SOCIAL Development Minister Nelson McCausland will be in the borough on Friday, March 9, to rubber stamp a £600,000 town centre improvement scheme.
The Minister will announce £74,000 funding for a transport study to be carried out in Ballyclare and Glengormley. And he will confirm other regeneration projects his department plans to deliver in both towns.
These include revitalisation projects, such as virtual shop fronts to improve the appearance of town centre properties and to assist with marketing and branding for the town centres.
His department will provide £150,000 for each town and has made provision in the 2012/13 budget for upgrading the footpaths, kerbing and lighting in Portland Avenue in Glengormley. The estimated costs of the schemes are still being finalised, but are expected to be in the region of £600,000. They are all scheduled to be delivered in the next 12 months.