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MAYOR’S MESSAGE

BOROUGH LIFE // CHRISTMAS ISSUE '17

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ENCHANTED WINTER GARDEN

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BE OUR GUEST THIS CHRISTMAS

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CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Welcome to the November issue of Borough life, our residents’ magazine that keeps you updated on everything in the Borough offered by the Council. Christmas is a time of celebrating the birth of Christ and there are many activities planned across the Borough for all the family to share in this celebration, not least our two Christmas Carol services in Antrim Forum and Mossley Mill.

SWITCH ON EVENTS RECYCLE THIS CHRISTMAS LOVE FOOD, HATE WASTE

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PAWS FOR THOUGHT THIS CHRISTMAS! CHRISTMAS TOY SAFETY

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LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL GIFT? FOODBANK FRIDAY CHRISTMAS FAMILY APPEAL

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CHRISTMAS THEATRE

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VALLEY FITNESS SUITE INVESTMENT

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WINTER WISE INSTALLING A STOVE? CONDENSATION ADVICE

It has been a delight to meet so many people right across the Borough who give so willingly of their time to benefit others and make this a great place to live. For example, I recently attended a number of the World Biggest Coffee Mornings in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, a very deserving charity. Secondly, I wish to pay tribute to all the volunteers who give of their time for the Parkruns. I have enjoyed taking part in the Parkrun both in Antrim and at V36; this is a great event that I would encourage you to think about taking up. I especially would like to thank the many runners as they passed me with a word of encouragement to keep going!

ANYONE FOR COFFEE?

Also, a warm and heartfelt congratulations to Jonathan Rea who made history recently by becoming the first person to ever win the World Superbike Championship three years in a row, claiming the title of Triple Crown and putting Antrim and Newtownabbey on the world stage. The atmosphere was electric as we celebrated his win at the homecoming event in Sixmile Leisure Centre in Ballyclare.

CALLING ALL FOOTBALL FANATICS!

Finally, may I take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

TRIPLE WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPION JONATHAN REA

Councillor Paul Hamill Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey

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GETTING ACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY CENTRES

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OUR BEAUTIFUL BOROUGH RUSHPARK IS BLOOMING!

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The magazine will give you a flavour of what is planned, including all the Christmas tree switch on events in your local area. I am looking forward to seeing many of you when I am out at these events.

YOUR COUNCILLORS COUNCIL SUCCESS

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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ENCHANTED WINTER GARDEN

MAKE A DATE IN YOUR CHRISTMAS DIARY FOR YOUR VISIT TO THE ENCHANTED WINTER GARDEN

SATURDAY 9 – TUESDAY 19 DECEMBER ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS 4-9PM DAILY This is just one of the highlights of this year’s dazzling array of amazing attractions including: • Antrim Eye – 40m Ferris Wheel • Significantly increased event space and lighting installation • Festive Fayre of seasonal foods and drinks • Wonderland Wood • Music programme The Enchanted Winter Garden returns to Antrim Castle Gardens creating a magical Christmas experience for all the family. Bigger and better than ever before you can now secure your place by booking in advance. Tickets can be purchased online at enchantedwintergarden.com or in person at Theatre at The Mill, The Old Courthouse, Antrim and Clotworthy House. Admission £2 per adult and £1 per child*. Come and see the Gardens transformed into an enchanted world, where the star attraction this year will be the brand new ‘Antrim Eye’ – a 40m Festive Ferris Wheel from where you can star gaze over Antrim and beyond.

• Street Theatre • Santa’s Elves This year’s event starts in the heart of the Town with the Barbican Gate leading you to an enchanted experience where the magical world created in the stunning gardens will unfold. Free car parking including accessible parking is available in all town centre car parks with no parking available in Castle Gardens.

*PLEASE NOTE Additional cover charges apply to some of the activities including the Antrim Eye

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CHRISTMAS events ANTRIM SWITCH ON

RANDALSTOWN CHRISTMAS MARKET

MARKET SQUARE, ANTRIM FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 5.30-7.30PM

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 10AM-5.30PM

Antrim town is the place to be with Sonya Mac and Q Radio kicking off the festive season with music and games for all the family. Mr Hullabaloo and Jingles will entertain the crowd from 6pm. One of the highlights is sure to be the special children’s prize draw. This year’s entry slips are only available on the night so make sure you’re there to be in with the chance of Santa picking out the winner at 7pm. Come along and see Toby Pinecone to make sure you are on Santa’s list. A spectacular fireworks display will round off a great festive evening. For more information T. 028 9446 3113 ext. 31344.

