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Christmas In Rowallane Is Just Round The Corner

There’s no better way to get into the spirit of Christmas than by bringing the family down to Rowallane’s annual Yuletide Market on Saturday and Sunday 9- 10 December from 11am-5pm. A weekend full of festive cheer that includes a Christmas market with lots of stalls selling perfect presents and handmade stocking…

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Slieve Croob and Rowallane District Electoral Area Forums to Host Public Meetings on New Funding Sources

Following on from the very successful public meetings held in February, residents in the Slieve Croob and Rowallane District Electoral Areas (DEA’s) are cordially invited to attend the next meeting about funding opportunities for the range of services available within their DEA. If you currently have or hope to develop…

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Spring Plant Fair At Rowallane Garden This Saturday And Sunday

Rowallane Garden near Saintfield, will be a hive of activity with a Spring Plant Fair, this weekend Saturday and Sunday 30 April & 1 May, running from 10 – 4pm. Plants grown at the famous garden will be available for sale with a mixture of herbaceous perennials, and herbs propagated…

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Alliance Councillor Meets Murlough Warden To Discuss Environmental Issues

Rowallene Councillor Patrick Brown met recently with volunteer Warden Seamus King of the Mourne Heritage Trust to discuss recent and ongoing environmental issues at Murlough Beach. Mr. King, who is a vocal and active campaigner on local environmental issues, highlighted to Cllr. Brown the problems Murlough was facing including dog…

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First Public DEA Meetings Get Off To Great Start

The Newry Mourne and Down District Council area has led the way in setting up its community planning function by holding inaugural meetings across the district. Public meetings in Rowallane, Downpatrick and Slieve Croob District Electoral Forums (DEA) have been held, attracting over 220 attendees who were keen to learn…

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Brown Says Council Must Take Advantage Of New Funding To Support The Arts

Last week Rowallane councillors Patrick Brown (Alliance) and Harry Harvey (DUP) of Neewry Mourne and Down District Council attended an ‘Arts and Community Planning Symposium’ in the Burnavon Arts Centre in Cookstown. The event aimed to show how the arts can complement the work of local councils in community planning,…

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Walker Looks Back On His Term In Office As Council Chair

Councillor Billy Walker looks back on a whirlwind retm in office as the last chairman of Down District Council. The council has been subsumed into the new super council of Newry Mourne and Down District Council, and Billy, a DUP councillor,  cherishes the memories and achievements in his role as…

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Walker Calls For Support For James Savage As UK Youth Parliament Candidate

Down District Councillor Billy Walker from Rowalllene area has asked people across the district to back Killyleagh teenager James Savage in his bid to be elected to the UK Youth Parliament. Voting closes on Friday 27 February. James Savage is a fifth year pupil at Blackwater Integrated College in Downpatrick…

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TUV Canvas In Rowallene Area With Council And EU Candidates

Jim Allister QC MLA, during his European Union election canvas, recently supported Traditional Unionist Voice candidate Philip Hamilton  standing in the Council election in the Rowallene district electoral area. Mr Allister met with supporters within the with local branch and visited Saintfield, Killyleagh and Ballynahinch. Traditional Unionist Voice Strangford South Branch…

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The Full List Of Nominations For the Newry Mourne and Down Council Election on 22 May 2014

Local Council Election District of Newry Mourne and Down. Published by Deputy Returning Officer, John Dumigan.  A poll for the those listed below is to be taken on Thursday 22 May 2014 between 7am and 10pm during the poll of the European Parliamentary Election Election. The situation of each plling…

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Independent Rowallene Councillor Terry Andrews Moves Over To The SDLP

Andrews Gets Rowallene  SDLP Nomination AND McCarthy Steps Aside  TERRY Andrews, Independent Down District Councillor, has now joined the ranks of the SDLP on Down District Council and will be running for them as a council candidate in the shadow council election in May. And within days of the announcement,…

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Sinn Féin Seek Solutions To Housing Need In Crossgar

South Down MLA Chris Hazzard and local Rowallane Council Candidate Eddie Hughes have this week raised local housing need in the Crossgar area with Housing Executive officials. South Down MLA Chris Hazzard said: “For some time now there has been a real need to increase the availability of social housing in…

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