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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


#DefendNature Campaign 27 November 2015

Ask Government to defend the nature you love




The RSPB has devised a social media campaign – #DefendNature – to raise awareness of the Habitats and Birds Directives over the next few weeks because in December, UK Environment Minister Rory Stewart will be going to Brussels to meet his counterparts from across Europe to talk about what needs to be done to halt and reverse the loss of our wildlife by 2020. This campaign is designed to show Rory Stewart how much public support there has been for the Directives so far. The RSPB is inviting all Environment Link members to take part in this campaign and is more than happy for organisations to adapt the materials provided if they’d like to make them their own to promote the campaign to their supporters as well.

The social media action encourages supporters to tweet @DefraGovUK with the places they’re defending, and the RSPB web team has created a button that asks people to personalise their tweets first and prevents blank tweets being sent. The campaign is fully explained in the attachment ‘RSPB campaign’.

The purpose is to tell your MP and Rory Stewart what it is you’re defending by sharing your favourite and most memorable wildlife and places, near you or even elsewhere in Europe. A button has been created (attached) that asks people to personalise their tweets first and prevents blank tweets being sent.

Here’s how you can join in:

• Write an email, from your personal email address, to your MP before 9 December, asking him or her to contact Rory Stewart so he defends the Nature Directives on behalf of the UK public on 16 December. The RSPB has built an online action with more info to help you write your email here*.

• Tweet to Rory Stewart “I’m backing Rory Stewart @DefraGovUK to #DefendNature for <<share the wildlife or place you’re defending>> Got a favourite picture of that site or species to share too? Even better.

• Take a #defendnature selfie – in front of your favourite site or species protected by the Directives.

• Share this information with your volunteers and encourage them to take action.

• Encourage friends and family with a love for special places and wildlife to join the fun and/or write an email too.

Read more via RSPB…