BALLYCLARE LIGHTS SWITCH ON THE SQUARE, BALLYCLARE SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2.30-6PM FREE family entertainment See Beauty and the Beast and friends and take part in a craft session in the Beasts Mansion - £4 per person (ticket required – sessions start at 1.30pm) which includes a visit to Santa’s Grotto. Santa and friends arrive at 5pm. For more information and tickets T. 028 9034 0079.

BALLYCLARE CHRISTMAS MARKET THE SQUARE, BALLYCLARE SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER, 11AM – 6PM A winter themed Christmas market with a selection of produce from local traders as well as Bonkers Betty’s Bizarre Bazaar’s Festive Craft market situated in the heart of Ballyclare Town Centre. A first for the town will be a FREE pets photo booth so why not bring the family’s furry friends along? For the tiny family members there will be street entertainers such as a carol singer with a difference and a spectacular fire juggler as well as amusements and arts and craft activities. Don't miss it! For more information T. 028 9034 0041.

Come along to support your local traders at the annual Christmas Market. Wander around the stalls and sample local festive treats. Randalstown Chamber of Trade has organised entertainment for all ages including face painting, a petting farm, amusements, cartoon characters and a great lineup of local artists on stage. For more information contact Oliver Kearney T. 028 9447 9800.

CRUMLIN ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 6PM-9PM Come Join Santa and his friends for a fairy magical Christmas experience you'll never forget at Crumlin Leisure Centre. For more information T. 028 9445 2733 Free event, no tickets required.

GLENGORMLEY LIGHTS SWITCH ON LILIAN BLAND COMMUNITY PARK SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2.30-6PM FREE family entertainment See Beauty and the Beast and friends and take part in a craft session in the Beasts Mansion - £4 per person (ticket required – sessions start at 1.30pm) which includes a visit to Santa’s Grotto. Santa and friends arrive at 5pm. For more information and tickets T. 028 9034 0079.

FREE LIVE OUTDOOR CONCERT Why not continue your fun filled family day out and stay for Saturday evening’s free entertainment, as part of the Glengormley Christmas market. The popular Queen tribute band, FLASH HARRY will get everyone rocking to a selection of classic hits and fan favourites from 6-7.30pm bringing their own “Kind of Magic” of Queen alive this Christmas. For more information T. 028 9034 0041.

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across the BOROUGH GLENGORMLEY CHRISTMAS MARKET

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

LILIAN BLAND COMMUNITY PARK SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER, 12PM – 8PM SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER, 12PM – 6PM

MOSSLEY MILL THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER 6.30PM FREE ADMISSION

The park will be transformed with cosy cabins lining the path filled with Christmas gifts, food and treats from local traders as well as Bonkers Betty’s Bizarre Bazaar’s festive Craft market. Enjoy spending time with friends and family in the special seasonal surroundings of the beer marquee with live music and family entertainment, arts and crafts activities and amusements. Families will get some Christmas cheer from sparkling street entertainers who will ensure that everyone joins in the festivities. Don't miss it! For more information T. 028 9034 0041.

A short programme of Christmas readings, carols and music hosted by Claire McCollum. For more information T. 028 9034 0066.

ANTRIM’S CHRISTMAS MARKET IN THE SQUARE SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 12-10PM SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 12-6PM Antrim’s Market in the Square is back with some festive fever. A little bit of the North Pole will be coming to the historical Barbican gate and Elvin the Elf is hoping to see you all. There will be plenty of artisan food and craft stalls, so come down to pick up that last minute gift before Christmas. Top of the Town will be at the bottom of the town with live music and headline acts. Bring the family along for a great festive weekend. For more information T. 028 9446 3113 ext. 31344.

RATHCOOLE LIGHTS SWITCH ON DUNANNEY CENTRE SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 2-6PM FREE family entertainment See Beauty and the Beast and friends and take part in a craft session in the Beasts Mansion - £4 per person (ticket required – sessions start at 1pm) which includes a visit to Santa’s Grotto. Christmas Tree Lighting at 6pm with a visit from Santa. For more information and tickets T. 028 9086 1941.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE ANTRIM FORUM SATURDAY 9 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. For more information T. 028 9034 0066.

