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TCV – Mournes Work Party and Training

Wednesday 3rd February
Contact Susan Lynn for more infromation
Contact Susan Lynn for more infromation

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Snowdrop Walks (Saturdays and Sundays only)

Saturday 6th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Snowdrop Walks at The Argory

Saturday 6th February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Winter Work Party: Conserving Cryptics at Craigavon Lakes

Saturday 6th February
Eastern end of balancing lakes, Craigavon Lakes, Craigavon
Free

Snowdrop Walks at Springhill Moneymore

Sunday 7th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Nest Fest

Sunday 14th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

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NI Science Festival 2016

Thursday 18th February
Various
Various

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A Helping Hand for Wildlife

Saturday 20th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Have a go at: Hedgelaying

Saturday 20th February
North Down
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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Northern Ireland LIFE Information Day

Monday 29th February
Conference Suite, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast
Free

     
 

Plastic bag levy from 2013 30 January 2012

A plastic bag levy will come into force in Northern Ireland from April 2013.  The levy, which applies to single use bags, will introduce a 5 pence charge, which will rise to 10 pence in April 2014.

There would be no charge for multi–use bags in 2013 – but they will cost 10 pence from 2014.

The minister said 10 civil service jobs would be relocated to Londonderry to administer the levy.

Authorities in the Republic of Ireland estimate that, following the introduction of the charge there, consumption of plastic bags fell by 90% from initial consumption on 1.2 billion bags per year or around 328 per person.  The charge has also raised over 173 million euros for the exchequer in the Republic.

Approximately 200 million bags are currently used in Northern Ireland every year.

Read the story in full here.