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Location: Our Lady's Primary School, Tullysaran
Start time: 7:00
Open to the public: NO
Expected duration: 6 hours
Category: Green up
Council: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Group name: Food for Thought
Description: Food for Thought, planting fruit and vegetables to develop outdoor areas. This will increase food awareness within the community
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Location: Broughshane
Start time: 10:00
Open to the public: YES
Contact/venue/travel details: Houston's Mill, 10 Buckna Road, Broughshane BT42 4NJ
Expected duration: 1 hour
Category: Green up
Council: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Group name: Sensory Kids
Description: We want to address the need in our community for a sensory garden for our community and further afield to visit. This new project will included local primary schools, elderly adults of Mill Brae Fold, teenagers, unemployed, those who have a disability, dementia, Autism, sensory needs and mobility issues; this has been requested by our community who have on average 600 persons who fit this category. We have 150 families registered on our books and during our last survey complete in 2019, 130 of those families requested a sensory wellness garden in their area. Parent of children who use these organisations such as RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind, Northern Trust), Sense NI, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Adult Day Care facilities stipulated an interest in a sensory garden. We estimate it will take us 10 months to get the garden ready and will run for the forcible future with the help of volunteers from the community. To help people, schools and the community know our garden is open we will be relying on word of mouth, Schools Newsletters, and local community notice boards, shops putting up posters, facebook and newspapers. We aim to learn from making our garden by taking advice from specialists, our own committee and those on committees we will be setting up to help us understand what is needs for short term and long term needs for example: a school committee, fold committee, community committee ect. Therefore we will bring our knowledge and intergenerational understanding of a particular part of the project together by working together as a team which will help everyone learn and pass on skills for the future and shape future projects we will undertake. By providing a sensory wellness garden there will be an improvement in the physical fitness, health, mood and cognition. For those who are hyper-reactive to stimuli the sensory garden will provide a relaxing environment, and for those who tend to be under-reactive to stimuli the sensory garden is a great way to stimulate the senses. A sensory garden will create an opportunity for children to experience sights, textures, tastes and sounds they may otherwise not be exposed to, such as bird, butterfly’s, smells from flowers, rock, moist dirt, tiny seeds and large shading trees. This type of sensory stimulation is critical to healthy wellness and brain development. For families who do not suffer from a disability a sensory garden is beneficial in that it that allows them to explore and learn about their senses and nature and understand the needs of children/adults with a disability.
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Location: small piece of grass beside Lisbane Play Pa
Start time: 10:00
Open to the public: YES
Contact/venue/travel details: LLCA 16-18 Lisbarnett Road Lisbane BT23 6AW 028 97542567
Expected duration: 8 hours
Category: Green up
Council: Ards and North Down Borough Council
Group name: Lisbarnett and Lisbane Community Association
Description: Enhancing the current only community green area to allow better use by all of the community and a place to walk off the public road. Enhancing civic pride and encouraging inter-generational participation.
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Location: Old warrenpoint road
Start time: 12:00
Open to the public: YES
Contact/venue/travel details: Ballinacraig community association. Old warrenpoint road.
Expected duration: 8 hours
Category: Green up
Council: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
Group name: Ballinacraig community association
Description: We would like to add lots of beautiful flower pots and hanging baskets right along our road. At the start of every estate. Each estate will take part in planting and taking care of the flowers.
