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Community Places Free Planning Advice

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

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

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Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

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

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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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
Free

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Carbon Management Course

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

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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
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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”Urban Villages” announced… 20 March 2014

Robinson and McGuinness announce Colin and Lower Newtownards Road as Urban Villages

 

First Minister the Rt Hon Peter D. Robinson MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA have announced Colin and Lower Newtownards Road as the first two Urban Villages.

The Together: Building a United Community Strategy published in May 2013, outlined that four Urban Villages would be established to create and stabilise change within communities.

The First Minister, Peter Robinson said: “The ‘Together: Building a United Community’ Strategy, published in May 2013, reflects the Executive’s commitment to improving good relations and to build a united, shared and reconciled society.

“These two urban villages offer the community the opportunity to utilise innovative and visionary proposals to make real and lasting change in areas that have seen years of decline, market failure and low social capital.

“The urban villages’ vision is to provide these areas with a new community heart through careful use of existing capital and by pioneering improvements to the look and feel of the area.

“Feedback from the community is consistent in its message to Government that regeneration, with residents at the heart of decision making, is a key element of what is needed to build a sustainable and safe community.”

The deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: “The Colin and Lower Newtownards Road urban village regeneration projects offer the residents a unique opportunity to influence the look of their areas and build the social capital and local amenities.

“The development of the urban villages will bring the local community together to work on enhancing their built environment to deliver for all residents. We want to see these areas transformed so the community is reinvigorated with a sense of pride in where they live and work.

“Stronger good relations, through working together towards a common purpose, will build the sort of community we wish to see. One that is united in building a better future for all the people who live, work and socialise in the area.”

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