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CARE IN THE SUN

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CONTENTS: BOROUGH LIFE // May 2017 4

MAYOR’S MESSAGE

LEISURE STRATEGY

Welcome to the May issue of Borough Life, our residents’ magazine, that keeps you updated on the work of the Council.

ANTRIM FORUM OPENING TIMES SIMPLY STROLLING ALLEN PARK GIFT VOUCHER 5

Currently we have two consultations underway that we need your views on to help us plan for the future. For more information on the Draft Leisure Strategy and Draft Disability Action Plan consultations please see pages 4 and 30.

RECYCLING CENTRE OPENING HOURS TRIPLE STACK UPDATE

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GREEN FINGERS GREEN BBQ TIPS

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PROTECT YOUR SKIN

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THERE’S ALLOT HAPPENING OIL CLUBS BBQ SAFELY PICK UP OR PAY UP

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COURSE AND CLASSES

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THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

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SUMMER SCHEMES AND EVENTS

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BUSINESS NEW

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LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FASHION SHOW FREE WI-FI GROUP FUNDING

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YOUR COUNCILLORS

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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? RADAR KEYS HAVE YOUR SAY

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I am also pleased with the new opening hours at Antrim Forum, one of our fantastic Leisure Centres. Early birds can now use the facilities from 6.15am Monday to Friday and from 9am on Sunday mornings (see page 4). Once again this is another improvement for our residents and visitors. I would encourage you all to take a look at the wide range of summer events and activities taking place this year (see pages 9-25). We have plenty of events, summer schemes and theatre shows to keep everyone entertained. Our flagship summer production is Show Boat and I would encourage everyone to get your tickets booked for this unique musical (see back page). As my year as Mayor comes to an end in June, I would like to wish you and your family an enjoyable summer. It has been my privilege to serve as your First Citizen of our wonderful Borough. Councillor John Scott Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey The magazine is available in alternative formats, please contact us for more information. 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. Printed on FSC accredited material.

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE DRAFT LEISURE STRATEGY 2017-2030 We need you to help shape the future of leisure centre provision in the Borough.

LEISURE STRATEGY

The Council wants to help residents to have healthier and more active lifestyles by transforming our approach to leisure facilities and activities in the Borough.

We want you to have access to modern leisure facilities, a wide range of activities and classes, opportunities to realise sporting ambitions, or simply just have fun being fitter. MORE PEOPLE

MORE ACTIVE

SIMPLY STROLLING ‘Simply Strolling’ is a series of gentle walks designed for those with mobility restrictions, people returning to exercise or for rehabilitation. You will also have the opportunity to pick up Nordic Walking, as your confidence and ability improves. The short walks start from the Antrim Forum at 9.30am every Wednesday. Each week costs £1.50 which includes tea or coffee after your walk. If you would like to take part, just turn up at the Antrim Forum on the morning of the walk to register.

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What is it all about? It’s about getting more people, more active, more often. We think we can do this by looking at: • Pricing - how much we charge • Programmes - how, what, where and when we provide activities

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ANTRIM FORUM NEW OPENING TIMES Early risers now have the choice for an earlier start at Antrim Forum... Opening hours have now changed at Antrim Forum. We are opening an hour earlier during the week, Monday through to Friday at 6.15am. On Sundays we are open from 9am instead of 2pm and Saturday morning opening remains the same at 9.30am.

• People - how we engage with residents, customers, coaches, clubs and volunteers • Partnerships - how we work with other organisations for the benefit of our residents • Performance - how we ensure quality services with increasing financial pressures During this consultation, you can complete the survey at the back of this magazine, online or take part in focus groups or workshops with our partners.

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Full details of the Draft Leisure Strategy can be found on www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov. uk/consultations or copies are available in our Leisure Centres and Civic Centres.

For further details, please contact Alan McCausland T. 028 9446 3113 E. alan.mccausland@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

So why not take the opportunity to start your day off earlier and take advantage of the Sunday to Friday early opening times.

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For more information T. 028 9446 4131

ALLEN PARK GOLF SIMULATOR FATHER'S DAY GIFT Treat your dad this Father’s Day, Sunday 18 June to 18 holes at the Emirates Golf Club Majlis…and even better it’s within your budget! The new simulator opens up a world of courses as you have a choice of 15 on each of the two simulators. So if you prefer, you could try something closer

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to home. Why not treat Dad to a special Father’s Day gift pack available from Allen Park reception, which includes a golf simulator voucher with a free pack of Titleist golf balls. Why not enjoy some family time and play together as the voucher allows you an hour of play for up to four people.

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To book the golf simulator contact Allen Park T. 028 9442 9001 or E. allenpark@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk


SUMMER OPENING HOURS FOR RECYCLING CENTRES The opening hours of our five fantastic recycling facilities change during the summer months. Don’t forget you can recycle all of your unwanted furniture, old kitchen appliances, carpet, mattresses and much more! Bruslee, Newtownabbey Monday - Thursday: 9am-8:30pm Friday-Sunday: 9am-5pm

Craigmore, Randalstown Monday - Saturday: 9am-8pm Sunday: Closed

Newpark, Antrim Monday - Saturday: 9am-8pm Sunday: Closed

O’Neill Road, Newtownabbey Monday - Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: Closed

Crumlin Monday - Saturday: 9am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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For more information visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling

TRIPLESTACK WHEELIE BOXES - UPDATE We are excited to let you know that the next phase of triplestack wheelie boxes and smaller landfill bins has been delivered to residents in the Glengormley area.

Triplestack recyclable items include:

New streamlined 180 litre bins for household waste will replace your current black bin. This is to encourage you to recycle more and also reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, which is great news for our environment.

• Aerosols

The next phase which will be completed in early summer, will be in the Rathcoole and Bawnmore areas.

• Plastic bottles

• Tins and cans • Food and drinks cartons • Cardboard • Glass bottles and jars • Plastic pots, tubs and trays • Newspapers and magazines • Aluminum foil • Textiles • Household batteries

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If you live in the Newtownabbey area you can view the distribution schedule for the triplestack wheelie boxes, by visiting www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/wheelieboxes

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GREEN FINGERS If you are planning on getting your garden into shape for the summer, then don’t forget about using your brown bin to recycle your garden waste.

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Once your bin is collected, the garden waste is then composted and used across our Borough as soil. By using your brown bin for your garden waste instead of your black bin, you are helping reduce the amount of waste that is landfilled and therefore saving lots of money.

