PCN March Meeting..

The next meeting of Peninsula Community Network is on;

Wednesday 31 March 2010

Ballywalter Village Hall


This meeting is dedicated to Child Protection Procedures.

Guest Speaker – Iain McPherson, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust


Ards Peninsula Cancer Support Group..

Ards Peninsula Cancer Support Group

  • Have you been affected by the cancer diagnosis of a close family member or friend?

  • Would you like to influence and have an input into the type of support and information to suit your needs?

If these questions apply to you, we would like to invite you to come along to our support group.

The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month and the next meeting will take place on 3rd March 2010 at 7.30 pm in Portaferry Credit Union, The Square, Portaferry.

This group is supported and facilitated by East Down Rural Community Network and the Ulster Cancer Foundation. For further information please contact Frances Hughes, EDRCN on 028 9182 8884 or Eileen Creery, UCF on 028 9066 3281. Alternatively for general queries or advice on Cancer Support etc please use UCF freephone helpline 0800 783 3339.

1st Pictures for the Action for Rural Roads Campaign..

The first group images are in from Millisle Community Association and Ballyhalbert Heritage & Regeneration Group for the ‘Action for Rural Roads Campaign’

Above from Millisle is an image of a lay-by which is a prime example of the skewed priorities of those departments responsibie for roads maintenance.  Apparently this rarely used lay-by took a day to repair, filling in several potholes, while the roads coming into Millisle are broken, potholed, and ignored.  One road is actually splitting two, and a picture of that will be on-line shortly.

In Ballyhalbert the issue of a lack of footpath for children to safely walk to school is still an issue, with the only current ‘solution’ being a proposal to vest land from elderly residents to create ‘sections’ of path, but this won’t happen for a number of years yet.  Also the resurfacing work on high street in the village was never finished leaving high kerbs, raised manholes, and a small lake forming outside the local primary school.  This is despite the Roads Services annual report stating work in the area has been successfully completed.

More pictures are needed PCN members so email them in as soon as possible to either  or Frances Hughes – frances@eastdownrcn.com,  Sandra Henderson – sandra@eastdownrcn.com, or Nick Moore – nmoore@communityofballyhalbert.org.uk

Action For Rural Roads Campaign..

PCN Member Groups

We’re ready to receive your submissions for the ‘Action for Rural Roads Campaign’.  As we discussed at our last meeting, choose a roads feature in your area that you would like to focus on, then take pictures, or consider doing a video feature at the site with a volunteer explaining the problem (Nick Moore can help with a video camera, tripod, etc, if required) and send them in to either –  nmoore@communityofballyhalbert.org.uk or frances@eastdownrcn.com.

If you aren’t keen on appearing ‘on screen’ take several photos and write a short explanation about the road issue and we’ll see about narrating the piece in our final video presentation.  For any further details don’t hesitate to get in touch, and don’t forget to let your members and anyone else know about this site.  Encourage people to visit and use the poll to regiater their opinon on the state of the Peninsula’s roads.

Portaferry Hosts “Help For Haiti”

Portaferry Hosts “Help For Haiti”

Valentine’s weekend in Portaferry is set to send love to Haiti with a whole weekend of fundraising organised to help those affected by the disaster.

Several individuals and organisations in Portaferry have come together to arrange carious activities aimed at providing the whole community with the opportunity to help those most in need.

The activities over the weekend are:

Friday 12th: Pop Quiz, with special guest appearances
Admission £3 including light supper
Venue: The Leprechaun Bar @ 8pm

Mixed Darts Competition
Admission: £5 per couple
Venue: McNamara’s Bar @ 9pm

Saturday 13th: Portaferry Women’s Group Cake Sale
Venue: The Market House, The Square @ 10am

Walk For Haiti” – 10k walk, organised by Portaferry Gala
Registration and leaving from The Market House, The Square @ 11am
Admission: £5 per person.
Children under 16 go free and must be accompanied by an adult.

Music by “Stevie McVeigh”
Venue: McNamara’s Bar
Admission: £2 including light supper @ 10pm

Sunday 14th: Charity Football Match
Venue: Anne Street Football Pitch @ 2pm
Admission: £5 per player. Registration at The Leprechaun Bar

Music by “Soundz Unique”
Venue: McNamara’s Bar @ 7pm with ballot for Haiti
Admission: Free

All proceeds from the weekend will be donated to Unicef. You can also show your support by donating at www.unicef.org.uk/Donate_Haiti