News

Striking of the Rate 2019 - 2020.

Tuesday 12th February 2019

The Council has struck the district rate for the Borough for 2019/20 with a recommended increase of 2.90% on the current years’ rates.

Food Destination Business Survey 2019

Monday 11th February 2019

Are you a food and/or drinks producer or a hospitality provider? If so, we want to hear your opinion on how we can help make the Ards and North Down region a premier destination for Food & Drink.

Cover of the Food and Drink Destination Plan

Accessible inclusive beach for Groomsport

Thursday 7th February 2019

Ards and North Down Borough Council is delighted to announce that funding of over £68,000 has been secured to enable works to commence for the provision of an accessible inclusive beach in Groomsport, Co. Down.

Jayne Moore Capital Sports Development Officer, Sport NI; Alix Crawford, Chairperson for the Mae Murray Foundation; Mayor of Ards Down, Councillor Richard Smart, visit Groomsport beach

Celebrate diversity in Ards and North Down at grANDfest!

Thursday 17th January 2019

Celebrating local and ethnic diversity from across the Borough with 6 new events in February and March. GrAND Festivals will take place in Donaghadee, Newtownards, Bangor, Ballygowan, Holywood and Portaferry.

Colourful GrandFest logo

Ards and North Down Borough Council remembers the Holocaust

Monday 14th January 2019

Ards and North Down Borough Council is marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 with a series of events including a special exhibition based on this year’s theme, ‘Torn from Home’, readings in local libraries, a Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration service and a stage production.

Image of holocaust victims

Council launches new £30M Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Ards and North Down Borough Council has officially opened the doors of its new state of the art Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex.

picture of Mayor Richard Smart and Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex Manager Sean Fegan