are recruiting for their new engineering and manufacturing facility. This is fantastic news for the Borough as this world-class facility is over one-third of a million square feet and will complement their existing manufacturing base in Cookstown. The new factory will enhance employment in the Monkstown area, where a tradition of engineering excellence has existed for many years.

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With so many people attending, it was a great partnership with the Department for Communities (DfC) and the 23 support agencies who offered guidance and advice. Still looking for a job? Then check out the Antrim and Newtownabbey Jobs Facebook page. www.facebook.com/ANBoroughjobs Looking for employees? Then contact us to advertise your job on the new Facebook page E. business@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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OPTIMAL HELP FOR YOUR BUSINESS Would you like up to five days free mentoring support for your business? If you answered yes, then the OPTIMAL (Outstanding Performance Through Individual Mentoring and Leadership) programme is perfect for you and your business. Free one-to-one mentoring is available on whatever you need, from budgets to marketing, recruitment to social media, let OPTIMAL support your business growth. This is an exciting opportunity for businesses in our area to gain

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the valuable tools you need to strengthen competitiveness and take advantage of new business opportunities. OPTIMAL is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme.

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IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESSS THROUGH IMPROVED CONNECTIVITY Although local Councils are not responsible for the provision of broadband services, we continue to work with providers so that local services are improved, for the benefit of our residents and businesses. The following are some examples of how we are aiming to make our Borough a better place to live, work and play!

Regional Gigabit Voucher Scheme The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is rolling out a £67m Regional Gigabit Voucher Scheme across the Borough.

Virgin Media is currently rolling out their ultrafast broadband network across Northern Ireland. Offering ultrafast broadband speeds of up to 350Mbps, Virgin Media has begun work to expand their existing network to up to 5,000 homes and businesses in the Ballyclare area. Work is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them, to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can also benefit from the scheme, as part of a group project, which also includes businesses and can claim for a voucher of up to a value of £500. For more information visit www.gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk

BT Community Fibre Partnerships

WiFi4EU Scheme

For those struggling to get a decent broadband service, one option might be through BT’s Community Fibre Partnership scheme.

The Council has recently applied for a voucher (worth up to €15,000) under this EU scheme and if successful, it is hoped it may be used to enhance public Wi-Fi coverage at Antrim Castle Gardens and V36 sites in 2018/19. Watch this space!

Virgin Media – Network Rollout

Straidhavern has recently seen around 20 residential premises and the Primary School receive significantly improved broadband provision through a partnership between BT and the local community. For more information visit www.communityfibre.openreach.co.uk

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Line of Sight Broadband Locally based tech company, Vynomic has recently helped boost Wi-Fi connectivity in the Ballyclare and Tildarg areas using state-of-the-art, line of sight technology. Download speeds of around 100Mbps are expected to be available.

When you are visiting one of our many facilities, why not take advantage of our free Wi-Fi? Just turn on your device's Wi-Fi and select ANBC Guest Network.

CITY DEAL You may have heard lots of reference to City Deal in the media lately and wondered how it affects you. In November 2017, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his Budget Statement that the Government would like to see a City Deal for the Belfast Region. This deal is to include a 10-year investment plan to improve infrastructure in the region, develop innovation skills and attract more and better jobs. The Council is part of a consortium of six Councils developing a bid for a Belfast Region City Deal. We are working closely with Belfast, Ards and North Down, Lisburn and Castlereagh, Mid and East Antrim and Newry Mourne and Down Councils, to bring forward a practical programme of projects that can help transform and rebalance our local economy.

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and 5,000 jobs across Northern Ireland.

COMES TO THE BOROUGH A delegation from Heathrow visited our Borough, as two of our sites have been shortlisted as a potential logistic hub for Heathrow airport. We are working in partnership with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council on a joint bid. Global Point and Belfast International Airport are two of six sites, that Heathrow representatives have visited across Northern Ireland over the last few months.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Michael, said “We are delighted to have two sites shortlisted in the bid to secure one of the four Heathrow Logistics Hubs. Our offer is built upon the excellent transport network that connects us with Heathrow by road, rail, sea and air and the outstanding supply chain of local companies that can support the expansion.” For more information on this fantastic opportunity T. 028 9034 0050

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These logistic hubs will help businesses across the UK to support Heathrow airport’s supply chain, which will help to build the new runway and deliver a legacy of construction excellence across the UK. If one of our sites is chosen as the successful logistic hub, it is expected to deliver up to £5billion in economic benefits

LOOKING TO HIRE A MEETING SPACE? If you are organising a large conference or holding a small meeting, we have the facilities right here on your doorstep. At Antrim Civic Centre and Mossley Mill we can provide a professional service that can take care of all your meeting room and conferencing needs: • Free Wi-Fi • From 4-200 delegates • Rooms available Mon-Sun (Mossley Mill); Mon-Fri (Antrim Civic Centre); including evenings • Modern, clean and welcoming • Natural Daylight • On-site Catering • Free Car Parking • Easy Access Routes • Weddings (Antrim Civic Centre)

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Our dedicated conference team will work with you from start to finish, helping you create the perfect conference or event. For more information visit antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk/conference or contact Antrim Civic Centre T. 028 9448 1493 or Mossley Mill T. 028 9034 0210

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PLANS FOR YOUR BOROUGH Did you know we have a Local Development Plan for the Borough? A lot of work has already gone into it and our Planning Section is currently working on a review of employment land and retail centres. Once complete, this Plan will help guide development decisions up to 2030. We have recently published an updated timetable for delivery of the Plan which also includes information on the new two stage planning process and the tests of 'soundness' that have been introduced into the planning system. If you are interested in the new Plan, make sure you read the timetable so you are aware of how you can have your say and when.

