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Environmental Youthspeak Competition 2014

Local pupils have their say on the environment

The annual schools Environmental Youth Speak competition took place in Craigavon Civic Centre on Tuesday 1st April 2014 were fifty pupils from schools across Northern Ireland representing 23 local Councils competed to be the 2014 regional and NI winner.

Jason Patterson Technical Officer SWaMP2008 is joined by host David Meade and Cathal O'Neill St Joseph's College Donaghmore

Jason Patterson Technical Officer SWaMP2008 is joined by host David Meade and Cathal O’Neill St Joseph’s College Donaghmore

George Crozier of Dromore Primary Schooland Eimear McAleer of Loreto Convent Grammar School Omagh represented Omagh District Council at the Regional heats of the 2014 Environmental Youth Speak competition held in Craigavon Civic Centre hosted by David Meade

Primary and secondary pupils from schools across Northern Ireland took part in the competition speaking on the topics of “If I was Principal this is how I would reduce waste in my school….” and “How our school can become more sustainable….”

George and Eimear were the winners of the Junior and Senior local Council heats. George went on to win the Regional heat and represented Omagh District Council at the NI final

Environmental Youth Speak is run by 25 Councils in conjunction with Northern Ireland’s  three regional waste management groups -  SWaMP2008, North West and arc21. The competition begins at Council level in March, progressing to regional level and culminating in the Northern Ireland Final held in April.

Anthea Owens, congratulating  George and  Eimear  on their achievement said ” both our local pupils displayed a great wealth of knowledge about current  environment issues and their public speaking was admirable. Both pupils represented their schools, families and Council area with pride at this national competition”.

Anthea Owens, Recycling Officer Omagh District Council, host David Meade, George Crozier of Dromore Primary School and Eimear McAleer of Loreto Convent Grammar School Omagh represented Omagh District Council at the Regional heats of the 2014 Environmental Youth Speak competition held in Craigavon Civic Centre

Anthea Owens, Recycling Officer Omagh District Council, host David Meade, George Crozier of Dromore Primary School and Eimear McAleer of Loreto Convent Grammar School Omagh represented Omagh District Council at the Regional heats of the 2014 Environmental Youth Speak competition held in Craigavon Civic Centre

Tender CLOSED – Tender for the Treatment of Local Authority Collected Residual Municipal Waste

SWaMP2008 – PUBLIC NOTICE

 Tender CLOSED -

Tender for the Treatment of Local Authority Collected Residual Municipal Waste

Closing Date: Tender has now closed

ITT Tender for the Treatment of Local Authority Collected Residual Municipal Waste

Annual Audit Letter issued by the Northern Ireland Audit Office 2012-13

SWaMP2008 are required to publish the Annual Audit Letter issued by the Northern Ireland Audit Office under regulation 13 of the Local Government (Accounts and Audit) Regulations.

Northern Ireland Audit Office – Annual Audit Letter – Issued by the Local Government Auditor 2012-13

Annual Audit Letter 12-13 SWaMP  

For further information contact
Jolene Keys, Tel: 028 82249494 or email
jolenekeys@swamp2008.org.uk

 

Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2013

In accordance with the Local Government (Accounts and Audit) Regulations(Northern Ireland) 2006, notice is given that the audit of the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013 has been concluded by the local government auditor.

Statement of Accounts year end 31.03.13

Any member of the public may:

(a) inspect and make copies of the statements of accounts (or any part of it) prepared by the Council;

(b) inspect and make copies of (or any part of it) any report made to the Council by the local government auditor;

(c) require copies of any such statement or report (or any part thereof) to be delivered to him/her on payment of £10 for each copy.

The above documents may be inspected at The Council Offices, The Palace Demesne, Armagh or at the SWaMP2008 offices, Omagh Enterprise Company Ltd, Great Northern Road, Omagh, between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Fridays.

