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February 18, 2020

New Craigavon leisure centre on track to open on 15 August 2020

Six month countdown to completion of flagship South Lake Leisure Centre Northern Ireland’s newest public leisure facility will officially open in August 2020 following an on-track 2 year build and a multi-million-pound investment. The largest capital project to date undertaken by ABC Council, and among the largest in Northern Ireland, the new multi-use sports and…

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February 05, 2020

Borough’s sporting champions shortlisted for Senior Sports Awards

The eagerly awaited shortlist has been announced for the 2020 Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Senior Sports Awards which will take place on Thursday 19 March at Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre. Organised by the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Sports Forum in association with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and sponsored by Rushmere Shopping…

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January 27, 2020

Looking for a reason to become an AXA Community Bike Ride Leader?

We know that everyone who participates in AXA Community Bike Rides has the opportunity to earn rewards like buffs/waterbottles/t-shirts, but for 2020 we wanted to reward our most active leaders for their time and commitment to the programme. With this in mind, we have created the 20 Rides in 2020 package, which provides you with…

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January 22, 2020

Have your say on the Get Moving ABC Framework!

As part of the ‘Connected’ Community Plan for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, the Get Moving ABC Partners (Council, Education, Health and Community Volunteer Sector) have developed a Get Moving ABC Framework.  This exciting new collective plan is designed to positively impact the health and wellbeing of the people living in our Borough by ‘Getting…

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January 16, 2020

Orchard Leisure Centre staff raise £2650 for Cancer Focus NI in honour of Margaret Farrell

Orchard Leisure Centre staff raise £2650 for Cancer Focus NI in honour of Margaret Farrell. Pictured are members of staff from the Orchard Leisure Centre presenting Louise Richardson from Cancer Focus Northern Ireland with a cheque for £2650. The money was raised from 3 fundraising events, Armagh Road Race in October, a 12 hour Spinathon…

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January 15, 2020

Facility Closure – Tandragee Recreation Centre

Tandragee Recreation Centre will be closed tomorrow Thursday 16th January 2020. More information to follow.

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January 13, 2020

Get ready for the Big Garden Birdwatch!

Come along to Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on Sunday 19th January 2020 and join the Conservation Service Team as we prepare for this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch! Enjoy a range of bird-based activities indoors learning about our common garden birds, how to identify those coming to your garden and tips on how to feed…

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January 13, 2020

Weather Warning: #StormBrendan

The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for wind, valid from Monday 13 January, 1000hrs until 2359hrs. As advised by the Met Office potential impacts are: Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected, particularly for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges Some bus and train services affected, with some journeys…

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December 10, 2019

New Infant Mental Health Strategy – Southern Trust

A new five year Infant Mental Health Strategy has been launched in the Southern area. The strategy represents a commitment by statutory, voluntary and community organisations to promote positive infant mental health from the ante natal period through to children aged three years of age.At a stakeholder engagement event in May 2019, representatives from the…

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December 04, 2019


Come and visit the Christmas Wonderland at Edenvilla Park, Portadown from Tuesday 3rd December 2019 until Sunday 5th January 2020. Opening times Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4.30pm (Closed on 24th, 25th, 26th Dec and 1st Jan). FREE OF CHARGE to visit but you can make a donation…

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