New banners for ‘unique location’

Smiley Buildings

Smiley Buildings

Walls lining four pedestrian walk ways leading to Larne town centre are to be given an anti-graffiti coating in a bid to deter vandalism.

This was just one improvement outlined to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Economic Growth and Tourism Committee at a meeting in Smiley Buildings in Monday night as part of Larne Linkages Scheme.

The scheme will also see the provision of a “bespoke” stage at Broadway.

This is being produced at a cost of £33,775 and is expected to be delivered to Broadway by March 31.

Other new additions to the town centre will be “bespoke” banners which are now in production for Main Street’s new town centre street lighting columns at a cost of £7,500.

These will be put in place with the aim that they will “positively impact on perceptions of the town centre street”. The council also anticipates that these will “assist in marketing and promoting an attractive and unique location”.

The banners are expected to be in place on street light poles by March 27.

The overall cost of Larne Linkages Scheme amounts to £55,000.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has already committed to funding of £5,000 for the project.

The remainder of the funding will be provided by the Department for Communities.

Other work involves weeding of pedestrian links.