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LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARDS NORTHERN IRELAND NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

15 May 2017

The Local Government Awards Northern Ireland showcase the best examples of service provision, new initiatives and personal commitment from councils, councillors and officers.

NI’S TOP HORTICULTURAL TALENT CELEBRATES SUCCESS AT TRANSLINK ULSTER IN BLOOM AWARDS

10 April 2017

Celebrations are taking place in local villages, towns and cities across Northern Ireland following the Translink Ulster in Bloom Award presentations.

EU ENTREPRENEURS LEARN FROM NORTHERN IRELAND!

28 March 2017

Over 50 entrepreneurial policy makers and support agencies arrive in Belfast this week (w/c 27/03/2017) to delve into what makes enterprise work in ten regions across Europe.

COUNCILS DRIVE FORWARD THE INVESTMENT AGENDA

27 February 2017

On Friday (24th February 2017) delegates representing each of the councils in Northern Ireland, participated in a NILGA event focused on council finance and investment at the Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena. Supported by Barclays Bank, the event entitled “Investing in your Community, Local Council Finance and Investment” provided a morning of delivery, debate and innovative discussion designed to develop local council investment opportunities and partnerships.

BREXIT – NILGA PUTS THE CASE for LOCAL COMMUNITIES and COUNCILS

16 February 2017

The Northern Ireland Local Government Association is taking the case to London, Dublin and Brussels regarding assurances around the outcomes of the UK Referendum on the EU.

Ulster Finalists to Compete in 2017 RHS Britain in Bloom Awards

03 February 2017

Eight entrants to represent Ulster in UK-wide competition Ballymena, Belfast City, Cullybackey, Derry City, Donaghmore, Hillsborough, Newcastle and Randalstown have been selected to represent the Ulster region in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2017. They will join 71 other Britain in Bloom finalists competing to be crowned one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful places in the UK. The Ulster finalists were chosen for their commitment to environmental responsibility, their high levels of community participation and their outstanding gardening achievements.

COURAGE & COHESION OF COUNCILS in NI DEMONSTRATED AT ALL TIMES

11 January 2017

NILGA, the Northern Ireland Local Government Association, has sent an urgent communication to the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire MP, outlining a four point plan to drive local economies and strengthen democracy in NI.

Regeneration Powers in Council, Better for Investors, Better for Communities

24 November 2016

The Communities Minister’s announcement this week retaining Regeneration Powers during the Assembly’s mandate will have significant impact on councils and how they can drive economies and sustain communities. 20 months into new councils, a new power has been withheld.

UK LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS UNITE IN BREXIT DEVOLUTION CALL

16 November 2016

Leaders of local government in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have united around the call for further devolution to local communities across the UK after Brexit. Council leaders across the UK are warning against any new constitutional settlement once we leave the EU being decided only by Westminster and the devolved administrations in Holyrood, Stormont and Cardiff Bay.