SENIOR CITIZENS TEA DANCE BALLYCLARE TOWN HALL THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER 2-5PM Admission £3 – includes afternoon tea and entry into Christmas Prize Draw. Tickets available from Ballyclare Town Hall and Mossley Mill from Monday 13 November 2017. For more information T. 028 9034 0079.

SATURDAY 9 – TUESDAY 19 DECEMBER ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS 4-9PM DAILY enchantedwintergarden.com

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SWITCH ON EVENTS ACROSS THE BOROUGH BALLYDUFF COMMUNITY CENTRE

TILDARG PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tuesday 14 November 7pm

Friday 24 November 2pm

BAWNMORE GREEN, BAWNMORE

RANDALSTOWN, MOORE’S LANE

Wednesday 15 November 6.30pm

Friday 24 November 6pm-10pm

DOAGH, THE VILLAGE SQUARE

BALLYCLARE

Thursday 16 November 7pm

Saturday 25 November 2pm-6pm

ANTRIM, MARKET SQUARE

BALLYNURE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Friday 17 November 5.30pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 28 November 7pm

MONKSTOWN, CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

WHITEABBEY WAR MEMORIAL CAR PARK

Saturday 18 November 2.30pm-9pm

TEMPLEPATRICK, 12TH MILESTONE

STRAID VILLAGE

Wednesday 29 November 7pm Friday 1 December 6pm-8.15pm

Tuesday 21 November 11am

CRUMLIN LEISURE CENTRE

BURNSIDE, KELBURN PARK

Friday 1 December 6pm-9pm

Tuesday 21 November 7pm

TOOME HOUSE

MALLUSK, PARKMOUNT GREEN

Friday 1 December 7pm-9pm

Wednesday 22 November 7pm

GLENGORMLEY

ABBOTS CROSS SHOPS

Saturday 2 December 2pm-6pm

Thursday 23 November 11am

PARKGATE VILLAGE

NEW MOSSLEY CAR PARK

Friday 8 December 7pm-9.30pm

Thursday 23 November 2pm

RATHCOOLE, DUNANNEY CENTRE

BALLYROBERT VILLAGE

Saturday 9 December 2pm-6pm

Thursday 23 November 7.30pm

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RECYCLE THIS CHRISTMAS Over the festive period we generate so much more waste including packaging from presents and food waste leftover. Below is a reminder of what can be recycled.

NO Wrapping paper.

YES: blue bin / triplestack / kerbside box

Cards that contain glitter and non paper parts.

Christmas cards (but not if there is glitter and non paper parts).

Polystyrene.

Chocolate and biscuit boxes; Large tins and plastic containers for sweets/chocolates can be recycled. Foil cases, from mince pies etc. Cardboard boxes from toys, deliveries etc. separate plastic inserts from toys boxes but still place these in your recycling container. Remove other packaging materials from delivery boxes, e.g. polystyrene, packaging beads. Glass bottles and jars can be recycled in your triple stack/kerbside box or taken to your local recycling centre or bottle bank.

Decorations e.g. Tinsel, fairy lights. Please dispose of your real Christmas trees at any of the Councils five recycling centres where they are bulked and sent for composting.

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For extended Christmas opening hours visit the website or page 27. For more information visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling

LOVE FOOD, HATE WASTE Before you think about recycling your food waste, could it be transformed into a delicious dinner? On average a family of four throws out £60 of food per month, so why not try these tasty recipes. Share your photos on Facebook or Twitter and we will give you a free recipe book “Eat Well, Waste Less”.

TURKEY TOMATO GRATIN • 400g jar passata or tomato pasta sauce • 3 tablespoons double cream/crème fraiche. • Several thick slices of cooked turkey • 2 chopped mixed peppers (or any colour you have) • 1tbsp olive oil

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Saute the peppers and mushrooms and layer on top of the turkey.

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Bake in a medium oven until the turkey is piping hot and the breadcrumbs are crisp and brown.

For more recipes and ideas for reducing food waste, visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

RECYCLING

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PAWS FOR THOUGHT THIS CHRISTMAS!

