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Constituency Crime Portadown Upper Bann

Portadown Man Sentenced for Rape and Child Cruelty

Wednesday 28th September, a 50-year-old man from the Portadown area was sentenced to 18 years at Newry Crown Court for 11 counts of rape and child cruelty. The man, who cannot be named in order to protect the victims identify, will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life , and will also be […]

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MP Hits Out at ABC Council

DUP MP Carla Lockhart has hit out at ABC Council over their refusal to collect black bags from home owners and businesses following the industrial action. The local MP recently welcomed the end of the strike saying that she was keen for a fair deal for both the workers and the rate payer.  She has […]

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 Normal Bin Collections to Resume for ABC Council Residents

Armagh City, Banbridge, and Craigavon Borough Council has updated bin collection advice for the week commencing Monday 26 September, when normal calendar bin collections will resume for residents following recent industrial action. The latest guidance available to residents is: • To follow their bin collection calendar. • To leave their bin out for collection by […]

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Community Constituency Education Government Portadown Stormont Upper Bann

Planning Approval for Presentation Primary School in Portadown Welcomed

An Alliance party MLA has welcomed planning approval for Presentation Primary School in Portadown. The approved application includes a two storey extension to the rear of the primary school and internal refurbishment of the existing building. Commenting on the approval Eóin Tennyson MLA has said, “The approval of this planning application for Presentation Primary School […]

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Community Constituency Health Newry and Armagh Portadown South Armagh Upper Bann

ABC Council and Southern Trust Launch New Healthcare POD in the Borough

Local borough residents can now access a safe and private space to attend virtual healthcare appointments – thanks to a joint initiative between Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. Located in the Tommy Makem Arts & Community Centre in Keady, and coming soon to Portadown Health […]

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Community Constituency Health Portadown Upper Bann

Event to Mark Community Children’s Nursing (CCN) Team’s 21st Birthday

The Community Children’s Nursing (CCN) team in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust are hosting an event to mark their 21st birthday. The team are marking this milestone occasion with an event on Wednesday 5th October at Seagoe Parish Centre, where they will reflect on just how far they’ve come over the past two […]

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ABC Council Strike Action Suspended

Joint statement by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and the Joint Trade Unions (Unite the Union, GMB & NIPSA). Following positive negotiations between Management and the Joint Trade Unions an agreement in principle has been reached and approved by Elected Members, it is agreed to suspend strike action from 0001hrs on Thursday 22 September, […]

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Deal Struck in ABC Council Regarding Ongoing Strike Issues

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council held a Special Hybrid meeting of Council on Tuesday 20 September, at 6.30pm, to approve the conciliation agreement brokered by the Labour Relations Agency (LRA), between management and the Joint Trade Unions (JTUS). Following a vote, elected members approved the proposal for a bespoke local pay offer to […]

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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Portadown South Down

Majority of Elected Reps Back Deal to End ABC Council Strike

The majority of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon district Councillors have supported a deal to help bring strike action within the borough to an end. Speaking following the meeting Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Mackle said: “We are delighted that, at tonights council meeting, a majority of councillors supported this deal which will hopefully bring an end […]

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Crucial Meeting Could Bring ABC Strike Action to an End

Sinn Féin Councillor and Group Leader on ABC Council, Liam Mackle, has said all political parties must unite behind pay deal. Speaking in advance of tonights special council meeting – as requested by the Sinn Féin grouping – he said: “Tuesday night is an important night. A crucial vote will take place which could result […]