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PLANNING FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE We have many prosperous businesses and companies in our Borough successfully contributing to our economy. Our Planning team has approved applications that will continue to bolster our economy. These include the Henderson Group, Mallusk building a new storage and distribution warehouse, ancillary office and staff welfare accommodation. Also watch out for a new Premier Inn being constructed near Belfast International Airport. This hotel will create 81 bedrooms and increase the choice for residents and visitors using the gateway of Belfast International Airport. These projects will provide much needed construction jobs and will help to build on our growing tourism infrastructure. For more information on the planning decisions T. 0300 123 6677 E. planning@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk or visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/planning

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Don't be a Litter Bug

Don't mess with our place. Whether you are on a day trip to the seaside, on a trip to the park or even just walking to your local shop, litter spoils the area for everyone. As well as being harmful to the environment, litter can threaten wildlife, attract vermin and costs us all money to remove it! Want to do your bit? Then why not help to clean up your local area by doing a litter pick? Council can provide equipment such as litter pickers, gloves, bags and hi-vis vests free of charge.

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LOVE FOOD, HATE WASTE: VEGETABLES Each year the UK wastes a staggering 15 million tonnes of food, 7 million tonnes of which comes from our homes. Here’s a quick and easy recipe to help reduce food waste in your home.

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#IRECYCLERIGHT Do you recycle right? Did you know that over half of the rubbish that goes into our black bins could have been recycled?

On a recent survey carried out, over 25% of the contents of our black bins was food waste and a further 15% was paper/ cardboard. Both of these materials are recyclable and cost more money to dispose of when they are put in the black bin and end up in landfill.

Our #iRecycleRight campaign has been launched to encourage residents to put the right materials in the right bin! Not only does recycling help the environment, but by recycling good quality materials we can help to support our local economy as more than £100million worth of business is generated each year in Northern Ireland from manufacturing new products from recyclables. You will shortly be receiving a leaflet through the doors which will provide more information on the items which you must recycle in your brown bin, blue bin and triplestack. You can also find a list of what must go into each bin at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/bins

LOCAL BLOGGERS We recently teamed up with a number of local bloggers who took part in our #iRecycleRight challenge where they had to double their amount of household recycling over a week. Visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling to check out their videos and see what they got up to during the week.

DON’T FORGET THE BATHROOM! Many of us are good at recycling our plastics in the kitchen….but what about the bathroom? Why don’t you try putting a small recycling bin in your bathroom for those empty shampoo and shower gel bottles and even your aerosol cans! When your cleaning bottles run out they can be recycled here too! It’s time to do your bit and join the #iRecycleRight campaign! Make sure you tag us @ANBorough and tell us how you are recycling right!

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SPINNING YARNS A Festival of Colour, Creativity and Craft at Antrim Castle Gardens SPINNING YARNS is a two-day festival celebrating the wonderful world of all things associated with wool and linen. We are delighted that both Paula McIntyre MBE and Angeline Murphy, contestant on the Great British Sewing Bee 2016, will both be joining us for the weekend. Paula, renowned chef, author and broadcaster, will be demonstrating recipes with the festival theme, from linseed to lamb! Angeline is an Irish sewing fashion designer, tutor and blogger and she will be sharing her fascinating experience of the Sewing Bee with you as well as displaying some of her stunning designs.

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Trade opportunities We are currently accepting applications to trade at Spinning Yarns so please get in touch if you have a product you would like to promote.

For admission charges, directions and more information

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THE CENTENARY OF THE END OF THE GREAT WAR – A BOROUGH’S TRIBUTE The Autumn of 2018 marks another milestone in the ongoing Decade of Centenaries when we reflect upon the end of the Great War on 11 November 1918. The Great War, otherwise known as the First World War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. This war had a huge impact on not only the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough but across Northern Ireland and as such this Centenary is being marked throughout the UK in the months ahead giving communities the chance to remember and pay tribute to all those lost in the Great War.

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The Borough lost many in the War and the Council is recognising the importance of marking such an event through the delivery of ‘A Borough's Tribute’ - a series of events and initiatives from September to November. The Council programme aims to educate, inform and promote understanding of this historical event and the impact it had for the people of our Borough. The Council invites all of our community to engage with this inclusive programme of events and activities so we all have a deeper understanding of this historical event.

