Your Town Centre Forum Needs You!

Your Town Centre Forum Needs You!

Fri, February 11, 2022

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council are creating a number of Town Centre Forums across the Borough.  

We are currently seeking applications from people who live or work in Portrush, Portstewart or Ballymoney who would like to be involved in their area.

What is a Town Centre Forum?

A Town Centre Forum is an advisory group consisting of members of the local community, business owners, elected representatives and Council officials.

What is their purpose?

The purpose of Town Centre Forums is to act as advisory group for Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, to ensure the development and sustainability of our town centres. 

Actions of the Town Centre Forums

  • Provide feedback to Council officials and elected local representatives
  • Discuss new ideas
  • Help plan initiatives
  • Review progress on activities
  • Work together to find solutions to recurring issues and emerging challenges

Responsibilities of Town Centre Forum members

Some of the responsibilities of the Town Centre Forum members will include:

  • Attending scheduled meetings
  • Engaging constructively in discussions regarding Town Centre matters
  • Actively champion the Town Centre Forum

Who can apply to become a member?

Any group or business situated within Ballymoney town centre who would like to be able to play a role in advocating for the town centre. Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Town & Village Management Team, welcomes interest from the following sectors:

  • Community groups
  • Independent businesses
  • Commerce
  • Resident groups

We strive for diversity within each of our forums. We welcome and encourage applications from all.

How to apply

To register your interest in becoming a member in Portrush, Portstewart or Ballymoney, please email:     

Please include your name, contact phone number and the area you wish to register your interest in.

You will be required to fill out a short application form detailing your current role within your town centre, the groups, interest or businesses you represent and the skills and knowledge that you could bring to the forum.

The closing dates for returning completed application forms are:

  • Portrush - No later than 5pm on Monday 28th February 2022
  • Portstewart - No later than 5pm on Monday 7th March 2022
  • Ballymoney - No later than 5pm on Monday 14th March 2022

Please note that places are limited and receipt of completed application does not guarantee membership of the forum.

For more information, please contact Geraldine Wills at or telephone 0786 460 5684.