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LAUNCH OF 2016 TRANSLINK ULSTER IN BLOOM COMPETITION

21 June 2016

ALL NI COUNCILS ‘GET ON BOARD’ ANNUAL GARDENING EXTRAVAGANZA The 2016 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition was officially launched today (June 21) in Ballynahinch, Co Down.

ALDERMAN FREDA DONNELLY CONFIRMED AS INTERIM NILGA PRESIDENT

09 May 2016

With the outcomes of the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections now known, including Carla Lockhart MLA elected to the Upper Bann constituency, NILGA’s outgoing President has passed the Office Bearer and interim chairing role to the experienced hands of Alderman Freda Donnelly (Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council).

ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS CONDEMNED

22 March 2016

In response to the attacks in Brussels today, Alderman Carla Lockhart, President of the NI Local Government Association, stated:

New councils sail to victory for Translink Ulster in Bloom

16 March 2016

The winners of the 2015 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition were officially recognised today (March 16) at a special awards ceremony in Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office.

NILGA: POSITIVE OUTCOME £18+ MILLION COUNCIL RATES SUPPORT DEAL WELCOMED

28 January 2016

Local Government and ratepayers welcomed today’s announcement by Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, to protecting the 2016/17 Rates Support Grant, invested by seven of the eleven councils in Northern Ireland. This is essential support to councils who have constrained rate raising potential, and contributes to essential services and strategic work delivered in each local area.

REGENERATION POWERS FOR COUNCILS “WILL HAPPEN” – MINISTER MORROW

28 January 2016

Social Development Minister, Lord Morrow, met a key delegation of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) members and officials on the 26th January 2016.

ANTRIM AND NEWTOWNABBEY BOROUGH COUNCIL AWARDED CHARTER STATUS

26 January 2016

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council tonight (25th January 2016) received the prestigious Elected Member Development Charter award, a national standard of excellence gained by a small number of the UK’s 400+ local authorities. This represents clear recognition of the council’s sustained commitment to developing and supporting councillor learning and community participation.

NILGA CALLS FOR GREATER DEVOLUTION of POWERS & RESOURCES

19 January 2016

NILGA CALLS FOR MORE MOMENTUM IN PUBLIC SERVICE REFORMS COUPLED WITH GREATER DEVOLUTION of POWERS & RESOURCES TO THE 11 COUNCILS.

REGENERATION: DEVOLVE IT & RESOURCE IT, COUNCILS WILL DELIVER IT!

27 November 2015

The transfer of regeneration powers from the Department for Social Development (DSD) to local councils remains a fundamental part of local government reform. This significant function is a cornerstone of the urban regeneration and community investment functions devolved to the 11 councils. While we welcome the restructuring of Government Departments, councils still remain committed to receiving this power in order to best serve, support, develop and grow local communities.