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MAYOR’S MESSAGE

BOROUGH LIFE // November 2018

Welcome to the November issue of

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MAYOR’S MESSAGE

that keeps you updated on everything

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BREXIT BREAKFAST

in the Borough offered by the Council.

Borough Life, our residents’ magazine

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WORKING TOWARDS A NEW JOB?

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BELFAST REGION CITY DEAL

It is hard to believe that the cold weather and darker evenings are upon us once again. On page 22 we

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ENCHANTED WINTER GARDEN

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COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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BALLYCLARE COMRADES BOWLS OF FUN

to cope with the colder winter months

Once again we have an action packed Christmas programme of events for the whole family. As well as our two Christmas carol services in Antrim Forum and Mossley Mill, we have information on our Christmas tree switch

I am looking forward to the ever popular Enchanted Winter Garden, as it opens at our award winning Antrim Castle Gardens on Friday 7 December. The 35m Ferris wheel is returning along with some new spectacular attractions. Don’t forget we will have our inclusive evening taking place again on Tuesday 18 December (see page 11 for information).

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Finally, may I take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Happy Christmas

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and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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HEALTH AND FITNESS AWARDS CARBON MONOXIDE AWARENESS

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WINTERWISE

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THEATRE ACCESSIBILITY

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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BREXIT BREAKFAST FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES Are you wondering what BREXIT means for your business? The Council is teaming up with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and InterTradeIreland, to host a free ‘Brexit Breakfast’ workshop on Wednesday 28 November in Mossley Mill. The event is open to businesses in both Council areas and you will hear from InterTradeIreland’s Mark Sterritt about Brexit. You will find out what it will mean for your business and how you can prepare for 29 March 2019. Places are limited so book in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on- hearing how to apply for a voucher worth £2000 (100% funded), to avail of specialist advice tailored to your business.

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To register for the event, please visit www.intertradeireland.com/events For more information on support available T. 028 9446 3113 or E. alastair.law@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL GIFT? …THEN THINK LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS When shopping this Christmas, think local when it comes to buying special gifts and all your festive fayre. With a wide variety of independent shops and great service right on your doorstep, our towns have lots to offer. Make sure you spend and save local this festive season.

ANTRIM VOUCHER BOOKLET Antrim residents, keep an eye on your letterbox in January for your Little Book of Vouchers of special offers and discounts for Antrim Town. Keep the booklet in your shopping bag to make sure you don’t miss out when you are visiting the town in the New Year.

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CARAVAN PARK REFURBISHMENT The Council is delighted to announce the refurbishment of Sixmilewater Caravan Park at Antrim Loughshore Park. The utility bollards on the caravan pitches will be upgraded to service fresh water, drainage, as well as power. This £60,000 investment will improve everyone’s caravanning experience at Antrim. We are very pleased to confirm an extension to the Sixmilewater Caravan Park open season. The Caravan Park will be open from 1 to 16 December 2018 to coincide with Northern Ireland’s premier Christmas Event, Enchanted Winter Garden, being held at Antrim Castle Gardens. If your friends or family are visiting the Enchanted Winter Garden make sure you pre book your tickets online at enchantedwintergarden.com.

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SUPPORT OUR FOODBANKS Did you know that one in five children are living in poverty in our Borough? To help those less fortunate, we are encouraging our residents and staff to donate items to our local Foodbanks. If you wish to donate non-perishable foods, including tins of soup or tins of meat, packets of pasta or rice, tea or coffee, cereals, dried fruit or soup mix, jams and preserves, nappies and toiletries, please bring them to Antrim Civic Centre or Mossley Mill by Friday 7 December. The following week, Mayor, Councillor Paul Michael and Chief Executive, Jacqui Dixon will be personally supporting this initiative and delivering all of the items to the Oasis Foodbank in Antrim and the Newtownabbey Foodbank in Carnmoney Presbyterian Church. We thank you in advance for your support.

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DO YOU NEED SUPPORT TO WORK TOWARDS A NEW JOB? Our Economic Development department wants to improve your employment prospects. Here are a few examples of some of the programmes on offer… PRINCE’S TRUST The Prince’s Trust offers development grants of up to £500 to enable unemployed young people aged 16-30, access employment, training or education. For further details T. 0800 842 842 or visit www.princes-trust.org.uk. PILOT FAIRBRIDGE PROGRAMME This will take place in the Antrim Forum in November 2018 and March 2019. It supports unemployed young people, aged 16-24, to boost confidence, get new skills and access support to achieve personal and employment goals. Call 0800 842 842 or text/call Karen on 07483 977 387 for more information. NOW GROUP: VERVE PROGRAMME The NOW Group is a social enterprise that supports young people, aged 16-24 and adults up to 65 with learning difficulties to access training, volunteering and employment opportunities. For further details T. 028 9043 6400 or visit www.nowgroup.org ENTERPRISE NI: EXPLORING ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME The Exploring Enterprise Programme aims to help residents within the most deprived communities and socially disadvantaged groups, take the first steps to gaining employment or exploring a business idea. For further details T. 028 9446 7774 or E. kerry@antrimenterprise.com if you live in the Antrim area, or T. 028 9083 8860 or E. julie.halliday@mallusk.org if you live in the Newtownabbey area.

