Downpatrick Office 02844612311 / Newtownards Office 02891828884

James McAfee CDRCN former Chairman and Treasurer RIP

The Board and Staff of County Down Rural Community Network wish to express their sincere sympathy to Jim’s son, daughter and family circle on their recent  sad bereavement. Jim was the former Chairman of CDRCN and our able Treasurer for the past five years and was a great advocate for the network giving his time voluntarily for many years. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all at County Down Rural Community Network....

ALTNAVEIGH HOUSE – Job Opportunity

ALTNAVEIGH HOUSE, a community development umbrella organisation operating across Newry and Mourne and Down Districts mainly with those from the Protestant, Unionist and Loyalist Communities wishes to appoint a Rural Community Development Officer Responsible To: Altnaveigh House Trust Board Status: 35 hours per week To 31st March 2013 initially, with 2 yr extension subject to funding & review. Evening work and a flexible approach will be expected. ALTNAVEIGH HOSUE operates a system of time off in lieu and does not pay overtime. Salary: NJC Scale 6 Points 26 – 28 (currently £ 23,231 – £24,785 gross per annum pro rata based on a 35hpw) Location: ALTNAVEIGH HOUSE 51 Downshire Road Newry with potential additional office locations on occasions with our Partner County Down Rural Community Network (CDRCN) Background: We provide a wide range of support to community groups. This post is largely funded by the Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. The successful applicant will work with and develop rural groups across Newry and Mourne and Down in conjunction with other rural development staff employed by our partners (CDRCN & TADA). Key areas of Responsibilities: This post is designed to develop and deliver a wide range of initiatives that will increase the capacity of individuals and groups mainly from the PUL community to participate at a local level, interface with statutory agencies and have a direct impact on rural communities in Newry & Mourne and Down Districts Job description application form and full details are available from Will Glendinning Manager Altanveigh Hosue e.mail w.o.m.glen@btinternet.com Completed applications have to be sent to Altnaviegh House 51 Downshire Road Newry BT 34...

Urban Development Grant

– “Do you own a derelict or vacant property or site? “Are you keen to develop your properties making them more prosperous for you in the long run? – Urban Development Grant could be available to you! – Grants of up to 35% of capital project costs are available under this Department of Social Development scheme. Reasonable professional fees also funded. – The UDG grant is available in the following areas: Downpatrick Ballynahinch Comber Saintfield Carryduff Newtownards Donaghadee Newcastle Kilkeel Warrenpoint Newry – Applicable project types include: Retail. Commercial. Residential. Light Industrial. – Currently NO applications in Co. Down…..ACT NOW for substantial REWARDS. – For your FREE site visit and consultation please contact: Mr. Bernard McAleenan BMCA Architects Tel: 07736066437 Email: bernard@bmca-architects.com Mr. Damian Walls AD Chartered Surveyors Tel: 02879634734 Email:...

Co-operation Ireland All-Island Pride of Place – Special Award Winners

EDRCN are pleased to announce we received a special award at the Co-operation Ireland Pride Of Place Awards 2011  held in Gorey Co. Wexford on November 5th 2011. We would like to thank Down District Council Chief Executive John Dumigan, and Damien Brannigan, Community Relations Officer, for the kind nomination and for their support in organising and financing our role in the competition. However, it is vital to also acknowledge the role of all our staff, board members and volunteers over all these years for their commitment and dedication to the community in Down & Ards and beyond. Below is the citation read out at the Awards Ceremony announcing EDRCN’s success – “The final Special Award is in respect of a group that has established and is implementing an excellent model of community development. This is to meet the needs of rural communities and this is achieved by stimulating and facilitating community and voluntary activity. This has the effect of ensuring an effective input from the community to the social, economic and environmental development of the area. The success of the Ballymote Centre in revitalising a previously very depressed area is testament to their work. The winner of the final Special Award is……East Down Rural Community Network.” Press release from Cooperation Ireland – Downpatrick takes Top Prize in All-Island Pride of Place Competition East Down Rural Community Network took top prize in the annual Co-operation Ireland All-Island Pride of Place Awards announced at the gala ceremony in Gorey, County Wexford on Saturday (5 November). Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan TD along with Co-operation Ireland Chairman Christopher Moran...

Pin It on Pinterest