News

Ards and North Down Gains Five Green Flag Awards!

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Five locations in Ards and North Down have achieved a Green Flag Award, an internationally recognised certification for environmental quality management for parks and open spaces.

Parks team members and Mayor holding Green Flag Award flag behind colourful floral display

Delicious Seafood and Family Fun at August’s Portavogie Seafood Festival!

Tuesday 30th July 2019

There will be lots of fun for all the family at this year’s Portavogie Seafood Festival when the popular event returns for a fourth year on Saturday 10 August!

Little girl in pirate hat holding sign for Portavogie seafood festival. Behind her are the Mayor, a strongman, a stunt motorcycle rider and men sitting in deckchairs

Rewilding the Borough in Ards and North Down

Monday 22nd July 2019

Ards and North Down Borough Council is embracing biodiversity with a rewilding programme that encourages a more natural development of grassland and wildflower meadows throughout the borough…

Mayor and three other men in a grassy area holding a sign about the rewilding programme

Council Recycling Community Investment Fund Improves Village Streetscapes

Tuesday 16th July 2019

Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Recycling Community Investment Fund (RCIF) has helped to improve the aesthetic look of villages within the borough through a widely welcomed Village Facelift programme…

Recycling Community Investment Fund staff holding sign in front of newly painted building

Summer Sundays are Summer Fun Days in Bangor!

Friday 5th July 2019

Summer Sundays will be summer fun days in Bangor during July and August with live music, fun activities and special offers that visitors to the seaside town can enjoy!

A boy, girl and woman hold colourful signs promoting summer Sunday offers in Bangor

New Pan-Disability Summer Scheme in Newtownards

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Excited children from across the borough are enjoying a new pan-disability summer scheme at Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex…

Staff from Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex with some of the children taking part in week one of the centre's Pan Disability Summer Scheme