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June 2018

Launch of Causeway Coast and Glens Delivery Plan

                            

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The first Community Planning Delivery Plan for the Causeway Coast and Glens has been launched.

It represents extensive partnership working across the whole range of public services available to the area including health, education, public safety, housing, our communities, the environment and the economy. It is based on the Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan which provides a long term vision and plan for the Causeway Coast and Glens area and all its citizens, setting out aspirations for a Healthy Safe Community, a Sustainable Accessible Environment and a Thriving Economy.

The outgoing Chair of the Community Planning Strategic Partnership, Alderman William King said: “The focus of the 44 actions outlined in the Delivery Plan is on achieving real outcomes for all who live, work and visit Causeway Coast and Glens. Participating in this process has been very rewarding, particularly through opportunities to work together with all our Community Planning partners representing a wide range of public services.”

Welcoming the Delivery Plan, the new Chair of the Community Planning Strategic Partnership,   Councillor Dermot Nicholl said: “We are confident that actions for delivery will address many of the main issues faced on a regular basis by individuals and communities across the area. It is our priority now to proceed with delivering these actions identified in the plan, and help realise our ambitions for a ‘Better Future Together’ in Causeway Coast and Glens.”

Please take time to read the Causeway Coast and Glens Community Planning Delivery Plan and feel free to contact our Community Planning Team for further details.

An Easy Read version of the Delivery Plan produced by members of the Compass Advocacy Network Plus, Easy Read Committee, is also available below:

Download Causeway Coast and Glens Easy Read Delivery Plan

 

May 2018                

Participatory Budgeting in Action :  Big Dish Out Events held in Cushendall and Harpur's Hill, Coleraine

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Harpur’s Hill, Coleraine Event                                                                               Cushendall Event

Causeway Coast and Glens is leading the way with a unique participatory budgeting pilot project, the Big Dish Out, giving communities more power over spending in their local neighbourhoods - a different and exciting approach that generates curiosity and energy to encourage citizen participation and to inform the ambition of Community Planning in Causeway Coast and Glens.

Two areas of the Borough are participating in this exciting approach with people in Cushendall in the Glens and Harpur’s Hill/Cross Glebe in Coleraine generating project ideas to improve the wellbeing of local citizens. A Voting Night was recently held in each area with local people, from 10 years and up, voting to decide to which projects should get the money with a total of £3000 per area; a pot of money representing donations from all the partners involved in this project.

Over 100 people participated in both Voting Nights with sixteen projects in each area putting themselves forward for democratic selection. These projects ranged from reducing speed limit in an estate, sustaining red squirrel populations, equipment to de-ice rural roads, music & dancing, a Cheer Leaders Club, growing good mental & physical health, growing wellbeing through gardening, encouraging mutual understanding and respect within the gaelic tradition, a youth drop in, reducing isolation for young parents and the over 50s, improving men’s wellbeing, story-telling, supporting families with autism learn how to sail, growing good inter-generational relationships & celebrating cultural traditions.

The winning projects will be busy over the summer putting them into action with Celebration Events in October to report back to local people on what they did.

Lynne Ballentine from Cross Glebe Community Assocation said: "We have really enjoyed being part of the Big Dish Out.  It created a real buzz in our community with lots of ideas coming forward.  I believe that this pilot programme indicates that local people care about how public money is spent and that participatory budgeting can achieve very positive results."

Martin Magee from Ruari Óg GAC said: “There was a great turn out at Cushendall’s Voting Night from all ages with great collaboration happening between people and groups on the night sharing ideas and resources. I was lucky enough to be present at both the Harpur’s Hill and Cushendall voting evenings and witnessed the buzz, excitement and the ‘feel good’ factor that the event created. I have to say that both of the communities really appreciated the initiative and the hard work and support the Waste No Time team and the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council gave for this activity. We would be really interested in exploring how we could grow the idea of participatory budgeting in the Cushendall area and can’t wait for the next initiative.”

Karin Eyben, from the Waste No Time Partnership, overseeing the project, says ‘We were so pleased by the fantastic range of ideas from young and old to improve the wellbeing of local people and the turn out on the Voting Nights. This is a first small step in exploring whether this approach is of value to local citizens and statutory agencies and whether it might be taken up on a larger scale in this Council area. As one bidder commented, ‘we’re not calling this politics, but this is real democracy in action.’

