A new campaign has been launched to recognise the value of local government in Northern Ireland and the key role that councils play in our everyday lives.
Driven by NILGA and the 11 local councils across NI, the ‘Councils Make It Happen’ campaign will run from 8th February until summer 2021, highlighting the key roles and responsibilities that our councils perform.
Focusing on themes like recycling and waste, leisure services, local planning, business and entrepreneurial support, tourism, and parks and green spaces, the campaign will reflect the major responsibilities that councils carry out in our communities to keep them clean, healthy, and thriving.
Councils are a vital part of every community, they are the most locally focused, locally connected part of government and this is something they have shown time and time again in their response to the pandemic.
The focus of the first theme is Recycling and Waste Management, ‘Keeping Communities Clean & Green’ reflecting the importance of keeping communities clean and on the collection, recycling and disposal of waste - the key work of council staff, the resources invested and the value delivered by councils.