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For more information visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling

GO GREENER WITH YOUR BARBECUES Now that the summer months and better weather is here, so is barbecuing season! Here are some top tips on recycling and how you can do your bit to reduce waste: • Sauce and condiments: Simply scrape out any remaining contents into your brown bin, give it a quick rinse and recycle the empty plastic bottle. • Empty drinks cans, tin foil and tin foil trays: Once these are rinsed clean, they can be recycled. • Glass jars and glass bottles with the metal caps/ lids attached: These are 100% recyclable and can be taken to any of our five recycling facilities (Antrim) or placed in your recycling boxes (Newtownabbey).

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• Leftover food and used napkins: Feed your brown bin with these items through your food caddy. This will be collected to help make compost through the Council’s brown bin service. • Write a shopping list: Due to our weather, barbecues are usually unplanned which means we can make last minute shopping choices and have the tendency to over buy. A shopping list will help reduce the amount of left over food. • Love Food Hate Waste: don’t forget you can heat up your cooked meats or use your left over salads the next day for lunch.

For information on recycling, visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling or www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

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THERE’S ‘ALLOT’ HAPPENING AT RATHFERN A new capital project worth an estimated £280,000 has commenced at Knockenagh Avenue in Rathfern. The superb development which is due to be completed by the end of the summer, will include 28 local community allotments, car parking, path works, a junior trim trail, a community garden, planting and an event space.

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OIL CLUB

BARBECUE SAFELY

The Council’s Health and Wellbeing team has been working with members of the Townparks North Community Association to set up a bulk buying oil club for the Townparks North Area.

During the summer, research shows that cases of food poisoning almost double due to the undercooking of food and the contamination of food by bacteria. Here are some simple steps to make sure your food is properly cooked:

In an oil club, orders for domestic heating oil are co-ordinated in an area which enables the club to negotiate discounts with oil suppliers, by buying in bulk. This makes heating oil more affordable, helps to improve the health and wellbeing of the community and make a real difference to people’s everyday lives. This will be the eighth oil club established within the Antrim and Newtownabbey Council area.

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For more information on Oil Clubs contact Environmental Health T. 028 9034 0160 or E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

• Wait until the charcoal is glowing red with a powdery grey surface before you start to cook • Make sure frozen food is properly thawed before cooking • Turn the food regularly and move it around the barbecue to cook it evenly • Check that the food is piping hot all the way through • Make sure there isn’t any pink meat left in poultry, pork, burgers, sausages and kebabs and that any juices run clear.

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For more information visit www.food.gov.uk

PICK UP OR PAY UP! So far this year the Council has seen a vast increase in the place at the right time. amount of dog fouling on our footpaths and walkways. If Enforcement Officers catch someone failing To help reduce the problem, the Council’s Enforcement to immediately clean Officers have been stepping up patrols in hotspot areas. up after their dog they They also provide advice and free waste bags to dog walkers. will follow the Council’s Although the problem is caused by a small minority of dog Enforcement policy owners, we want to try to catch the ones that are responsible and issue a £80 Fixed and we are now asking for your help! We would like to Penalty Notice. If they are caught again within one encourage residents to tell us where and when offending year, Council may prosecute the offender. owners are walking their dogs and allowing them to foul. By passing on this information, this will increase the chances of our Enforcement Officers being in the right

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For more information or to report an offender contact Environmental Health T. 028 9034 0160 or E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk


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Garden Obelisks

Sat 20 May ÂŁ40.00/ÂŁ36.00 (Concession) 10am-4pm 18 years +

Learn how to construct a traditional willow plant support used for sweet pea and beans to take home. All tools and materials are provided.

Summer Birds Talk and Walk Park Rangers Sat 27 May Free 10.30am-1pm Families

Join us for a fun-filled and informative workshop where our Park Rangers will guide you through the intricacies of bird identification. You will also take part in a guided walk around the Gardens to identify some of our feathered friends.

Antrim st l e a C Gardens

Join one of our knowledgeable tour guides and explore the history of Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House.

Environmental Learning Tours: Life Around The Gardens Free (Min 8 people)

Requires advance booking. To book a tour T: 028 9448 1338 or E: culture@antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk Antrim Castle Gardens offers much more than history and heritage and is the home to many living species from animals to insects to trees. With such a beautiful natural habitat, the gardens are thriving with life waiting to be explored, so why not arrange a special Life Around the Gardens tour.

members to assist with developments during 2017 and 2018. Interested individuals must be over the age of 18. All tools, equipment and training induction will be provided.

Antrim Community Choir Wednesdays 7.15 - 9.15pm The Eyre Studio Antrim Community Choir is a non-audition, adult choir and everyone is welcome! First session is free of charge. For more information contact Marie T. 07751 605640 or visit www.antrimcommunitychoir.com

Volunteering Opportunity Your Garden Needs You! The Friends of Antrim Castle Gardens

Antrim Castle Gardens Guided Group Tours Free (Min 8 people)

Requires advance booking. To book a tour T. 028 9448 1338 or E. culture@antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk

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To register your interest in volunteering please contact T. 028 9448 1338 or E.culture@antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk Now firmly established as an important partner in leading with the horticultural activities in our community gardens, our Friends are actively seeking new

Advance Booking is Essential for all Courses and Classes. To make a booking T. Box Office: 028 9448 1338 or www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice


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Summer Minion Madness Tutor: Bricks4kidz Sat 12 August Cost: £10 Time: 11am-1pm Age: 6-11

Unleash Your Creative Side with Clayrazy at our Summer Minion Madness make and take clay workshop

Silver Necklace and Earrings or Charm Bracelet Making Tutor: Diane Lyness Sat 26 & Sun 27 August Cost: £60/£54 (Concession) Time: 10am-4pm Age: 16 years +

Make your own very special set of jewellery under Diane’s expert guidance.

Beauty And The Beast Summer Scheme

Tutor: Debutots Mon 24 July-Fri 28 July Cost: £55 for week Age: 4-11 years Time: 10am-1pm daily Debutot’s Beauty and the Beast themed fun week will provide an exciting, challenging, rewarding and fun way for children to spend their summer holidays.

One Day Introduction To Digital Photography

Making new friends, building confidence, singing, dancing, music, drama, games, nature walks, craft and at the end of the week we even put on a show! Limited spaces available. Please email lois@debutots.co.uk for further information. Please see DebutotsNI on Facebook or www.debutots.co.uk to find out more.

Tutor: Carrie Davenport Sat 24 June Cost: £30/£27 (Concession) Time: 10am-4pm Age: 16 years +

Cover everything from setting up your camera, using modes and menus, to framing techniques and sharing your photos, as Carrie delivers this very practical workshop.

