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May 22, 2021

ABC Council Launches ‘Go East for India’ Fundraising Appeal

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough (ABC) Council is spearheading a major fundraising campaign to support the people of India – as they battle the world’s worst second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with devastating daily figures breaking global records. ABC Council has today (Friday 21 May), launched a ‘Go East for India’ fundraising appeal…

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May 16, 2021

Lord Mayor encourages you to get on the #RightSideOfOutside

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is supporting the ‘The Right Side of Outside’ campaign which aims to instill more positive behaviours among people using outdoor spaces. As more and more people get outdoors, this new nationwide campaign launched by WalkNI is to generate awareness around litter issues, dangers to wildlife and what positive…

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May 07, 2021

ABC Council wants your views to improve services

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council want to hear the views from residents and local businesses on delivering more inclusive autism services, how council can increase participation in leisure activities, enabling people to become more active. If you live, work or do business in the borough, we want to hear your views. A public…

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May 04, 2021

Share a Great Place – New Code of Conduct for the Newry-Portadown Canal Towpath

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough (ABC) Council is promoting a simple Code of Conduct for all users of the Newry-Portadown Canal Towpath to abide by. One of the longest, traffic-free walking and cycling routes in Northern Ireland, the Newry-Portadown Canal Towpath runs for 20 miles from the Bann Bridge in Portadown to the Town…

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May 02, 2021

Council supports local swimming sensation in Olympic bid!

South Lake Leisure Centre’s impressive Olympic-sized 50m pool has been put to the test by local swimmer, Daniel Wiffen from Magheralin, who has his sights set on winning gold at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer! Daniel, who has represented Ireland in the European Junior Championships, World Junior Championships and European Senior Championships and…

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April 30, 2021

Get connected & make life simpler with the getactiveabc app

Get connected and make life simpler with the getactiveabc app - 24/7 access on the go! View live timetables Book an activity in seconds Manage your account Get our latest news Scan virtual membership card Link with halogetactiveabc fitness app Check out this video to find out the amazing benefits of the app Book swim,…

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April 29, 2021


Please see below facility opening hours for the May bank holiday occurring on Monday 3 May: South Lake Leisure Centre & Watersports 9.00am – 9.00pm Orchard Leisure Centre | Banbridge Leisure Centre 9.00am – 5.00pm Dromore Community Centre | Gilford Community Centre | Keady Recreation Centre | Rathfriland Community Centre Tandragee Recreation Centre CLOSED Gosford Forest Park…

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April 27, 2021

Getactiveabc launches exciting new leisure app

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s leisure centres and community centre gyms will be opening their doors to the public once again for individual gym and individual swim sessions from this Fri 30 Apr 2021. In preparation, getactiveabc has launched the new ‘getactiveabc’ leisure booking fitness app to help users quickly and easily book…

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April 12, 2021

Walk ABC Challenge Ends On A High

The Walk ABC Challenge, encouraging residents to walk, jog, run or push a pram virtually around the borough and raise vital funds for the Lord Mayor’s charity Macmillan Cancer Support, just finished last weekend! It all started on Mon 1 Feb, when participants were encouraged to walk, jog, run or push a pram virtually around…

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April 09, 2021

Council offers free sanitary products in bid to end period poverty

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council will provide free sanitary products in leisure centres across the borough in a bid to end period poverty. The aim of the scheme is to support women and girls who may not be able to afford products such as sanitary towels and tampons by making these products free…

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