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Recently Added Consultations

  • Car Park Consultation

    Status: closed Closing Date: Wednesday 4 May 2016

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is asking the public to share their opinions on the future set up of two of Ballymena’s car parks. Church Street 1 is located to the rear of the former Tesco store and contains 199 spaces. Church Street 2 is beside the Northern Regional College and contains 117 spaces.

    Both car parks are currently operated as Pay On Foot, meaning users pay for parking time when they are ready to leave.

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, which has operated these facilities since April 2015, believes changing them to Pay and Display – whereby users pay on arrival for an estimated period of time – could save £121,446 a year after the initial cost of set up.

    The consultation process will seek the opinions of users of the car park, Ballymena Chamber of Commerce, the Ballymena Improvement District, NSL who currently operate the car parks on behalf of Council and any affected staff.

    The consultation period will run until 4 May 2016 with a final decision expected in July.

  • Consumption of Intoxicating Liquor in Designated Places

    Status: closed Closing Date: Friday 8 April 2016

    A public consultation exercise regarding draft byelaws relating to the Consumption of Intoxicating Liquor in Designated Places closed on 8 April 2016. Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne Borough Councils each had their own byelaws relating to the Consumption of Intoxicating Liquor in Designated Places. These byelaws were more commonly known as ‘Drinking Byelaws’. Under these byelaws any person who consumes intoxicating liquor in a designated place shall be guilty of an offence. Offenders are currently liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than £500.

    Almost a year has passed since the establishment of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. An extensive programme of work has been ongoing in order to review, revise and agree new policies, procedures and byelaws for the new local authority.

    One such piece of work was the review of the ‘Drinking byelaws’. The consumption of alcohol in public places remains a problem throughout many areas in Mid and East Antrim so it was felt that it was important to continue to have measures in place to deter individuals from such practices.

    A new byelaw has been drafted to reflect the changing use of public spaces, i.e. more occasional licenses being granted for one-off events where alcohol may be served and the use of Council parks for events where alcohol may be consumed. The accompanying schedules have also been updated in order to reflect new housing developments and other recent changes in the built environment.

    In late 2015 the public were invited to comment on the draft byelaws. This consultation period was extended and closed at 5pm on Friday 8th April.

  • Dog Control

    Status: closed Closing Date: Monday 4 April 2016

    This consultation has closed. Please go to our dog control orders page for more information. 

    The consultation period ended at 5pm on 4th April 2016.

  • Mid and East Antrim Council Baseline Report

    Status: closed Closing Date: Friday 8 January 2016

    This consultation closed on 8 January 2016.

    Mid & East Antrim Borough Council has responsibility for initiating and facilitating the first Community Plan for the Borough, in partnership with statutory agencies and local community organisations.  Over the last number of months, Council has been working closely with its stakeholders to produce the first draft Baseline Evidence Report to inform the Community Plan.

    If you wish to receive a hard copy of this draft Report, or have any queries, please contact Sandra Michael at sandra.michael@midandeastantrim.gov.uk, telephone no (028) 2563 5036.

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