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August 15, 2022

Important Public Information – Leisure Facilities Update

The three Trade Unions; NIPSA, GMB, and Unite the Union, have issued Council with notification of industrial action commencing Monday 15 August for up to a four week period until Sunday 11 September.  This industrial action will cause significant disruption to our leisure services and facilities. This webpage and the getactiveabc Facebook page will be updated…

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August 12, 2022

August Bank Holiday 2022 Opening Hours

The following Centres will be OPEN from 9.00am-5.00pm on Monday 29 August: Banbridge Leisure Centre Orchard Leisure Centre South Lake Leisure Centre All activities finish at 4.30pm  The following Centres will be CLOSED on Monday 29 August: Ardmore Recreation Centre Cathedral Road Recreation Centre Dromore Community Centre Gilford Community Centre Keady Recreation Centre Rathfriland Recreation…

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July 22, 2022

Celebrate ‘Play’ with a week of free events for children across the borough

  Play is fundamental for every single child for so many different reasons – for the enjoyment of their childhood, for their physical health, mental well-being and development, for social skills, for problem solving, for confidence, for curiosity…and so much more. This is why there is a National Playday each year, to celebrate play and…

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July 14, 2022

New Bird Trail Opens at Portadown’s Edenvilla Park

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Paul Greenfield officially opens new interactive bird trail at Edenvilla Park following the collaborative efforts of council and The Conservation Volunteers NI. All thanks to the Green Gym initiative, this conservation project is designed to help connect people to nature while improving green spaces through various…

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July 06, 2022

July 2022 Opening Hours

The following Centres will be OPEN from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday 11 July and CLOSED Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July. Banbridge Leisure Centre Cathedral Road Recreation Centre Dromore Community Centre Gilford Community Centre Keady Recreation Centre Orchard Leisure Centre Rathfriland Recreation Centre Richhill Recreation Centre South Lake Leisure Centre Tandragee Recreation Centre All activities…

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June 22, 2022

Celebrate Love Parks Week in your favourite green space in the borough

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council will be supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s national initiative ‘Love Parks Week’ by offering a packed programme of free activities at many of the borough’s most stunning sparks and green spaces. The aim of the initiative is to inspire children and adults to get outdoors, enjoy the benefits of…

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June 21, 2022

Quest Success For South Lake Leisure Centre

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough is delighted to announce that South Lake Leisure Centre has gained the prestigious leisure industry’s Quest accreditation. This is the first time the state-of-the-art centre has been awarded the highly sought after accreditation – which demonstrates high standards of good practice and continuous improvement in all aspects of the…

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June 13, 2022

Carer Getactiveabc Card Pilot Scheme

Lord Mayor Greenfield Announces Extension to SHSCT Adult Learning Disability Carers’ Get Active Card  Newly elected Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Paul Greenfield announces extension to eligibility and duration of the Carers’ Get Active Card Pilot Scheme. Led by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, and Southern Health and Social…

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June 10, 2022

Quest to find the borough’s best junior sports stars begins

Nominations are now open to recognise the wealth of young sporting talent in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough following the recent launch of the Junior Sports Awards 2022. Organised by Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Sports Forum in partnership with ABC Council and sponsored by Manfreight Limited, these awards will shine a light on the…

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May 26, 2022

This Girl Can…Create Change Inspiration Day

Inspiring girls to create positive change and become more physically active is at the heart of a new collaborative pilot programme, launched at Dromore Community Centre last week. Funded by Public Health Agency, and led by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, the This Girl Can…

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