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Banbridge District Council

SUMMARY

Name: Banbridge District Council
Location: CRAIGAVON
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 79,980.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 17/09/2013 - 30/09/2014

PROJECT SUMMARY

The aim of this application is to assist with the physical and environmental regeneration of Lawrencetown by undertaking landscaping work to enhance the village setting at this site and to improve the quality of life for children and young people by developing a small community park on an underused area of open space fronting the A26 arterial route.

BACKGROUND

The aim of this application is to assist with the physical and environmental regeneration of Lawrencetown by undertaking landscaping work to enhance the village

ACTIVITIES

Funding from DRAP allowed the applicant to landscape the park area and road frontage, install a grass pitch, youth shelter, zip line and cycle parking, and plant trees and bulbs.

Banbridge District Council

SUMMARY

Name: Banbridge District Council
Location: Annaclone
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 3,116.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 08/5/2013 - 30/04/2014

PROJECT SUMMARY

The aim of this project was to install a Christmas Tree power point in the Village of Annaclone.

BACKGROUND

The village of Annaclone is a small village between Banbridge and Rathfriland. In previous years the Council had supplied a Christmas tree to Annaclone, with a local community group taking responsibility for putting the tree up and lighting it. The need for a permanent power point for the tree was one of the issues identified in the Annaclone Village Plan.

ACTIVITIES

Funding from DRAP enabled the applicant to commission and install a lockable electrical power point, and set up an electrical supply to the point.

Banbridge District Council

SUMMARY

Name: Banbridge District Council
Location: Gilford
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 192,000.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 08/07/2013 - 30/09/2014

PROJECT SUMMARY

The aim of this application is to develop a riverside park beside the new Community Centre in Gilford. The project was identified in the recent village plan project as being integral to the vision for Gilford. The proposal includes a circular fitness trail with trim trail equipment, a BMX circuit, interpretation, improved paths and lighting.

BACKGROUND

The aim of this application is to develop a riverside park beside the new Community Centre in Gilford.

ACTIVITIES

Funding from DRAP allowed the applicant to carry out construction work on the pathways, landscaping, installation of picnic tables and viewing platform.

Banbridge District Council

SUMMARY

Name: Banbridge District Council
Location: Banbridge
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 95,718.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 01/2/2012 - 31/07/2012

PROJECT SUMMARY

The aim of this project was to develop 15 comprehensive Village Plans with a view to identifying potential projects for the rural communities within the Banbridge District Council area.

BACKGROUND

Banbridge District Council were keen to utilise a strategic approach to the development of a strong community infrastructure, access to funding, increased participation and volunteering, support of the social economy, capacity building, engagement and social inclusion. To that end they applied for funding to develop a comprehensive Village Plan for 15 villages in the Banbridge district.

ACTIVITIES

Funding from DRAP allowed the applicant to hire a consultant to draw up a village plan, hire venues for the consultation process and produce advertising to inform local communities the consultation was taking place.

Banbridge District Council

SUMMARY

Name: Banbridge District Council
Location: Gilford
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 79,162.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 07 April 2014 - 30/09/2014
Telephone: 028 3883 1708

PROJECT SUMMARY

The project is to develop a state of the art climbing wall which is suitable for all ages and abilities.

BACKGROUND

After losing a major employer in the local spinning mill, Gilford has tried to establish itself the go-to destination for sports and activity tourism in the area. As part of that effort the local community applied for funding to build a state of the art climbing wall, including bespoke training for instructors and marketing activities to support the promotion and launch of the project.

ACTIVITIES

Funding from DRAP allowed the applicant to purchase and install the main climbing wall and bouldering area. They also purchased equipment for the areas and commissioned bespoke training

Banbridge District Council

SUMMARY

Name: Banbridge District Council
Location: Banbridge
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 16,190.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 08/10/2013-31/03/2014

PROJECT SUMMARY

To carry out research into the needs of families living within Gilford, Rathfriland and Lawrencetown.

BACKGROUND

The Council identified the need to appoint an agency to undertake research studies into the needs of families living within the three most deprived areas within Banbridge District Council, Gilford, Rathfriland and Lawrencetown. The outcomes of the three studies enabled funding proposals to be put forward to other funding organisations, (such as the Big Lottery Supporting Families Programme) to implement projects that will help address the identified family needs.

ACTIVITIES

Funding from DRAP helped Banbridge District Council appoint a consultant to carry out six focus groups, a range of questionnaires and one consultation with the local community – leading to three individual reports for each area.

Banbridge District Council

SUMMARY

Name: Banbridge District Council
Location: Banbridge
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 95,718.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 1/2/12-28/8/12
Telephone: 02891820748

PROJECT SUMMARY

To develop 15 comprehensive Village Plans that incorporate the views and thoughts of the community with a view to identifying potential projects for the rural villages within the Banbridge District Council area.

BACKGROUND

Banbridge District Council area is in the west of County Down and covers an area of 175 square miles (450 km2) of countryside from Slieve Croob (1,775 ft) in the east to the River Bann valley in the west. Banbridge District Council are keen to continue to provide a comprehensive community support service and have therefore applied for grant assistance towards 15 Village Plans for the areas of Gilford, Lawrencetown, Lenaderg, Tullylish, Leitrim, Moneyslane, Katesbridge, Finnis, Kinallen, Waringsford, Loughbrickland, Scarva, Annaclone, Corbet, Ashfield/Gowdystown.

ACTIVITIES

Appoint a consultancy to research and develop 15 village plans which including hire of venues for the consultation process and advertising.

BENEFITS

The project has helped to identify projects to develop 15 villages in the Banbridge District Council area.