This innovative approach to local community funding originated in Brazil in the 1980s and is known globally as Participatory Budgeting.  It focuses on community engagement and supporting those that may normally be excluded from traditional and more bureaucratic means of accessing financial support, whilst enabling local people to decide on issues that matter to them. Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is the first Council in Northern Ireland to try out Participatory Budgeting in a local neighbourhood setting.

 

The Waste no Time Team is a partnership project supported by the Building Change Trust and delivered locally by Beyond Skin, Building Communities Resource Centre, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council – Community Development and Community Planning Teams, Charo Lanao-Madden, Compass Advocacy Network, Corrymeela, Jez Hall, Rural Community Network & Triangle Housing Association - a range of organisations and individuals committing time and resources to test out the value of creative citizen engagement.

 

Full details of the events and pilot project are available at www.wastenotime.net or Facebook Waste No Time.

Contact Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Community Planning Team –

communityplanning@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or tel 028 276 60209.

   

School children perform during the Voting Night at Harpur's Hill.     The Big Dish Out, Cushendall

 

 

 

 

16th April 2018

Community Planning Roadshow 2018

In conjunction with Libraries NI, the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Community Planning Team will be hosting information sessions at the following Libraries across the area. Everyone is welcome to come along to the Roadshow and find out more about the new Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan Draft Delivery Plan. If you would like further information please contact the Community Planning Team at:-

TEL: 028 2766 0202 or community.planning@causewaycoastandglens.co.uk 

Location

Date

Time

Portstewart Library                           

Town Hall, Portstewart,

BT55 7AB

Wednesday 25th April                      10.00am - 12MD

Limavady Library

Connell Street, Limavady,

BT49 0EA

Friday 27th April 11.00am - 1.00pm

Portrush Library

Causeway Street,

Portrush, BT56 8AB

Monday 30th April 11.00am - 1.00pm

Dungiven Library

Main Street, Dungiven,

BT47 4LE

Wednesday 2nd May 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Coleraine Library

Unit 19, Diamond Centre,

Bridge Street, BT52 1DT

Wednesday 9th May 11.00am - 1.00pm

Garvagh Library

Bridge Street, Garvagh,

BT51 6DT

 

Thursday 10th May 11.00am - 1.00pm

Ballycastle Library

Leyland Road, Ballycastle,

BT54 6DT

Tuesday 15th May 11.00am - 1.00pm

Ballymoney Library

Rodden Foot, Ballymoney,

BT53 6JB

Wednesday 16th May 11.00am - 1.00pm

Kilrea Library

Town Hall, Kilrea,

BT51 5QN

Thursday 17th May 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Cushendall Library

Main Street, Cushendall,

BT44 0RR

Thursday 24th May

2.00pm - 4.00pm                      

 

13th April 2018

Causeway Coast and Glens – Big Dish Out for Cushendall and Cross Glebe, Coleraine

A different and exciting approach to generate curiosity and energy to encourage citizen participation and to inform the ambition of Community Planning in Causeway Coast and Glens.Causeway Coast and Glens is leading the way with a unique pilot project giving communities more power over spending in their local neighbourhoods.              

                                                            

 

Two areas of the Borough are participating in this exciting approach to local people deciding how money is spent on local projects and services. The communities of Cushendall in the Glens and Cross Glebe in Coleraine have been busy generating project ideas to benefit their local communities and will vote to decide which projects should get the money at two community events later this month. As this project has been open to all from 10 years old and up, there have been a number of projects submitted by young people.

The twist is that local people themselves will decide which projects will receive funds to proceed. The local communities from Cushendall and Cross Glebe have been invited along to vote for the projects they would most like to see happen in their area.

Cross Glebe will be the first to host their ‘Big Dish Out’ event on the evening of Thursday 19th April starting off at 7.00pm and taking place in Harpur’s Hill Primary School. One week later, Cushendall community will host their event in the local Sailing and Boating Club at 7.00pm on Thursday 26th April.

If you live in either of these areas and want a say in how these funds are spent you will be very welcome.

