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..

Peace III Partnership – Public Consultation Events

PEACE III PARTNERSHIP

NORTH DOWN, ARDS AND DOWN COUNCILS

The overall objective of the PEACE III Programme is to reinforce progress towards a peaceful society and promote reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. Building on the success and lessons of the PEACE I (1995-99) and PEACE II (2000-06) Programmes, the PEACE III Programme will have a continued emphasis on reconciliation and will specifically focus on acknowledging and dealing with the conflict, building positive relations and contributing towards a shared society.

At a local level the three Councils of North Down, Ards and Down District have come together to establish a PEACE III Partnership which will develop and implement a Phase II PEACE III Plan (2009 – 2013) for the area, which aims to;

“Build Positive relations at the local level by challenging attitudes towards sectarianism and racism and to support conflict resolution at the local community level”.

In order to develop the Plan the PEACE III Partnership wishes to consult with communities and key stakeholders to identify the needs and issues of the Cluster area, in relation to sectarianism and racism.

The following Public Consultation events will be organised in different venues across the cluster during June 2010.

– Public Consultation event on Ards Peninsula, Tuesday 22 June, Kircubbin Community Centre 7.30pm

– Public Consultation event in North Down, June 24th Evening

– Public Consultation event in Ards, June 29th Day

– Public Consultation event in Down, June 30th Evening

If you would like any additional information, please contact the PEACE III Programme Manager, North Down Borough Council, Town Hall, The Castle, Bangor, BT20 4BT

Phone 028 91 27 80 28 or email jan.nixey@northdown.gov.uk

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.