Three groups from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough have received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS)
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is inviting residents across the Borough to join them and ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022. This UK wide programme will see millions of trees planted across the region from October 2021, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022 and is designed to highlight the importance of trees to the environment.
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is joining forces with fast food giant McDonalds to help tackle the issue of takeaway litter across the Borough. As part of their 30 years in Northern Ireland celebrations, McDonalds has committed to a ’30 Parks in 30 Days’ campaign which will see their employees undertake 30 litter clean-ups in parks and nature areas across Northern Ireland throughout the 30 days of June.
Her Majesty the Queen will celebrate her milestone 95th birthday on Saturday 12 June. To commemorate this special day the Council will light up its civic buildings red.
2021 is a significant year in the history of the place we call home, marking 100 years since the formation of Northern Ireland.
Outgoing Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery presented a cheque totalling £24,000 to his nominated charities for the year; Air Ambulance NI and Guide Dogs NI.
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