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Work set to start on new Gilford Riverside Trail

Good news for lovers of the great outdoors in Gilford! Walkers and cyclists will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of fresh air and exercise along an extended riverside trail, linking parkland off Bridge Street to the attractive Woodlands Park, thanks to the commencement of Phase 2 of the Gilford Riverside Trail project.

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Winner in the Best Kept Large Town Category of the NI Best Kept Awards Banbridge. Dave Foster, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Joe Mahon, Patron of the NI Amenity Council, Michelle Hatfield, Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility Director at Belfast City Airport and Doreen Muskett, President of the NI Amenity Council, present Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon District Council representative, Barry Patience with the award. The judges loved the entrances into Banbridge, from all points, which were found to be very inviting and well maintained. The cleanliness and presentation of the town is clear for all to see.  The Best Kept City, Town, Village and Housing Area Awards is the grand finale of the Best Kept Awards initiative, and is a fantastic opportunity for schools, health and social care facilities, housing areas and towns, villages and cities across Northern Ireland to encourage local volunteering and civic pride in local areas.

‘Best Kept’ title for Banbridge

‘The welcoming and well-maintained entrances’ to Banbridge helped it clinch the Large Town Award at the Northern Ireland Best Kept Awards, sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport.

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The canal at Scarva. (file photo)

Call for towpath consideration

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council is backing a new campaign aimed at people using the Portadown to Newry Canal towpath, including the always popular section at Scarva.

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