Welcome To Bann Maine West Community Cluster

At the heart of the Ballymena Community
Sharing, Learning and working together in the Bannside Area

The Hub

Based in Cullybackey, The Hub is a gift shop stocked with quality gift items. All profits goback into the local community. The shop is open 9am to 3.30pm Monday – Friday and 10am to 1pm on Saturday.

We also deliver a range of classes.

This project is part funded by the Lottery Community Fund.


History Project

Bann Maine West Community Cluster (BMW) has been working on community relations projects for many years. In 2018 our History Group decided to investigate the First World War and how it impacted on our local, rural communities. The outcomes of this project was a book called ‘Remembering’ and also a database of more information on our history website. If you have any information you think might be of interest, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone 02825882281 or email admin@bannmainewest.co.uk.

History Book Remembering WW1

Lunch & Learn 

We run a very successful Lunch & Learn Project funded by Lottery which involves taking older people from each of our six areas – Portglenone, Grange, Cloney, Hillstown, Cullybackey and Tullygarley – to the Wild Duck in Portglenone once a month to enjoy a speaker and some lunch.  Transport is also provided.  We have between 45 and 50 seniors meeting each month to learn from a speaker such as the Consumer Council, enjoy lunch and most importantly enjoy the company and chat with each other.  We also do a range of workshops and classes on a regular basis.


Classes & Activities

Bann Maine West host a range of different classes and activities, ranging from flower arranging through to First Aid.  Check out our latest classes on our Calendar.