Council calls on residents to make their voices heard on future of parks

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The People’s Park.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is calling on local residents to make their voices heard by participating in a short survey to help shape the future of the area’s parks and open spaces.

Local residents are being invited to share what is important to them when it comes to delivering an effective Parks and Open Spaces Service and secondly, they are being asked to rate how well the Council is currently doing in terms of meeting those needs.

Speaking following the launch of this process, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Lindsay Millar, said: “I would encourage as many as possible to take a few minutes to share their views in order to help shape the future delivery of the Parks and Open Spaces Service.

“Parks are wonderful assets within the borough, offering something for everyone. From People’s Park in Ballymena with its extensive bird population to Carnfunnock Country Park near Larne with its superb path networks and endless opportunities for play, the parks are steeped in history but yet offer so much potential for current and future generations.”

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is committed to the continual improvement of the borough’s infrastructure, to creating opportunities for health and wellbeing, and to increasing social, environmental and economic benefits for residents in the borough.

As part of the community planning process the council is keen to hear from local people. Residents are therefore encouraged\ to get involved in the process by completing a short survey online using the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/mea-parks-css

Hard copies will be made available week commencing 21 January at the following locations;

· Ardeevin, 80 Galgorm Road, Ballymena

· People’s Park reception, Doury Road, Ballymena

· Smiley Buildings, Victoria Road, Larne

· Museum and Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus

Completed surveys can be left at these locations or posted to;

Park and Open Spaces

Museum and Civic Centre

11 Antrim Street

Carrickfergus

The survey will be live until 31 March 2019.

Should you require any further information or hard copies of this survey please contact:

E: parks@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

T: 028 9335 8279

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