The race is on as the Tallest Sunflower Competition gets underway!

Wednesday 11th May 2022

The Ards and North Down Tallest Sunflower Competition is officially open for entries.

Donaghadee Motte Reopens to the Public after £300K Investment

Tuesday 10th May 2022

Donaghadee Motte has reopened to the public at weekends, from May until September, following the restoration of the former Gunpowder Store.

A group of people stand in front of an arched gateway and grass covered hill. There is a path behind them leading up to a small castle-like structure on top of the hill.

Ards and North Down Celebrates Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Wednesday 4th May 2022

This year, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

A man and three women in vintage costumer for the 1980s and 1950s pose beside Bangor marina

Alderman Jimmy Menagh

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

​ It is with great sadness we share that Alderman James Menagh – Jimmy – passed away on Sunday 1 May 2022, following a period of illness.

Make the Most of May Day in Holywood!

Tuesday 26th April 2022

Ards and North Down’s May Day celebrations get into full swing this Monday 2 May with a packed programme full of fun for all the family in Holywood!

A young boy dressed as a superhero poses on a bench beside an older girl.

Brighten up the Borough with In Bloom

Monday 25th April 2022

Green-fingered residents urged to help brighten up Borough as In Bloom campaign gets underway.

A group of men and women standing in a greenhouse. In the middle, a man wearing a Mayoral chain of office is holding a sign to promote the In Bloom campaign.