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y tr n E s e Pogu y er l l a G y or t a v er s & Con Traditional Willow Craft Tutor: Bob Johnston Sat 27 May Cost: £30/£27 (Concession) Time: 10am-4pm 16 years +

Based in Bangor, County Down, Bob Johnston has been creating traditional and contemporary willow baskets, sculptures and living structures since 2000. Initially trained as a textile weaver, Bob has since studied with master basket makers in Armagh, Galway and Villaines les Rochers, France. On this workshop Bob will guide you through the creation of a very special willow item to keep and use.

Papermaking

Tutor: Bill McBride Sat 17 June Cost: £30/£27 (Concession) Time: 10am-4pm 16 years +

Join our resident papermaker, Bill McBride, for a fascinating introduction to the craft of making paper by hand using traditional methods. The workshop will guide you through the simple processes and let you make your own pieces of paper to take home.

Make A Photo Memory Box Tutor: Jacqui Milliken Sat 22 July Cost: £25/£22.50 (Concession) Time: 10am-4pm Age: 16 years +

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Make a very personal memory box to recall a special event or to collect together images that hold special meaning.

Head In The Hedgerow

Hugh Barr Tue 6 June - Fri 28 July Hugh Barr’s paintings are inspired by the nature around us, the local flora and native hedgerows that we tend to take for granted every day. Hugh began to see the plants and signs of animals and noticed the seasonal changes and how the plants reacted to the daily effects of weather and light. Hugh has an understanding of the diversity of life sustained by our hedgerows and the important role that they play within the countryside.

Cost: £5 per parent/child pairing Time: 1 hour sessions at 10am, 11am and 12noon Age: Parent/child pairings Have fun with these traditional crafts and create something very special. Afternoon: Decoupage Tutor: Madeline McGreevy Sat 5 August Cost: £12/£10.50 (Concession) Time: 2pm-4pm Age: 16 years + Try your hand at the traditional art of decoupage.

Sea Glass Art

Tutor: Sian Ferguson Sat 19 August Cost: £25/£22.50 (Concession) Time: 10am-3pm Age: 16 years + This workshop will guide you through the creation of a very special piece of art from found sea glass.

Mixed Craft Day At Pogues Celebrate August Craft Month with morning craft sessions for parents and children and an afternoon adult craft workshop Morning: Paper Quilling And ‘God’s Eye’ Traditional Hand Weaving Tutor: Bill McBride Sat 5 August

Advance Booking is Essential for all Courses and Classes. To make a booking T. Box Office: 028 9448 1338 or www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice


l l i M e h T t Thea tre a s t h g i l h g i H Summer Country with The Stars Thurs 1 June Tickets: £19.50 Time: 7.45pm

Join six of our top Country Music stars all in one super Summer Country With The Stars Show featuring Ray Lynam, TR Dallas, Billy McFarland, Caitlin, Trevor Loughrey and the hilarious Gary Wilson for an unmissable night of toe tapping Country classics that even Nashville would be proud of.

Allstars Annual Extravaganza Sat 17 June Tickets: £9/£5 (Concession) Time: 7pm

This is the annual show for Allstars Dance Academy, Allstars Whitehead, Danceworx and Newtownabbey Allstars Cheerleading Squad. It will showcase the dancers' and cheerleaders' achievements over the last year. With amazing Streetdance, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap and much, much more. Celebrating our 10th year of Allstars Dance Academy - the students will perform their International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) Exam routines, competition routines and highly enjoyable “Allstars! - Where everyone is a Star!” finale.

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Debut Dance presents

The Motown Showdown Fri 23 June Tickets: £10/£7 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

Duration: 2 hours 30 approximately (interval included) The Motown Showdown is a funk filled, disco inspired, Motown packed show brought to you by dancers aged 3 to 25. With a collective mix of music designed to get you clapping, dancing and singing along, come enjoy and support your local young talent.

Jennifer Milligan Dance Academy's 'Summer Spectacular!'

The Courtyard Theatre Sun 4 June (Junior students) Time: 1pm and 4pm £12/£10 (Concession) Theatre at The Mill Sat 24 June (Senior students) Time: 2.30pm and 7pm £14/£10 (Concession) Join the students of Jennifer Milligan Dance Academy for their end of year 'Summer Spectacular! From toe-tapping musical theatre numbers to beautiful lyrical pieces and everything in between, there is sure to be something to entertain everyone!

Peter Pan-Outdoor Theatre

Civic Square, Mossley Mill Thurs 29 June Time: 6pm (Gates open 5pm) Tickets: £15/£10 (Concession) Group Discount £44 (2 Adults & 2 Children). Written by J M Barrie Adapted by Laura Turner. Presented by special arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Ltd.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is delighted to present an all new production of Peter Pan. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. Don't forget to bring your picnics and low back seating!

Mr Hullabaloo Workshop A Beastly Tale

Mon 3-Sat 8 July Time: 10am-4.30pm Performance 8 July, 2pm £120 Age: 5-11 years Join Mr Hullabaloo for our week long summer theatre school as we proudly present a Beastly tale, based on the children's classic story of Beauty and the Beast. Children will be treated to classes in acting, singing and dancing before performing live on stage for their family and friends at the end of the week.

Advance Booking is Essential for all Courses and Classes. To make a booking T. Box Office: 028 9034 0202 or www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice To make a booking T. Box Office: 028 9448 1338 or www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice


Show Boat Home Spun Youth Theatre Workshop Mon 17 July-Sat 5 Aug £275.00 Age: 11-23 Years

Theatre at The Mill is delighted to be staging a special Youth Theatre Production of Show Boat with the return of director Anna McNamara and Music Director Conor Mitchell. This three-week workshop for talented young artists aged 11-23 starts on Monday 17 July and runs through to Saturday 5 August 2017, with six fully staged performances. RE AT THE AT

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Children’s Creative Writing Course Mon 7-Fri 11 Aug £25 per person Time: 10am-12 Noon Age: 8-12 Years

Do you love making up stories? Unleash your inner author this summer with Marginal Arts creative writing course for children aged 8-12 years. Come along and create a new story with storyteller Vicky McFarland, from idea to print in just five days.

Titus Andronicus

Wed 9 Aug Price: £12/£10 (Concession) Time: 7pm

This is a live screening from Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

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Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.

Summer Craft and Farmers’ Market

Civic Square, Mossley Mill Sat 12 August Time: 10am-4pm The Summer Craft and Farmers’ Market will feature stalls including homemade food, giftware and handmade jewellery; there is sure to be something to tempt everyone. Face painting, a balloon artist and story-telling will keep the children happy, parents can relax in the Yarns Coffee Halt and the Civic Square and enjoy live music. Free parking available.