Offering her support for the initiative, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Joan Baird OBE said: “I am delighted to see this pilot project taking place in the Causeway Coast and Glens which puts community members at the very heart of the decision-making processes which affect them. People living in Cushendall and Cross Glebe have really got behind the idea and it is fantastic to see this kind of engagement taking place. We received a diverse range of projects and ideas for consideration, including some submitted by our young people and I would like to commend everyone who has been involved for their enthusiasm so far.”

Karin Eyben, Project Coordinator of the Waste No Time Team, overseeing the project, says ‘I am really looking forward to The Big Dish Out events. Both will be unique to their own communities, with one community taking a ‘market-place’ approach, setting out their proposals at stalls, and the other pitching their bids through short presentations. They promise to be lively, fun and exciting – a great opportunity for local people of all ages to decide for themselves how money invested in their local communities is spent. Who better to decide, than local residents who know the needs of their community because they live there?’

This innovative approach to local community funding originated in Brazil in the 1980s and is known globally as Participatory Budgeting.  It focuses on community engagement and supporting those that may normally be excluded from traditional and more bureaucratic means of accessing financial support, whilst enabling local people to decide on issues that matter to them. Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is the first Council in Northern Ireland to try out Participatory Budgeting in a local neighbourhood setting.

The Waste no Time Team is a partnership project supported by the Building Change Trust and delivered locally by Beyond Skin, Building Communities Resource Centre, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Charo Lanao-Madden, Compass Advocacy Network, Corrymeela, Jez Hall, Rural Community Network & Triangle Housing Association - a range of organisations and individuals committing time and resources to test out the value of creative citizen engagement. They have been using different and exciting approaches that generate curiosity and energy to encourage citizen participation and to inform the ambition of Community Planning in Causeway Coast and Glens.

Full details of the events and pilot project are available at www.wastenotime.net or Facebook Waste No Time.

Contact Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Community Planning Team –

communityplanning@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or tel 028 276 60209.

 

10th April 2018

Information update on the Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan – Delivery Plan

Draft Delivery Plan - April 2018

Our draft Delivery Plan has been developed using an outcomes based approach in consultation with the community. It focuses on achieving real outcomes for all who live, work and visit Causeway Coast and Glens and sets out a framework around which to achieve them.

We sincerely thank all those who contributed to and attended our public engagement events on our Community Plan. We particularly wish to thank all those who participated in the work of the four Design Delivery Groups to develop a wide-ranging compilation of actions for inclusion in the Causeway Coast and Glens Delivery Plan.

Please take time to read our draft Delivery Plan and feel free to contact our Community Planning Team with any comments not later than Friday 25th May 2018. 

Download Causeway Coast and Glens Draft Delivery Plan

Contact

Email: community.planning@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Telephone: 028 2766 0202

In Writing: Community Planning Team

                 Riada House

                 12 Charles Street

                 Ballymoney

                 BT53 6DZ                 



12th February 2018

Multi-agency Support Hub set to benefit those in need

Pictured at the launch of the Causeway Coast and Glens Multi-Agency Support Hub are (back row) Jonny Donaghy (PCSP Manager), Lynne Bailie (NIAS), Andy Deal (NIFRS), Superintendent Jeremy Lindsay (PSNI), (front row Sergeant Terry McKenna (PSNI), Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE, Anne-Marie McKinney (Western Health &Social Care Trust) and Ashleen Schenning (PCSP Vice-Chair).

Vulnerable people living across the Causeway Coast and Glens are set to benefit from a new multi-agency support hub.

It aims to encourage an ethos of working together to provide appropriate assistance to those in need.

The initiative which involves Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, the Department of Justice, PSNI, NIFRS and other statutory agencies, was officially launched this week. It was developed as part of the Community Plan for the area which provides a long term vision for the future based on needs, priorities and opportunities.

Voicing his support for the approach, the Chairperson of Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Councillor Tony McCaul said: “By sharing information and working in partnership we will make a real difference to those in our communities who are most in need of help. Timely and effective interventions will have a positive impact on quality of life and contribute to the overall resilience of our communities. Through our Community Plan we want to create ‘a better future together’ and this new hub is a clear sign of this in action. We look forward to developing relationships with our voluntary and charity sector to create a complete collaborative approach.”

