‘Give and Gain’ volunteers working towards a better environment in Mid and East Antrim

Green-fingered volunteers from the business sector have been building-up their own personal skills and helping to both construct and maintain a better environment for our local wildlife. Volunteers across the Mid and East Antrim Borough came out in … [Read more...]

Friends Of Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen commended

The Mayor of Mid & East Antrim met the ‘Friends of' Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen on Saturday 14th May 2016. The Mayor commended the group on their hard work and dedication over the last 10 months and thanked them for their interest in … [Read more...]

Biodiversity Fun Days

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is encouraging families to get outdoors this weekend and learn more about local biodiversity. Our Biodiversity Fun Days are a great way for families to learn more about the natural world through fun, practical … [Read more...]

Wild About Food!

Mayors join forces to urge public support for cross-Council ‘Wild about Food’ project  Two local Borough Councils are going ‘wild about food’ with a new project launched to celebrate locally sourced ingredients and products. The project - a … [Read more...]

Blackhead Path

A bracing walk by the sea! The path runs northeast from Whitehead and is lined by interesting wildlife habitats including grassland, woodland (known locally as the 'Magic Forest') and a rocky shoreline. The Lough itself is an Area of Special … [Read more...]

Diamond Jubilee Wood

Diamond Jubilee Wood, Whitehead was created in 2012 as a living, lasting legacy to commemorate the 2012 Diamond Jubilee, marking Queen Elizabeth's 60th year as monarch. The 60 acre woodland near Bentra Golf Course to the north of Whitehead was … [Read more...]

Mid & East Antrim set to celebrate the Dawn Chorus

International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of ‘nature’s daily miracle’ – bird song. This year, International Dawn Chorus Day is Sunday 1 May and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is hosting three specially organised walks so … [Read more...]

Glynn Christmas Bird Watch

Yet again participants at the annual Glynn Birdwatch event were not disappointed. Despite the bone chilling weather, the birds were certainly not put off and were out in numbers, with quite a few species spotted on the day including Greenshank, Teal, … [Read more...]

Carnfunnock Country Park

Formerly the grounds of a private estate, Carnfunnock Country Park is situated on the Coast Road, outside Larne. This visitor attraction has a number of facilities including visitor centre, activity playground, Caravan Park, and formal gardens that … [Read more...]

Mayors issue joint call to protect Co Antrim’s native crayfish

The mayors of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough and Mid and East Antrim Borough are urging both the public and the angling community in particular to play their part in keeping County Antrim free of a waterborne infection that threatens a native … [Read more...]