Current opportunities (Sponsorship and Vendor Supply) in Ards and North Down: Parks and Open Spaces

Roundabout Sponsorship (Closes 8 December 4pm)

Information on current opportunities for sponsorship of roundabouts across the Ards and North Down Borough

Ards and North Down Borough Council have just launched a new Roundabout Sponsorship opportunity for local businesses.

This provides a local, affordable and effective way for you to share your message with:

  • More than 160,000 Ards and North Down residents
  • More than 30,000 Children and young people (0-15 years)
  • More than 97,000 People of working age (18-65)
  • More than 39,000 Older people (65+)

What are the benefits?

  • Increase awareness of your organisation, highlighting your presence in the local community.
  • Convey a positive image of your business by supporting a scheme that is enhancing the local environment for residents and visitors.
  • Compatible with Corporate Social Responsibility objectives of your organisation.
  • Coverage is for 365 days of the year, 24 hours per day, acting as a constant reminder to residents and visitors to our Borough.
  • Thousands of vehicles pass each location every year.
  • Sponsorship costs and exposure may be more effective in relation to other promotional media.
  • Provides the rare opportunity to place your organisation name on the public highway.
  •  Exclusivity with only one organisation per site.

If you would like any more information, please contact the Parks Team on T: 0300 013 3333 or Email:

Further information and Application form below.

Download Application Form for Roundabout Sponsorship 

Download information on Roundabout Sponsorship 

Download location details for Roundabouts 

Download Policy Information for Roundabout Sponsorship 

Refreshment Vendors - Expression of Interest (Deadline 30 January 2024)

Information on current opportunities for the supply of Ice cream and Hot drinks within Parks and Open Spaces

Ards and North Down Borough Council comprises an area of 228 square miles, combining attractive coastline with many pleasant open spaces. The borough has a population of 157,000 and is a popular location for holidays, particularly in summer and for families and those seeking activities outdoors.

Since its inception in 2015, the Council has operated an annual Expression of Interest competition to operate on a range of Council sites among mobile Vendors of Ice Cream. Due to demand from other mobile Vendors, from 2021 this competition will be extended to Vendors of a) Ice Cream and b) Hot Drinks. Vendors of either product will also be allowed to sell a range of ancillary products (crisps, confectionery etc) but not hot food.

A full specification of the service required can be found in ‘Downloads’ at the bottom of the page. It should be noted that Vendors will be required to submit separate bids to be the primary supplier of Ice Cream and/or the primary supplier of Hot Drinks on each site.

The Council is aware that some Ice Cream Vendors can supply both Ice Cream and Hot Drinks, however separate bids to supply each product must be submitted.

Successful primary Vendors who supply Hot Drinks only should be aware that there may be a primary Vendor of Ice Cream on the same site who also has the ability to sell Hot Drinks. There is no practical way the Council can restrict this, so the primary Vendor of Hot Drinks must either accept this element of competition or will have the option to withdraw from the competition before the contract period begins, should this situation arise.

Expression of Interest Document - Ice Cream and Hot Drinks April 2024 - March 2025

For further information, please contact