CHRISTMAS TOY

Christmas is a time when children are often surrounded by toys. With the excitement of the festive season, safety can be forgotten and unfortunately accidents can occur. Adults therefore have a responsibility to buy a present which is safe and suitable for children. Useful tips when selecting presents include: • Choose only quality toys from reputable shops. Remember a cheap toy isn’t a bargain if someone gets hurt! • Read the manufacturer’s advice.

While puppies are certainly cute, playful and great fun on Christmas day, they are a lifelong commitment, so whether you are considering taking on a new pup yourself, or buying one for someone else this Christmas, make sure you think it through before you buy! Enforcement Officers at Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council often find that while people have great intentions, the novelty of a new pup often wears off and the reality of responsible ownership hits home. January is our busiest time of year for dealing with poor animals which are left in the pound, or even worse, abandoned to their own fate.

• All toys sold within the European Union should have a ‘CE mark’ ensuring the toy meets the essential safety requirements of the Toy Safety Regulations. • Check if the toy has a ‘Lion Mark’ indicating the toy is made to the highest safety and quality standards • Check very carefully for small loose parts and sharp edges. • Remove and dispose of any plastic packaging material on toys intended for small children.

A safe Christmas is a happy Christmas!!

Mark Sloan, Principal Environmental Health Officer said “As a dog lover, I understand the amount of time, effort and commitment being a responsible owner takes. Nothing could be more relevant at this time of year than the iconic phrase coined by Dogs Trust – A dog is for life, not just for Christmas” Dogs Trust, the largest dog welfare charity, always report receiving a large number of calls in the 30 days following Christmas from new owners, with a number of unwanted dogs handed in by people wanting to give up their pets. If you are unsure as to whether a puppy is the right decision for you, why not give one of the local dog charities a call. There is some great advice and information available via Dogs Trust on their website at www.Dogstrust.org.uk

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SHOPPING DEALS

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 festival 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 local and save local this festive season. To keep up to date with other local shopping offers in Ballyclare and Glengormley, make sure you like the Get into Glengormley and Your Ballyclare Facebook pages.

FOODBANK FRIDAY

If you haven’t already, TH E LIT TL E BO O K O F VO UC HE RS pick up your Little Book of Vouchers from The Old Courthouse, Antrim and take advantage of special offers and discounts in Antrim. Keep the booklet in your shopping bag to make sure you don’t miss out when you are Christmas shopping. 061708 Antrim

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DONATE A GIFT TO THE CHRISTMAS FAMILY APPEAL Mossley Mill and Antrim Civic Centre are acting as collection points for the Christmas Family Appeal which is organised by the Salvation Army and St Vincent De Paul charities. Last year's appeal distributed over 30,000 gifts to children across Northern Ireland – all of which was made possible by the generosity of local people and organisations.

We would like to thank everyone who donated items to our last Foodbank Friday. Mayor, Councillor Paul Hamill and Chief Executive, Jacqui Dixon delivered the items to the foodbank at Oasis, Antrim on Friday 8 September. The response was fantastic and the foodbank staff were delighted with all of the donations made. The next Foodbank Friday will be on Friday 24 November and all items will be donated to Carnmoney Presbyterian Church foodbank. If you would like to get involved, just bring your items to Mossley Mill, Antrim Civic Centre or any of the leisure centres in our Borough. Items that can be donated include tins of soup or tins of meat, packets of pasta or rice, jars of sauces, tea or coffee, cereals, dried fruit or soup mix, jams and preserves, nappies and toiletries or anything else that is non-perishable.

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All gifts must be new and unwrapped and suitable for children and young people - from tiny tots to teenagers. Family gifts of board games and tins of sweets or biscuits are always welcome. Teenagers can often appreciate gift tokens and toiletries. The collection point at both Mossley Mill and Antrim Civic Centre will close on Friday 8 December.

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CHRISTM AS THEATRE ALL WR APPED UP! Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a night out at the Pantomime and we have two on offer this year!

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

HI HO HI HO IT’S OFF TO THE PANTO WE GO! SAT 25 NOV - SAT 23 DEC Tickets: £10.50 (Group Discount Available) Time: 7pm (weeknights)1pm,4pm & 7pm (weekends) Relaxed performances: Sat 9 & Sat 16 Dec at 1pm. Signed performance: Fri 8 Dec at 7pm Mr Hullabaloo returns to the Courtyard Theatre with Cinderella! Polish off your glass slippers and get ready to have a ball! Join Mr Hullabaloo for a fun filled family adventure. Featuring an outstanding cast, dazzling sets and lavish costumes. Special guest Santa will make an appearance handing out presents at the end of the show.