Causeway Coast & Glens District Commander Superintendent Jeremy Lindsay said: “The multi-agency approach of the Support Hub helps to create a fuller picture around the person or family unit allowing for early interventions to reduce vulnerability and improve wellbeing. The learning from other pilot schemes is that it’s often the simple and low cost interventions that work the best. Information sharing between the partners means individuals and groups are getting the right help for their particular circumstances.”

The Department of Justice’s Head of Community Safety Division Steven McCourt said: “Support hubs are an important component of the draft Programme for Government.  Support hubs ensure the right support is delivered at the right time, from the most appropriate agencies, to the people who need it most. The help that individuals receive through agencies working together in this way, and sharing information, improves their personal situation, but can also help steer them away from the justice system.”

Anyone interested in finding out more is invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday 28th March in Cloonavin at 1.30pm. Please email pcsp@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk to register your attendance.

 

1st February 2018

Putting young people at the heart of community planning

Gary Mullan, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Community Planning Officer along with Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People, Commissioner's Youth Panel members Madeline and Mairead and Leo O'Reilly, Permanent Secretary, Department of Communities.

Representatives from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council have attended a conference about the role of young people in community planning.

The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People partnered with the Department for Communities for the seminar, which brought community planning partners together to explore their duties and responsibilities under the Children’s Services Co-operation Act. This law makes sure that agencies are working together in the best interests of children.

Community Planning Partnerships, led by local councils, have a wide range of powers and duties to deliver better services and better outcomes for everyone. Community plans identify long-term priorities for improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of districts and residents.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE said: “It is crucial that the voice of our young people is given its rightful place as we plan the future of our area, as they are best placed to identify their current and future needs. A partnership approach is at the heart of community planning and I’m delighted to see the role of our children and young people recognised in the process.”

Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People, said: “Community Planning Partnerships have a duty to include children and young people when they develop their plans and then implement their shared vision for their area.  The plans will include delivering better training, education and employment opportunities and outcomes, growing local creative economies and tourism, having fit for purpose transport services, health initiatives and safer communities.  Each and every one of these issues, and many more, directly impact on the lives of children and young people”

Leo O’Reilly, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Communities said:

“The governing legislation specifies that councils and community planning partners seek the views of the community, encourage them to express their views, and take their views into account  The legislation reflects our shared understanding of “community” in its widest sense, and this includes children and young people. Community planning provides a mechanism for everyone’s views to be included in developing the public services in their communities, from childhood into adult life.

“As part of the work in building a full picture of the views and concerns of citizens in districts, Community Planning Partnerships have an awareness of the diverse needs of the children and young people.  This seminar demonstrates that there is a strong commitment to meaningful and sustained engagement with our children and young people.”

Tommy O’Reilly, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education said:

“Working together to improve the well-being of all children and young people in Northern Ireland is essential if we are to deliver the positive long lasting outcomes. The Children’s Services Co-operation Act provides the legislation to enable public sector organisations to place the well-being and rights of children and young people at the centre of all of their policies, strategies, programmes and services”

 

5th September 2017

Congratulations to Mr William McKendry

Pictured is Gary Mullan, Community Planning Officer Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Alderman William King, Chair of Causeway Coast and Glens Community Planning Strategic Partnership, Mr William McKendry, winner of the Department for Communities Community Planning quiz held at the RUAS Balmoral Show on 10th – 13th May 2017 and Damien Dean, Department for Communities Policy Division.  William won tickets to attend the Silver Wings Chalet at the Air Waves Portrush International Air-show which is taking place in Portrush on 2nd & 3rd September 2017

In May 2017 the Department for Communities participated in 149th Royal Ulster Agricultural Society Balmoral Show, from 10th to 13th May 2017.     

The Department for Communities (DfC) Local Government Policy Division stand focussed on promoting the work of all of the Community Planning Partnerships, community plans and community planning policy in general.  The stand also hosted staff from DfC’s Working & Inclusion group, promoting Benefit uptake "Make the Call" https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/unclaimed-benefits.

As a vehicle for promoting and for gauging awareness of community planning DfC’s presence at the Balmoral show the event was very successful.  Their stand attracted wide interest from several thousand visitors, including local politicians and senior Government representatives and provided an ideal opportunity to connect with rural communities, often amongst the most deprived and the most challenging to target and engage with.  It was also pleasing to note that in general the public had an awareness of community planning and were supportive of its aims.  