USEL: STRIDE The STRIDE Programme (Support Training to Realise Individual Development and Employment) offers people with disabilities or health related conditions who are unemployed or economically inactive, the opportunity to gain employability skills and qualifications. For further details T. 028 9035 6600 or visit www.usel.co.uk The majority of programmes promoted are funded by the European Social Fund through the Department of the Economy, with match funding through Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

For a full list of support available visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/employment T. 028 9446 3113 E. business@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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MAYOR’S INAUGURAL DINNER The Mayor welcomed around 170 guests including HM Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mrs Joan Christie CVO OBE and numerous representatives from businesses across the Borough, to his Inaugural Dinner, on Saturday 29 September at the newly refurbished Dunadry Hotel. The dinner provided an opportunity for the Council to engage with numerous businesses and investors from across the Borough. The evening raised over £2000 for the Mayor’s three chosen charities, TinyLIfe, Royal British Legion and FOCUS.

OUR BOROUGH HAS ‘GOT ’ IT We are delighted that HBO have announced their intentions to secure the legacy of Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland! They are opening up four of the existing film sets as visitor experiences, including the Winterfell Castle in Moneyglass. This fantastic news will bring a unique tourist attraction to the Borough, offer employment and support our accommodation and transport providers. We are looking forward to working with HBO, in anticipation of the attraction opening in July 2019.

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For more information T. 028 9034 0050 or E. majella.mcalister@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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BELFAST REGION CITY DEAL The Belfast Region City Deal has ramped up and on Friday 28 September the City Deal partners submitted their ambitious negotiating position to the NI Secretary of State and Westminster. The Deal seeks to secure a £1 billion investment from the UK Treasury to support Digital and Innovation projects, to be delivered over a 10-year period including a major development by Queen’s University Belfast. Queen’s propose establishing an Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre to promote the adoption of new manufacturing and material technologies. This facility will operate at the interface between academia and industry, accelerating new technology developments and will see the development of 8,000 square metres of floor space. We are delighted that the Borough is being considered as one of the potential locations for this facility. Other aspects of the proposition will see a significant investment in infrastructure, including the expansion of the Belfast Rapid Transit or Glider project into Antrim and Newtownabbey.

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SUGAR & SPICE Now that Christmas is just around the corner, many of us will spend hours in the kitchen preparing food and drinks for the family. So whether you are cooking, baking or even mulling wine this festive season, make sure you look out for the Fairtrade mark when buying your sugars and spices. By purchasing these, you will make life a little sweeter for the farmers who produced them, making sure they get a fair price for their hard work. If you have a business within the Borough that sells Fairtrade products let us know so we can promote this on our Fairtrade section of the website.

COMPETITION…..Would you like to win a Fairtrade Christmas Hamper? Simply answer the following question; How many countries in the world participate in Fairtrade? Email your answer to fairtrade@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk by 12pm on Friday 23 November 2018 to be entered into the draw. T’s and C’s apply.

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LOVE FOOD, HATE WASTE Before you think about recycling your food waste in your brown bin, why not consider transforming it into a delicious snack? On average, a family of four throws out £60 worth of food per month. Visit lovefoodhatewaste.com for tasty recipes.

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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER A BOROUGH’S TRIBUTE Her Majesty the Queen’s Pageant Master is leading a nationwide commemoration to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War. The Council has committed to being part of this UK wide tribute and is participating in a number of special acts of commemoration, which includes Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2018. 6.55pm Battles Over – The Last Post 7.00pm Battles Over – WWI Beacons Of Light The Last Post will be played at many of the World War One Beacon sites across the United Kingdom, including two sites in the Borough, The Motte at Antrim Castle Gardens and Macedon Point, Hazelbank. These beacons of light will be lit at 7pm, joining the thousands being lit across the UK. This commemoration is a symbolic act to mark the end of the darkness that prevailed throughout the four years of the War.

RINGING OUT FOR PEACE As beacons blaze around the UK, churches and cathedrals have been invited to ring out their bells in celebration of the end of the War. Many churches in the Borough that have bells will be joining the thousands across the UK, bringing to a fitting conclusion a day of contemplation, commemoration and ultimately celebration, as peace was restored once again 100 years ago. “March no more my soldier laddie, There is peace where there was once war. Sleep in peace my soldier laddie, Sleep in peace, now the battle’s over.”

RIBBON OF POPPIES The Ribbon of Poppies project aims to encourage everyone to remember the Fallen at Sea, on Land or in the Air during WW1. The project was originally set out to take place in the UK but it has developed into a world wide effort, resulting in a global Act of Remembrance. Every site sown with poppy seeds, will be registered at www.eventbrite.co.uk and a map will also show the carpet of crimson across the world. The act of sowing the poppies and resulting show of colour, will provide a powerful reminder for us all, of those who lost their lives. We are delighted with the uptake across the Borough from both community groups and schools, with the Ribbon of Poppies campaign. In addition to these groups, a number of Council sites have been sown with poppy seeds.

