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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ


Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains


Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above


An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry


Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh


Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)


Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Adult £4, Child £2


A brighter future for woods… 25 January 2016

Over 40 organisations unite for a brighter future for woods and trees




The Woodland Trust is leading 47 cross–sector organisations* from across the UK in a call to celebrate, and secure the future of, our trees and woodland by creating a Charter for Trees, Woods and People.

Our country’s woods and trees are facing unprecedented pressures from development, disease and climate change. They risk being neglected, undervalued and forgotten.

And the message from the partners is simple: we need to act now before it’s too late.

The call comes some 800 years after Henry III signed the Charter of the Forest (in 1217). The medieval decree re–established people’s rights to access and use England’s forests as all–important places to forage for food and firewood, and places for animals to graze. Today’s charter, with the importance of trees and woodland still firmly at the core, reaches out to every corner of the UK.

The charter will be rooted in individuals’ stories and memories; it will provide guidance and inspiration to shape government policy; and will seek to enlist Charter Champions who will inspire and rally friends and communities to stand up for trees and woodland. Funding will be available for local events and projects that reconnect people with nature.

Patrick Cregg, director of the Woodland Trust in Northern Ireland, said: “Our collective aim is for a charter that puts trees back at the heart of our lives and communities, and at the centre of decision–making. And we’re kicking the campaign off by asking local people to share their tree stories and memories, so that we can truly recognise the importance of trees to society.

“It’s a movement that’s particularly meaningful to Northern Ireland, where woodland has a turbulent history and, currently covering just 8 per cent of the land, is a scarce and precious resource.”

Chair of the Committee for the Environment, Ms Anna Lo MLA, added: “Trees are the ‘lungs of our planet’. They make an important contribution to our health and wellbeing, and we must value and cherish them. Initiatives such as this are a brilliant way of helping us reconnect with nature.”


To read the full press release, please click here…