Mid and East Antrim residents told: Larne Town Parks need you!

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MID and East Antrim Borough Council is calling on the people of Larne – as well as those who enjoy spending their leisure time in the town – to make their voices heard on its future.

Council has recently appointed landscape architects Park Hood, the consultants behind such projects as Pickie Fun Park in Bangor, to develop a concept plan for Town Parks, Larne.

Having completed an initial consultation process in 2017 to help gain a sense of how people would like to see Larne Town Parks improved for the future, the council is now seeking to develop a concept plan for the area in order to help bid for external funding.

For the purpose of the exercise ‘Town Parks’ refers to Town Park, Chaine Park, the Promenade and Chaine Memorial Tower.

Speaking following the launch of this exercise, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Lindsay Millar, said: “I am excited to see Council actively working towards enhancing Larne Town Parks for the future.

“The parks are a wonderful asset within the town. They are steeped in history but yet offer so much potential for current and future generations.

“I would be delighted to see investment in Larne Town Parks to bring them back to their former glory yet serving the many needs of Larne residents and the many visitors that stop to enjoy the Larne Park, Chaine Park, the promenade and Chaine Memorial Tower.”

It is the council’s vision to restore Town Parks to its former Edwardian glory whilst continuing to provide a popular community space with walkways, trees, floral displays and seating areas.

The enhancement of Town Parks will improve the quality of life for those living in the area and enhance the attractions of the area for future development.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council says it 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 ensure their ideas for the site are representative of the needs of the residents in the area.

Residents are therefore urged to get involved in the process by attending one of two drop-in sessions at Larne Leisure Centre.

Larne Leisure Centre Theatre

Wed 14 Nov 12-5pm

Wed 28 Nov 2-6.30pm

Or by completing a short survey online using the following link

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TQQMCWB

The survey will be live throughout November.

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

Email: parks@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Phone: 028 9335 8279

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