Appeal for unwanted paint for town spruce up

AS part of a town spruce up campaign, Ballymoney Chamber of Commerce is appealing to residents and local businesses for any unwanted exterior paint they may have.

These could be unopened or partially used pots of paint from domestic or commercial jobs.

Speaking about the initiative, Chamber President Winifred Mellett said, “There are a number of development opportunity sites in the town centre on which implementation of refurbishment or redevelopment has been delayed due to the current economic climate.

“We are continuing to work to attract new investment and enhance the shopping offer and have been delighted to welcome some new business start ups and expansions recently.

“Under our partnership initiative with the Council and Regeneration Company to improve the appearance of these sites. Paint donated will be put to good use in sprucing up the exteriors of derelict property and hoardings on gap sites in the heart of the town centre.

“This initiative is part of a wider clean up campaign which includes weed and moss clearing, minor repairs and removal of flyposting.”

Speaking in support of the initiative Development Chair John Finlay said: “I commend this town partnership initiative which will help improve the appearance of the town to both residents and visitors alike.”

If anyone has any unwanted exterior emulsion paint, that you’d like to see put to good use in the town centre, please drop it off at the Council’s Knock Road Depot. Paint donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact the Town Centre Project Officer on 2766 0238.