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Youth Council announced for Ards and North Down

Youth Council announced for Ards and North Down

| February 28, 2018 | Reply

I am thrilled to be able to pass on the news that The Northern Ireland Youth Forum (NIYF) has been tasked by the Ards and North Down PEACE IV Partnership to set up the ‘Capacity Building & Youth Leadership Programme’. Young people in Ards and North Down are being urged to take part in a […]

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Peace IV can make dreams come true

Peace IV can make dreams come true

| February 22, 2018 | Reply

Along with Cllr Richard Smart, I am pleased to be a Champion of the Cross Community Intercultural Theatre project. This programme is aimed at building a greater awareness of cultural diversity, understanding and cohesion between communities. The programme which will be delivered by Terra Nova Productions, Northern Ireland’s only professional intercultural theatre company to stage a […]

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Working together we could have saved the Donaghadee Big Weekend

Working together we could have saved the Donaghadee Big Weekend

| February 8, 2018 | Reply

At the January Council Meeting a misjudged attempt to bounce Ards and North Down Borough Council into funding the Donaghadee Big Weekend to the tune of £30,000 fell as the proposer and seconder failed to secure even the support of their own party colleagues. If Councillors had only worked together to present a more creative […]

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Great promotional video from Ards & North Down Tourism

Great promotional video from Ards & North Down Tourism

| February 5, 2018 | Reply

If you ever needed a reason to be proud of the place you live – here it is. A perfect place to kickback and relax – and we live here! Definitely the best place in Northern Ireland to visit and enjoy.

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Ballyvester Cemetery demands immediate work

Ballyvester Cemetery demands immediate work

| January 2, 2018 | Reply

In a recent, courageous and heart-breaking Facebook post, Michelle Marshall from Millisle horrified us all with a picture of the state of her child’s grave in Ballyvester Cemetery. I met with Michelle on Tuesday morning and was horrified at the state of the area around her baby’s grave. No mother should see their child’s grave […]

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BREXIT? It isn’t happening here, says Ards and North Down Borough Council

BREXIT? It isn’t happening here, says Ards and North Down Borough Council

| December 4, 2017 | Reply

In the week when the rest of Europe and the UK is working hard to try to secure a positive move forward to the second phase of the Brexit negotiations, Ards and North Down Borough Council has taken the bizarre decision not to take any steps to prepare for the outcome until March 2019! Voting […]

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Draft Integrated Strategy for AND (2018-2030) – Tourism, Regeneration and Economic Development

Draft Integrated Strategy for AND (2018-2030) – Tourism, Regeneration and Economic Development

| November 30, 2017 | Reply

Council has launched a public consultation on its Draft Integrated Strategy for Ards and North Down (2018 – 2030) – Tourism, Regeneration and Economic Development. It has been produced by the Paul Hogarth Company and will be used to revitalise the Borough over the next 12 years. Please have you say at Draft Integrated Strategy. All feedback […]

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#nohatehere Campaign launched in Ards and North Down

#nohatehere Campaign launched in Ards and North Down

| October 17, 2017 | Reply

Ards and North Down Borough Council is working hard with its partners to create a #nohatehere campaign this week and I was pleased to be invited to help launch the initiative. There is no place for hate of any kind in our community and we should all adopt a ‘zero tolerance’ attitude to the issue. The only thing […]

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Getting involved with the YMCA I AM WHOLE Campaign

Getting involved with the YMCA I AM WHOLE Campaign

| October 13, 2017 | Reply

Mental health stigma is stopping young people asking for help and more than one in three young people with mental health difficulties experience stigma, according to the YMCA, so I was pleased to be a part of he I AM WHOLE Campaign 2018 alongside the PSNI and Ards and North Down Borough Council. The I AM […]

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There’s money in the sale of sponsorships and advertising for Borough residents

There’s money in the sale of sponsorships and advertising for Borough residents

| July 17, 2017 | Reply

I have asked Council officers to look at the possibility of increasing revenue to Council with the sale of sponsorships and advertising. With a fleet of vehicles on the road, a quarterly magazine delivered to every door in the Borough, a website that attracts thousands of hits every month, and a calendar of events that […]

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