The Department’s stand was supported by councils who generously donated prizes for the community planning-themed quiz. Mr McKendry was one of the lucky winners and we are pleased that his participation and enjoyment of the Airshow will help promote community planning in the Causeway Coast and Glens area.

 

3rd August 2017

EASY READ VERSION OF CAUSEWAY COAST AND GLENS COMMUNITY PLAN AVAILABLE

CAN (Compass Advocacy Network) is a unique, user-led organisation of people with learning disabilities, based in Ballymoney.

Their aim is to promote empowerment and advocacy for young people and adults with learning disabilities through local service provision of activities and work opportunities.

As part of ongoing Community Planning engagement activities, the Community Planning Team hosted some lively and informative participative events with young people and adults from CAN and other local organisations.

They told us about their ideas on delivery of local public services including their wishes to have an Easy Read Version of the New Community Plan.

Pictured is the Chair of Causeway Coast and Glens Community Planning Strategic Partnership, Alderman William King with  Leanne Gibson, CAN and Karina McCollum, Community Planning Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

 

Link to Easy Read version of A Better Future Together - Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan 2017-2030 is https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/uploads/general/Easy_Read_Final_Issue_080517.pdf

 

 

 

5th July 2017

Community Planning Roadshows Commence

Libraries NI hosted the first Community Planning Summer Roadshow at Limavady Library.  The roadshows provide an opportunity for members of the public to find out more about the Community Plan  'A Better Future Together'. Pictured is Gary Mullan Community Planning Officer (CCGBC), Nichola Creagh, Department for Communities and Linzie King, Regional Manager of Libraries NI.

Please scroll down to view other dates and venues.

 

26th June 2017

Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan Video, produced by Ulster University Media & Production Students, Darren Pollock, Stephen McDonnell, Conor Murphy, Michael Delaney and Stacey Dickie.

Click on link https://youtu.be/O0L614wUsbQ

Pictured at Riada House Ballymoney is Gary Mullan, Community Planning Officer (CCGBC), Stacey Dickie Media & Production Student Ulster University Coleraine, Dr Jolene Mairs Dyer, Lecturer and Co-ordinator at School of Media, Film and Journalism Ulster University and Elizabeth Beattie, Head of Policy and Community Planning (CCGBC)

 

15th June 2017

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Joan Baird pictured with members of the Causeway Coast and Glens Community Planning Strategic Partnership at the launch of the Causeway Coast Coast and Glens Community Plan 2017 - 2030, 'A Better Future Together' on 15th June 2017

 

Launch of Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan 2017 - 2030

15th June 2017

The first Community Plan for the Causeway Coast and Glens has been officially launched – marking an important milestone in the ongoing development of the region.

‘A Better Future Together – A Community Plan for Causeway Coast and Glens 2017-30’ was unveiled at an event at the Causeway Hotel.

Community Planning is one of the new responsibilities of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and its statutory partners, representing the whole range of public services available across the area including health, education, public safety, housing, our communities, the environment and the economy.

Keen to provide an opportunity for all citizens to ‘Have a Say’ in planning for the future, the Causeway Coast and Glens Community Planning Strategic Partnership has been actively engaging with a wide range of communities, groups and individual citizens over recent months. The process helped to develop a long term vision and plan for the Causeway Coast and Glens area and all its citizens which sets out aspirations for a Healthy Safe Community, a Sustainable Accessible Environment and a Thriving Economy. 

Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan

 Download Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan

Causeway Coast and Glens Easy Read Community Plan

CAN (Compass Advocacy Network) is a unique, user-led organisation of people with learning disabilities, based in Ballymoney. Their aim is to promote empowerment and advocacy for young people and adults with learning disabilities through local service provision of activities and work opportunities.

As part of ongoing Community Planning engagement activities, the Community Planning Team hosted some lively and informative participative events with young people and adults from CAN and other local organisations.  They told us about their ideas on delivery of local public services including their wishes to have an Easy Read version of the new Community Plan.

Council’s Community Planning Team wish to thank all those involved in the CAN Easy Read Transcription Team who worked with us to produce our Easy Read Community Plan.