THE OLD COURTHOUSE THEATRE

SHOW WHITE WED 6 - SAT 16 DEC Tickets: £10 Time: 7pm (weeknights) 1pm & 4pm (Saturdays) Signed Performance: Fri 15 Dec at 7pm Relaxed Performances: Sat 9 & Sat 16 at 1pm Mr Hullabaloo and The Old Courthouse Theatre present Snow White and the Seven Diamond Mining Dwarfs. From the creative team that brought you Aladdin last year this timeless fairy-tale will have you and your family singing, dancing and clapping along.

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CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR SAT 11 NOV 10AM-4PM Admission: £1.50 & £1 (Concession) pay at the door Free parking available Join us at the Courtyard Theatre on Saturday 11 November for our annual Christmas Craft Fair. With over 40 stalls of bespoke gifts and textiles, homemade food, handmade jewellery and children’s toys, there will be something to tempt everyone. This family day out is the perfect opportunity to get some unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones all under one roof. Music will be supplied by the fabulous Courtyard Community Choir and a snack bar will keep you provided with refreshments. Face painting, a balloon artist, Mr Hullabaloo and visits from Santa throughout the day is sure to keep the children happy.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

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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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£5

HEATING OIL

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 • 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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THINKING ABOUT INSTALLING A WOOD-BURNING OR MULTI-FUEL STOVE? With the winter weather upon us, many people will be considering the installation of a wood-burning or multifuel stove for that extra bit of heat and comfort. However, few people realise the checks they must do in advance to ensure their stove operates safely and efficiently. Use the following guide to make sure your wood-burning stove is safe and the right one for your home.

If you already have had a stove installed without making a Building Control application, you can make a retrospective application by calling the number below, visiting our website or calling into Mossley Mill or Antrim Civic Centre.

CE MARK

INSTALLER

Any stove you purchase must be labelled with a CE mark. This indicates that the stove meets current European safety standards and regulations and can legally be sold in the UK and Ireland.

It is recommended that you use a professional stove installer who can issue a Certificate of Compliance once they have completed a number of safety checks. You should discuss building control approval with your installer.

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If you suspect that a stove is not CE marked contact Environmental Health for further information E. envhealth@antrimand newtownabbey.gov.uk or T. 028 9034 0160.

BUILDING CONTROL Many people are not aware that the installation of a stove requires a Building Control application. Whether you are installing a wood-burning or multi-fuel stove, whether in an existing fire place or fitting a standalone appliance, you need to make an application. There are regulations and guidance around for example, how the flue is fitted and terminated, the dimensions of the hearth, ventilation provided to the stove, the distance of the stove from combustibles and the provision of Carbon Monoxide alarms. This can affect the type of stove that is suitable for your dwelling. Make sure you discuss this with your installer before buying the stove. You must contact Building Control and make an application prior to the installation of a stove. An inspection of the stove installation will be carried out by a Building Control Surveyor by prior arrangement. The Surveyor will also want to see a Certificate of Conformance from your installer before they issue a completion certificate for the works carried out. If you don’t make a Building Control application for the stove installation, it may affect the sale of your house.

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SMOKE CONTROL AREAS There are several smoke control areas in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough. This means you will need to get a DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) exempt stove or only burn smokeless fuels such as anthracite, on a multi-fuel stove. You can look up your street on the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council website to find out if you live in a smoke control area antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/ SmokeControl

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The DEFRA website contains further information and a list of smokeless fuels smokecontrol.defra.gov.uk/fuels.php

CARBON MONOXIDE If you have a woodburning or multi-fuel stove, a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm must be installed in your home. If your stove is not installed, maintained and used properly, CO may accumulate to dangerous and even deadly levels. Follow the manufacturer’s instruction as to where the CO monitor should be located. Ensure your appliance is cleaned and serviced regularly.

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For further information on carbon monoxide, see hseni.gov.uk/topic/carbon-monoxide


CONDENSATION – ADVICE FOR HOUSEHOLDERS It is well known that in recent years some houses and flats have suffered from condensation. Walls, ceilings, and sometimes floors become damp, discoloured and unpleasant as a result of mould growing on the surfaces.

