Council unveils bespoke logo for NI Centennial celebrations
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A dedicated information page has also gone live on the council’s website, where details about what is planned within the borough will be announced over the coming weeks and months.
Preparatory work is continuing on finding ways to celebrate the rich sporting, cultural, entrepreneurial and academic talent throughout Mid and East Antrim, on the 100th anniversary of Northern Ireland.
While challenges remain around the exact format of events in light of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, there will still be numerous opportunities for the local community to celebrate.
A Northern Ireland Centenary Working Group, made up of elected members, continues to meet on a monthly basis, and have considered a programme of activities and events, which will be agile and subject to review given developing public health guidelines.
Elected Members on the group are Cllr Cheryl Johnston (Chair), Cllr Matthew Armstrong, Cllr Danny Donnelly, Cllr William McCaughey, Cllr Gregg McKeen and Cllr Keith Turner.
Cllr Johnston said she was delighted to announce council’s bespoke Northern Ireland Centennial logo.
The DUP representative said: “As well as celebrating our people, the occasion of the Northern Ireland Centenary will provide an opportunity to promote our borough as an attractive place to live, visit, work and importantly highlight the advantageous investment opportunities available.
“The Elected Member Working Group has been liaising closely with council Officers on finding creative and unique ways of celebrating this historic moment while acknowledging the continued challenges posed by Covid-19.
“The launch of the logo is an important stage in engaging and communicating with our community and ensuring we work collectively to devise a programme of activities and events that can be enjoyed by all.”
For the latest information on the council’s Northern Ireland Centennial plans, visit: www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/council/civic-and-ceremonial/ni100
Last month the Newtownabbey Times reported that community and voluntary groups who are planning to host Northern Ireland Centenary events or projects in the neighbouring Antrim and Newtownabbey borough could be eligible to receive funding from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.
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