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    NI Environment Week – Benburb Castle

    Saturday 9th September
    Benburb Castle
    Free

    NI Environment Week – Picnic with nature at Creggan Country Park

    Saturday 9th September
    Creggan Country Park

    NI Environment Week – The Park After Dark – Creggan Country Park

    Saturday 9th September
    Creggan Country Park

    NI Environment Week – Walk on the wild side – Creggan Country Park

    Saturday 9th September
    Creggan Country Park

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    NI Environment Week – Brexit: The Future of the Environment in NI

    Monday 11th September
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
    Free

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    NI Environment Week – Batty about bats!

    Wednesday 13th September
    Rathfern Community Centre, Knockenagh Avenue, Carnmoney

    NI Environment Week – Get your hands dirty!

    Thursday 14th September
    Various
    Free

    NI Environment Week – Creggan Heritage Trail for 50+ groups

    Thursday 14th September
    Creggan Country Park

    NI Environment Week – Power from the Planet – Creggan Country Park

    Friday 15th September
    Creggan Country Park

    NI Environment Week – Food from the Hills, Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre

    Saturday 16th September
    Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre
    £5 per person (Belfast Hills Friends discounted rate of £3)

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    Derelict sites to receive funds 27 January 2014

    Just over £600k is being allocated to the task of tackling decayed, derelict sites across the region by the Department of the Environment

     

    The areas to be targeted include a facelift for the run down North Street/ Donegall Street/ Royal Avenue area of Belfast city centre; improvements to the town centres of Newtownards and Comber and the removal of eyesores from main arterial routes around Rostrevor, Warrenpoint in Co Down and the Antrim Coast Road.

    The funding is being divided out across the following council areas –

    – £220k for Belfast 

    – £111k for Newtownards and Comber

    – £102k for North Down

    – £80k for Newry, Rostrevor, Warrenpoint, Crossmaglen and Kilkeel

    – £53k for Newtownabbey 

    – £39k for Larne, Islandmagee, Glenarm and Carnlough

    The work is expected to commence in the near future.

    Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: “This funding will enhance these areas, removing eyesores along key coastal areas and in our towns and cities, boosting tourism and helping our economy.

    “I have seen at first hand – particularly in my home town of Derry – the good work that this dereliction funding can do so I was keen to continue it.

    “This is why in addition to the £500k provided by the Executive in the January Monitoring Round, I have provided a supplement of £100k from my own Department’s funds.”

    He continued: “I congratulate the councils who secured funding in this round and commend the efforts of all those who applied. Unfortunately not every bid could be successful but I encourage all councils to continue to submit quality bids so that I can continue to look for funding opportunities to tackle decay and dereliction.

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