Join us at an exciting celebration to mark the momentous return of the #TheOpen to our shores. On Thursday 9th May from 11am – 1pm, we will be teeing off at the Shambles Yard, Armagh to proudly show how Northern Ireland is truly Made for Golf and ready to warmly welcome the hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world to Northern Ireland for The 148th Open.
Local schools, golf clubs, sports stars and stakeholders from the local community, will join together at the Shambles Yard to celebrate all that Northern Ireland has to offer and show their support for the return of the historic Championship to Royal Portrush this July.
We would be delighted if you could support “The Epic Journey to The 148th Open” and join us for this special celebration from 11am -1pm.
Rory McIlroy’s replica Claret Jug from his Open win in 2014 at Royal Liverpool will be on show and there will be opportunities to be pictured with it and our huge #TheOpen letter sculpture. You can also learn about the Championship and stand-out Stay and Play breaks in the local area, meet our local sports personalities and enter our “pitch and putt” competition to win a Tourism NI Made for Golf goody bag.
By sharing your picture with #TheOpen letters on the day and sharing on social media, you will be in with a chance to win two complimentary tickets to the sold-out Championship!
The Mae Murray Foundation and PlayBoard NI are surveying parents and carers on play opportunities for children with disabilities. We are particularly interested in hearing views on fixed play areas i.e. play areas which have play equipment installed. The information gathered through the survey will be used as the basis for a new guidance document which will aim to influence the design and development of more inclusive play areas that meet the needs of all children.
We encourage parents and carers to complete the survey as we are keen to hear about the experiences of as many children as possible. The more people that take part, the bigger the impact we can make.
To complete the survey go to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MMFPBParentsCarers before 30 April.
Sunday 17th March 2019
Banbridge Leisure Centre: 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Cascades Leisure Complex: Closed
Craigavon Leisure Centre: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Orchard Leisure Centre: Closed (St.Patricks Parade)
Waves Leisure Complex: Closed
Monday 18th March 2019
Banbridge Leisure Centre: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Cascades Leisure Complex: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Craigavon Leisure Centre: Closed
Orchard Leisure Centre: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Waves Leisure Complex: Closed
Gosford Forest Mountain Bike Trail Public Meeting
An opportunity to ride the trails, discuss issues and give constructive feedback on the trails at Gosford.
Date – Saturday 9th & 23rd March
Time – 10am – 12pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm
10 spaces available per session.
Staff Member – Peter McAtasney
Required – Mountain Bike, helmet and outdoor clothing.
We look forward to hearing your views and comments on the day. For more information on the trails at Gosford visit www.getactiveabc.com/gosford or contact Gosford via Gosfordforest@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council will be holding a public meeting in Aghacommon on the 29th January as it forges ahead with implementing its play strategy and delivering its ambitious programme of improving outdoor play provision for all children across the borough.
With the public meeting organised, residents in each locality are encouraged to engage with the council and play an active role in bringing exciting play development proposals to fruition.
The Tannaghmore Gardens play park meeting will be held on Tuesday 29th of January at 7.00pm in St. Patricks Primary School, Aghacommon, Derrymacash Road.
These public meetings present a unique opportunity for members of the local community to share the views on site preference, design and layout of the play park along with choice of play equipment. The council is committed to ensuring its extensive portfolio of play parks are maintained to the highest standards, developed to meet local need and well designed to provide quality play experiences for children in all parts of the borough.
For more information. contact the play development officer on 0300 0300 900.
As part of this consultation process we are seeking the opinions of as many members of the public as possible whether you currently participate in council run swimming activities or not.