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Love Living HereOLDER PEOPLE’S ART PROJECT THROUGH THE ARTS

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Want to make new Friends? Would like to become more involved in the wider community?

Did you ever dream of a career in the Arts? Not currently in education or employment?

If this is you, then you may be pleased to hear more about our Older People’s Art Project.

Do you live in the Borough? If you have answered yes to all three questions then you may wish to learn more about The Arts Challenge Fund’s Community Arts Apprenticeship Programme.

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RINGING OUT FOR PEACE 7.05pm Sunday 11 November As part of our programme to mark the end of the Great War, the Council is participating in a UK wide initiative, organised by Her Majesty the Queen’s Pageant Master ‘Battles Over Ringing Out For Peace’. At 7.05pm on Sunday 11 November it is hoped that churches throughout the UK will ring their bells to achieve 1000’s of bells simultaneously ringing out across the length and breadth of the UK. We are hoping that many of our Borough Churches will join in by ringing their bells.

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ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS AUGUST - DECEMBER 2018 applaud // engage // create // discover

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ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS Silver Jewellery Making

Sat 11 & Sun 12 Aug

Learn to Draw and Develop Your Artistic Skills

Thurs 20 Sept for 6 weeks

Gems of European Cinema

Thurs 20 Sept for 6 weeks

Plaited Rug Techniques

Sat 22 Sept

Crochet

Tue 25 Sept for 6 weeks

Mini Beasts Workshop for the Family

Sat 6 Oct

Autumn in Your Garden

Sat 13 Oct

Wildlife in Winter

Sat 20 Oct

Hooked and Tufted - Rug Making

Sat 10 Nov

Woven Willow Bird Feeders

Sat 17 Nov

Make a Silver Necklace or Earrings

Sat 1 Dec

Art Station Junior

Sat 15 Sept

After Schools Art Club

Tue 18 Sept for 6 weeks

Art Station Senior

Sat 3 Nov

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FOR BOOKINGS: T. 028 9448 1338 or online theoldcourthousetheatre.com

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LEARN TO DRAW & DEVELOP YOUR ARTISTIC SKILLS Tutor: Sorrel Wills Thurs 20 Sept for 6 weeks // 7pm - 9pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ Over six weeks Sorrel will cover how to plot an observational drawing, draw in perspective, composition, colour theory, life drawing (clothed), and still life. She will give a short talk at the start of each class to introduce each topic, illustrated with drawings done for the class and examples of famous works to highlight the points being made, before participants get to work on their own pieces.

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Tutor: Rodney Gillen Thurs 20 Sept for 6 weeks // 7pm - 9pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Hannah Ferguson Tue 25 Sept for 6 weeks // 7pm - 9pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

If you are tired of formulaic Hollywood blockbusters try this little foray into the less-well-known cinema of our European neighbours. We will consider the merits of an eclectic mix of films past and present including "Run, Lola, Run", "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg", "The Illusionist", "Il Postino: The Postman", "Nosferatu the Vampyre", and "The Artist". Each two-hour session will consist of an introduced screening and an opportunity for discussion after viewing.

A six week course of beginners level crochet with a different project to try each week. Each session will help participants develop essential skills. From holding your hook and reading patterns to creating beautiful, versatile granny squares, zigzag blankets and jar cosies. The course will also explore techniques for working with recycled materials like tshirts and plastic bags. Participants should bring along their own choice of ‘double knitting’ wool.

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Tutor: Rosemary McCartney Sat 22 Sept // 10am - 1pm Cost: £15 & £13.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ Use these rug techniques to make place mats and coasters. Recycle that favourite dress, shirt or fabric remnants from other projects. Please bring sharp scissors or cutting mat, iron and ironing pad or old towel, a small selection of fabric and an old tee shirt to cut up and share.

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Join us for an informative workshop about the fascinating world of the largest group of living organisms on the planet - Insects. The half-day programme will comprise of an indoor presentation highlighting some of the more common insects to be found in the area along with other more exotic creatures, after which a guided excursion within the grounds will be led by a ranger and will focus on identifying both terrestrial and aquatic insects, their importance, and life cycles.


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AUTUMN IN YOUR GARDEN AND PLANNING FOR SPRING

HOOKED AND TUFTED RUG MAKING

Tutor: Vanessa Drew Sat 13 Oct // 10am - 4pm Cost: £20 & £18 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Rosemary McCartney Sat 10 Nov // 10.30am - 4pm Cost: £25 & £22.50 (Concession) // Age: 18 years+

Autumn is often seen as a time for tidying the garden and putting it into hibernation at the end of the gardening year. But in fact, this is the best time of year to be planning ahead for Spring! Come along to this workshop to find out more.

These rug-making techniques can be used not just for rugs but also cushion fronts and cushions pads. It is a way of using up that stash of odds and ends from other knitting and sewing projects or to recycle that favourite dress, blouse or shirt. Once the techniques have been mastered, you will start on a larger project to be finished at home. Please bring sharp scissors and a small selection of materials and yarn.