Ocean Film Festival

Wed 13 Sep Time: 7.45pm £14/£12 (Concession) Group Discount £12 (6 or more tickets)

Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is making waves with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface. Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films celebrates divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers. Visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk for more information.

A Night with The Stars

Wed 27 Sept Tickets: £19.50 Time: 7.45pm Back by popular demand A Night With The Stars featuring six of our top Country Music stars all on one super show with John Hogan, Frank McCaffrey, Shawn Cuddy, Joe Moore, Box Car Brian and Tracey McAuley who each will showcase their best known Country hits in the company of a super live band that Nashville would be proud off . If it’s Country Music you like then this is the show for you!

Advance Booking is Essential for all Courses and Classes. To make a booking T. Box Office: 028 028 9034 0202 or www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice To make a booking T. Box Office: 028 9448 1338 or www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice


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London Suite Fri 26 May & Sat 27 May Tickets: £8 Time: 7.30pm Age: 16 years +

London Suite is an uproariously funny comedy from the pen of America’s premier comic playwright, Neil Simon. Featuring four one act comedies, all set in the same London hotel room.

Clare Chorale Fri 16 June Time: 8pm Tickets: £10

The Clare Chorale is delighted to be sharing this concert with Steeton Male Voice Choir from Yorkshire on their first visit to Northern Ireland. All proceeds donated to Northern Ireland Children's Hospice.

This concert offers a rare treat - a chance to hear Gareth deliver his beautiful songs and stories in a solo acoustic setting for the Lamplight Sessions - not to be missed.

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Eilidh Patterson and Cup O'Joe Fri 9 June Tickets: £10/£8 (Concession) Time: 8pm Age: 16 years +

We kick off this intimate series of concerts with a unique new folk/bluegrass pairing - the acclaimed Derry-based songwriter Eilidh (pronounced ‘I-Lee’) Patterson is joined onstage by Cup O’Joe, rising stars of the bluegrass and roots scene in Northern Ireland. Eilidh has performed in the United States, UK and in Europe, winning new audiences wherever she goes with her voice and songs. Cup O’Joe are BBC Young Folk Award nominees - siblings Benjamin (upright bass), Reuben (guitar/ mandolin) and Tabitha (banjo and fiddle) Agnew perform an original and energetic mix of bluegrass and gypsy jazz.

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Signed to a Nashville publisher, his songs have been featured over the last five years in US television shows and films. He has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Jeff Beck, Imelda May, Snow Patrol, Jools Holland and many more.

Wind In The Willows Sat 1 July Tickets: £6/£3 (Restricted View) Time: 1.30pm & 3pm Age: 5 years +

From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the wild wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old badger and magnificent Mr. Toad.

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Gareth Dunlop Fri 7 July Tickets: £10/£8 (Concession) Time: 8pm Age: 16 years +

Gareth Dunlop has a unique combination of talents - a writer of gorgeous, soaring songs, a skilled guitar player and possesses one of the most beautiful singing voices to emerge from Northern Ireland.

Stop It Nurse Fri 28 July & Sat 29 July Tickets: £10/£9 (Concession) Time: 8pm Age: 16 years + ‘Stop it Nurse’ a hilarious Ulster comedy by Sam Cree. Set in a Belfast hospital during the 60s, the ward sister rules the roost! We follow the fortunes and misfortunes of the patients in the male surgical ward. When Sammy, a Linfield supporter is admitted followed by Felix who supports Glentoran, we can be sure mayhem follows! Add to the mix a giddy nurse, a domineering wife, a femme fatale and an all-in wrestler then we have all the ingredients for a typical evening of pure Cree manic magic!

To make a booking T. Box Office: 028 9034 0202 or www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice

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Secondary Cause Of Death Fri 4 August & Sat 5 August Tickets: £10/£9 (Concession) Time: 8pm Age: 16 years+

The victim is not who it should be, the murder's identity changes overnight and the thrills are leavened with tongue in cheek humour and ironic comment.

Lamplight Cabaret The 4 of Us Sat 19 August Tickets: £10/£8 ( Concession) Time: 8pm Age: 16 years+

Secondary Cause Of Death, by Peter Gordon, is an uproariously funny spoof murder mystery. The setting is the familiar country mansion from your favourite Agatha Christie novel, with a cast of suspects that would tax her most famous creation’s “little grey cells”. Colonel Charles Craddock has arranged a murder mystery evening with just one problem, one of his guests isn’t playing.

It Could Be Any One Of Us Fri 11 August & Sat 12 August Tickets: £10/£9 (Concession) Time: 8pm Age: 16 years+

In a windswept country house a family of failures wrangles over a will: a detective who has never solved a case; a writer, an artist and a composer whose works have never been published, shown or performed, and a dysfunctional teenager. Here are the prime ingredients for a murder mystery, but this diversion is by Alan Ayckbourne and it has a number of surprises.

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The 4 Of Us have 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 award-winning recordings.

moll, a bumbling local inspector and a well-meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder - they’re all here, and all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the owner of a country manor house.

The Importance Of Being Earnest Fri 1 September & Sat 2 September Cost: £10/£9 (Concession) Time: 8pm Age: 16 years+

Two young couples hope to find true happiness, Jack with Gwendolyn and Algernon with Cecily. The name ‘Ernest’, Lady Bracknell and Miss Prism’s To date, they have notched up an unfortunate enviable catalogue, including six top loss of a 20 Irish charting albums. Their music handbag are has also been featured extensively on American, UK and Irish TV soundtracks. formidable obstacles that Oscar Wilde Murdered To Death has set in their Date: Fri 25 August & Sat 26 August path. This well-loved classic comedy Tickets: £10/£9 (Concession) is great fun for all the family. Time: 8pm Age: 16 years +

This hilarious spoof is in the best Agatha Christie traditions, with an assembled @TheatreAtMill cast of characters guaranteed to delight: Bunting the Butler, an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper @theatreatthemillandcourtyardtheatre lip, a shady french art dealer and his

To make a booking T. Box Office: 028 9034 0202 or www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice


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Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money. "Simply put, Delamere is a master" The Scotsman

The young cabin boy, Jim Hawkins, is swept away on the adventure of a lifetime when he stows away on the ship, but, as the voyage progresses, it quickly becomes clear that not all on board can be trusted, as some of the crew are Pirates, including the infamous Long John Silver. With brand new songs, puppets, humour, drama and action.

HOLMES AND WATSON (by Royal Appointment) Ad Hoc Theatre Fri 26 May & Saturday 27 May Tickets: £8/£6 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Age: 16 years + A new comedy written and directed by Tom Sampson. This play features

Riverbank Productions Sat 20 May Tickets: £5/£3 concession Time: 1pm and 3.30pm Age: 4-10 years

Meet the crew of the Hispaniola as they set sail in search of the lost plunder.

