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Landmark Award for Castlewellan Arboretum a huge local honour – Hazzard 

  Landmark Award for Castlewellan Arboretum a huge local honour – Hazzard  South Down Sinn Féin representatives were in Castlewellan Forest Park this week as the Arboretum received a prestigious international award in recognition of its very special tree collection. The Arboretum – part of the Castlewellan Forest Park – received the plaque from the […]

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South Down MP returns to school

  Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP this week visited his old primary school, St Patrick’s Ballynahinch to speak with pupils and school staff. The South Down MP said: “It was a great experience to return to my old school this week and engage with the teachers and young people currently at St Patrick’s. “The quality […]

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Rice condemns fly tipping in Clanvaraghan 

    Sinn Féin Councillor John Rice has condemned recent fly-tipping on the Wood Road in between Leitrim and Clanvaraghan, Rice said “this fly tipping is very annoying to the residents of this area, the people carrying out this act are simply showing complete disrespect for the environment and the residents of Clanvaraghan and Leitrim” […]

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Hazzard confirms progress for Leitrim Flood Scheme

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed that preliminary work is progressing on a potential Flood Defence Scheme in Leitrim village. Following flooding of the Leitrim River in recent years, the Department for Infrastructure’s River Agency have been actively exploring the possibility of an effective defence scheme. Chris Hazzard said: “A pre-feasibility report has now […]

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Hazzard announces £20,000 road improvement scheme at Loughview Cottages, Loughinisland. Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that work on improvements to the carriageway and footways at Loughview Cottages, Loughinisland starts on Monday 23 January 2017. The scheme, which will take 10 days to complete, will involve the resurfacing of approximately 1000 square meters of carriageway within the development and replacing areas of flagged footways with a bitmac surface. Welcoming the work Minister Chris Hazzard said: “This scheme will deliver significant improvements to the carriageway surface and footways within this development and will deliver benefits for the local residents for many years to come.” TransportNI aims to keep disruptions to the residents of Loughview Cottages to a minimum. A letter drop has taken place to advise them of the proposals and to let them allow for additional time when planning their journeys in the area whilst the improvements are being carried out. The work will not impact on other members of the public. With all work of this nature extreme weather can impact on the completion date. TransportNI will advise the residents of any unexpected change to the schedule. For information about this and other improvement schemes across the North visit: www.TrafficwatchNI.com

Hazzard announces £20,000 Loughinisland road improvement scheme

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that work on improvements to the carriageway and footways at Loughview Cottages, Loughinisland starts on Monday 23 January 2017. The scheme, which will take 10 days to complete, will involve the resurfacing of approximately 1000 square meters of carriageway within the development and replacing areas of flagged footways […]

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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Mickey Ruane alongside organisers from the various cycling events launched in Kilbroney Park last Friday.

Cycling Festival comes to Newry Mourne and Down

  Between 3–19 June there will be an action packed programme of cycling activities and competitions taking place throughout the district, including the highly anticipated Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia. Events planned include bikeability courses for local primary schools in conjunction with Sustrans; the Irish Downhill Mountain Bike Series to be held at Rostrevor Trails; the […]

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