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WOVEN WILLOW BIRD FEEDERS

Tutor: Rangers Sat 20 Oct // 10.30am - 1pm Cost: Free // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Clive Lyttle Sat 17 Nov // 10am - 4pm Cost: £55 & £49.50 (Concession) // Age: 18 years+

Join our Park Rangers for a half-day workshop focusing on our many natural wildlife species and how they cope with surviving through the colder winter months.

Spend the day with expert willow weaver and basketmaker Clive Lyttle from Welig Heritage Crafts creating woven willow bird feeders for the garden. Participants will have the chance to use basketmaking skills to produce the feeders in a number of designs. Keep your feathered friends happy in the garden. All tools and materials provided.

The Workshop will consist of a presentation highlighting the different adaptations and survival strategies of our amazing wildlife, followed by a guided excursion around the grounds to try and spot some of the species discussed.

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Tutor: Diane Lyness Sat 1 Dec // 10am - 4pm Cost: £45 & £40.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Emma Andrews Tue 18 Sept for 6 weeks // 3.30pm - 5pm Cost: £30 // Age: 5 -10 years

Join experienced jewellery maker Diane Lyness and design and make your very own unique necklace or earrings to give as a gift or keep for yourself! You will learn the basic skills of silver jewellery making including piercing, soldering, rolling and polishing. No previous experience is required and all materials are provided. Just bring an apron!

The coolest After Schools Club in town is back 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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Tutor: Amanda Montgomery Sat 15 Sept // 2pm - 4pm Cost: £10 // Age: 5 - 11 years This is a fun, relaxed mixed media art class for the younger kids. They will be introduced to a range of two and three dimensional materials including paints, papers, markers, clay, glues, found and recycled materials. Participants will be encouraged to explore the materials and create their own wild and wonderful creation to take home!

Tutor: Amanda Montgomery Sat 3 Nov // 2pm - 4pm Cost: £10 // Age: 10 - 16 years

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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 including paints, papers, markers, clay, found and recycled materials, and exploring art techniques and their place in art history before creating a wild and wonderful piece of art to keep!


MUSEUM AT THE MILL Beginners Photography

Sat 1 Sept

Art for Absolute Beginners

Tues 4 Sept

Introduction to Watercolour

Thurs 6 Sept

Create Your Own Oil Painting Fri 7 Sept in 6 Weeks Fri 26 Oct Create a Tiffany Glass Candlelight

Sat 15 Sept

General Art Class

Mon 17 Sept

Painting with Water-based Media

Wed 19 Sept

Mosaics for Adults

Sat 29 Sept

Drawing and Painting Still Life

Thurs 25 Oct

Stacking Rings Jewelry Workshop

Sat 27 Oct

Beginners Bookbinding

Sat 24 Nov

Artfully Yours

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Kids Illustration

Sat 10 Nov

Clay Portraits

Sat 17 Nov

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BEGINNERS PHOTOGRAPHY Tutor: Carrie Davenport from Shoot Positive Sat 1 Sept // 10am - 4pm Cost: £35 & £31.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ This one day workshop is for anyone who wants to improve their skills with a digital camera. You will learn how to get the best out of your camera with framing techniques and tips used by photographers, advice on how to work the menus and settings and spend time taking photos and practicing your eye. We will cover photographing a range of subjects from scenery to family pics and look at editing using free software. By the end of the day you will be more familiar with your camera and know lots of tips and tricks used by professionals. Students must bring their own camera to the workshop so make sure to charge your batteries in advance.

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ART FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS Tutor: Amanda Montgomery Tue 4 Sept for 12 weeks (no class on Tue 30 October) // 10am - 12pm Cost: £104 & £94 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ This class welcomes beginners as well as those wishing to learn new artistic skills. Amanda will encourage each individual to concentrate on their personal chosen mediums and areas of interest in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. As well as being tutored in their specific medium, participants will have the opportunity during each class to opt in or out of an intensive master-class session. Participants should bring their own materials.

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INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOUR

CREATE A TIFFANY GLASS CANDLELIGHT

Tutor: Natasha Barr Thurs 6 Sept for 6 weeks // 10am - 1pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Irene McBride Sat 15 Sept // 10am - 4pm Cost: £35 & £31.50 (Concession) // Age: 18 years+

This tutor led 6-week course is suitable for all levels, from absolute beginners to improvers. The course will take you through the various techniques used when working with watercolour, such as washes, working wet on wet and wet on dry, lifting out and masking for highlights, and many other techniques to achieve textural effects. Once you have learnt the various techniques you will put them into practice working from images provided. Paper, pencils & charcoal will be provided. Please bring your own paint & brushes.

Create a beautiful 'Tiffany Glass' candlelight to brighten up the darker evenings as we approach winter. Learn all the techniques needed in this enjoyable one day class. All materials provided but please bring an apron or overall and do not wear open shoes/sandals.