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Martin Lynch and GBL Productions Thur 1 June Tickets: £15/£12 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Age: 16 years + Returning to Belfast on the rebound from her latest failed love affair in Africa, Ruby embarks on the search

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Treasure Island

Riverbank Productions proudly presents its musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel, with pirates, hidden treasure, swashbuckling action, treasure maps and mutiny on the high seas.

Laughs and shocks abound in this irreverent take on the classic detective partnership.

maiden visit to The Music Hall is an uninterrupted success – if only! The Royal Command performance, featuring saucy songstress Marie Lloyd, tests the ingenuity and metal of Holmes and his loyal sidekick Doctor Watson as sabotage rears its ugly head in the form of ‘The Anti-Filth League’.

for a new man. Joining a range of internet dating sites as the modern young woman does - only to go through a succession of weirdos, sex maniacs and sugar daddies. It's when she wonders if she's ever going to find Mr Right that she turns to her idol, Patsy Cline for advice. Yes, we know Patsy Cline is dead but Ruby's life-size framed photo of Patsy has remarkable communication powers. Described on Radio Ulster as ‘the funniest, craziest show of 2015’, Crazy is written by Brenda Murphy & Martin Lynch and tells the story of young Belfast woman, Ruby and her search for true love.

To make a booking T. Box Office: 028 9448 1338 or www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice

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COMMUNITY TEA DANCE Wed 14 June Tickets: £3 Time: 2-4pm Age: 16 years +

Our tea dances are a great opportunity to dust off those dancing shoes, let your toes twinkle and step out in style! Join resident duo Double Trouble for some great tunes from all eras and whether you dance or not, these relaxed, friendly and entertaining afternoons are sure to delight. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.

THERE AND BACK AGAIN: AN ODYSSEY

We have adapted this epic narration to bring out the fundamental fable that everyone can follow – a thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece to show you that no matter how far you roam, there's no place like home.

Lyngo Theatre Sat 17 June Tickets: £8/£6 (Concession) Time: 2pm Age: 6-11 years

MR HULLABALOO’S NEVERLAND

Mon 17-Sat 22 July Tickets: £120 Time: 10.00am-4.30pm Performance: Sat 22 July 2pm Age: 5-10 years The start of summer will fly by for little ones on this never ending theatre school adventure. Entering into a world of fun and fantasy, in just one week the lost boys and girls will be performing their own show to family and friends.

JAM CLUB END OF YEAR SHOW

Fri 16 June Tickets: £3 Time: 7.30pm Join musician Tommy McMeekin and the stars of Jam Club Antrim for their year-end showcase. Come along and support our local talented musicians playing new tunes and restyling popular classics. This evening will be fun and a great way to start your weekend.

First written down 3000 years ago the Odyssey is the mother of all stories, the ultimate source of myths and legends full of epic battles, floating islands, one-eyed giants, angry Gods and powerful magic. Follow Cbeebies Patrick Lynch as he launches Ulysses and his companions on a fantastic 20 year long voyage to get back home. Miniature worlds come to life on our big screen as we create them out of sand, stones, fire and water. The use of multiple cameras magnifies our table-top puppetry down to the smallest detail and turns a storm-in-a-teacup into an Aegean tempest.

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Ballyclare Picture House

Sat 6 May V36 at The Valley Time: 4.15am £12.50 per person

Come along to Ballyclare Town Hall and enjoy one of the following movies: -

Join us in memory of those lost to suicide for a 5km walk or run around V36. Run or walk into the light as dawn breaks to symbolise that there is hope for those in despair. To register visit http://dil.pieta.ie

Allianz Garden Show Ireland

"Arrival" (Mystery/Sci-fi) Sat 20 May Doors open 7:30pm Movie starts 8pm "Song of The Sea" (Family/Children) Sat 24 June Doors open 2:30pm Movie starts 3pm For more information visit www.facebook.com/picturehouseBCC

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Ballyclare May Fair

Antrim Castle Gardens

A three day festival of flowers, food and fun awaits visitors to Antrim Castle Gardens. Come along and enjoy live music, dedicated kids’ zone, flower arranging competitions and much more. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com

Summer Sunday Music Sun 7 May-Sun 27 Aug

Summer Sunday Music returns to the Borough this year with many concerts planned across five of our wonderful venues. For full listings and concert venues visit www. antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/summersundaymusic

Tues 23 - Sat 27 May Unbelievable Universe is the theme for this year’s Ballyclare May Fair. Enjoy Music on the Square with local artists, a Ceilidh night, craft and food stalls and build your own universe. The traditional horsetrading fair, family fun and the annual highlight, The Mayor’s Parade will bring all the fun of the fair to Ballyclare! www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ballyclaremayfair

Ballyearl Junior Mini Masters Sat 3 June Age: 6-14 £10 per person To book T. 028 9084 8287

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Viking Boat Race

Sat 10 June

12pm-3pm Antrim Loughshore Park

This exciting event will be a great day out for all the family. Spectators can watch replica Viking longships, crewed by two Vikings and a team of ten oarsmen. Each team will race against the clock and winners will be decided in a ‘knockout’ fashion. A grand finale will decide the overall Viking champions. Spectators can enjoy a display of Viking battle tactics and a living history exhibition. www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ vikings

Midsummer Magic

Sat 10 & Sun 11 June 12pm-8pm

Lilian Bland Community Park, Glengormley Experience the magic of summer with a fantastic feast for the senses – browse the artisan market stalls, enjoy food from your favourite local restaurants, relax to the sounds of local music and enjoy our free family fun activities. Follow the Get into Glengormley Facebook page for more details.

Street Velodrome

Fri 16 - Sun 18 June Antrim

The much talked about, world-unique, StreetVelodrome will roll into Antrim for three days offering cyclists and non-cyclists of all ages a chance to get on their bike! Bikes, helmets, coaching and all equipment is provided free of charge on site, so come along and have a go. The roving, pop-up style Velodrome will be based in Central Car Park (next to the Castle Mall) from Friday 16 June - Sunday 18 June.

Antrim’s Market in the Square Sat 17 June, 11am-10pm Sun 18 June, 11am-6pm

An artisan and traditional food, drink and craft market for everyone is taking place in the Square. This free family event will feature lots of family entertainment including music by various artists, a petting farm, walkabout characters and face painting.

