NILGA Annual Conference

The Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) Annual Conference, Exhibition & Gala Awards Dinner held today (12th October 2017) at La Mon Hotel, Castlereagh, sent a positive picture of local solutions to the political, fiscal, and legislative issues affecting Northern Ireland.

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Results of the 2017 Translink Ulster in Bloom competition

The results of the 2017 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition were announced today (September 21) officially recognising Northern Ireland’s top gardening talent. The annual horticultural competition encourages cities, towns and villages right across Northern Ireland to look their best, boosting civic pride through beautiful plant and floral displays. Now in its 39th year, all 11 local councils participated in the 2017 competition which attracted 160 entries.

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NILGA leadership engage directly with Brexit Ministers in London

The leadership of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association - the body which represents councils here - will press the case for the prioritisation of local communities & councils in Northern Ireland in the Brexit process, after securing a series of key meetings in London.

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Derek McCallan, Chief Executive of NILGA (Northern Ireland Local Government Association) stated: “We welcome the fact that there have been some views outlined in a number of position papers on the Brexit hot topics in the last few days.”

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Pay Review

Cllr Seán McPeake, President of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) welcomed Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir's call for local businesses to avail of the Back in Business initiative, with a 50% rate reduction for up to a year for businesses in a retail property that was previously empty.

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Community & Council Excellence Local Government Awards NI Now Open For Entries

The Local Government Awards in Northern Ireland showcase brilliance in service provision, new initiatives and personal commitment from councils, councillors and partners. The Awards offer public recognition whilst motivating those delivering and sustaining front line and other key local government services.

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