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CREATE YOUR OWN OIL PAINTING IN 6 WEEKS

GENERAL ART CLASS

Tutor: Natasha Barr Fri 7 Sept for 6 weeks or Fri 26 Oct for 6 weeks // 10am -1pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Anne Colwell Mon 17 Sept for 13 weeks (no class on Mon 29 Oct) // 10.15am - 12.15pm Cost: £78 & £71.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Anyone can draw or paint with the right instruction and this fun and relaxing class will give you the confidence to do so. This tutor led 6-week course will take you through a stepby-step process from outlining your composition, mixing colours, improving brushwork, building up layers and working towards your own completed masterpiece. Canvas provided. Material list will be provided prior to class

This course will cover general art techniques including watercolour, acrylics 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.

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DRAWING AND PAINTING STILL LIFE

Tutor: Anne Colwell Wed 19 Sept for 13 weeks (no class on Wed 31 Oct) // 10am - 12pm or 2pm - 4pm Cost: £78 & £71.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Natasha Barr Thurs 25 Oct for 6 weeks // 10am - 1pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

This course will cover general art techniques including watercolour, acrylics 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.come dressed for mess!

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Still Life is the art of drawing and painting inanimate objects, fruit, flowers, food and everyday things. We will explore the endlessly possibilities of still life subject matter as we focus on colour, tone and composition through a range of studio setups. This structured class will give you the skills and confidence to develop your understanding of observational drawing. Paper, pencils & charcoal provided. Please bring your own chosen medium of paint and brushes.

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STACKING RINGS JEWELRY WORKSHOP

Tutor: Amanda Montgomery Sat 29 Sept // 10am - 4pm Cost: £35 & £31.50 (Concession) // Age: 18 years+

Tutor: Diane Lyness Sat 27 Oct // 10am - 4pm Cost: £40 & £36 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

This workshop covers the practicalities of making mosaics from your own designs. You will be shown how to apply your tiles as well as grout and finish your piece. The class suits beginners and those wanting to experiment further. You will leave with your own finished pieces! Please bring a packed lunch as we will break for a short time in the middle of the day.

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Spend a day of fun in the workshop and create a pair of silver stacking rings set with semi-precious stones. Each participant will be taught traditional jewelry making techniques, such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and polishing, enabling you to design and make a beautiful piece of jewelry to take home. No previous experience is required and all you need is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm.

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Tutor: Helen Lavery Sat 24 Nov // 11am - 4pm Cost: £35 & £31.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Tutor: Kim Montgomery Sat 10 Nov // 11am - 1pm Cost: £10 // Age: 8 years+

This workshop explores the methods behind bookbinding and encourages an experimental approach to scrolls, unfolding pages, unusual stitches and sculptural formats. Participants will develop creative approaches to a variety of complex binds, using professional tools and a range of coloured and patterned papers, designing and creating 6-10 multi-purpose pieces to take home or gift.

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Tutor: Amanda Montgomery Sat 8 Sept, Sat 6 Oct and/or Sat 13 Oct // 2pm - 4pm Cost: £10 per session // Age: 7 - 16 years (Come along to just one or as many as you would like)

Tutor: Amanda Montgomery Sat 17 Nov // 2pm - 4pm Cost: £10 // Age: 4 -11 years

These fun workshops encourage young people to design their own artwork from a wide range of mixed media supplied in both two dimensional and three dimensional materials. Paints, markers, papers, glues, found objects, clay and recycled materials will be all be available. Participants will be able to take their own wild and wonderful creations home each day. Come dressed for mess!

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In this fun workshop children will be invited to create clay portraits of themselves, friends, family or from their own imagination. They will be taught to roll, pinch and attach clay creating wonderful likenesses! These can be taken home to allow to dry and then painted. Come dressed for mess!


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PATCHWORK & APPLIQUE

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Patchwork & Applique

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Soft Furnishings

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Patchwork for Beginners

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Tapestry, Embroidery & Crochet

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Tutor: Anne Scott Mon 3 Sept for 10 weeks // 10am - 12pm Tue 4 Sept for 10 weeks // 1.30pm - 3.30pm Thurs 6 Sept for 10 weeks // 10am - 12pm Thurs 6 Sept for 10 weeks // 7.30pm - 9.30pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ This class offers you an introduction to soft furnishings and patchwork 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.

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

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

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Tutor: Valerie Johnston Mon 3 Sept for 10 weeks // 7.30pm - 9.30pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

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These classes will offer you a step by step guide to making your own soft furnishings. You will be able to use your own fabric to make furnishing for you home. 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.

