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Another Milestone for New Local Government - Elections 2014

24 September 2013

In a letter to Councillor Seán McPeake, NILGA President, the Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Mike Penning MP confirmed his intention, subject to certain provisions to the Local Government (Boundaries) Act 2008, to shortly bring before Parliament, the Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 2013.

NILGA WELCOMES POSITIVE TALKS WITH ‘HAASS’

20 September 2013

Today (20th September 2013) the five NILGA Office Bearers, representing the major parties at local government level, provided evidence to the US diplomat Dr Richard Haass, who is to chair the ‘Panel of Parties in the NI Executive on the Parades and Protests; Flags, Symbols and Emblems and Related Matters; and the Past’, and Dr Meghan L O’Sullivan, the Vice-Chair.

CBI hosts public sector reform opportunities meeting with NILGA

13 September 2013

Opportunities for public sector reform was the focus at a joint CBI and Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) meeting recently, attended by the Finance Minister, Simon Hamilton MLA. The meeting was attended by 30 senior representatives of the business and local government community, comes at a key time as the rundown to local government reform, starting with elections to the new 11 councils in 2014, picks up pace.

RESULTS OF TRANSLINK ULSTER IN BLOOM 2013 COMPETITION

10 September 2013

The results of the 2013 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition were announced today (Tuesday 10th September) celebrating Northern Ireland’s finest horticultural talent.

NILGA: COUNCILS CHALLENGING CONVENTIONAL THINKING

09 September 2013

As legal, policy and operational work on absolutely critical elements of the Local Government Reform Programme continues apace, the cost of preparing for the 11 new councils which are to emerge in April 2015, is now more clearly developed.

NILGA: STCs AND COUNCILS CAN SEIZE THE INITIATIVE AND DO MORE, BETTER, LOCALLY.

22 August 2013

NILGA’s President, Councillor Seán McPeake, today referred to the vital role of the newly constituted Statutory Transition Committees (STCs), all 11 of which are set to deliver dynamic work plans between now and the Local Government elections scheduled for May 2014.

STATUTORY TRANSITION COMMITTEES: STRONG LOCAL GOVERNMENT, STRONG LOCAL GOVERNANCE

25 July 2013

As NILGA formulates consultation on a region wide Programme for Local Government, Statutory Transition Committees (STCs) are meeting to engage in their important Local Government Reform work.

NILGA ACKNOWLEDGES OUTGOING DOE MINISTER AND REAFFIRMS A PROGRAMME FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACROSS NI.

18 July 2013

NILGA, the Northern Ireland Local Government Association, acknowledges the work achieved by outgoing DoE Minister, Alex Attwood MLA.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM - NILGA WELCOMES ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STCs

08 July 2013

On Monday 1st July 2013, the Assembly affirmed the 11 Statutory Transition Committees (STCs) to be put in place by the existing 26 councils to drive forward the preparations for the new local authorities expected to emerge in April 2015. The STCs will have responsibility for leading convergence between merging councils and undertaking preparatory work for the 11 new Councils, including planning new ways to engage local people through community planning and designing corporate and strategic foundations for the successor organisations.