Carrickfergus Borough Council is responsible for managing and developing Carrickfergus Community Services/Development strategies for service resource provision, development of services, policies and targeting financial provision, to ensure the successful implementation of the Council’s Mission Statement for Community Services/Development.
Services are delivered by a variety of means:-
This facility is open for business between the hours of 0900 and 1700 at the Community Services General Office and 0830 and 2300 at the Oakfield Community Development Centre.
It is administered by trained staff to specified standards as listed in the Operating Procedures Manual.
The Service delivered was established under a Statutory Order in 1976 following a Working Party’s recommendations on the provision of such a service. The Order introduced four main aspects of a Community Service function to the 26 District Councils in Northern Ireland. These were: ~
- Provision to create capital projects with associated programming for their use (Community Centres)
- Advice giving to community/voluntary organizations on constitutions and a range of other issues impacting on the voluntary/community sector
- Financial assistance from small seeding grants, through to administrative, programme and capital grants
- Resource facilities which may attract grants for recurring costs and employment of skilled workers such as Community Development Workers
Other services and partnership opportunities have since fallen under the responsibility of the the Development Manager (Community) including; - Good Relations, District Policing Partnership and Community Safety Partnership, details of which can be accessed on the website.
CARRICKFERGUS WELCOME PACK
Our Welcome Pack contains information for migrant workers and minority ethnic population new to the Carrickfergus area. The pack contains information on the services provided by the Council as well as giving useful contact details for other key services and agencies.
The Welcome Pack has been translated into a number of languages to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse population. It is also available in print if required.
|English Welcome Pack|
|Polish Welcome Pack|
|Portuguese Welcome Pack|
|Russian Welcome Pack|
|Latvian Welcome Pack|
|Mandarin Welcome Pack|
For further information please contact:
George Gibson - Development Manager (Community)
Telephone: 028 9336 4747