Tutor: Jacqui Milliken Wed 5 Sept for 10 weeks // 1.30pm - 3.30pm Wed 5 Sept for 10 weeks // 7pm - 9pm Thur 6 Sept for 10 week // 7pm - 9pm Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

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Scrapbooking is a creative way of displaying cherished S U LT AD photographs and enhancing them with colour, fibres, journaling keepsakes, ribbon, buttons and much more. Scrapbooking captures a moment in time telling the story of a photograph and keeping memories alive with creativity and Tutor: Valerie Johnston Monday 3 Sept for 10 weeks // 5.15pm - 7.15pm imagination. Cost: £50 & £45 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ By enrolling on this course participants recognise their responsibility for ensuring they are fully conversant with the This class offers you an introduction to soft furnishings and patchwork for beginners. You will learn the basics to help you safe handling of any equipment and materials used on the create something for your home. It is necessary that you bring course, and where in doubt to enquire and take instruction your own sewing machine and fabric for the class. from their course tutor.

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Tutor: Dorothy Kerr Mon 10 Sept for 10 weeks (1 extra class 14 Nov) // 2pm - 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.

BALLYCLARE TOWN HALL Introduction to Digital Photography

Sat 6 Oct

Festive Flower Arranging

Thurs 15 Nov

Recreational Art

Thurs 20 Sept

Little Bright Stars

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Caretaker Tour

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Christmas Jive!

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Ballyclare Christmas Ceilidh!

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Tutor: Carrie Davenport Sat 6 Oct // 10am - 4pm Cost: £35 & £31.50 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ Come along and find out the basics of using your camera! This practical one day workshop covers the essentials for taking better photos no matter what camera you have. Starting with the basics on setting your camera and getting to grips with the menus and modes, we’ll build up to framing better photographs and improving your photography skills to create great photos. Please bring a packed lunch and your camera.

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Tutor: Ross McGookin Thurs 15 Nov for 5 weeks // 7pm - 9pm Cost: £49 & £44 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+ Relax and enjoy a practical demonstration each week which will enable you to create designs for your home and special occasions; including table decorations, wreath ring, contemporary and traditional styles. Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials included for first week only.

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Tutor: Amanda Montgomery Thurs 20 Sept for 6 weeks // 9.45am - 11.45am Cost: £60 & £54 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

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

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A fun and relaxed short course for both complete beginners and those with experience. Enjoy a series of Thursday mornings working with a range of materials. Bring a cup of tea or coffee and try sketching and painting for the first time or improve your existing skills and techniques! Materials are included.


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Tutor: Robert Lyndsay Tue 11 Sept for 8 weeks // 7.30pm - 8.30pm Cost: £40 & £36 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Let your hair down and get ready for the Christmas party season with our Christmas Jive course at Ballyclare Town Hall! A fun course designed to teach the basics of Jive dancing.

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Tue 9 Oct // 10am // Cost: Free // Age: 16 years+ Join our caretaker and explore Ballyclare Town Hall and find out more about this fascinating public building. Hear about the origins of the Hall, the old market house and the clock tower and its workings. This is a small group tour and booking in advance is required.

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Tutor: Alastair Scott Ceilidh Band Sat 8 Dec // 7.30pm - 10pm Cost: £10 & £9 (Concession) // Age: 16 years+

Our sell out Ballroom course last year is back by popular demand and extended to 8 weeks! Learn to Ballroom dance at Ballyclare Town Hall. This is your chance to join in with the new ‘Strictly’ season! This recreational course will culminate in a fun ‘Strictly’ style dance off!

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This is a fun introduction to drama and art for little ones aged from 18 months to 4 years old. The sessions are designed to help develop creativity, imagination, selfconfidence and social skills. Sessions are themed and involve action songs, simple games, role play, stories, painting and craft, parachute games and dressing up box! Everyone gets to take their work of art home with them.

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Tutor: Vicky McFarland Sat 15 Dec 30 minutes per session // 10am, 11am or 12pm // Cost: £3 per child // Age: Primarily 3 - 6yrs (also suitable for other family members - babies and older brothers/sisters who may want to join in too). This Christmas, storyteller Vicky McFarland will be bringing her Sensory Storytelling into the festive season celebrating the magic and wonder of Christmas. Expect music, participation, bubbles, fairy lights and sensory play for children and their parents to enjoy together!

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AGE FRIENDLY ANTRIM AND NEWTOWNABBEY As the society we live in grows and changes, we want to make sure the quality of life for people is enhanced as they get older. In each edition of Borough Life we will bring you a dedicated section which will focus on the services and activities we provide which may benefit you.

Keep active as you get older By taking part in some gentle daily physical activity, you can improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing. We have lots of classes available for over 50s across the Borough, most of which are included in our MORE membership. These classes are the perfect way to lead a healthier and active lifestyle as well as the added social benefit of being connected to your community.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO PEOPLE’S LIVES

Assisted Bin Lifts We can provide a special assisted collection service for residents who, due to their age or disability, are unable to present or retrieve their own bin(s) and have no other means of support to do this.

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Alternative Versions of Borough Life This magazine is brought to you six times per year and is designed to keep you up to date with Council services, events and news. The magazine is also available in other formats including audio, braille, electronic or large print versions.

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Home Fire Safety Checks Did you know that if you are aged 60 or over, have a disability, impaired mobility or a health condition that would impact on your ability to acknowledge and respond to an emergency in the home then you are entitled to a free home fire safety check from Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service?

