News

Welding Training

Monday 11 January 2016

We have a limited number of places available for Rathlin residents for a welding training course. The one day course will be held over Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th January (trainees will use one or other of the two days). Cost is £30, and the course will take place on the island, venue to be confirmed. Please contact the Resource Centre as soon as possible to book your place.

Powerboat Training Opportunities

Friday 8 January 2016

We have the opportunity for further powerboat training for Rathlin residents with Charles Stewart of Red Bay Powerboating. This can be for beginners (Level 2 for adults, Level 1 for young people) or for people who have already successfully completed powerboat training before or have similar professional experience or qualifications (Intermediate and possibly Advanced - see Red Bay website for more information on the training levels).

Job Vacancies at the Seabird Centre

Monday 4 January 2016

The RSPB has advertised for Visitor Experience Officer posts for the Seabird Centre at the West Light. Deadline for applications is Friday 8 January. Details here.

Resource Centre Christmas Closing

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Wednesday 16 December 2015

The Resource Centre will close for the Christmas holidays on Friday 18th December, and will reopen on Monday 4th January. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Committee of the RDCA and from David, Stephen and Caroline.

Tuesday Club Christmas Dinner

Tuesday 1 December 2015

This year's Tuesday Club Christmas Dinner will be held on Thursday 10th December. Anyone interested in attending should contact Shauna to confirm by Friday 4th December.

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.

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