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Council Appoints New Chairperson

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has appointed a new Chairperson following the election of Cathy Mason (Sinn Féin) as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). Councillor Michael Rice (Sinn Féin) will hold the position for Mrs Mason’s remaining period of office, a period of three weeks until Monday 6 June 2022. At 22 years old, Councillor Michael […]

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Plans for a City Park in Newry Advance as Council Agrees Outline Business Case

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Strategy, Policy and Resources (SPR) Committee has agreed the outline business case for a City Park at Newry’s Albert Basin as part of plans to unlock funding of £16.2 million. Subject to ratification at a meeting of full Council in June the outline business case will be submitted to […]

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Your Local Community Centre – Here for All Your Needs

Do you know where your nearest community centre is? Do you use it? Do you know what activities are on offer? Do you know that you can hire a room for your own needs whether for a birthday party, a church group, a dance class or anything else you might have in mind? Community Centres […]

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Remember to Licence Your Dog – or Face a Fine Urges Council!

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is reminding all residents that if you keep or own a dog you must obtain a dog licence from Council. It is compulsory for all dog owners to have a current dog licence for their dog – otherwise they could face a fixed penalty fine of £80 or […]

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Red Arrows and Red Hot Chilli Pipers Headline Armed Forces Day Celebrations in Banbridge

ABC Council is set to host a mega military and musical spectacular as it leads the region in organising this year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations in Banbridge on Saturday 18 June (10.30am-5.15pm). Visitors throughout Northern Ireland are expected to come out in force to the County Down town for an epic day of celebrations designed […]

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Come Clean on Albert Basin Funding and Future – Grant

The Workers Party’s Nicola Grant has called on the Department for Finance to act immediately to re-assure local people that the £16.2 million funding for the Albert Basin Park project is secure and will remain available to the Council and the project development team. “There is considerable concern locally that slippage on the original timetable […]

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Sign-Up For the Annual Craigavon Lake Run!

Spring into action and get your trainers at the ready for the fun-filled annual Craigavon Lake Run! Taking place on Wednesday 1st June 2022 from 6.45pm, South Lake Leisure Centre will be the venue for this year’s event. Participants can take part in the 1k family fun run, 5k, 10k or 10k wheelchair races. Sponsored […]

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Calls to Bring Red Bull Foxhunt back to Rostrevor

Independent Councillor Mark Gibbons has called on Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to do everything they can to bring the hugely successful Red Bull Foxhunt back to Rostrevor. Now is the time to grab the Red Bull by the horns and, after a four year absence, bring back this iconic event, before another Council […]

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Council to Host Careers Inspiration Event for Year 9 Pupils

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has announced it is hosting a pilot careers inspiration event for over 700 Year 9 pupils on Thursday 9 June 2022 in Newry Leisure Centre. The event, 4C UR Future LIVE  will be delivered by local social enterprise, 4C UR Future, an industry-led Community Interest Company founded by business […]

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Council Hosts the International Dendrology Society in Castlewellan Forest Park

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council hosted members and friends of the International Dendrology Society (IDS) in the Annesley Garden located in Castlewellan Forest Park on 26 April 2022. The IDS organise tours worldwide visiting arboreta and gardens, including botanical and private collections to see trees growing in their natural habitat.  The Council was delighted […]