Policies and Documents


  • Draft Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan Consultation

    Status: closed Closing Date: Friday 31 May 2024

    Mid and East Antrim’s draft Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan Consultation has been launched. 

    A text-only version is available on this website.

    The MEA Age Friendly Affiliation has opened an eight week period of public consultation to seek comments on their first ever Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan 2024-27.

    When completed, this will provide the framework to ensure our Borough is an age-friendly place where older people are valued, engaged, and supported to live healthy, active, fulfilling lives. 

    The draft Age Friendly Strategy and Plan has been developed with the support of funding from the Public Health Agency and the commitment of other partners. 

    As part of the process for drafting the document, engagement has been taking place since July 2022, with a wide range of representatives from public, community and voluntary sectors, including people aged 50 and over living in the Borough.

    A recently formed Age Friendly Affiliation, made up of partner organisations, has also met, reviewed and had input into the Draft.

    Council is now keen to welcome the wider residents of Mid and East Antrim, and organisations who would like to be involved, to share their own views on the Draft Age Friendly Strategy Action Plan.

    They are asked to do so by:

    If you would like to receive a printed copy please contact us:

    E: age.friendly@midandeastantrim.gov.uk or T: 028 2826 2353

    All responses should be made by 5pm on Friday 31 May 2024

  • Ballymena Leisure, Health & Wellbeing Centre

    Status: closed Closing Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024

    Proposed Development: New leisure, health and wellbeing centre to include 8-lane pool, learner pool, 4 court sports hall, café, gym, spin studios, clip and climb, community hub, soft play area and spa facility.

    Access to be provided via Demesne Avenue, with external facilities including outdoor workout area, car parking, dedicated bus parking, cycle stands, landscaping and all associated works.

    Location: Lands at the St Patrick's Barracks site, approximately 90m to the east of Castle Tower School, 50 Larne Road Link, Ballymena, BT42 3GA.

    Visit the dedicated webpage for the St Patrick's Regeneration for further details.

  • Performance Improvement Plan 2024-2025

    Status: closed Closing Date: Tuesday 2 April 2024

    You can read the Performance Improvement Plan 2024-2025 consultation document here on our website, or download a copy to review offline (PDF 1MB).

    As a Council, and as a community, we have all been affected by global events, from the pandemic, to record levels of inflation, and the cost-of-living crisis. Value creation has never been more important for our citizens, and for us as an organisation.

    To achieve this, and to guarantee our future sustainability, we are taking a closer look at what we do and how we do it. We want to ensure we are using all the resources available to us, in the most efficient and effective way possible.

    These changes will not happen overnight, and while some actions will be more instantly achievable, they will be a key focus within our next Corporate Plan, which will take us up to the year 2028.

    This consultation looks at our annual Improvement Plan and proposes three new objectives for your consideration.

    These objectives support our longer-term ambitions, build on the findings of our Citizens’ Survey (2022), and can demonstrate improvement over the course of the next financial year, and beyond.

    Our Improvement Plan is just one element of our wider arrangements to secure continuous improvement.

    Your views

    Please let us know what you think of our proposed objectives.  The deadline for returns is 2 April 2024.

    Alternatively you can complete the survey on the downloadable document and return your completed questionnaire to:

    Performance Improvement Plan Consultation
    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
    1-29 Bridge Street
    BT43 5EJ

    Or, one of these locations:

    • Ardeevin, Ballymena
    • Ballymena Showgrounds
    • The Braid, Ballymena
    • Seven Towers Leisure Centre
    • Carrickfergus Amphitheatre
    • Carrickfergus Civic Centre
    • Larne Leisure Centre
    • Smiley Buildings, Larne

    Feedback using SurveyMonkey

    Ongoing feedback

    If you would like to suggest an area for improvement at any time throughout the year, please email us at: performance@midandeastantrim.gov.uk