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LIGHT UP RED In a further act of symbolic remembrance Ballyclare Town Hall, Mossley Mill and Antrim Civic Centre, will light up red from dusk on Remembrance Sunday.


EVERYONE LOVES A PANTOMIME AT CHRISTMAS – OH YES THEY DO! Mr Hullabaloo and The Courtyard Theatre presents

Sat 24 Nov – Sat 22 Dec Tickets: £11 (Includes a gift from Santa) Group Discount Available Time: Weeknights: 7pm, Weekends: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm Signed Performance: Fri 7 Dec at 7pm Relaxed Performance: Sat 8 & Sat 15 Dec at 1pm Recommended Age: 3-12 yrs

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, the clock is ticking. Come join Peter Pan and Wendy on their adventures in Never Never Land where they meet Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and the infamous pirate Captain Hook. The Courtyard Theatre in partnership with Mr Hullabaloo Productions has produced sell out shows together for the past seven years. Join in the excitement as this timeless adventure unfolds. Special guest Santa, will be handing out presents at the end of the show. This performance is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Ltd with at least 5% on the price of each ticket payable to the Charity. To book T. 028 9034 0202 or visit thecourtyardtheatre.com

Mr Hullabaloo and The Old Courthouse Theatre presents

Wed 5, Fri 7, Sat 8 Dec and Tues 11 - Sat 15 Dec Tickets: £10, Group Discount Available Time: Evenings: 7pm, Sat: 1pm & 4pm Signed Performance: Fri 14 Dec at 7pm Relaxed Performances: Sat 8 & Sat 15 Dec at 1pm Recommended Age: 3-12 yrs

Join Jack and his friends for an amazing fantasy adventure that brings the timeless story of Jack and the Beanstalk to life. Featuring an outstanding cast of live performers, puppetry, dazzling sets and lavish costumes, children of all ages can join in the excitement and fun as our spectacular story unfolds. The Old Courthouse in partnership with Mr Hullabaloo, has produced two sell-out pantomimes, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Aladdin, receiving rave reviews from families, schools and youth organisations. With just 188 seats, this intimate venue is perfect for children to get up close to the action. To book T. 028 9442 8331 or visit theoldcourthousetheatre.com

CHRISTMAS COMEDY AT THEATRE AT THE MILL Tues 4 - Mon 31 Dec

Theatre at The Mill presents

Preview: Tues 4 & Wed 5 Dec: all seats £14 Tickets: Tues & Wed: £19 & £17 (Concession) Thurs - Sat: £20 & £18 (Concession) New Year’s Eve: £23 (includes after show party) Time: 7.45pm (except Sat 8, 15 & 29 Dec: 6pm & 9pm) New Year’s Eve: 9pm only Signed Performance: Fri 21 Dec Relaxed Performance: Sat 22 Dec Recommended Age: 16yrs + Contains adult humour Caroline Curran and Julie Maxwell, the writers of last year’s smash hit Christmas comedy The Nightshift Before Christmas, return with their fourth Christmas treat, bringing their unique Belfast twist to that Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life. Geordie is the manager of the Lower Falls Credit Union, savings, loans, you name it, Geordie will sort you out and we all need a bit extra at Christmas, right? On Christmas Eve life takes a turn leaving Geordie in dire circumstances, fortunately a less than angelic angel appears to help him sort it out. So grab yourself a ticket, come down to Theatre at The Mill and see if Geordie finds out if It’s a Wonderful Wee Christmas after all!

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AGE FRIENDLY ANTRIM AND NEWTOWNABBEY Older people play an invaluable role in our society so it’s important that we support our ageing residents within the Borough.

STAY STEADY! As we get older, our balance and muscle strength can slowly decline without us even noticing. Falls are very common, particularly amongst older people and can cause great distress for the person and their family. A simple fall can lead to reduced activity and even social isolation. Carrying out simple strength and balance exercises as part of a daily routine can help you to stay steady, reduce your chance of falling and prevent serious injuries if you do fall. Make sure you check out the video on our website at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ staysteady for some simple exercises which you can do at home. We have lots of exercise classes available for over 50s across our Borough, most of which are included in our MORE membership. These classes are tailored to all abilities and are a great way of staying connected in the community. Visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/MORE for information. Many older people also live in fear that they could fall and can decrease the risk of falling by taking some protective measures such as removing hazards that can cause a slip, trip or fall. For more information on Home Safety T. 028 9034 0160 or E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO PEOPLE’S LIVES

BE SCAM WISE Millions of people fall victim to a scam every year. Scammers are clever, ruthless people and their stories can be very convincing. They often target vulnerable older people. Spotting a scam isn’t always easy but scammers often use common tactics which give them away. These include: • Being contacted out of the blue If you are looking for a new bank account, pension or other personal service, you should always be the first to make contact. • The deal sounds too good to be true It’s highly unlikely that someone you have never heard of will contact you with the ‘offer of a lifetime’. • You are asked for personal details If a scammer gets your details, they can steal your money, access your accounts and even set up new accounts in your name. Never give out your personal details. • You have to make a decision straight away The more time you have to think about something, the more likely you are to realise something is wrong. A reputable company will always give you time to make an informed decision. • Letters and emails with grammatical or spelling mistakes Legitimate organisations will rarely make glaring mistakes. If you have been scammed report it to Action Fraud on T. 0300 123 2040 or online at actionfraud.police.uk. Action Fraud is NOT an emergency service – dial 999 if you are in immediate danger.

