WORK has just got underway on a new Council-led Environmental Improvement Scheme in Randalstown.
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman John Smyth, was on hand to break the ground on the scheme at Neillsbrook Community Centre which will see the creation of a new community space and 57 additional parking spaces as well as new shared pathways and landscaping for the whole community to enjoy.
In addition, two information panels on mental health and wellbeing will also be erected together with a Totem Memorial remembering World War One.
Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony, Alderman Smyth said:
“Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is delighted to provide the financial assistance for this very worthwhile project which will further enhance this area that is used and enjoyed by so many throughout the local community and beyond.
“These new amenities follow the refurbishment of the outdoor multi-use games area in October 2017 and are a welcome boost to the area.
“On behalf of the Council I would like to thank all those individuals and representatives from local community organisations who have been so engaged with, and supportive of, this new project and helped bring it to fruition.”