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Council backing Tesco and Harryville Partnership’s ‘Big Community Clean-Up’ in Ballymena

Monday 16 April 2018

Tesco and Harryville Partnership are teaming up with local residents in the Moat Road and Wakehurst area of Ballymena for ‘The Big Community Clean-Up’.

Council backing Tesco and Harryville Partnership’s ‘Big Community Clean-Up’ in Ballymena

The initiative is aimed at tackling litter and boosting civic pride in line with the Live Here Love Here Campaign and is supported by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, which is providing resources for the volunteers.

The Big Community Clean-Up will take place in June and will cover the bridge at Sainsbury’s filling Station to Harryville, Edward Street, Larne Road, Slemish College, Moat Road (including the grass area), Queen Street and Wakehurst playing fields. 

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Paul Reid, said: “It is fantastic to see young people and residents committing to making their Borough an even more beautiful place to live in.

“This clean-up activity will hopefully give them a real sense of civic pride for the area and encourage people not to litter.

“I would like to thank all of those who have pledged their support.

“They are doing their bit to make Ballymena more attractive for all the community as well as visitors to the area and tourists.

“We are a multi-award winning Borough when it comes to our public spaces and initiatives like this are crucial to ensuring Mid and East Antrim remains an attractive place to live, work, invest in and visit.

“Regular community clean-ups and social events which include participation from across the age spectrum ensure community inclusion, a sense of belonging and a pride of place.

“Council is committed to encouraging partnership work which ultimately makes a real difference to our citizens’ lives.”

To report any fly-tipping or littered areas you can use our online report form.