Link to Easy Read version of A Better Future Together - Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan 2017-2030

 Download Easy Read Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan

 

Causeway Coast and Glens Summary Community Plan - Summary of Outcomes and Indicators

Download Summary Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan

Consultation closed on 2nd April 2017

2nd April 2017

Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan is a strategic framework document setting out the future aspirations for the people who live, work and visit the Causeway Coast and Glens area.

During the past 9 months Causeway Coast and Glens Community Planning Strategic Partnership have been involved in the development of a Community Plan for this area.  We have called it ‘A Better Future Together’ for Causeway Coast and Glens. This Community Plan provides a holistic and aspirational framework which concentrates on an ‘Outcomes Based Approach’ to achieving better outcomes for all who live, work and visit the Causeway Coast and Glens area.

In developing ‘A Better Future Together’ Community Plan, we have completed extensive consultation and engagement with individuals, communities and stakeholders who have actively assisted in developing this process.

The Community Planning Team would like to thank everyone who provided valued feedback and suggestions on the draft Community Plan and to all those who assisted in the processs of developing the community plan to this stage. 

The final adjustments and amendments are currently underway and we look forward to sharing this with you in due course.  

 

Accompanying documents:

Draft - ‘A Better Future Together’ Community Plan

Document A – Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report

Document B – Pre-screening EQIA Report

Document C – Rural Proofing Report

15th June 2017

Community Planning Summer Roadshow 2017

In conjunction with Libraries NI, the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Community Planning Team will be hosting information sessions at the following Libraries across the area. Everyone is welcome to come along to the Roadshow and find out more about the new Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan – A BETTER FUTURE TOGETHER. If you would like further information please contact the Community Planning Team at:-

TEL: 028 276 60202 or community.planning@causewaycoastandglens.co.uk 

Location

Date

Time

Limavady Library

Connell Street,

Limavady, BT49 0EA

Wednesday

5th July 2017

 

3.00pm – 5.00pm

Garvagh Library

Bridge Street, Garvagh,

BT51 5AF

Thursday

6th July 2017

 

11.00am – 1.00pm

Portrush Library

Causeway Street, Portrush, BT56 8AB

Monday

17th July 2017

10.00am – 12.00noon

Dungiven Library

Main Street, Dungiven,

BT47 4LE

Tuesday

18th July 2017

 

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Kilrea Library

Town Hall, Kilrea, BT51 5QN

Thursday

20th July 2017

 

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Portstewart Library

Town Hall,

Portstewart, BT55 7AB

Friday

21st July 2017

 

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Ballycastle Library

5 Leyland Road, Ballycastle, BT54 6DT

Friday

28th July 2017     

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Cushendall Library

Mill Street, Cushendall,

BT44 0RR

Tuesday

1st August 2017

 

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Coleraine Library

Unit 19, Diamond Centre, Bridge Street,

Coleraine, BT52 1DT

Wednesday

2nd August 2017

11.00am – 1.00pm

Ballymoney Library

Rodden Foot, Queen St, Ballymoney, BT53 6JB

Friday

11th August 2017

2.30pm – 4.30pm

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th March 2017

Creative learning Workshop

The Waste No Time Team is offering a free 'creative learning' workshop on Monday 3rd April from 7.00 - 9.00 pm in Causeway Rural Urban Network, 1 Brook St, Coleraine.

This workshop is for all those working in community with an interest in working creatively with citizens and local government.

Please register with Karin Eyben if interested in participating as we have limited places. Mob: 07966 202184; Email : karineyben@corrymeela.org

 

Causeway Coast and Glens Draft Community Plan

‘A Better Future Together’

Consultation Opportunity

6th February 2017

To all

For the past nine months we have been engaging and consulting with you about some of the issues in Causeway Coast and Glens that you feel a Community Plan should address. Thank you for your help with this.

We have taken all your feedback, plus statistical evidence and expert opinion and used it to develop a draft Community Plan for the Causeway Coast and Glens area.

The draft Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan – ‘A Better Future Together’ can be accessed by selecting https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/uploads/general/Draft_CP_January_2017_V2.pdf

The draft Plan sets out our aspirations for the year 2030. It is an ambitious plan and takes a holistic approach to what we want to try and achieve. The plan is centred on three population outcomes, eleven high-level outcomes supported by a range of intermediate outcomes alongside the indicators that will show us if we are making progress. It focuses on the results or outcomes we want to achieve for the Causeway Coast and Glens area. The next stage in the Community Planning process will involve the development of a ‘Delivery Plan’ that will focus on what needs to be done, by whom and how.

