Bangor included in The King’s Christmas Broadcast

Wednesday 28th December 2022

It was a wonderful surprise on Christmas Day to see the new City of Bangor feature not once but twice in The King’s Christmas Broadcast.

NCLT will continue to run Council leisure services in Holywood and Bangor after April 2023

Thursday 22nd December 2022

At the Council meeting on 21 December, Elected Members agreed that the Northern Community Leisure Trust (NCLT) will continue to deliver the management of leisure services that it presently delivers in Ards and North Down for a further 5-year period, until 31 March 2028.

Chatty Benches Bring People Together in Ards and North Down

Wednesday 21st December 2022

​ Ards and North Down Borough Council is increasing the number of Chatty Benches in the Borough with four new benches installed at Green Flag sites, helping to support mental health and bring people together.

The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Karen Douglas, with Mark Cavanagh (South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust). Back row: Councillor Richard Smart (Mental Health Champion) and Selwyn Johnston (Action Mental Health). Image: Ian Pedlow

Christmas and New Year Arrangements 2022

Wednesday 14th December 2022

​Changes to Council opening hours and services over the festive period

Mayor in the Fast Lane with Charity Fundraising Drive

Tuesday 13th December 2022

The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Karen Douglas, enjoyed passenger rides in rally cars around County Down’s Kirkistown Race Circuit last weekend as part of a drive to raise money for charity.

A man and a woman in a rally car.  Both are seatbelted in and wearing helmets

Royal Seal of Approval on new City of Bangor

Friday 2nd December 2022

The Princess Royal officially conferred city status on Bangor today in a ceremony at Bangor Castle attended by local business leaders, community representatives and just some of the many organisations that make the new city such a special place.

A Letters Patent document from The King, with calligraphy and coloured heraldic style embellishment on vellum.