In addition the statement of accounts may be viewed on the SWaMP2008 website www.swamp2008.org.uk

For further information contact

Jolene Keys, Tel: 028 82249494 or email

jolenekeys@swamp2008.org.uk

Green Apple Award for SWaMP2008

NI Environment Minister Alex Attwood congratulated the SWaMP2008 team, Jason Patterson, Graham Byrne and Councillor Pearse McAleer on the Waste Discovery Truck which has won a prestigious UK-wide Green Apple Award

NI Environment Minister Alex Attwood congratulated the SWaMP2008 team, Jason Patterson, Graham Byrne and Councillor Pearse McAleer on the Waste Discovery Truck which has won a prestigious UK-wide Green Apple Award

SWaMP2008 has won a prestigious Green Apple Environment Award in a national campaign to find the UK’s greenest companies, councils and communities.        

 SWaMP2008 competed against more than 500 other UK nominations and will be presented with their Green Apple Award at a glittering presentation ceremony in the House of Commons in London on November 14.

SWaMP2008 has won the Green Apple Award for its innovative Waste Education Vehicle, a mobile classroom used to visit schools and community events throughout the south and west of the province.  It is providing vital education and resources to drive recycling awareness throughout the region.  more »

Audit of Accounts

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Articles 17 and 18 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 and the Local Government (Accounts and Audit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006:

From 2nd August to 30th August 2013 inclusive between 9.00 am and 4.15 pm on Monday to Friday any member of the public, on application in advance in writing to the Head of Financial Services, Armagh City and District Council, Council Offices, The Palace Demesne, Armagh, BT60 4EL, may inspect the accounts of the above named Partnership for the year ended 31st March 2013 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them and make copies thereof.
Notice is also given that on or after 2nd September 2013, at the request of an interested person*, the local government auditor, will give that person an opportunity to question the auditor about the accounts, and that any such interested person may attend before the auditor and make objections -
(i) as to any matter in respect of which the auditor could take action under Articles 19 or 20 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 or
(ii) as to any other matter in respect of which the auditor could make a report under Article 9 of that Order.
No objection may be made unless the auditor has received written notice of the proposed objection, stating the facts on which the interested person proposes to rely and containing, so far as possible -

(a) particulars of any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law
(b) particulars of -
(i) any person from whom it is alleged that the auditor should certify under Articles 20 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order that a sum or amount of loss or deficiency is due, and
(ii) that sum or amount, and
(c) particulars of any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor should make a report under Article 9 of that Order.
Such written requests and notices should be sent to the auditor, Louise Mason at 106 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1EU. A copy of any notice of proposed objection must be sent to the Council at the address below. The auditor plans to close the audit and certify accounts in late September or October 2013
*“Interested person” means:

(a) local government elector for the district of Armagh, Banbridge, Cookstown, Craigavon, Dungannon, Fermanagh, Newry and Mourne and Omagh to which the audit relates;

(b) a person liable for rates in respect of any hereditament situated in these districts; or

(c) a representative of a person mentioned in (a) or (b).

Graham Byrne
Chief Officer
Southern Waste Management Partnership
Great Northern Road
Omagh
BT78 5LU

28th June 2013

Waste Management Plan open events June 2013

Please find below final dates for Consultation Open Events for the SWaMP2008 WMP.

Open Events
Council Date Location Time
Armagh C & DC Monday 10th June Council Offices 2 – 4 pm
Banbridge DC Wednesday 19th June Council Offices 2 – 4 pm
Cookstown DC Tuesday 18th June Burnavon Arts Centre 2 – 4 pm
Craigavon BC Friday 14th June Council Offices 2 – 4 pm
Dungannon & ST BC Tuesday 11th June Council Committee Room 3.30 – 5.30 pm
Fermanagh DC Thursday 20th June Council Offices 2 – 4 pm
Newry & Mourne DC Wednesday 5th June Canavan Room, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, 1A Bank Parade, Newry, BT35 6HP 6 – 8 pm
Omagh DC Thursday 13th June Strule Arts Centre 2 – 4 pm