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ADVERSE WEATHER - LOCAL PEOPLE, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND KEY PARTNERS COMMENDED BY NILGA.

27 March 2013

Councils in every affected area have applied themselves thoroughly and untiringly without exception to the issue of clearing footpaths and indeed working in very practical partnership to do much more than this, including getting access to homes requiring emergency services.

THE 2012 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARDS NORTHERN IRELAND. ‘BEST PERFORMING COUNCILS RECOGNISED’.

01 March 2013

Last night, Councils throughout Northern Ireland celebrated as the seven award category winners of the 2012 Local Government Awards - Northern Ireland, were announced. The event was hosted by Sarah Travers at the Everglades Hotel, Derry ~ Londonderry.

SUSTAINABLE JOBS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE OFFERED BY STRONG LOCAL COUNCILS – NILGA CONFERENCE 2013

28 February 2013

The NILGA Conference 2013 was gratefully supported by Invest Northern Ireland and the Post Office.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM – NILGA WELCOMES £48M INVESTMENT FROM NI ASSEMBLY

25 February 2013

The Northern Ireland Local Government Association, NILGA, today reiterated support for the formal announcement that the NI Executive is to provide funding to assist the 26 to 11 Council target in the Programme for Government (first tweeted Saturday 23rd February 2013).

COUNCILS, STAYING AHEAD OF THE GAME!

07 February 2013

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN THE 2012 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARDS.

COUNCIL REFORM – NILGA HOLDS KEY MEETING WITH ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR

21 January 2013

NILGA Office Bearers and SOLACE representatives held substantial discussions on Tuesday 15th January 2013 with Environment Committee Chair, Anna Lo MLA, together with other representatives of the DoE Committee. Propositions were tabled on the current barriers that need to be overcome to ensure that the Local Government Reform Programme is operationally and politically on track and on time.

WILL COUNCILS DETERMINE THEIR OWN FUTURE IN 2013?

14 December 2012

NILGA President, Cllr Sean McPeake, added voice to the Association’s 3rd December 2012 – Bulletin at the end of a challenging year for the 26 member councils. Referring to recent meetings of the Local Government Reform Programme, he stated:

CHARTER FOR ELECTED MEMBER DEVELOPMENT - Strabane District Council

14 December 2012

On the 30th November 2012 Strabane District Council were awarded the Elected Member Development Charter, becoming just the second council in Northern Ireland to receive this significant recognition.

McCann and Bell launch new online migration resource

30 November 2012

Junior Ministers Jennifer McCann and Jonathan Bell today launched the Migration Information Portal for Northern Ireland which has been developed by the Northern Ireland Strategic Migration Partnership. www.migrationni.org presents a clear picture of migration in Northern Ireland, supporting both public and voluntary organizations to effectively meet the changing needs of our communities.