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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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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