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NILGA seeks to protect councils and strengthen local democracy

NILGA meeting with Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Karen Bradley MP

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Cllr Seán McPeake Confirmed As NILGA President

Local Government absolutely crucial to democracy and the Programme for Government. Councillor Seán McPeake was today appointed NILGA President for 2016/17.

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Launch Of 2016 Translink Ulster In Bloom Competition

ALL NI COUNCILS ‘GET ON BOARD’ ANNUAL GARDENING EXTRAVAGANZA The 2016 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition was officially launched today (June 21) in Ballynahinch, Co Down.

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Alderman Freda Donnelly Confirmed As Interim NILGA President

With the outcomes of the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections now known, including Carla Lockhart MLA elected to the Upper Bann constituency, NILGA’s outgoing President has passed the Office Bearer and interim chairing role to the experienced hands of Alderman Freda Donnelly (Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council).

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Attacks In Brussels Condemned

In response to the attacks in Brussels today, Alderman Carla Lockhart, President of the NI Local Government Association, stated:

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NILGA: Positive Outcome £18+ Million Council Rates Support Deal Welcomed

Local Government and ratepayers welcomed today’s announcement by Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, to protecting the 2016/17 Rates Support Grant, invested by seven of the eleven councils in Northern Ireland. This is essential support to councils who have constrained rate raising potential, and contributes to essential services and strategic work delivered in each local area.

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Antrim And Newtownabbey Borough Council Awarded Charter Status

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council tonight (25th January 2016) received the prestigious Elected Member Development Charter award, a national standard of excellence gained by a small number of the UK’s 400+ local authorities.

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