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Enchanted Winter Garden Fri 7 - Tue 18 December 4-9pm daily (Inclusive Evening Tues 18 December) Antrim Castle Gardens Make magical memories this year at Northern Ireland’s Premier Christmas event, as Enchanted Winter Garden returns to Antrim Castle Gardens. Join us on a journey of enchantment as you enter through the Barbican Gate in the heart of Antrim Town, where your adventure begins. Secure your place for this incredible Christmas experience and book your ticket in advance. Tickets £2 per adult and £1 per child are available online from enchantedwintergarden.com or in person from Theatre at The Mill, The Old Courthouse, Antrim or Clotworthy House. Enchanted Winter Garden is the perfect family treat this Christmas, offering an array of amazing attractions, which include some brand new features; The Big Wheel – (Star Attraction) 35m Ferris Wheel, offering breath taking views over Antrim Town

Get your Christmas off to a dazzling start with a visit to Enchanted Winter Garden where a wonderful world of enchantment awaits in the stunning grounds of Antrim Castle Gardens. Following the great success last year, an Evening of Inclusive Enchantment will take place on Tuesday 18 December with reduced numbers, lighting and sound levels, sensory and quiet room, ideal for children and adults with additional needs. No parking on site. Free parking in town centre car parks, including accessible parking. Please note additional charges apply to some of the main attractions including the Big Wheel.

Victorian Helter Skelter (New) Victorian Wave Swinger (New) Old Fashioned Carousel Christmas Train in the Forest of Fire Even Bigger Wonderland Wood Santa Paws for Our Four Legged Friends (New) Street Theatre and Fire Shows Live music from Conor Taggart Festive Fayre Light Installations

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Antrim and Newtownabbey GLENGORMLEY SWITCH ON AND CHRISTMAS MARKET LILIAN BLAND COMMUNITY PARK Saturday 17 November

1pm-6pm FREE family entertainment (Small charge for amusements) Create a bear at the Christmas Fair Workshop at 1.30pm, 2.45pm or 4pm in Glengormley Pavilion. Tickets must be bought in advance from theatreatthemill.com and are priced at £5 per child, £2.50 per adult and include a visit to Santa’s Grotto. (Available from Wed 7 November) Make sure your child enters the colouring competition and they could be joining the Mayor with their favourite bear to turn on the Christmas tree lights. Visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/bearcompetition for more information. The park will be transformed with cosy cabins lining the paths filled with Christmas gifts, food and treats from local traders as well as Bonkers Betty’s Bizarre Bazaar’s festive craft market. Santa and his bear friends will arrive at 5pm to officially light up Christmas in Glengormley.

ANTRIM SWITCH ON AND CHRISTMAS MARKET MARKET SQUARE Friday 23 November 4pm-8pm FREE family entertainment Join us in Market Square as Stuart Robinson kicks off Christmas in Antrim. One of the highlights is sure to be the special children’s prize draw. Santa and his friends will arrive at 7.20pm to officially light up the town but be sure to book the kids into the fun and furry bear workshops beforehand. Taking place in Castle Mall at 4pm, 5pm or 6pm, tickets for the workshop are priced at £5 per child and £2.50 per adult. Tickets must be bought in advance from theatreatthemill.com Adding to the festive spirit will be a Twilight Market which will line the Square offering everything from Christmas gifts, food and treats from local traders as well as Bonkers Betty’s Bizarre Bazaar’s festive craft market. A spectacular fireworks display will round off a great festive evening.

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BALLYCLARE SWITCH ON AND CHRISTMAS MARKET THE SQUARE, BALLYCLARE Saturday 24 November 1pm-6pm FREE family entertainment Start the yuletide season with some festive family fun and enjoy Christmas gifts, food and treats from local traders at the festive craft market. Create a bear at the Christmas Fair Workshop at 1.30pm, 2.45pm or 4pm in Ballyclare Town Hall before Santa and his friends arrive at 5pm to officially light up Christmas in Ballyclare. Make sure your child enters the colouring competition and they could be joining the Mayor with their favourite bear to turn on the Christmas tree lights. Visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/bearcompetition for more information. Tickets for the workshops must be bought in advance from theatreatthemill.com and are priced at £5 per child, £2.50 per adult and include a visit to Santa’s Grotto. (Available from Wed 7 November) RANDALSTOWN SWITCH ON AND CHRISTMAS MARKET Moores Lane Switch On - Friday 30 November, 6pm-9pm Christmas Market - Saturday 1 December, 10am-5pm FREE family entertainment Bring along the family and watch Randalstown light up for Christmas in true festive style. Santa will be there with his friends to see all the kids who can also enjoy the walkabout characters and musical theatre performance. Come back again on the Saturday and support local traders at the annual Christmas market. Wander round the stalls and sample local festive treats. You might even see that perfect Christmas gift for family or friends.

