Multiple organisations from across Mid and East Antrim have come together to roll out activities that will benefit the citizens here.
It’s all part of Council’s Community Planning strategy to work with numerous partners to roll out ‘Putting People First’.
The first Community Plan for Mid and East Antrim was published last year after residents set out their shared vision for the area.
An action packed day involving representatives from the worlds of health, sport, education, government departments and other statutory organisations, resulted in a year full of activities that will soon be rolled out across the borough.
All the plans focus on improving the wellbeing of citizens and all aspects of life in the borough over the next decade.
They all stem across five themes — Sustainable Jobs and Tourism, Good Health and Wellbeing, Progress in Education, Community Safety and Cohesion and Our Environment.
Councillor Paul Reid, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, said: “This event has really helped reinforce that multiple agencies can work together to build an exciting future for the area and all of those who live, work, visit and invest here.
“We have a number of projects that will be rolled out this year including Dementia training for businesses, Every Body Active 2020 sports programmes, Take 5 health initiatives, support for business start-ups and schemes to encourage more people to volunteer. Putting People First safeguards and promotes Mid and East Antrim’s reputation as a proud, dynamic and ambitious place.”
The plan, led by Council and covering the period from 2017 to 2032, was developed in partnership with a wide range of local people and organisations and brought together the public, private and voluntary sectors to work alongside the community.
The Community Plan will be reviewed regularly to ensure the relevant issues that affect residents are being dealt with. The first review will take place by March 2019.