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New Year’s Day Winter Walk

Sunday 1st January
Mount Stewart
Adult £10 Child £5

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Rea’s Wood, Antrim – Woodland Management

Sunday 8th January
Reas Wood Antrim
Free

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Save our Red Squirrels — plant a tree

Saturday 14th January
Mount Stewart
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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60–minute workout to increase the communication impact of your EU–funded project

Tuesday 17th January
Online
Free

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Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 22nd January
Gilford Castle
Free

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Cold Busters – Tea Healing

Saturday 28th January
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Parks & streets missing standard 3 February 2017

One in seven NI streets and parks miss litter standard (via BBC News)

 

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By Conor Macauley

One in seven of Northern Ireland streets and parks failed to meet the accepted standard for litter last year, despite tens of millions of pounds being spent by councils on clean–ups.

Eleven hundred sites were surveyed with 15% having “widespread” litter.

Worst affected areas were industrial estates with more than a third failing to meet the standard.

Areas of low density housing did best with virtually all rated clean or very clean and some totally free of litter.

Between them the 11 councils spent more than £43m on cleansing, according to the survey for Keep Northern Ireland beautiful.

Spokesman Chris Allen said it was clear councils were “struggling to keep pace with people’s irresponsible habits”.

He said the average cost to every ratepayer in Northern Ireland was £58 a year.


Read more via BBC News…