The Ballymena Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership continues to deliver projects for the betterment of your area.
The vision of the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme is dedicated to actively encouraging the community to engage with the partners to ensure that the projects delivered are those the community themselves require.
This partnership is focused on ensuring that people and communities are genuinely engaged in the decisions made on public services and is an excellent example of how local people come together to deliver better public services in their area.
Unemployment remains a concern and for this reason, training and further education continue to be a priority for the Partnership.
The Ballymena Partnership
The Ballymena Partnership was set up in 2005 to oversee the development and delivery of the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme in the Ballymena South areas of Ballee, Ballykeel and Harryville. The Partnership presently comprises of 24 members and currently meets on a bi-monthly basis with its administration services provided through a Coordinator and Administrator within Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
The Partnership currently funds local groups to deliver services directly in their areas. This includes an afterschool club in Ballee, a Men’s Shed in Harryville, a seniors luncheon club in Ballykeel, community learning & training in partnership with Northern Regional College and the Jigsaw Project across the three primary schools in the area in partnership with Barnardo’s. A new Council webpage is in development to feature the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme. This will also signpost you to further information about the community, voluntary and statutory representatives who sit on the Partnership as well as details of projects currently running through the programme.
For further information about the Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership, please contact Neil Herron, DEA Manager (Ballymena):
T: 0300 124 5000