SENIOR CITIZENS TEA DANCE BALLYCLARE TOWN HALL Thursday 6 December 2pm-5pm Admission £3 Come along to an afternoon of dancing and socialising at our Christmas Tea Dance. Take a break from the dancing to enjoy some delicious afternoon tea treats. Tickets will be available to purchase from Ballyclare Town Hall or Mossley Mill from Wed 7 November.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE MOSSLEY MILL Thursday 6 December 6.30pm FREE Admission Get into the festive spirit and enjoy a short programme of Christmas readings and carols, hosted by Claire McCollum. Music will be provided by the Education Authority Youth Concert Band.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE ANTRIM FORUM Saturday 8 December 3.30pm FREE Admission Join us for a seasonal celebration featuring Primary School children from across the Borough, accompanied by the Education Authority Youth Concert Band and hosted by Claire McCollum.

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Step into a world of festive delights at our Christmas Craft Fair, where you will find a variety of arts and craft products, children's toys and beautiful decorations for your home. The ideal opportunity to start your Christmas shopping, meet friends and relax with coffee and cake or lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Theatre at The Mill. There are festive children's activities to keep the little ones entertained making this a great day out for the whole family.

FOREST FUN Northern Ireland Forest Schools Association (NIFSA) have been working in partnership with the Council for over seven years. They have worked with schools from across the Borough in our Council parks and open spaces. Forest Schools is an international concept where children are taught in outdoor locations, making use of natural resources and developing a different way of learning, within the national curriculum. Currently 18 schools are active Forest Schools participants across our Borough. This means that 2653 children are currently taking part in outdoor learning in their school grounds and local parks. Regular, ongoing and sustained use of Council parks and open spaces will help to develop a sense of ownership which will lead to a reduction in anti-social behaviour.

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SCRAMBLER FOR CHRISTMAS? RESPONSIBLE USE IS KEY As Christmas approaches and your children ask Santa for a scrambler or a quadbike, Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and local Police, are reminding parents to play their part by considering how their children use scramblers. Before purchasing for your child consider the following:• DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE SOMEWHERE SAFE TO RIDE? Some scramblers do not comply with Construction and Use Regulations and Safety and Vehicle Standards and therefore, are restricted to “off-road” use only. This of course is also the case if the rider is under 16 and has no licence. These vehicles should only be driven on private land where the landowner has given permission and should not be driven on pavements, roads, public property or parks; this includes green grass areas and public paths.

• IS YOUR CHILD MATURE ENOUGH TO MANAGE A MOTORISED VEHICLE RESPONSIBLY? Motorised vehicles are dangerous not only for the rider but also if there is a collision. Is your child mature enough to consider the consequences of causing an accident while riding a motorised vehicle? Council Park Wardens will continue to patrol our local parks, as we move towards the winter months, to try and deter the use of scramblers. The wardens are in constant contact with the PSNI to report offenders and everyone is encouraged to report scrambler incidents in the Borough to the PSNI by telephoning the non-emergency number, 101.

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COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD DON’T FLAP OVER A FUNDING APP!

DON’T BE A VICTIM OF CRIME THIS CHRISTMAS

If you have ever filled in a funding application form, you will know that they can often be difficult and time consuming to complete. An unsuccessful application can lead to even greater disappointment.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is reminding residents to be vigilant during the festive period. By taking just a few simple steps to improve your home security, you can have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and avoid becoming a victim of burglary or theft. Why not drop in to one of the below information sessions and get some FREE advice.

If you are part of a community group within the Borough, why not book into one of our FREE Funding Clinics where you will be given advice and guidance on how to best use the application process to promote the merits of your project. Wed 16 January, 3-8pm at Antrim Civic Centre Thur 7 March, 3-8pm at Mossley Mill Up to two members of each community group can attend the sessions, which will be delivered on a one-to-one basis and will last approximately 45 minutes. Booking is essential.

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CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERING The Council’s Spirit of Volunteering Awards recently took place at Theatre at The Mill. Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Michael welcomed over 200 guests to the ceremony which celebrated the invaluable contribution made by the many hundreds of volunteers within our Borough. Hosted by Claire McCollum, guests enjoyed some musical entertainment from Antrim Men’s Shed before hearing from guest speaker Denise Hayward, Chief Executive of Volunteer Now. The prestigious awards were presented by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for County Antrim, Mrs Joan Chrisite CVO OBE. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS:

Newcomer to Volunteering Ronnie Ramshaw

Team Spirit Toome Men’s Shed

Personal Achievement Gordon Harper

Community Impact Robert Neeson

Social & Community Enterprise The Bridge Association

Lifetime Contribution Mary Carse

Mayor’s Award Janet Millar

Lord Lieutenant’s Award Paul McKinley

Watch out for the next Spirit of Volunteering Awards which will take place in 2020.