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To apply for assistance T. 028 9036 0056 or E. waste@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

For more information T. 028 9446 3113 or E. ellen.boyd@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Get involved Are you up for meeting new people or learning a new skill? Why not get along to one of the many community or voluntary organisations where you can spend time with others, create friendships and enjoy a variety of activities. Throughout the Borough there are lunch clubs, craft groups, church based groups, friendship groups, history and reminiscence groups, men’s sheds, tea dances and a range of other organisations specifically for older people.

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COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD PEACE IV PROGRAMME UPDATE Antrim and Newtownabbey’s Peace IV programme aims to promote positive relations between people from different communities and backgrounds and focuses on three key themes; Children and Young People, Shared Spaces & Services and Building Positive Relations.

This initiative has been funded by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme managed by the SEUPB

Following a public tender process, appointments have now been made for agents to deliver a number of our projects which will explore identity and culture, develop future leaders and build cross community relationships through traditional play, technology and community activities.

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For more information T. 028 9034 0208 or E. peace@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk or visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/peace

INCREASING SKILLS FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY Are you a member of a community or voluntary group working in the Borough and would like to increase your skills to benefit your organisation? If so, our Community Capacity Building Programme might be able to help you. Beginning in September, the programme will be delivered from either Antrim Civic Centre or Mossley Mill and will include a range of courses such as Events Management, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Emergency First Aid and Food Safety in Catering to name a few. Each course costs £5 per volunteer and up to two members from each organisation can register to attend.

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IN FOCUS In the last edition of Borough Life we shared the good news that two of our local community organisations had received a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. One of these organisations was Antrim Youth Information & Counselling Centre (AYICC). FOCUS (Focusing On Community & Understanding Suicide) is one of their key projects and involves a group of young people aged 15-25 who have come together in the wake of recent suicides. This extraordinary group of volunteers work tirelessly to raise suicide awareness and provide a lifeline to those who are suffering. Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Michael has chosen FOCUS as one of his nominated charities for the year. For more information see page 4. As well as providing a youth drop in facility, AYICC also deliver training programmes on topics such as Drugs & Alcohol, Health & Wellbeing and Cultural Awareness.


CENTRES AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

Monkstown Jubilee Centre

Did you know we have ten community centres across the Borough, offering everything from birthday parties to senior citizen groups?

Managed by Monkstown Community Association, the centre is used by a range of groups including a kids club, craft group, youth club and a mental health support group.

Two of these centres are operated by local community groups with the rest being run by Council.

Rathfern Social Activity Centre

The centre is also home to ‘Good Morning Newtownabbey’ – a volunteer group which offers a friendly voice in the morning to vulnerable and elderly residents in the local area.

Situated at the foot of Carnmoney Hill, the Centre is managed by Rathfern Community Regeneration Group who have worked hard over the last five years to build it into the hustling community hub that it is today. With a hall, dance studio, meeting room and community gardens, Rathfern is a base for many local groups including a kids club, dance groups, a youth club and Rathfern Men’s Shed Club.

The dedicated team at Monkstown Jubilee Centre organise lots of events and activities throughout the year for the local community. Many of these volunteers have completed their ‘Introduction to Sign Language’ course, allowing them to provide support to those who have a hearing impairment. For more information on the centre T. 028 9086 6385 or E. monkstownmca@yahoo.co.uk

The community group pride themselves on providing activities and services that promote education, training, health and wellbeing, diversity and community cohesion and over the last five years have secured several grants.

Located in the heart of Monkstown Village, the Jubilee Centre is a vibrant and lively community facility with over 300 users per week.

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The most recent of these is a £10,000 grant from Children in Need which is funding the new Junior Hill Warden Programme. This scheme will teach 10 young people from the Rathfern area about the woodland, wildlife and history of Carnmoney Hill, so they can monitor change and report on issues that may impact the environment. The project will help to develop the young people’s skills, improve their confidence and teach them about the environment and their surroundings, encouraging them to share their knowledge with friends and family. For more information visit www.rathferncrg.co.uk

NEW COMMUNITY FORUM Giving a voice to local people in the Threemilewater area is a new Community Forum. The Forum is made up of representatives from local organisations, youth groups and businesses as well as Elected Members for the area, who will work together to help address local issues.

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The work achieved by this new Forum will support the delivery our new Community Plan, which was launched in 2017, to try and tackle some of the most difficult issues which have affected our residents for many years. Entitled Love Living Here, this ambitious plan focuses on a new way of working together, using the resources available to help make their community a vibrant and safe place to live, work and play.

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

Dunsilly

Ballyclare

Antrim Threemilewater

TUV Traditional Unionist Voice UUP Ulster Unionist Party

Airport

Macedon Glengormley Urban

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

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

DEPUTY MAYOR

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

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

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

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

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Dunsilly District Electoral Area (DEA) covers Cranfield, Parkgate, Randalstown, Shilvodan and Toome and consists of 5 members.

