Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and its public sector partners, which collectively form the Carrickfergus Regeneration Investment Programme (CRIP) Board, are undertaking a consultation and public engagement process to help them develop a vision, strategy and investment plans for Carrickfergus Town.
The CRIP Board has commissioned Venture International Ltd to work with its team to facilitate its citizens to have their say on the future of Carrickfergus.
A draft Carrickfergus Regeneration Investment Plan has been developed and will be shared throughout the process.
According to Mid and East Antrim Alderman Billy Ashe MBE, the process recognises the importance of the town for its citizens who live in and around the area, visitors and for businesses based there or wanting to relocate.
“Our draft plan for Carrickfergus presents a range of important developments that will not only improve and enhance the town centre for citizens living here and in the wider borough, but will also help attract increased tourism footfall that will benefit local businesses and the local economy in the long term.
“But these plans must be subject to a two-way conversation and, for us, this consultation and public engagement exercise is about being receptive and listening to our citizens. We want to hear their feedback, their ideas and their suggestions, and any concerns they have about the proposed schemes of development – all of which will be carefully considered as we advance our proposals in the coming months.
“I would encourage all citizens, businesses and other stakeholders to avail of the opportunity to have their say in shaping what is a tremendously exciting future for Carrickfergus by attending one of our public events.”
Public events will be held where people are invited to come individually or in groups or businesses can engage directly with the Venture team:
Wednesday 20th November, 3.00-9.00pm at Carrickfergus Leisure Centre
Thursday 21st November, 12.00-5.00pm at The Mall, Civic Centre