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Feeling revitalised in Coleraine and Ballymoney

Feeling revitalised in Coleraine and Ballymoney

Tue, April 04, 2017

On Saturday, I visited Coleraine to enjoy the Revitalise family fun day.

Council’s Economic Development Department had organised the event to mark the completion of a ‘Revitalise’ funding scheme in parts of the town.

The weather was kind to us, and I was there to present some of our lucky giveaway winners with their prizes which were very gladly received.

On Kingsgate Street, shoppers and visitors were entertained by Grant Goldie, an award winning juggler who certainly wowed his audience with his comedic skill.

He tried to teach me some of the tricks of his trade, but I think I will just stick to being Mayor!

If you missed the celebrations, a similar event will take place in Ballymoney this Saturday, April 8th to mark the completion of a Revitalise scheme here.

Businesses in both towns have really benefitted from the projects, which were funded by Council and the Department for Communities.

It’s hoped the scheme will make the areas more appealing, leading to increased footfall which will ultimately help sustain businesses in the area and encourage further investment.

The event in Ballymoney will run from noon until 3pm and I would encourage everyone to attend.

This week, I’m looking forward to my third and final school visit to Mayor’s Parlour and Council Chamber on Wednesday.

Later that evening, we have another event in Portrush Town Hall as part of ongoing regeneration plans for town.

On Thursday, I’m holding the launch of an art exhibition in the Mayor’s Parlour, where pieces by local artists will go on display. The Causeway Coast and Glens area has a rich and diverse wealth of artistic talent, and I hope this exhibition helps to give it the prominence it deserves. 

The Mayor tries her hand at juggling with some assistance from award-winning juggler, Grant Goldie.