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s t h g i l h g i H er m m Su The Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival

Brighter Nights

Fri 30 June-Fri 25 August Lilian Bland Community Park, Glengormley

Join the family fun every Friday night with different themes and activities each week. Visit www. antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ brighternights

Shanes Caste, Antrim Sat 24 & Sun 25 June 10.00am-6.00pm

This spectacular event, sited in the historic Shanes Castle Estate, features not only international country sports competitions and displays but, a fabulous day out for the whole family with a Living History Village including medieval jousting, Battle of Antrim re-enactment and encampment. Visit http://www.irishgamefair.com/ for more information.

Ulster Pipe Band Championships Sat 22 July Antrim Castle Gardens 9am-6pm

Come along to Antrim Castle Gardens and hear many pipe bands compete to become Ulster Champions. Visit www.rspbani.org for more information.

Peter Pan Outdoor Theatre Civic Square, Mossley Mill

Thur 29 June Time: 6pm (Gates open at 5pm) Tickets: £15/£10 (Concession) Group Discount: £44 (2 Adults & 2 Children) Written by J M Barrie Adapted by Laura Turner.

Presented by special arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Ltd. Chapterhouse Theatre Company is delighted to present an all new production of Peter Pan. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland.

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Summer Walks Series Belfast Hills-Sat 22 July, 9.45am

Enjoy a leisurely, guided four mile walk to the summit of Divis Mountain and enjoy the breath-taking views. Meet at the car park at Antrim Castle Gardens at 9.45am, where a bus will then take you to the starting point. Bring along a packed lunch, water and suitable outdoor clothing and boots. Cost: £4/£3 (Concession)

Stride Out to Shane’s Walk Sat 19 Aug 9.45am

Join us on a six mile walk through the attractive and peaceful surroundings of Shane’s Castle Estate. Remember to bring along a packed lunch as well as adequate clothing and footwear. Cost: £4/£3 (Concession) Please note, both events must be booked in advanced as places are limited. NO DOGS allowed on any of the walks (private land). To book T. 028 9034 0138


Party in The Park Sat 30 July Antrim Castle Gardens 1pm-5pm

Bring a picnic for this free family event featuring live music from European Elvis Champion 2012 Ciaran Houlihan with his TCB Band and the Sweet Sensations.

Summer Craft and Farmers’ Market Civic Square, Mossley Mill Sat 12 August 10am-4pm

This event will feature stalls including homemade food, bespoke textiles, giftware and handmade jewellery.Face painting, a balloon artist and story-telling will keep the children happy.Parents can relax in Yarns Coffee Halt or the Civic Square and enjoy live music by an ensemble of young musicians.

Shoreline Festival

Sat 26 & Sun 27 August Jordanstown Loughshore Park Enjoy a bank holiday weekend of free family fun and music. Visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/shoreline

Introduction to Woodcarving

Fri 19 May for 4 weeks 10am-12pm Lilian Bland Community Pavilion, Glengormley Age: 16 years + Cost: £20 Come along and learn a new wood carving skill. No experience necessary, all tools and materials will be provided.

Learn to Salsa for Summer Tue 30 May Ballyclare Town Hall 7pm

Age: 16 years + Cost: £25/£22.50 (concession) Get a taste of what Salsa/Latin dancing is all about in this “Strictly Style” five week course! Come along by yourself or with a friend. No previous dancing experience needed! For more information and to book visit www. theatreatthemill.com or T. 028 9034 0202

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Foundry Lane, Ballyclare Mon 3-Fri 7 July 10-12pm V36 Mon 24-Fri 28 July 10-12pm Cost: £20 per person Age: 8-14 years

Multisports week

V36 Mon 3-Fri 7 July 10-12pm Cost: £20 per person Age: 8-14 years

Summer Swimming Crash Courses For Boys & Girls Aged 5+

Places are first come first served Cost is £28.00 per week Antrim Forum: Mon 3-Fri 7 July Mon 17-Fri 21 July Mon 7-Fri 11 Aug Mon 21-Fri 25 Aug Sixmile: Mon 3-Fri 7 July Mon 17-Fri 21July Mon 24-Fri 28 July Mon 31 July-Fri 4 Aug Mon 7-Fri 11 Aug Valley: Mon 24-Fri 28 July Mon 31 July-Fri 4 Aug

Fishing Schools

Mossley Mill Tue 4 & Wed 5 July Tues 1 & Wed 2 Aug Age: 10-16 Cost: £30 per person

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Gymnastics & Trampoline Camp Age: 5-14

Sixmile Leisure Centre Tues 4 & Wed 5 July 9.45-11.45am Cost: £18.60 per person Antrim Forum Tues 4-Thur 6 July 1.30-4.30pm Cost: £42 per person

Gymnastics Camp Age: 5-14

Crumlin Leisure Centre Tues 18-Thur 20 July 9.30am-11.30am Cost: £28 per person Neillsbrook Community Centre Tue 1-Thur 3 Aug 9.30am -11.30am or 12.30pm-2.30pm Cost: £28 per person

Summer Photography Course

Age: 11-16 Got a camera and want to get the best out of it? Join music and commercial photographer Carrie Davenport from Shoot Positive to learn a new creative skill! Please bring a digital camera or phone with a built in camera. Sentry Hill Tues 4-Fri 7 July 10am-1pm Cost: £25 Ballyclare Town Hall Tues 8-Fri 11 Aug 10am-1pm Cost: £25


ALL bookings to be made online. Book from 9am, Monday 8 May Visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/summerschemes Summer Schemes

Mon 17 July-Fri 18 August 5 weeks Age: 8-14 only Cost: £31.50 Our summer schemes offer a range of activities such as badminton, tennis,basketball, arts and crafts, dance and drama.

Rural Summer Schemes

Age:8-14 only Cost: £24 per child per week 10.30am-4pm Activities include arts and crafts, sports, games and day trips. Thompson Primary School Mon 17-Fri 21 July

Valley 10.30am-3.30pm

St. Bride's, Kilbride Mon 24-Fri 28 Jul

Ballyearl 10am-3pm

Hydepark Presbyterian Mon 31 Jul-Fri 4 Aug

Sixmile 11am-4pm

Ballynure Methodist Mon 7-Fri 11 Aug

Glengormley 10.30am-4pm (£18 per week)

Ballynure Methodist Mon 14-Fri 18 Aug

Community Festivals We also have lots of Community Festivals taking place this summer. Why not attend these events to make the most of your summer! For more information check out each group's Facebook page. Festival Name Dates Location Féile Thír na nÓg 23-25 June Tir na nOg, GAC Randalstown Meet the Neighbours 19 Aug Ballyhenry Presbyterian Church Ballynure Summer Festival 18 June Ballynure Village 327th Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne Celebrations 12 July V36 Summer Music & Performing Arts Festival 8-10 July Rathcoole Randalstown Arches Community Festival 16 - 25 June Randalstown Summer Festival Event 6 Aug Bawnmore Green Grange Youth & Community Festival 5 Aug Grange Estate, Ballyclare Ballyrobert Summer Festival 17 June Ballyrobert Village Cultural Carnival 22 June Lilian Bland Community Park, Glengormley Randalstown Twelfth Festival 2017 30 June-13 July Randalstown Antrim Summer Festival 9-17 June Antrim Town