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 IND T. 07909 605144 E. brian.duffin@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

JORDAN GREER DUP T. 07738 263167 E. jordan.greer@ 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

JULIAN MCGRATH ALLIANCE T. 07920 029033 E. julian.mcgrath@ 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.

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

ROBERT FOSTER UUP T. 07846 084545 E. robert.foster@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

W.J. WEBB mbe jp ALLIANCE T. 07799 866876 E billy.webb@ 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

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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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STEPHEN McCARTHY UUP T. 07525 751293 E stephen.mccarthy@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

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

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TELL US We aim to get it right for our customers but we recognise that occasionally things can go wrong. We welcome your views and opinions. Your feedback can help us to see where our services and procedures can be improved. If you are unhappy with the service that you have received you can contact our dedicated Customer Service Team, who will aim to deal with your complaint quickly and professionally so that we can put things right again. There are various ways you can contact us to register your complaint:

Email us Email us at info@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk - you will receive an acknowledgement and details of the actions taken

CORPORATE IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2018-19 As a Council, we have a statutory duty to continuously improve the services we provide and the way we provide them.

Corporate Improvement Plan

2018-19

In the last edition of Borough Life we invited you to give your comments on the draft version of our Corporate Improvement Plan for 2018-19. Thanks to all those who took the time to give us some feedback.

T. 028 9446 3113

The Plan, which sets out what our objectives are for the incoming year and how we are going to deliver these, has recently been approved by Council and is available to view online at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/performance

Social Media

For more information T. 028 9034 0088 or E. james.porter@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

By phone

@ANBorough

JAM CARD

App Download our Report All App (QR code available on page 2) and submit your request, comment, suggestion including pictures which will be forwarded directly to our Customer Support Team.

Comment Form Hard copies of our Comment Forms are available at all Council Facilities. Your completed form, submitted at any of our sites, will be forwarded to our Customer Support Team to action. You can also complete an online Comment Form via the Tell Us section of our website antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk/tellus

In person

We have been rolling out training with staff at each of our facilities so we can become a JAM Card friendly organisation. For those with a learning difficulty, a brain injury or speech impediment, it can feel awkward in public to make yourself understood. The JAM Card helps by letting others know that you need ‘Just a Minute’ discreetly and easily. Watch this short video to learn more at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/JAM For more information T. 028 9446 3113 or E. ellen.boyd@ antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Speak face-to-face with a member of our Customer Service Team at the reception areas in Antrim Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim, BT41 2UB or Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, BT36 5QA For more information on the Council’s Formal Complaint Procedure visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ complaint or contact Rebecca Clulow, Customer Services Officer T. 028 9446 3113 or E. rebecca.clulow@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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Animal Welfare Bryson Energy Bus and Rail queries (Translink) Citizens Advice (Antrim & Newtownabbey) Education Authority Electricity Faults & Emergencies (24 hours)

028 2563 3134 0800 142 2865 028 9066 6630 028 9590 6505 028 2565 3333

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Fallen trees (Department for Infrastructure)

0300 200 7893

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Gas Emergency Response (24 hours)

0800 002 001

Hospitals Antrim Area Hospital Whiteabbey Hospital

028 9442 4000 028 9086 5181

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LEISURE CENTRES Allen Park Antrim Forum Ballyearl Crumlin Sixmile Valley

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

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RECYCLING CENTRES

Opening times for recycling centres are available at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ recyclingcentres 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

Contact details for community centres are available at antrim andnewtownabbey.gov.uk/communitycentres

PARK WARDENS

To report an incident in a park 028 9034 0275

BIN COLLECTIONS

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.

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

Housing Executive Main Number (including grass cutting & graffiti) Repairs Line Housing Benefit Land Registry Mapping (Land & Property Services) Northern Health & Social Care Trust Pest Control (Consult your phone directory) Rates (Property Rating & Valuation) 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 (including potholes) Street lighting Traffic Hotline Winter salting (24 hours) Social Security Agency Antrim and Newtownabbey Offices: Benefits Freephone Employment Service Telephone/Utility Boxes (BT fault) Voting (Electoral Office) Water (NI Water) Flooding Incident Line (24 hours) Report your property is flooded or flooding

03457 643 643

03448 920 900 03448 920 901 03448 920 902 0300 200 7803 0300 200 7804 028 9442 4000 0300 200 7801 028 9046 3250 028 9054 0540 0300 200 7891 028 9025 3000 0300 200 7893 0300 200 7899 0845 712 3321 0300 200 7893

0800 022 4250 0300 200 7822 0800 023 2023 0800 432 0712 03457 440088 0300 200 0100

Flooding - Council owned property

028 9446 3113

Burst watermains and blocked sewers (Northern Ireland Water) (24 hours)

0345 744 0088

Overflowing rivers and watercourses (Rivers Agency) Water pollution in watercourse (Northern Ireland Environment Agency)

028 9260 6100 0800 807 060

Consumerline (9.00 am to 4.00 pm)

0300 123 6262

Action Fraud

0300 123 2040

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Borough Life August 2018  
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