Before we finalise and publish the Community Plan we want to undertake another short consultation exercise. This consultation exercise seeks to gather some feedback on whether the document explains what each outcome means.  Is it clear what issues and problems the Community Plan will actually try to address? Have we selected the correct indicators to monitor the impact of the Community Plan?

If you would like to find out more about Community Planning in Causeway Coast and Glens please visit www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/council/community-planning

Responses to this consultation can be made in writing to:

Community Planning Team

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

Riada House

14 Charles Street

Ballymoney

BT 53 6DZ

By emailing: Community.Planning@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

By completing an Online Survey follow link  https://goo.gl/forms/73O364njQSMr0aF93 

About This Survey

While this survey is based on a number of specific questions there is a section at the end for you to feedback on any aspect of the Community Plan that you feel the structure of the survey does not allow for. Please read and complete the Survey in conjunction with the Causeway Coast and Glens Draft Community Plan.

The Community Planning Team seeks to gather feedback on whether the outcomes and their selection are clear, it is obvious what issues each outcome is trying to resolve and whether people think the indicators selected are the correct ones.

Or by collecting hard copies from the following Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Office locations:

Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT52 1EY
Sheskburn House, 7 Mary Street, Ballycastle, BT54 6QH
Riada House, 14 Charles Street, Ballymoney, BT53 6DZ
7 Connell Street, Limavady, BT49 0HA

In addition we will host a public consultation event – details to follow.

 

Please note that the consultation closes on 2nd April 2017

 

13th January 2017

 

 

Engaging with Our Young People

Weds 7th December, 2016

The Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor James McCorkell met with members of Youth Councils from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Moyle and Limavady recently. The event was part of ongoing community engagement which feeds into the Causeway Coast and Glens Community Plan. The views of young people are seen as crucial to this process. Councillor McCorkell, along with the Mayor, Alderman Maura Hickey, are Council’s nominated Youth Champions.

Community Planning Poster Competition- Winners Announced

Thu, November 10, 2016

A pupil from St. Patrick’s Primary School in Glenariff has been selected as the winner in a recent art competition organized by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Community Planning team.

Eleanor Fyfe’s winning design earned her a £30 voucher while her school received a £300 cheque.

Runner-up prizes were awarded to Robyn Baird from Rasharkin Primary School in 2nd place and Amelie Holden, Hezlett Primary School, Castlerock in 3rd place.

Keen to provide an opportunity for all citizens to ‘Have a Say’ in planning for the future, the Community Planning team has been actively engaging with a wide range of communities, groups and individuals over recent months.

The aim of the competition was to encourage Primary School children to think about their area and where they live.

It linked into work already carried out in the Primary sector around Personal Development and Mutual Understanding, particularly Learning to Live as Members of the Community.

Councillor George Duddy, Community Planning and Strategic Partnership Chair at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, welcomed prizewinners, their parents and teachers to the Mayor’s Parlour in  Cloonavin, this week.

He said: “I loved the designs on display. These projects encourage children to think positively about where they live and promote their understanding of how they can contribute to the world around them. I was very pleased to present the children with their prizes and I really look forward to seeing their designs put to use.”

Community Planning is one of the new responsibilities of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and its statutory partners which include the Education Authority and the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS).

The process aims to develop a long term vision and plan for the Causeway Coast and Glens area and all its citizens based on a thorough analysis of its needs.

Councillor George Duddy pictured with Robyn Baird - Rasharkin Primary School, Eleanor Fyfe - St Patrick's Primary School, Glenariff and Amelie Holden - Hezlett Primary School, Castlerock

 

Waste No Time Project

We have a winner.

Congratulations to Portrush resident, Sharman Finlay who submitted a response to the Causeway Coast and Glens Community Planning Questionnaire and was chosen as the prize draw winner for taking the time to make a contribution to the Community Planning process, Sharman and her guest will enjoy central frontline views of the Air Waves Portrush airshow and lunch in the Silver Wings Chalet.  

Pictured: Maura Hickey, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Sharman Finlay and Mark Killen.