Starting a new food business or taking over an existing business? You must register with the Council at least 28 days before opening. Register online now.
We have the power to investigate and remove abandoned vehicles
The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to access recorded information held by public sector organisations
Contact details for Building Control service
About the Council
Find out more about the Environmental Health, Protection and Development Service
If you need a larger bin, contact the council
Information about buying additional certificates for life events
Ards and North Down’s Age Friendly Strategy provides a framework to make our Borough a great place to live and grow older.
Clean air is essential for health and helps to make the Borough a pleasant place to live
A new Arts Directory for Ards and North Down
The animal welfare service can give help or advice about caring for animals
Information on Council's prior year performance.
Information on how to make an application
Information about Trading at Tourism Events in AND Council area
Working to make our community a safer place to live
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of a grant application process the Council has a grants appeals process in place.
Find out more about Leisure in Ards and North Down
Ards Arts Centre has exhibitions, performances and artists' talks during the year
Information on Ards Market
Supplementary Planning Guidance
Information on arts and heritage in Ards and North Down
Arts and Heritage Advisory Panel Recruitment
Arts Funding Opportunities currently available -
Arts Project Fund and Individual Artists Grant
If you feel you are unable to leave your bin to the kerbside for collection, you can apply for an 'assisted lift'
Local Government Auditor's report on how the Council discharges its duties in relation to improvement.
Community planning will help public agencies work together in Ards and North Down
Information about Balloo Recycling Centre
Information about Ballygowan Recycling Centre
Information on Bangor Market
Advice and information about barking dogs
City Deals are bespoke packages of funding and decision-making powers negotiated between central government and local authorities
We have created six short animations
The Big Plan for Ards and North Down creating positive outcomes for everyone 2017 – 2032
Ards and North Down Borough Council has joined forces with Bin-Ovation, a new App with information about household bin collections and local council recycling centres in Northern Ireland
Information about waste, recycling, bin collection dates and how to order a new bin in Ards and North Down
Information about registering a birth
The Registrar registers births, deaths and marriages, and performs marriages and civil partnerships in Ards and North Down.
By appointment only.
View the latest edition of the Borough Magazine
Locations of bring sites across Ards and North Down
Administration of Citizenship Ceremonies in Northern Ireland
The council is responsible for enforcing building regulations
Building Positive Relations
Ensuring that Building Regulations are enforced
Information about making funeral arrangements
Guidance on Candidate spending and donations.
Information about investment projects in Ards and North Down
Information on council run car parks
No more dumping mixed waste at HRCs: all waste must be pre-sorted to remove recyclables
Information about charged car parks in Ards and North Down
We aim to provide most information to the public at no cost and will only charge in certain cases
Check bin collection dates where you live
Children and Young People projects
Information about registering a civil partnership
Code of Conduct for Local Government Employees
The Big Conversation and our statistical baseline.
Information about Comber Recycling Centre
Agenda, minutes and audio recordings of Council meetings
Agendas, minutes and audio recordings of Council Meetings
The council considers investment in the local community to be a critical part of its purpose and corporate vision
Information about community centres in Ards and North Down
Advice and support for community development groups, including the community information register
Community Development Clubs will commence on Monday 17 September 2018.
Published Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) - July 2017
Community planning involves different agencies in Ards and North Down working together
If you want to complain to the council, follow the council's complaints procedure.
July 2017 - September 2017
April 2016-June 2016
April 2017-June 2017
April 2018- June 2018
April - June 2019
January - March 2019
January 2018 - March 2018
January 2016-March 2016
January 2017-March 2017
July 2017-December 2017
July 2015-September 2015
July 2018 - September 2018
October 2015-December 2015
October 2016-December 2016
October 2018 - December 2018
October 2014-June 2015
Advice for businesses
How to contact our planning office
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