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Christmas Fair at The Argory

Saturday 2nd December
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Air Pollution in the UK Post–Brexit – Tackling air pollution and delivering a cleaner, greener and healthier future for the UK

Tuesday 5th December
TBC, Central London
See website for details

NIEL AGM 2017 & GDPR Information Session

Wednesday 6th December
Window on Wildlife (WOW), Belfast
Free

Santa’s Magical Kingdom at The Argory

Thursday 7th December
The Argory, Moy
Adult £7 Child £15

Navigating the Future – Inland Waterways Development

Thursday 7th December
Waterfront Hall, Belfast
See flyer for details

Fermanagh Choral Society Christmas Concerts

Friday 8th December
Castle Coole
Adult £15

Yuletide Market at Rowallane

Saturday 9th December
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Have a go: Coppicing

Saturday 9th December
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Magical Christmas

Saturday 9th December
Castle Coole
Adult £5, Child £15

Belfast’s First Repair Café

Saturday 9th December
Farset Labs, Belfast
Free

Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

Sunday 10th December
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

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Dec out your Gingerbread Man

Saturday 16th December
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free, Donations Welcome

Christmas Social Event

Sunday 17th December
Members House
N/K

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“3–five–10” plan announced… 20 January 2017

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced his ‘3–five–10’ plan to place walking, cycling and public transport at the heart of the north’s transport policy (via Department for Infrastructure)


DfI

Image via Department for Infrastructure

Minister Hazzard said:

“Investing in public transport, walking and cycling must be at the heart of our transport policy.  It is the only way we can address congestion in our key urban centres, enable people and goods to move easily and ensure the north remains an attractive place to live, work, shop, visit and invest.“I want to ensure that people throughout the north can benefit from well connected, safe, high quality walkways and cycleways, which will make walking a more attractive option for shorter journeys of around three kilometres and cycling for journeys of around  five kilometres.  I also want to encourage greater use of public transport particularly for journeys of ten kilometres or more.”

Continuing Minister Hazzard said: 

“I recently consulted on my Programme for Government Delivery Plan and the response to that suggests there is an appetite for a more ambitious, integrated approach, which would draw on international best practice.  Indeed, on my recent visit to China I saw some examples of this firsthand. By looking at a more innovative and creative approach we can also encourage people to lead more active lives, benefiting both physical and mental health and well–being. 

“Therefore, I have instructed my officials to develop an overarching strategic framework, with the focus on moving people, not vehicles, around our towns and cities.  This will pave the way for a Walking Strategy and a Public Transport Strategy.”

Read more via Department for Infrastructure…