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BALLYCLARE COMRADES 100TH ANNIVERSARY 2019 will see Ballyclare Comrades Football Club celebrate their 100th Anniversary. The club was formed from within the local branch of the ‘Comrades of the Great War Associations’, giving it its unusual name. Many of these associations were created throughout Britain following the end of the 1914-18 War. They were designed as meeting places for returning veterans who faced unemployment in the civilian world. Indeed it was an afternoon in late February 1919, that two veterans, Sammy Murray and Arthur McGuigan sat talking in the local Comrades Association headquarters, a small room overlooking Ballyclare’s Main Street. “We should have a football team here in Ballyclare” one of them remarked casually. A few hours later Bob Grange, the secretary of the branch, joined them. He liked the idea and the three of them decided to arrange a full meeting of members to discuss the project. It wasn’t hard to convince them that a football team was a good idea. It was the object of the Association to cater for soldiers back home after the war, to help them to adapt themselves again to the lives they had left. A week later, Ballyclare’s veteran soldiers, most of them from “C” Company of the 12th Royal Irish Rifles, played their first game as a football team and Ballyclare Comrades was born. The Club’s ground, Dixon Park, too has military connotations, being named after Major Daniel Dixon, who had fought in France with the founder members. The Comrades have come a long way since their lowly beginnings and collected a host of titles and trophies. Further details are available at www.ballyclarecomrades.com.

BOWLS OF FUN AT ANTRIM FORUM With the winter weather on its way, it’s hard to keep the kids entertained indoors. Our glow in the dark ten pin bowling alley in Antrim Forum, is the perfect opportunity to have some family fun no matter what the weather. Featuring six lanes and catering for up to six people each, it is ideal for children’s birthday parties, a corporate night out or just a fun night with family and friends. Cost: £13 per lane (max. 6 people) or £3.50 per person Session time: 45mins

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To help you get into the Christmas mood, from 17 December until 6 January, a lane of bowling will be half price at just £6.50 per session. Ts and Cs apply. Please note birthday parties are excluded.

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CUT IT OUT! Cutting back on what you waste is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment. Simple steps such as thinking differently about what you buy, using re-usable items and composting at home can make a real difference.

PICK IT UP! Just because it’s dark, doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter! Our Borough Wardens carry out proactive patrols across the Borough, both during the day and at night time. Any dog walker who fails to remove their dog’s foul will be issued with a Fixed Penalty fine of £80. For more information visit T. 028 9034 0160 or E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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DON’T HAVE A RUBBISH CHRISTMAS As Christmas is the season of goodwill, make sure you do your bit for the environment this festive period by reducing the amount of food waste and recyclables going to landfill. Here’s a reminder of what you can recycle at home: BLUE BIN OR WHEELIE BOX • Christmas cards (no embellishments, glitter or foil) • Chocolate and biscuit boxes – tin and plastic • Foil cases from mince pies and foil roasting trays • Cardboard boxes from toys, online deliveries etc (make sure you remove any polystyrene, packaging beads etc)

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is taking place from 17-25 November and is organised each year in an attempt to reduce the amount of waste generated right across Europe. Why not use this week as a starting point to try and reduce your household waste? Here are our top ten tips to help you along: • Plan your meals to minimise waste • Keep an eye on your ‘use by’ dates – create an ‘eat me first’ area in your fridge (See page 20 for more information on ‘use by’ dates) • Buy products with less packaging – particularly fruit and vegetables which can be bought loose • Cancel your junk mail • Bring your own reusable carrier bags when shopping • Swap single use water bottles for a reusable one • Upcycle furniture to give it a fresh look rather than replacing it • Swap harsh chemicals for natural alternatives. Buy eco-friendly or even research how to make your own • Use a lunch box instead of sandwich bags • If something breaks…see if it can be repaired

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Are you already taking steps to reduce your waste? Why not log your action at www.ewwr.eu/en/take_part

BROWN BIN • All food waste • Tea bags and coffee grounds • Egg shells • Napkins and kitchen roll Don’t forget to dispose of your real Christmas tree at any of the Council’s five recycling centres, where they will be bulked and sent for composting. #iRecycleRight - do you? For more information visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling

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PLAY SAFE THIS CHRISTMAS If you are buying toys as a gift this Christmas, make sure they are safe and suitable. Be sure to follow these simple steps: • Choose only quality toys from reputable shops or suppliers. A cheap toy isn’t a bargain if someone gets hurt! • Take care when buying toys online. Check the seller history and buyer reviews as some imports may be counterfeit and do not conform to safety standards. • Make sure the toy has a CE mark before you buy it – this means that it meets the required safety standard. Also look out for the ‘Lion Mark’ which indicates that the toy is made to the highest safety and quality standard. • Be careful with novelty items and decorations which look like toys. These will not have been tested to ensure they meet toy safety standards. • Make sure the toy is suitable for the child’s age and be wary of young children playing with older children’s toys. • Remove and dispose of any plastic packaging once the gift is opened (recycle where possible). Remember...a safe Christmas is a happy Christmas!

