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Events

 

Jan 2018 right left

New Year’s Day Winter Walk

Monday 1st January
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

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Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 7th January
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
Free

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Have a go: Hedge laying

Saturday 20th January
Mount Stewart
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Meadow Management

Sunday 21st January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

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Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) – The Opportunities in Energy Storage

Tuesday 23rd January
The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
£66

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Griddle Baking

Saturday 27th January
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Get Stuck In at Murlough

Sunday 28th January
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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Farming & Environment Roadshows 25 January 2018

Following DEFRA Secretary of State, Michael Gove’s indication that the current agricultural policy will change with a move towards a policy that delivers strong environmental benefits, NIEL Brexit Coalition Members accepted an invitation from the Ulster Farmers’ Union to take part in a series of meetings with their members across Northern Ireland under the theme ‘Farming and the Environment’.

The format of the meetings, which took place throughout January was a chaired panel discussion followed by questions from the floor. The meetings concluded with a commitment for the farming and environmental sectors to work together to achieve an outcome which keeps our local farmers on the land as well as supporting the industry to deliver a range of public goods including improved air and water standards as well as helping to address biodiversity loss. 

For further information on our policy position in relation to the future of farming and the environment please see the briefing from our Brexit Sustainable Land Use Group.