19 to 22 Oct: Help Shape Local Rural Development

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Help shape local rural development

Rural dwellers across Ards and North Down are invited to attend a public engagement event to give their opinion on the type of grants that should be offered by Ards and North Down Rural Partnership in order to maximise benefits to the local rural area.  The grants will be delivered as part of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, of which Ards and North Down has been allocated £3.85 million by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.  The main themes being considered for the 2014-2020 strategy are Rural Business Investment, Village Renewal, Rural Basic Services and Rural Broadband.

We would welcome your thoughts on where funding should be focused under a new Rural Development Programme in Ards and North Down.  Ards and North Down Rural Partnership is hosting a series of public engagement events which will take place on;

  • Monday 19 October at 7pm in Crawfordsburn Inn, Bangor, BT19 1JH
  • Tuesday 20 October at 7pm in Greyabbey Village Hall, Greyabbey, Newtownards, BT22 2LU
  • Wednesday 21 October at 7pm in Portavogie Community Centre, 54 New Harbour Road, Portavogie, Newtownards, BT22 1EB
  • Thursday 22 October at 7pm in Killinchy Community Hall, 27 Beechvale Road, Newtownards, BT23 6PH

In addition, this short survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ANDRuralDev, will also help to inform Ards and North Down Rural Partnership with the development of the new programme.

For more information please contact Ards and North Down Rural Partnership on 0300 013 3333, ext. 40919 or visit www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk.

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