Launch of Rathlin's Local Biodiversity Action Plan

Friday 20 November 2015

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A large groups of island residents turned up to Bruce's Kitchen on Tuesday afternoon for the official launch of Rathln's Local Biodiversity Action Plan. Both the island's Tuesday Club and the pupils and staff of St Mary's Primary School had been centrally involved in the formation of the Plan, which used the island's twenty two townlands as a way of exploring Rathlin's very special flora and fauna.

Home Care Workers

Monday 16 November 2015

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust - after discussions with the RDCA - is now seeking to recruit Home Care Workers based on the island. The posts will have 20 hour per week fixed term contracts - to be reviewed annually. The Trust also intends to create a waiting list for as and when required cover for staff leave.

Church Bay Area Consultation Event Report

Friday 23 October 2015

The report based on the Church Bay Area Consultation Event that was facilitated on the island by Rural Community Network and DARD last July is now available for viewing in the Resource Centre.

Bulky Goods Lorry

Thursday 15 October 2015

The Council lorry for disposal of bulky goods will be on the island on next Tuesday 20th October, arriving on the 10.30 ferry and leaving on the 3.00. A sweeping lorry will also be coming over at a later date to clean the harbour area.

Septic Tank Emptying

Monday 12 October 2015

Residents should phone NI Water on 0845 744 0088 as soon as possible to get on the septic tank emptying waiting list. The lorry will only come over to the island when there are enough households on the list.

Home Fire Safety Checks

Wednesday 30 September 2015

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has asked us to remind island residents that free home fire safety checks are available to all, and should be carried out periodically.

Refugee Crisis Response

Monday 7 September 2015

As many island residents will already know, a group on the mainland called Moyle - Calais Refugee Solidarity has organised collections of clothes, blankets, tents etc. for the refugees in Calais, and now also for those on Kos and other Greek islands.

The items that are urgently needed for Calais include:

Tents (especially 4-person plus)
Heavy duty rubbish bags
Blankets and sleeping bags
Mens warm winter clothes in small and medium sizes
Mens scarves, hats and gloves
Mens shoes (runners and walking shoes only)
Candles and torches

Torr Head Tidal Energy

Monday 27 July 2015

Tidal Ventures Ltd - Marine Licence Application

The Environmental Statement and other documents are available to view in the Resource Centre up until Monday 7th September 2015.

Harbour Area Development Consultation

Monday 27 July 2015

Harbour Area Development Consultation

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) / Rural Community Network (RCN)


The proposals for a new harbour on Rathlin open up the potential for further development opportunities in the Church Bay area. DARD and the RCN would like to hear your vision for the future.

Rathlin Nature

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Wednesday 15 July 2015

There is now a new addition to the website, with a special section entitled 'Rathlin Nature'. This section will present valuable information about Rathlin's famed biodiversity and rich heritage of flora and fauna. Specifically, there is a link to the new DoE Marine Division leaflet 'Rathlin Island's dynamic coast and seas' about the rich marine biodiversity around Rathlin Island, and there will soon be a link to the forthcoming leaflet 'The nature of Rathlin and its townlands', which introduces the island's Local Biodiversity Action Plan.

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