PCN September Meeting

The arrangements for the next meeting are as follows:

Venue: Portavogie Community Centre, 54 New Harbour Road, Portavogie

Date: Wednesday 15 September 2010

Time: 7.30pm

Guest Speakers:

Lesley Johnston – UnLtd Development Manager

Jude Cumiskey – Rural Community Network- Rural Enable (County Down)

Claire McAteer – Programme Manager- Business in the Community- Seeing is Believing Programme

If you or your group were not represented at previous meetings, there is still an opportunity to get involved and become members of the Network.

To confirm your attendance please contact Sandra/Frances Tel: 028 91 828884 or email:

sandra@eastdownrcn.com or frances@eastdownrcn.com

Look forward to seeing you at the meeting..

Peninsula Community Network Meeting

The arrangements for the next PCN meeting are as follows:

Venue: Greyabbey Village Hall, Newtownards Road, Greyabbey
Date: Wednesday 19 May 2010
Time: 7.30pm

Guest Speakers:
Aislinn Quinn- Community Support Worker NORDAG (North Down & Ards Drug and Alcohol Strategy Group)

Caroline Quinn- Projector Coordinator – Well 2 Project

Jeremy Gardiner- VMS Consultant – Ards Peninsula Church and Community Research

If you or your group were not represented at previous meetings, there is still an opportunity to get involved and become members of the Network.

To confirm your attendance please contact Sandra/Frances Tel: 028 91 828884 or email:

sandra@eastdownrcn.com or frances@eastdownrcn.com

Look forward to seeing everyone there.

PCN March Meeting..

The next meeting of Peninsula Community Network is on;

Wednesday 31 March 2010

Ballywalter Village Hall

7.30pm

This meeting is dedicated to Child Protection Procedures.

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

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.