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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free


Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim


Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry


NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2


Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills


Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details


Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast


Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February


”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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