New chair for town regeneration body

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Carrickfergus Regeneration Partnership has recently welcomed its new chair to the board.

Robert Stewart, a local businessman has once again been elected as chairperson to the partnership.

Robert, who was a director on the partnership when it was established, has been involved with revitalising Carrickfergus, developing community garden sites, and involved with securing funding for the Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Robert said: “I am delighted to have been elected as chair and look forward to working with the directors to develop regeneration initiatives in Carrickfergus.”

Carrickfergus Regeneration Partnership is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee that was established in 2012 to oversee the delivery of the 2010 Carrickfergus Masterplan and associated projects and programmes. The over-riding purpose of the partnership is to identify and deliver regeneration projects that will enhance our town for the benefit and enjoyment of all our citizens.

The partnership is principally funded by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and the board consists of six elected members, five representatives of the private sector and one community representative. It should be noted that members of the CRP board of directors operate in a voluntary, unpaid capacity.

The partnership currently has a vacancy on its board for a director to replenish its private sector representation back to full complement and seeks applications from suitably qualified, experienced, and interested parties. For more information, please contact Gail.Kelly@midandeastantrim.gov.uk