News

A Christmas and New Year Message from the Mayor

Wednesday 20th December 2023

The festive season is upon us and as we approach the end of another remarkable year, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to everyone in Ards and North Down.

The Mayor of Ards and North Down and her 3 daughters sit in front of a  Christmas tree

Christmas and New Year Arrangements 2023

Monday 18th December 2023

​Service details over the festive period.

Local Biodiversity Action Plan Launched

Monday 11th December 2023

Ards and North Down Borough Council launched its Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) earlier this month at an engaging event that saw local schoolchildren learn about the Borough’s biodiversity.

LBAP Launch

FASTER Project increases public EV charging provision

Monday 11th December 2023

Seven new rapid electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in Ards and North Down with the support of just over €6.4 million of European Union funding from the INTERREG VA programme which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match funding has been provided by the Department for Infrastructure (Northern Ireland) and the Department for Transport (Republic of Ireland) and Transport Scotland.

Rapid chargers installed in Ards and North Down

Labour Market Partnership Supports Jobseekers and Businesses

Monday 11th December 2023

Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Labour Market Partnership has launched a 2023-24 Action Plan that will help to address gaps in employment skills in Ards and North Down.

Launch of the new Action Plan

Renewal of Fairtrade Status for Ards and North Down

Thursday 7th December 2023

In May 2017 Ards and North Down Borough Council became a Fairtrade Borough, and we have now renewed our status with Fairtrade UK, retaining our Fairtrade Community Certification.