The ‘Community Window’ shop opens in Ballymena

The new shop will be operated by Bann Maine West Community Cluster, which is in the Northern Zone Social Enterprise Hub premises on the corner of Bridge Street and Castle Street. ‘The Window – Bringing Community Ideas to Life’ will be open two to three days per week and will stock many unique products made by local people including art, crafts, wood products and much more. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for us to trial a retail outlet that has the potential to bring in finance to support the ...
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Windturbine Project

Example of the featured item Wind Turbine Sustainability Project: The four Ballymena Community Cluster groups – Bann Maine West, Ballymena East, Ballymena South and North Ballymena – are currently exploring the option of putting up community wind turbines in the Ballymena Borough Council area.  The Community Clusters have already commissioned a Feasibility Study and Economic Appraisal/Business Plan which indicates there is much merit in taking this project forward.  Currently Action Renewables ...
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Bann Maine West Community Cluster

The Cluster concept was initiated in 2010 when Ballymena Borough Council (now Mid & East Antrim Borough Council) divided their Council area into four – North, South, East and West.  A group was set up for each area with Bann Maine West set up to support the community groups in rural west areas of Ballymena. Our member groups are: Cloney Rural Development Association : Cullybackey Community Partnership : Grange Cross Community Association : Hillstown Rural Community Group : Portglenone Enter...
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Member Groups post

The Bann Maine West Cluster is one of 4 Community Clusters operating in Ballymena Borough. Ballymena Borough Councilsupport the clusters as part of its community development strategy. The areas included in the Bann Maine West cluster are Cullybackey, Ahoghill, Galgorm, Cloney, Tullygarley, Grange and Portglenone. Portglenone Enterprise Group act as lead between Council and the cluster.   Bann Maine West cluster aims to improve opportunities for the groups to access and share services ...
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