‘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).