Council support for artists and entrepreneurs
Products made by Mid and East Antrim based craftspeople, artists and entrepreneurs are to be stocked within Council’s Tourism Centres and shops located at local tourist attractions.
Mid and East Antrim councilors have agreed a proposal put forward by Alderman Audrey Wales, asking that Council continues to support local businesses by stocking and promoting their products. Speaking afterwards, Alderman Wales said: “With the redundancies that have occurred in this borough during last year and the ones I fear will happen as the furlough scheme draws to a close, this is the next positive step for us take. I know when I go on holiday I want to buy a gift made in the town or area I am visiting, and one with a local story.”
While tourism and visitor facilities in the borough are currently closed to the public in line with Coronavirus Regulations, artists and craftspeople who would like to express an interest in having their products stocked are asked to email [email protected]