‘Five for £1’ car parking promo

Peter Nixon, on left, from The Corner Bakery, is pictured with from left, Councillor Billy Ashe, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough; Angela Ritchie, Elite Lighting; Roy Smyth, Outdoor Adventure and Libis McAllister  Ultimate in Fashion. (Submitted Picture).

Peter Nixon, on left, from The Corner Bakery, is pictured with from left, Councillor Billy Ashe, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough; Angela Ritchie, Elite Lighting; Roy Smyth, Outdoor Adventure and Libis McAllister  Ultimate in Fashion. (Submitted Picture).

Shoppers are now being signposted to the popular ‘Five for a Pound’ Council operated car parks in Ballymena and the wider Mid & East Antrim.

Mayor Cllr Billy Ashe joined local traders to welcome new signage promoting the current car parking promotion in Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus town centres.

The £1 for five hour’s parking scheme is already well established, but now local retailers and the Mayor are jointly urging shoppers to take full advantage of the offer.

Cllr Ashe said: “The current Public Realm works in Ballymena and Larne have placed temporary restrictions on some of our on-street car parking. This type of incentive can therefore only help our town traders.”

Speaking about Ballymena, Libis McAllister, owner of Ultimate in Fashion, added: “The car parking initiative provides further reason for shoppers to stay in Ballymena town centre for a longer amount of time and get around the wide range of shops and services available.

“All these car parks are positioned around the town centre and are within a short walking distance of our main shopping streets.”

In Ballymena, over 1,700 spaces are included in the initiative. These can be found at Church Street 1 (199 spaces), Church Street 2 -Meeting House Lane (117 spaces), Church Street 3 (140 spaces), Broughshane Street 1 - Garfield Place (248 spaces). Broughshane Street 2 - Summerfield (76), Mount Street 1 (84). Mount Street 2 -Park Street (55), and Springwell Street (812).