Slideshow: Ballymena’s surprising shopfronts

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Having put £160k of DoE ‘dereliction funds’ to good use in the town earlier this year, Ballymena Borough Council are to submit another bid for cash to upgrade more empty premises in the town centre and outlying villages.

Some 27 properties have already been treated to temporary ‘facelifts’ and this time round, the hope is that £110,000 will be made available to give others a much needed makeover.

The Department for Environment allocates the funds to complete ‘cosmetic work only’ to improve the overall appearance of empty buildings which in turn improves the ambience of town centres.


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