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Location: Carrickfergus town centre
Start time: 11:00
Open to the public: YES
Contact/venue/travel details: Carrick town centre 1 Mile walk around the town translation castle and church
Expected duration: 2 hours
Category: Green up
Council: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Group name: Love carrick
Description: We are hoping to plant all 100 verify’s of roses in our town
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Location: Broughshane
Start time: 10:00
Open to the public: YES
Contact/venue/travel details: Houston's Mill, 10 Buckna Road, Broughshane BT42 4NJ
Expected duration: 1 hour
Category: Green up
Council: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Group name: Sensory Kids
Description: We want to address the need in our community for a sensory garden for our community and further afield to visit. This new project will included local primary schools, elderly adults of Mill Brae Fold, teenagers, unemployed, those who have a disability, dementia, Autism, sensory needs and mobility issues; this has been requested by our community who have on average 600 persons who fit this category. We have 150 families registered on our books and during our last survey complete in 2019, 130 of those families requested a sensory wellness garden in their area. Parent of children who use these organisations such as RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind, Northern Trust), Sense NI, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Adult Day Care facilities stipulated an interest in a sensory garden. We estimate it will take us 10 months to get the garden ready and will run for the forcible future with the help of volunteers from the community. To help people, schools and the community know our garden is open we will be relying on word of mouth, Schools Newsletters, and local community notice boards, shops putting up posters, facebook and newspapers. We aim to learn from making our garden by taking advice from specialists, our own committee and those on committees we will be setting up to help us understand what is needs for short term and long term needs for example: a school committee, fold committee, community committee ect. Therefore we will bring our knowledge and intergenerational understanding of a particular part of the project together by working together as a team which will help everyone learn and pass on skills for the future and shape future projects we will undertake. By providing a sensory wellness garden there will be an improvement in the physical fitness, health, mood and cognition. For those who are hyper-reactive to stimuli the sensory garden will provide a relaxing environment, and for those who tend to be under-reactive to stimuli the sensory garden is a great way to stimulate the senses. A sensory garden will create an opportunity for children to experience sights, textures, tastes and sounds they may otherwise not be exposed to, such as bird, butterfly’s, smells from flowers, rock, moist dirt, tiny seeds and large shading trees. This type of sensory stimulation is critical to healthy wellness and brain development. For families who do not suffer from a disability a sensory garden is beneficial in that it that allows them to explore and learn about their senses and nature and understand the needs of children/adults with a disability.
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Location: Carrickfergus town centre
Start time: 11:00
Open to the public: YES
Contact/venue/travel details: Carrick town centre 1 Mile walk around the town translation castle and church
Expected duration: 2 hours
Category: Green up
Council: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Group name: Love carrick
Description: We are hoping to plant all 100 verify’s of roses in our town
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Location: Old warrenpoint road
Start time: 12:00
Open to the public: YES
Contact/venue/travel details: Ballinacraig community association. Old warrenpoint road.
Expected duration: 8 hours
Category: Green up
Council: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
Group name: Ballinacraig community association
Description: We would like to add lots of beautiful flower pots and hanging baskets right along our road. At the start of every estate. Each estate will take part in planting and taking care of the flowers.
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Location: small piece of grass beside Lisbane Play Pa
Start time: 10:00
Open to the public: YES
Contact/venue/travel details: LLCA 16-18 Lisbarnett Road Lisbane BT23 6AW 028 97542567
Expected duration: 8 hours
Category: Green up
Council: Ards and North Down Borough Council
Group name: Lisbarnett and Lisbane Community Association
Description: Enhancing the current only community green area to allow better use by all of the community and a place to walk off the public road. Enhancing civic pride and encouraging inter-generational participation.
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Location: Ballyholme Yacht Club
Start time: 8:00
Open to the public: YES
Contact/venue/travel details: Ballyholme Yacht Club. All divers must be qualified to Ocean Diver standard in accordance with BSAC regulations to dive. No qualifications are needed for those supporting on the coastline.
Expected duration: 3 hours
Category: Clean up
Council: Ards and North Down Borough Council
Group name: Ballyholme Dive Team
Description: Ballyholme Dive Team will dive En-masse to clean the sea bed in the Ballyholme Bay Area, followed routinely by multiple other dives to offer a continued clean up
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Location: Crawfordsburn Country Park
Start time: 10:00
Open to the public: NO
Expected duration: 1 hour
Category: Clean up
Council: Ards and North Down Borough Council
Group name: Jenni Murray
Description: Work volunteering event which is part of a staff away day
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Location: Our Lady's Primary School, Tullysaran
Start time: 7:00
Open to the public: NO
Expected duration: 6 hours
Category: Green up
Council: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Group name: Food for Thought
Description: Food for Thought, planting fruit and vegetables to develop outdoor areas. This will increase food awareness within the community
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