A Biodiversity Action Plan for Rathlin

Friday 22 October 2010

Next Thursday 28th October there will be an exhibition and an opportunity to get involved in the conversation and the shaping of a Biodiversity Action Plan for the island. Hosted by Eric Bann of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in the Richard Branson Centre from 11.00, the exhibition will also be open from 2.00-4.00 on the following Friday and Saturday. Come along and join in - light refreshments included.

Cross Border Ministerial Visit

Monday 18 October 2010

The RDCA Committee would like to thank Conor Murphy MP MLA, Minister for Regional Development, and Pat Carey TD, Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs for visiting the island on Saturday.

RDCA Constitution Meeting

Monday 18 October 2010

Thanks to all who came to the Parochial Hall on Thursday night and voted unanimously in favour of the new constitution for the RDCA.

Polling Station Petition

Thursday 14 October 2010

In response to the proposed removal of Rathlin's Polling Station, the RDCA has drawn up a petition in protest. The petition, which has already been signed by over twenty island residents, is available in the Shop, and will be at this evening's Constitution meeting in the Parochial Hall. Please sign the petition to help save our Polling Station!

Emma's Chip Ahoy

Monday 11 October 2010

Congratulations to Emma McFaul who received planning permission to convert the basement of the family home into the new Chip Ahoy. The work will begin soon, and hopefully will be open in time for the new tourist season. So yesterday was the last day of opening for the old van pictured above. Good luck with the new premises!

RDCA Revised Constitution Meeting

Friday 8 October 2010

The public meeting to adopt the revised constitution of the RDCA will be held next Thursday 14th October in the Parochial Hall at 7.30. All members of the RDCA are welcome.

Rural Development Programme Information

Friday 8 October 2010

Andrew McAllister of the North East Region of the Rural Development Programme came to the island yesterday to provide information for potential applicants. The information session was well attended and very useful, and information packs are available in the Resource Centre for anyone else who is interested. Many thanks to Andrew for coming over.

Public Art Meeting

Wednesday 6 October 2010

There was a very well attended meeting at short notice this morning about the proposed public art project, with 23 island residents coming to the Richard Branson Centre.

2010 Amateur Photographic Competition

Tuesday 5 October 2010

The deadline for the RDCA's 2010 Amateur Photographic Competition passed last week.

Public Art Consultation Postponement

This evening's Moyle District Council meeting about the proposed public art for the Church Bay area has been postponed due to bad weather. It is planned to hold the consultation from 10.00 to 3.00 tomorrow in the Richard Branson Centre. The artist will be available to talk to island residents about the proposed work.

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