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

Welcome to the PCN website..

Dear PCN colleagues

Welcome to the new website for the Peninsula Community Network.  As discussed at our last meeting this site will contain details of our meetings and will be regularly updated with news and events from the Peninsula.  More features will be added shortly as well as links to existing community websites from PCN groups such as Cloughy & District Community Association, Millisle Community Association, and Ballyhalbert Heritage & Regeneration Group.

From the website we will also be able to publicise projects we are collectively working on such as the ‘Action for Rural Roads Campaign’.  I hope you find the site of use and will contribute to its news section allowing the wider community to see the good work you all do in improving the quality of life in the Ards Peninsula. – Nick Moore – Chair, EDRCN


EDRCN would like to announce its Annual General Meeting for 2010 which is to be held on Monday, 8 February, at 7.00pm in Ballygowan Village Hall.  We look forward to see you there.