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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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The NI Transport Working Group (TWG) is an informal coalition of organisations, serviced by the Northern Ireland Environment Link, who share the common aim of making transport in Northern Ireland more sustainable. This aim is achieved by sharing good practice, discussing issues and latest developments, and providing a platform to develop and advocate shared policy positions.

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The TWG promotes an integrated, transparent, evidence–based and strategic approach to transport planning and operation. It believes that the application of such an approach at all levels of administration, from the Executive to local councils, will create policy priorities and new investment choices that will stimulate modal change in the travelling public from private car to more sustainable modes of transport.

The TWG believes that best practice transport planning and appraisal approaches, including the proper consideration of cross–sectoral benefits in a number of key areas (including health and well–being, economic development, environmental protection, energy security, social justice, mobility and integrated policy–making) will naturally lead to the development of a more sustainable transport system.

The TWG aims to inform, stimulate and shape the debate around transport and the nature of transport and will work with other NGOs, public sector organisations and political parties across Northern Ireland to try and achieve its aims.

The Transport Working Group Work Programme 2013–2014 can be found here

Priorities for current Programme for Government

  • Further the delivery of a minimum 65% investment in infrastructure and 35% investment in public transport as outlined within the Regional Transportation Strategy over the period 2002–2015.
  • Promote greater use of safer, healthier and more economical modes of travel, whilst reducing reliance on private transport modes.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in particular CO² emissions, within the transport sector in line with targets in the UK Climate Change Act and The Europe 2020 Strategy.

They will also undertake to:

  • Run a half–day workshop on sustainable transport and realising TWG objectives
  • Hold one meeting with a key decision–maker on transport issues in NI

TWG Members include:

Action Renewables;
Business in the Community;
Friends of the Earth NI;
Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee;
Institute of Public Health;
NI Cycling Initiative;
Northern Ireland Environment Link;
Rural Community Network;
Sustainable Northern Ireland;
Sustrans;
Ulster Architectural Heritage Society; and
WWF NI

Contact:
Dr Jonathan Bell
Northern Ireland Environment Link
89 Loopland Drive
Belfast
BT6 9DW
Tel: 028 9045 5770
Email: jonathan@nienvironmentlink.org