News & Events

SEA Statement for Waste Management Plan – October 2014

This Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Statement has been prepared as part of the SWaMP2008 Waste Management Plan 2013 – 2020, in accordance with national and EU legislation.  This document provides information on the decision-making process documenting how environmental considerations, the views of consultees and the recommendations of the Environmental Report and Plan level Habitats Directive – Screening Assessment have been taken into account by, and influenced, the Plan.

 

IBR0450 SWaMP WMP – SEA Statement – October 2014

Plastic bag use down 72% in Northern Ireland since 5p charge introduced

Plastic bag use in Northern Ireland has fallen by almost 72% since a 5p levy was introduced last year, the Department of the Environment has said

Click here for full BBC News article – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-28952146

Big fall in plastic bag use in Northern Ireland

Click here for full BBC News article – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-23794647

 

Waste Management Plan

SWaMP2008’s Waste Management Plan (2006-2020) outlines how it will efficiently manage waste for the Councils it represents with the overall goal of creating a system that ‘meets the region’s needs and contributes towards economic and sustainable development’.

Subject to review every five years the Plan details how SWaMP2008 will fulfil its statutory obligations under the EU Waste Framework Directive and The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997. The Plan was reviewed in 2012 and published in March 2014.

To view the final plan click below

Waste Management Plan

Strategic Environmental Assessment Report May 2013

 

 

 

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

 

NEWRY AND MOURNE PUPILS SPEAK OUT ON THE ENVIRONMENT!

That’s just what Rhiannon Black from Saint Clare’s Convent Primary School Newry and Gary Chambers and Emma Edwards from Kilkeel High School did when they represented the Council at the Regional Finals of Environmental Youth Speak 2014 held at the Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre.The aim of the Environmental Youth Speak competition, which is now in its sixteenth year, is to get young people to research and speak on current environmental issues.

Host David Mede is joined by Rhiannon Black, St Clares Primary School & Pat McShane Newry & Mourne District Council

Host David Meade is joined by Rhiannon Black, St Clares Primary School & Patrick Mc Shane, Environmental Co-ordinator, Newry and Mourne District Council

This year the topic for the Junior section was ‘If I was Principal this is how I would reduce waste in our school’ and for the Senior section ‘How our school can become more sustainable’.Rhiannon, Gary and Emma wowed the judges at the local Council’s heats held in March. Mayor of Council, Councillor Michael Ruane, who attended the heat, said ‘I can only but admire the effort you have put into researching the topics and am really impressed with how well you have been able to express your views.  You are a credit to your schools and families who should rightly be very proud of you”. In April Rhiannon, Gary and Emma travelled to the Craigavon Civic Centre where they took part in the Southern Waste Management Partnership Regional Final competing against the representatives of the other seven member Councils.

Emma Edwards & Gary Chambers from Kilkeel High School pictured with Host David Mede & Pat McShane Newry & Mourne District Council

Emma Edwards & Gary Chambers from Kilkeel High School pictured with Host David Mede & Patrick Mc Shane, Environmental Co-ordinator, Newry and Mourne District Council

 

 

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