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s t h g i l h g i H er m m Su Community Summer Days Merville House Mon 17-Fri 28 July 9.30am-1.30pm Rathfern Mon 31 July-11 August 9.30am-1.30pm Age: 6-10 Years Cost: £20.00 per child per week

Community Summer Nights Merville House Tuesday 18 & 25 July Thursday 20 & 27 July 7pm-10pm

Rathfern Tuesday 1 & 8 August Thursday 3 & 10 August 7pm-10pm Age: 11-15 Years Cost: £4 per night

Sentry Hill Family Adventure

Tue 25-Thur 27 July 10am-1pm Suitable for families of all ages-children must be supervised at all times Cost: £5 per child per day. Join us for an eco-adventure at Sentry Hill to explore and investigate our amazing world. What to bring:- outdoor clothes, sun cream, hat and snack.

Summer Inferno

Crumlin Leisure Centre Tues 15-Thurs 17 Aug Tues 22-Thurs 24 Aug 9.30am-12pm Age: 4-14 years Cost: £25 per week.

Family Tennis

Mossley Tennis Courts Every Monday in August

7pm-8pm Cost: Free

Parks Tennis

Mossley Tennis Courts Mon 21-Fri 25 August 1-4pm Age: 6-17 Cost: £20 per person

Summer Badminton Camp Valley Leisure Centre Mon 14-Fri 18 August 4pm-6pm Age: 14-17 Cost: £20 per person

Biodiversity Summer School

Antrim Castle Gardens Tues 22- Thur 24 August Cost: Free Families will take part in activities such as pond dipping, mini-beast hunts and bird box building. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Summer Inferno is for boys and girls aged 4-14, featuring activities such as martial arts, gymnastics, athletics, climbing wall and archery.

Antrim Forum

Tues 25-Thurs 27 July Tues 1-Thurs 3 Aug Tues 8-Thurs 10 Aug 9.30am-12pm; Age: 4-7years 1-3.30pm; Age: 4-14 years

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ALL bookings to be made online. Book from 9am, Monday 8 May Visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/summerschemes Allen Park Football Camps Mon 17-Thurs 20 July Mon 21-Thurs 24 Aug 10am-1pm Age: 5-12 Cost: £30 per child per week

Check website for new Summer Dance Camps

Hughes Insurance IFA summer camps Threemilewater 17-21 July Ballyclare 24-28 July UUJ 31 July-4 Aug Valley LC 7-11 Aug 10am-1pm Age: 5-14 To book visit www.irishfa.com

Theatre Summer Workshops Mary Poppins: A Ballet and Modern Jazz Dance Workshop Theatre at The Mill Mon 14 - Fri 18 Aug Performances Sat 13 Aug @ 7pm Tickets £120 (includes 7 free tickets to the performance) 9.45am - 4.30pm

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The workshop will allow dancers of all ages to build skills and confidence in movement whilst learning choreographed routines in both dance styles.

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DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED SUPPORT? Our Economic Development Section provides a range of business mentoring programmes which have previously assisted businesses in skills development, improved productivity and resulted in increased sales. Perhaps your business is interested in… Sales Growth: Obtain one to one mentoring support to review current sales practices and increase revenues for your business. Building Your Own Website: Improve the online visibility of your business by building and managing your own professional website. Linking Entrepreneurs in Antrim and Newtownabbey (LEAN) Business Network: Keynote speakers on relevant business topics provide the backdrop to exchanging contacts and networking. The ASK Programme: Avail of a specialist consultant to assist you with current business issues. Advice is available in a range of topics including social media and finance.

SCLATA DESIGN Sclata Design is the work of local Newtownabbey man, Paul Neeson. Paul took up calligraphy as a child and served as a sign writer before learning the skills of writing signs by hand. In recent years, Paul began making slate tableware as gifts for friends and started getting orders for personalised slate items. Paul has taken part in two Council-run programmes, Bricks & Clicks and Build Your Own Website. Paul said: “Both courses have really helped my business to grow in a short time and I’m really looking forward to seeing the results of the new website. The help and assistance I have received through the Council programmes mean I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other local businesses.”

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New Business Bootcamp: Starting a new business with commercial premises? Obtain one to one mentoring support, group learning and professional guidance to boost your new business venture.

STAR 3 CELEBRATION Twenty local businesses from services, tourism and retail sectors, received certificates from the Mayor, Councillor John Scott, in recognition of completing the STAR 3 business support programme. One of several Council-funded programmes, it aimed to help local businesses to improve sales and marketing, business planning, visual merchandising, customer services skills and attract new business. Local businesswoman Eileen Warwick, from the Kandy Store in Randalstown, said: “I was delighted to have participated in the STAR 3 programme and as a result, my business is thriving.”

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For information or to register for support T. 028 9034 0072 or E. seonaid.rooney@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk Log on to: www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Business

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For information contact Paul T. 07718 061420 or visit www.sclatadesign.com

Local electrical and mechanical engineering company, GES Group, recently won a national award in recognition of their commitment to staff, innovation and skills development. Competing against heavyweights like Transport for London and BT Openreach, GES won the Bronze Award in the Training Journal Awards ‘Best Change Management’ category. The Mayor, Councillor John Scott, visited the Mallusk premises to congratulate GES on their achievement: “Having previously participated in the Council’s Sales Growth programme, we were delighted to learn of GES Group’s national award and we hope that our business support programmes have contributed to their ongoing success. To see a local company doing so well on a national stage is welcomed by the Council and through such programmes, we are keen to help other local companies fulfil their potential." Employing more than 80 people across two facilities, the company services a wide range of industrial, manufacturing and power generation sectors, across Northern Ireland and beyond.

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For information and vacancies visit www.ges-group.com/careers


ANTRIM AND NEWTOWNABBEY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN We wish to thank everyone who took part in our Preferred Options Paper (POP) public consultation. The launch of this document provided an opportunity for you to have your say on the space we live in and influence how it will look in the future. We enjoyed meeting residents during our Borough wide drop-in sessions, public exhibitions and also hearing your feedback through our online questionnaire. This is the first formal document to be produced in the preparation of the new Local Development Plan 2030 (LDP). Your feedback will help inform the first part of our Local Developent Plan. It will set out at a strategic level where new developments will happen, which provides confidence to investors and communities alike. It will also contain new planning policy for the Borough. The next stage, known as the Local Policies Plan, will contain more detail on settlement limits, town centre boundaries, zonings and designations. We look forward to working with you throughout the plan preparation process.