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For more information, advice or to report an unsafe toy, contact Environmental Health on T. 028 9034 0160 or E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

UNDERSTANDING FOOD LABELS Did you know around £700 worth of perfectly safe food and drink is wasted in households each year because of what the date on the packet says? There is much confusion and debate over the ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates that are printed on food labels. ‘Use by’ dates are an indication of food safety and eating food past this date, even if it looks and smells fine, could put your health at risk. However, ‘use by’ does not always mean ‘eat by’ as some food can be frozen which will extend its life beyond the ‘use by’ date. Be sure to follow any instructions on the pack, such as ‘freeze on day of purchase’, ‘cook from frozen’ or ‘defrost thoroughly before use’. On the contrary, ‘best before’ dates refer more to the quality of food than safety and eating anything past this date will not cause any health issues. In fact, many products can outlast their best before date by years and still be safe for consumption e.g. tinned food. So if you want to enjoy food at its best, use it by its ‘best before’ date and make sure you follow any instructions.

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH


DR MCCONNELL WINS AT HEALTH & FITNESS AWARDS The Council’s Nutrition and Wellbeing Officer, Dr Janice McConnell was recently awarded Nutritionist/Dietitian of the Year at the first ever Northern Ireland Health & Fitness Awards, presented by Ali Harte. The award was open to any fully qualified nutritionist or dietitian from any sector who has made a positive change in the field of food and nutrition, and is committed to empowering and educating the public about leading a healthy lifestyle, through nutrition. Janice’s entry highlighted her unique role as the only registered nutritionist working at council level in Northern Ireland and her innovative approach to improving health and wellbeing across the Borough.

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For more information on our public health nutrition initiatives T. 028 9034 0160 or E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

PLANNING TO EAT OUT THIS CHRISTMAS? When you eat out in a restaurant or buy food from a takeaway, you like to know that the food has been prepared in accordance to good hygiene standards. The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme scores hygiene standards of a food business on a scale from 5 to 0 (5 = very good) and helps you to make informed choices about the food you eat. As part of the scheme, most businesses in Northern Ireland are legally required to display their food hygiene rating sticker in a location that can be easily seen by customers before they place an order for food. Council’s Environmental Health section is responsible for rating food premises within the Borough and their inspections cover things such as how food is stored, prepared, cooked, re-heated and cooled. They also look at the condition of the facilities, taking into account the cleanliness, lighting, layout and ventilation as well as looking at how the business records what it does to make sure food is safe. Look out for the food hygiene ratings the next time you are eating out!

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To check the food hygiene rating in any business visit www.ratings.food.gov.uk

BE AWARE OF THE SILENT KILLER! Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that cannot be seen and has no taste or smell. It usually comes from sources in the home that are not properly maintained or vented. Follow these simple steps to reduce the risk of CO poisoning to you and your family: • Make sure your boiler and fuel-burning appliances are serviced annually by a registered engineer • Have your chimney inspected annually and swept if needed by a registered technician • When installing a new fuel burning appliance, the householder should first apply to the Council’s Building Control section • Be aware of the signs and symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, chest pain, stomach pain, tiredness and loss of consciousness Install an audible CO alarm for every potential source and if it activates remember TASK: • Turn off or extinguish the heating source appliance if safe to do so. • Air - ventilate the home and stay outside in fresh air. • Seek medical advice if feeling unwell. • Keep heating sources/appliances switched off until checked by a qualified professional.

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For more information on Home Safety T. 028 9034 0160 or E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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Frozen Pipes To help avoid frozen pipes there are some simple measures you can put in place. These include: • Ensure pipes are well insulated. • Locate your stop valve and make sure everyone in the property knows where it is and how to turn it off.

We recently published Winter Wise which contains lots more useful tips and advice on how you can beat the freeze this winter. To view the booklet visit: www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ winterwise To request a copy: T. 028 9034 0000 E. info@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

• Consider what you would do if you did lose your water supply for a prolonged period of time. You need to have a contingency plan. • If you own a business and are shutting for a holiday period, you should make plans in the event of cold weather i.e. set your heating timer, have someone check the premises regularly. • Have the number of a plumber who knows where your property is and who is prepared to attend at night if needed. • Make sure you have adequate insurance to cover your property in the event of a burst pipe.

Keep Warm By keeping warm over the winter months you can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health problems like pneumonia. You can keep the heat in your home and costs down with insulation by doing the following: • fit draught-proofing to seal any gaps around windows and doors • make sure your loft has insulation - any home with 4 inches (100 mm) or less should have it topped up • make sure wall cavities are insulated • insulate your hot water cylinder and pipes

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Oil Stamp Saving Scheme Save for your oil heating costs through the Council’s Oil Stamp Saving Scheme.