WHY CONDENSATION OCCURS Condensation occurs when warm moist air meets a cold surface.

WHEN CONDENSATION OCCURS Condensation occurs usually in winter, because the building is cold and because windows are opened less and moist air cannot escape.

MOULD GROWTH Any sign of mould growth is an indication of the presence of moisture and if caused by condensation, gives warning that heating, structural insulation or ventilation, or all three may require improvement.

NEW BUILDINGS New buildings often take a long time before they are fully dried out and require extra heat and ventilation.

EFFECT OF INCREASED VENTILATION ON FUEL BURNING APPLIANCES If an occupier proposes to fix an extractor fan or otherwise change the ventilation in a room containing a gas or solid fuel appliance, they should obtain advice from the installer of the appliance about the risks from toxic fumes.

HOW CONDENSATION OCCURS Condensation can happen for short periods in bathrooms and kitchens because of the steamy atmosphere, and regularly for long periods in poorly heated bedrooms; also where ventilation and movement of air are restricted.

HOW CAN YOU PREVENT CONDENSATION IN YOUR HOME?

1 Good ventilation of kitchens when cooking or when washing or drying clothes is essential. 2 Use the extraction fan. 3 Open all windows in your home to provide ventilation. 4 Avoid the use of portable paraffin or flue less gas heaters as far as possible. 5 Try to ensure that all rooms are at least partially heated. To prevent condensation, the heat has to keep room surfaces reasonably warm 6 Keep your thermostat at an average temperature.

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The membership includes the following activities at our five leisure centres:


VALLEY FITNESS SUITE INVESTMENT The Valley Leisure Centre fitness suite recently received £230,000 investment in new, state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. The investment included 25 resistance machines, one functional training frame, 50 various cardiovascular machines, 30 group cycle bikes and an extensive new free weights area. The new fitness equipment is the perfect excuse to get your healthy and active lifestyle back on track!

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For details on our membership, see page 18 or for more details on the Valley Leisure Centre fitness suite T. 028 9086 1211

ANYONE FOR COFFEE? Café Aroma has recently opened at V36 to help satisfy all of your sweet cravings and keep you warm with a hot drink during the cold winter months.

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The new takeaway café is in the pavilion at the V36 facility, beside the play park and is open Wednesday to Friday, 2pm-9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 9am-5pm. The café offers a selection of hot drinks and snacks so make sure you pop in soon for a treat.

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CALLING ALL FOOTBALL FANATICS! Football is a great sport for all ages as it not only improves fitness, it also helps develop teamwork and social skills. Antrim Forum, Crumlin, Sixmile and Valley Leisure Centres all have fantastic football facilities which you can book and enjoy with your work colleagues or friends.

ANTRIM FORUM T. 028 9446 4131 MAIN HALL 5-aside 1 hour £30 SYNTHETIC 7-aside 1 hour £30

CRUMLIN LC

T. 028 9445 2733 MAIN HALL 5-aside 1 hour £30 3G PITCHES 7 a-side and 9-aside 1 hour £31

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STRIKERS We also offer a selection of classes available for children to help get them into the sport at a young age including…

T. 028 9334 1818 MAIN HALL 5-aside 45 mins £15 BALLYCLARE FOUNDRY LANE 7-aside 1 hour £30

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CRUMLIN LC

T. 028 9086 1211 MAIN HALL 5 a-side 45mins £30 ZEST SOCCER 5 a-side 45 mins £30 V36 7 a-side or 9 a-side 1 hour £31

Fridays Age 5-7 3.45-4.45pm Age 7-10 5-6pm T. 028 9446 4131 Tuesdays Age 4-7 4-4.45pm Age 8-14 5-6pm T. 028 9445 2733

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A BALLYCLARE WELCOME FOR TRIPLE WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPION JONATHAN REA The atmosphere was electric in Ballyclare when triple World Superbike Champion, Jonathan Rea returned home for a celebration event. As well as the many Jonathan Rea fans, guests also included friends, family and local motorcycle club members. Speaking at the event, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Hamill commented; “Jonathan has achieved something amazing and well and truly put Northern Ireland on the world stage once again.