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Full details on the Local Development Plan and notification on further engagement opportunities are available on the Council’s website www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/planning

LOCAL GROUPS RECEIVE FUNDING

ANTRIM PUTS ITS BEST FOOT FORWARD Models of all ages strutted their stuff at Antrim’s Spring Fashion Show in Castle Mall on Saturday 8 April. The fashion show was funded by the Council and Department for Communities.

Audiences were treated to a stunning selection of the latest high street style trends including colours, cuts, patterns, textiles and silhouettes.

Over 60 local community and voluntary groups from across the Borough have received funding from the Council through the Community Development and Festivals Grant Aid Programme for 2017-18. This funding is awarded to help groups organise a range of community projects including community festivals, summer schemes and outings for older and vulnerable people to help overcome social isolation. Community and voluntary groups work tirelessly to help improve the areas they live in and ensure residents have positive experiences with access to activities and events that might otherwise not be possible without this grant funding. A Small Grants Programme is also open throughout the year, subject to budget availability. The Department for Communities in partnership with the Council, funds this Grant Aid Programme.

Make sure you visit Antrim to browse and purchase the new spring fashion styles!

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Don’t forget to stay connected in Antrim Town with the new free Wi-Fi. Make sure you log on to “Antrim Town Wi-Fi” for the latest information on the town, shopping and events. Antrim WiFi A3.indd

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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.

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 5 members.

TREVOR BEATTY DUP T. 07825 409722
 E. trevor.beatty@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

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. DEPUTY MAYOR

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

JOHN BLAIR ALLIANCE T. 07788 871189 E. john.blair@ antrim andnewtown 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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RADAR KEYS - GIVING YOU ACCESSIBLE FACILITIES A Radar key gives you independent access to the following accessible toilets in our Borough and can also be used in many others throughout the UK. Accessible Toilets in the Borough include (RADAR KEY enabled):Hazelbank Public Toilets - Shore Road, Newtownabbey Loughshore Park Public Toilets - Shore Road, Jordanstown Ballyclare Public Toilets - Main Street, Ballyclare Glengormley Public Toilets - Carmoney Road, Glengormley Cranfield Public Toilets - Cranfield Road, Randalstown

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Have you ever wanted to research your family tree? With more and more people wanting to research their genealogy, our online grave records will be a massive asset for family researchers. Everyone will be able to find burial records at the click of a button and open up a new opportunity for family researchers worldwide. What is a costly and time consuming search, will soon be available to be completed on line. Wesley Bonar, Museums and Heritage Officer, commented: “The Council area is steeped in history and it is great that the records of our past will be available online. For some, this could be the breakthrough that they have been looking for, to open up much more information about their family tree. Through the power of the internet, what was before a mass of information accessible to only a few people, will be open to everyone.”

Randalstown Public Toilets Moores Lane, Randalstown Wallace Park Public Toilets Lylehill Road, Templepatrick Belmont Cemetery Public Toilets - Belmont Road, Antrim Crumlin Glen Public Toilets – Mill Road, Crumlin With your own key there’s no need to wait for a member of staff to unlock the door, you’re in control. If you require a Radar key you can purchase one from Mossley Mill or Antrim Civic Centre, costing £3 each.

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For more information or further assistance T. 028 9446 3113 ext. 31020 or E. ellen.boyd@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

DISABILITY ACTION PLAN We have been working on preparing a new Disability Action Plan (DAP) to set out how we can make a real difference to those with disabilities. We are consulting now to see how we can improve access to services and promote opportunities. The Council has a responsibility to promote positive attitudes towards disabled people and to encourage disabled people to participate in public life. This comes under Section 49a of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended by the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006. You can find the DAP by visiting www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/DAP and paper copies will be made available on request. To encourage as many of you as possible to make comments on the draft DAP, we can arrange meetings on request at venues and times to suit your needs. The DAP is available on request in accessible formats such as Braille, audio formats and large print. Information will also be provided in minority languages to meet the needs of those who are not fluent in English.

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For information please T. 028 9034 0179 or 028 9446 3113 or E. registrar@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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For more information or further assistance T. 028 9446 3113 ext. 31020 or E. ellen.boyd@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk


USEFUL NUMBERS

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SUMMER OPENING HOURS

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

Animal Welfare

0300 124 5000

Bryson Energy

0800 142 2865

Bus and Rail queries (Translink)

028 9066 6630

Citizens Advice Antrim & Newtownabbey 028 9590 6505 Education Authority Electricity Faults & Emergencies (24 hours) Gas Emergency Response (24 hours) Hospitals Antrim Area Hospital Whiteabbey Hospital Housing Executive Main Number (including grass cutting & graffiti) Repairs Line Housing Benefit

028 2565 3333 03457 643 643 0800 002 001 028 9442 4000 028 9086 5181 03448 920 900 03448 920 901 03448 920 902

Land Registry

0300 200 7803

Mapping (Land & Property Services)

0300 200 7804

Northern Health & Social Care Trust

028 9442 4000

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 Street lighting Traffic Hotline Winter salting (24 hours)

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CIVIC CENTRES Antrim Newtownabbey Allen Park Antrim Forum Ballyearl Crumlin Sixmile Valley Courtyard Theatre Old Courthouse Theatre Theatre at The Mill

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

RECYCLING CENTRES Opening times for recycling centres are available at www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling 028 9447 3813 028 9442 3640 028 9442 8107 028 9034 0056 028 9034 0056

Craigmore (Randalstown) Crumlin Newpark (Antrim) Bruslee O’Neill Road

3 Open 7 Closed ● Open 10.30am-5.30pm ✚ Open 11am-5pm

Telephone/Utility Boxes (BT fault)

0800 023 2023

Voting (Electoral Office)

0800 432 0712

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

Water (NI Water)

03457 440088

PARK WARDENS

Flooding Incident Line (24 hours) Report your property is flooded or flooding Flooding - Council owned property

0300 200 0100

Burst watermains and blocked sewers (Northern Ireland Water) (24 hours) Overflowing rivers and watercourses (Rivers Agency) Water pollution in watercourse (Northern Ireland Environment Agency)

0345 744 0088

CONTACT

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

028 9446 3113

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To report an incident in a park

028 9034 0275

BIN COLLECTION

Check your bin collection day at www.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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