Communities Get Connected with New Plan for the Borough

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Members of the local community will be able to have their say in shaping the future of the Borough following the launch of the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Draft Community Plan on Monday 14 November 2016

Entitled ‘Connected’, the draft plan sets out the future direction of the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough and will shape the areas in which people live, work and visit for the next 15 years.

The document was developed following a series of consultation events with key partners, local residents, businesses and community groups with the findings helping form the vision, strategic themes and long term outcomes.

Speaking at the launch ‘Lord Mayor of Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Garath Keating said: “The Draft Community Plan is a very important step in outlining how statutory bodies can work together with local people to help build a cohesive and positive future for the Borough.

However, this document is only the beginning of the process. We are fully committed to ongoing community consultation and engagement and we want to share our vision with and hear the views and opinions from all members of the community. It’s your Borough and your future, it’s time to get Connected!”

Promoting equality and improving quality of life for everyone is a very important aspect for developing well-being in the Borough and to help address this a full Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) has also been conducted in parallel with the Draft Community Plan and the council are also seeking opinions from all aspects of the community.

The Draft Community Plan, EQIA and comments form can now be viewed and downloaded at www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/consultations . Hard copies can also be requested from E:, T: 028 40660644 or in writing from Community Planning Department, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Old Technical Building, Downshire Road, Banbridge, BT32 3JY

A series of public consultation events have also been organised to provide the opportunity to discuss and give feedback on the plan at the following dates and locations.

  • Tuesday 22 November, 3.00 – 5.00pm, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Craigavon
  • Tuesday 22 November, 7.00 – 9.00pm, Craigavon Civic Centre, Craigavon
  • Monday 28 November, 3.00 – 5.00pm, Tommy Makem Centre, Keady
  • Monday 28 November, 7.00 – 9.00pm, Hayloft, The Palace, Armagh
  • Tuesday 29 November, 3.00 – 5.00pm, Rathfriland Community Centre, Rathfriland
  • Tuesday 29 November, 7.00 – 9.00pm, Old Town Hall, Banbridge

To register for any of these events please contact the Community Planning department at E: or T: 028 40660644.

The consultation period will remain open until Monday 16 January 2017.