Crumlin is set to be a Bee-licious buzz spot!

  Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council creates a ‘Bee-licious’ buzz for pollinators at Crumlin Recreation Centre with the help from local school pupils. Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Noreen McClelland explained; … [Read more...]

Wild About Food shortlisted for the NI Year of Food & Drink Awards

The shortlist for the NI Year of Food and Drink Awards has been announced. The judging panel, made up of highly respected food writers, critics and hospitality experts, were overwhelmed with the level of entries for the inaugural year of the awards, … [Read more...]

Mayor of Mid & East Antrim meets ‘Friends Of’

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE, is encouraging residents to ‘give volunteering a go’ in 2017. She said: “Our ‘Friends Of’ volunteer groups undertake a wide range of tasks such as nest box building, tree … [Read more...]

Antrim Forum gets buzzy to help our pollinators!

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council gets to work to restore a native wildflower meadow at Antrim Forum Recreation Centre. Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott commented; ‘I enjoyed helping to sow the wildflower seeds with … [Read more...]

Holywell Hospital gets digging to help our pollinators!

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and the Northern Health and Social Care Trust joined forces to create a ‘Bee-licious’ buzz at Holywell Hospital. Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott explained; ‘It was lovely to see … [Read more...]

Wild About Food Winter Festival

Antrim and Newtownabbey & Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s ‘Wild About Food’ project has been running throughout 2016, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. The ‘Wild About Food’ project was the two Council's contribution to Northern Ireland's … [Read more...]

Greenisland Community Orchard

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Cllr Audrey Wales, officially launched National Tree Week 2016 by planting the first fruit tree in the new Greenisland Community Orchard. Cllr Wales said “I was delighted to plant the first tree at … [Read more...]

‘Friends Of’ success in Mid & East Antrim Borough

The 'Friends Of Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen' continue to meet each month, on the second Saturday of the month, at Oakfield Community Centre, 10am to 1pm to improve the site for our wildlife and local community. Recent tasks have included … [Read more...]

Whale Watching in Mid & East Antrim Borough

Participants enjoyed Mid & East Antrim's fantastic coastline and learning about local biodiversity at a Whale Watching event, Sunday 6th November, Portmuck, Islandmagee. On the day participants were pleased to see harbour porpoise, grey seals and … [Read more...]

Wallace Park

This 26-acre park was given to the town of Lisburn by its landlord, Sir Richard Wallace in 1884 as ‘a public park and recreation ground’. Originally known as the People’s Park it was renamed Wallace Park by the Town Commissioners after Sir Richard’s … [Read more...]