Every nook and cranny of North Down Museum will be filled with Arts activity to experience, participate in or observe. Stumble upon Arts in every space from the Viking Room to the Cinema. Participate in clay work, printmaking, drawing activities and painting or just sit back and enjoy some good music. This is an event for all the family!
We will be open throughout the event for yummy light refreshments.
Signal Centre Sizzling Summer Offer
25% Off Room Hire*
The Signal Centre, Bangor is the perfect venue for all styles of business meetings accommodating up to 120 people.
If you need a meeting room, look no further than the Signal Centre for 25% off room hire – a great deal this Summer!
*Offer ends 15 September 2017. Main meeting only if booking more than one room on one date. Terms and conditions apply.
Sometimes a notice appears, you are not too sure when but you ignore it. Then one day it catches your eye.
Belfast Corporation act 1930 prohibiting the gathering of shellfish from the shores of Belfast Lough due to the risk of contamination by sewage pollution.
Also the warning of the risk due to incoming tides, perhaps an unusual occurrence which we need to be made aware off.
However, it is the risk of sewage pollution that is the most startling. Given the millions spent on sewage treatment works, not to mention the other millions spent on storm water management I would have thought that problem was well and truly sorted.
Anyone for a swim?
Is it right that on a cold but sunny morning the sick should queue for healthcare on this day in 2017. People of all ages, some with walking aids, the young and old seeking an appointment with a doctor.
This is Bangor, not some third world country, surely there must be a better way. Thank goodness it’s not winter. What happens then?
They shoot horses don’t they!
Yet again the pavement lights on Bangor’s Main Street are receiving attention. There must come a time when the maintenance costs of the lights exceeds the original cost of installation. Money is not so much being thrown down the drain but down the footpath, is it time to end this never ending cycle of expenditure and admit this lighting project has been abject failure?
Either do the job right or admit defeat.
“Local Council Buying Procedures”
Date: Friday 23 June 2017
Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Location: Signal Centre, Balloo Road, Bangor, BT19 7PD
Come along to the Connect@SIGNAL networking session and join us for complimentary scones, coffee and a chat with your fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders.
This month’s Connect@SIGNAL will help you discover the crucial approaches to tendering and winning local public sector contracts.
Debbie Bolton, Procurement Manager for Ards and North Down Borough Council will provide a practical and informative module covering the following areas:
- How to Identify Local Opportunities
- Local Authority Procurement Procedures
- Key Skills needed by SMEs to win tenders
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about your local authority procurement procedures and gain an insight into the skills and knowledge required to succeed in improving sales through the tendering process.
Places are strictly limited for this session therefore early booking is recommended, please register by clicking the Register Now button below.
Some of you may be aware of a programme called the walking dead, I have tried it but it’s not for me.
Perhaps on a similar vein we could have a programme called The Watering Dead in honour of the planters in Bangor Town Centre. It seems that the concept that plants might need a regime of watering has escaped the local council parks department.
Not only is the result an eyesore it is another extravagant waste of money. Next thing we know they will be used as ashtrays.
Yet again another box arrives, fine for those liberal green lefties in their executive mansions who have the space for the never ending assortment of sorting. Is there not a case that with Brexit we do not have to slavishly follow the Green agenda at continuing cost and expense to ourselves as ratepayers, the level of staffing needed to monitor and conjure up new schemes must now be a substantial burden on us all.
As a neighbour put it “we will all need a degree in recycling” having read the latest accompanying dictate from Council, its hard to disagree!
I suppose, like with motoring, Council will see a future profitability in punitive fines for those who disobey.
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky tacky,
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes all the same.
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one,
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.
Dandelions and daisies, is this what our hard earned rates justify?
Some time ago NDBC had taken to providing displays composed with painted grass. My view was that a flower bed should have flowers illustrating the particular organisation being represented at the time. That battle was won but now this particular prominent display area beside the post office fails to live up to expectations.
Many organisations are advertised on the adjoining post office wall, if AND Council cannot provide a fitting display perhaps it should be removed and replaced with a permanent video feed type display.
As it stands the current offering provides a poor welcome to residents and visitors alike entering the town at Main Street.