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Council Awarded Best Service Team for Sports and Leisure

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has been awarded Best Service Team: Sports, Leisure and Cultural Service at the Association for Public Services Excellence Awards (APSE) held last night in the Titanic Museum, Belfast.

The team behind the Council’s renowned leisure offering was recognised during the prestigious Annual Service Awards ceremony. The win, which was among 300 entries across every category from Councils across the UK, adds to their success achieved at the 2022 UKActive Awards.

The awards celebrate the contribution of council frontline services to local communities, highlight excellence in standards of delivery and recognise continuous improvement in public service provision.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper BEM congratulated the award winners.

“I am delighted to see this well-deserved success for our leisure team who have been acknowledged for the excellent services they provide.

“The Council’s commitment to deliver a world-class leisure offering  to our residents is very evident through the multi- million pound investments across our leisure facilities, including the most recent  £2.4m Antrim Forum fitness suite refurbishment . Our MORE Family Membership has reached record numbers proving our fitness facilities are of the highest level.

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in achieving this award.”