We are extremely proud to have him as one of Northern Ireland’s sporting ambassadors and there is no doubt that Jonathan is a great role model to many young people within our Borough.” Jonathan was overwhelmed with the reception he received; “I am blown away by the amount of people who have turned out this evening. I love coming home to Ballyclare and seeing all the familiar faces again. I would like to thank all those who not only came here tonight but who take the time to travel and support me at my races all over the world.”

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GETTING ACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY CENTRES There are a range of classes that take place in the community centres including arts and crafts, sewing and drama classes. However, if you are after something active, check out what your local community centres have to offer. DAY BALLYDUFF GREYSTONE MUCKAMORE NEILLSBROOK PARKHALL RATHENRAW STILES 028 9034 0100 028 9446 8175 028 9446 3208 028 9447 2595 028 9446 2519 028 9446 0781 028 9446 7862 MON Available for

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L+L crafts 2-4pm

Sew + Sews crafts 1.30-3.30pm Bridge Club 2.30-4.30pm

WED Available for

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THU Mens Indoor

Bowls 7pm-10pm

Available for booking

Strikers 5-7pm

Mindful Mat 10-12pm

Indoor Bowls 7.30-10.30pm

Taekwondo 6.30-8.30pm

Irish Dancing 6-9pm

Jo Jingles 10-12pm (Different classes + ages)

Sew what’s craft 10-1pm

Altitude Dance 2.45-4.45pm

Art Class 1-3pm Everybody Active 11-12pm Taekwondo 4-6.30pm (2 classes) Rathmore Art Tiny Tutus 10.30-12.30pm 3-5pm

Judo 5.30-8.30pm

Ballroom Blitz 7.30-9.30pm

Youth Club 7-9.30pm

Altitude dance 3.30-5.30pm Special Olympics 7.30-9.30pm

Mindful Mat 6-8.30pm

Rathmore Art Cubs 6.30-8pm 10.30-12.30pm Scouts Yoga 7.30-9.30pm 8-9.30pm

Youth Club in minor hall 6pm-9pm FRI

Beavers 6-7pm

Irish Dance 7-9pm

Bootcamp 7-8.30pm

Yoga 7.30-8.45pm

Gymnastics 1.30-6.30pm

Mindful Mat 6.15-7.15pm

Available for booking

Available for booking

Line Dance 8-10pm

Line Dance 7.30-9.30pm

Rug Bugz 3-5pm

Mindful Mat 11-1.30pm

Youth Club 7-9.30pm

Zumba Gold 10.30-12pm

Ju-Jitsu 6.30-8.30pm

Mindful Mat 6-8pm

Yoga 7.30-8.45pm Tai Chi 7-8.30pm

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Gymnastics 9.15-2.30pm

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MONKSTOWN JUBILEE CENTRE T. 028 9086 6385 RATHFERN SOCIAL CENTRE T. 028 9086 5917 Community Centres are also available for birthday parties at reasonable rates and bouncy castles can be provided in Muckamore and Stiles.

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Irish Dancing 10-12.30pm

Tai Chi 9-2pm


OUR BEAUTIFUL BOROUGH

RUSHPARK IS BLOOMING!

Our parks team have worked closely with local groups, businesses and individuals over the summer months planting beautiful blooms in various locations across the Borough. The flower beds, hanging baskets and planters all helped to brighten up the local areas. As a result our towns and villages have picked up the following:

You may have noticed that the entrance to Rushpark estate on the Shore Road has become more prominent. We had a request from Rushpark Community Group to help them brighten up the entrance.

Randalstown: Best Small Town Award (Ulster in Bloom and NI Best Kept Award) Ballynure: Small Village Award, 3rd place (Ulster in Bloom) Merville Garden Village: Best Kept Large Housing Estate (NI Best Kept Award) Well done and thanks to everyone involved!

Consultation with the community group resulted in a raised hand carved flower bed being installed in September. The funding for this project was provided through the District Electoral Area (DEA ) Programme Macedon Area and permission was also provided from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. The new installation brightens up the entrance to Rushpark and the feedback received has been very positive.