Residents can pick up an oil stamp saving card at any of the participating retail outlets and purchase stamps with their weekly shopping, at a cost of £5 each. Stamps are placed on a savings card and then used as payment or part payment for oil at any of the participating oil companies. AA-00000

Flooding There is a heightened risk of flooding during winter as rainfall increases and snow and ice melt. To protect yourself, your property and to minimise damage, the following steps can be taken: • Move valuable possessions and electrical items to a safe place.

A full list of outlets selling stamps and oil suppliers is available at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ oilstamps

• Shut off gas and electricity at the mains point.

Oil Clubs

• Think about your escape route - particularly if you live in a bungalow.

Oil Clubs allow local residents to combine their orders for oil. Orders are placed with a community coordinator and must be placed by a specific date each month. Lower prices are negotiated with oil suppliers by buying larger quantities but all within the club get the same price per litre of oil, regardless of the quantity they order.

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For more information on oil stamps or oil clubs contact Environmental Health T. 028 9034 0160 E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Eat well, KEEP active & stay in toucH A balanced diet will help keep you warm and healthy in the winter. Make sure you and your family eat at least one hot meal a day (soup is nutritious and warming and inexpensive to make or buy). Staying active is good for your health. Walking, for example, can be good for you. If the weather prevents you getting outside, stay active indoors like catching up on all the household tasks you've been putting off. Stay in contact with friends and family, especially if you've been stuck in the house for a few days. If you have elderly relatives or neighbours who might need help, please check up on them.

• Look out for pets and animals to keep them safe from flood water.

• Prevent access of water by using sandbags at entry points to the property, including outhouses and garages. • Don’t forget about outside - move your car to higher ground, move garden furniture to a safe place or higher ground, protect chemicals/fuel stored in garages or outhouses so they don’t spill into floodwater, secure oil tanks to ensure it does not drip into flood water, unplug exterior electrical appliances.

Sandbags When the Council is alerted to the possibility of an increased risk of flooding, sandbags are available at a number of sites throughout the Borough. These are available at the locations below for the public to collect on a self-help basis to protect their properties. • Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey • Castle Mall Carpark, Antrim • Crumlin Leisure Centre, Crumlin • Environmental Services Depot, Antrim • Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey (Outside of Office Hours, contact on-site security for assistance) • Neillsbrook Community Centre, Randalstown • The Square Carpark, Ballyclare • Toome House, Toomebridge • Valley Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey • Whiteabbey Village Carpark, Whiteabbey

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

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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 5 members. DEPUTY MAYOR

PAUL DUNLOP DUP T. 07771 554652 E. paul.dunlop@ 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

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

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

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 FÉIN 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

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

ROBERT FOSTER UUP T. 07846 084545 E. robert.foster@ 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

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

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

SAM FLANAGAN DUP T. 07984 037509 E. sam.flanagan@ antrimandnewtown abbey.gov.uk

antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boroughlife

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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THEATRE ACCESSIBILITY It is very important to us that all our residents can enjoy our facilities and services, particularly those with additional needs. Do you know we have a number of accessible facilities across our Borough including our three theatres, which offer a wide range of drama, comedy, music and dance, with relaxed performances. See page 9 for details.

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For more information visit theatreatthemill. com/accessibility

OUR ECONOMY IS BLOOMING Coleman’s Garden Centre, is set to undergo a major redevelopment, which will see an investment of £5 million, following the grant of planning permission last month. Included in the transformation will be a new and extended stylish and innovative Garden Centre, alongside a 200-seater licensed restaurant, offering high quality food and beverages, at very affordable prices. The restaurant will be managed by award winning chef Paul Glass and his wife Avril who is a Master Baker with 40 years’ experience, producing luxurious scones, traybakes, breads and desserts. A new high-end Edinburgh Woollen Mills outlet is expected to attract customers from far and wide along with a deluxe Farm Shop which will aspire to be one of the best in Ireland. Discussions are underway with other high-end concessions renowned for their offer of quality products. To make it as easy as possible for customers to access the new facility, 341 additional car parking spaces are being provided in addition to a designated coach park. The team at Colemans look forward to welcoming you to the new look Garden Centre next year!

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For more information on Planning in the Borough T. 0300 123 6677 or E. planning@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

USEFUL NUMBERS

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

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

Fallen trees (Department for Infrastructure)

0300 200 7893

Gas Emergency Response (24 hours)

0800 002 001

Hospitals Antrim Area Hospital Whiteabbey Hospital

028 9442 4000 028 9086 5181

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

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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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THEATRES Courtyard Theatre Old Courthouse Theatre Theatre at The Mill

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 antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling Craigmore (Randalstown) Crumlin Newpark (Antrim) Bruslee O’Neill Road

PARK WARDENS

To report an incident in a park

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HOLIDAY BIN COLLECTION DATES ANTRIM Usual collection day

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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. 028 9034 0056 E. waste@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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Enchanted Winter Garden Fri 7-Mon 17 Dec 4-9pm

Antrim Castle Gardens

An Evening of Inclusive Enchantment Tues 18 Dec, 4-9pm

For details and tickets visit:

enchantedwintergarden.com Northern Ireland’s Premier Christmas Event ANBorough

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