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For more information T. 028 9034 0223 or E. Mark.Wilson@antrimandnewtownabbey. gov.uk

If your community group would like to register their interest for a similar project please T. 028 9034 0223 or E. Mark.Wilson@ antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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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 IND Independent

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

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. DEPUTY MAYOR

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

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

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

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

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

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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 SDLP 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

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 IND 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

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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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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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)

The Annual Report provides an update on how the Council has performed and what was delivered during 2016-2017. The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Hamill said, “We have had a very successful year as a Council. We have delivered tangible results and improved services for our customers and residents.” Copies of the Annual Report are available on antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/performance

ANNUAL REPORT

0300 200 7801

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

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Telephone/Utility Boxes (BT fault)

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Voting (Electoral Office)

0800 432 0712

Water (NI Water)

03457 440088

028 9046 3250 028 9054 0540 0300 200 7891 028 9025 3000

Flooding Incident Line (24 hours) 0300 200 0100 Report your property is flooded or flooding Flooding - Council owned property 028 9446 3113

PLACE The Council’s commitment to ‘PLACE’ as identified in the Corporate Plan states that “from a civic leadership perspective, the community planning process and the Local Development Plan will enable us to plan positively for the future of our Borough. We will ensure that lands are appropriately zoned and that our infrastructure is enhanced to develop the Borough for future generations. We will support sustainable communities by empowering residents to take responsibility for their environment.” Examples of how we have delivered under this theme are outilined overleaf.

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Bryson Energy

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

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council recently published the Council’s 2016-17 Annual Report.

ANNUAL REPORT || 2016-17

028 2563 3134

Hospitals Antrim Area Hospital Whiteabbey Hospital

COUNCIL’S ANNUAL REPORT 2016-17

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Animal Welfare

Citizens Advice (Antrim & Newtownabbey) 028 9590 6505

Our Media and Marketing team won Gold awards for Outstanding In-House PR Team and Public Sector Team of the Year and a Silver award for Borough Life at the CIPR PRide Awards 2017.

2016 2017

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

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Burst watermains and blocked sewers 0345 744 0088 (Northern Ireland Water) (24 hours) Overflowing rivers and watercourses 028 9260 6100 (Rivers Agency) Water pollution in watercourse 0800 807 060 (Northern Ireland Environment Agency)

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LEISURE CENTRES Allen Park Antrim Forum Ballyearl Crumlin Sixmile Valley

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

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To report an incident in a park

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HOLIDAY BIN COLLECTION DATES ANTRIM Usual collection day

NEWTOWNABBEY Actual collection day

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antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boroughlife CONTACT

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

BoroughLIFE LIFE//// November 2017 BOROUGH

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HAVE YOUR SAY - YOUR BOROUGH Our Borough has many beautiful green open spaces such as Antrim Castle Gardens, Jordanstown and Antrim Loughshores, Lillian Bland Community Park to name just a few. These areas are for your enjoyment and it is important to us that you feel that they are well kept safe places for you and your family to use. The Council works with the Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Partnership to give a voice to communities to ensure a safer Borough. This includes our award winning green open spaces so we would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill out the survey below.

This survey can also be completed online at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/surveys Do you feel that Antrim and Newtownabbey is a safe place to live?

n Yes

Postcode:

n No

Please share the reason for your answer above, including the area you live:

Would you agree that community relations have improved within Antrim and Newtownabbey?

n Yes

n No

Please share the reason for your answer above:

Do you feel proud of your surroundings?

n Yes

n No

Please share the reason for your answer above:

Please indicate which parks you use and how satisfied you are with them? Antrim Castle Gardens Crumlin Glen Hazelbank Park/Gideon's Green Lilian Bland Community Park Linear Park Toome Loughshore Park Antrim Jordanstown Loughshore Park Sixmilewater River Park Threemilewater Park Valley Park/V36 Other (please state)


Overall how satisfied are you with Council's parks and open spaces?

Please share any other comments you would like to make about the area in which you live or the delivery of services provided by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Are you male or female?

What age are you?

n Male

n 16-24

n Female

n 25-44

n 45-64

n 65+

PRIZE DRAW

PRIZE DRAW

Simply complete the survey and your details below. Cut the pages out of the magazine and post to: FREEPOST ANTRIM AND NEWTOWNABBEY BOROUGH COUNCIL – CIVIC CENTRE

All responses received will be entered into a FREE prize draw to win a set of two tickets for any Council theatre.*

Closing date to receive completed entries is Friday 5 January 2018.

Name Daytime telephone number Email

THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THIS SURVEY * For competition rules please visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/competitionrules or these can be posted on request, please T. 028 9034 0034

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