Downpatrick Neighbourhood Renewal
Neighbourhood Renewal is about closing the gap between the quality of life for people in the most deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of society.
Neighbourhood Renewal has four interlinking strategic objectives :-
- To develop confident communities that are able and committed to improving the quality of life in their areas
- To develop economic activity in the most deprived neighbourhoods and connect them to the wider urban economy
- To improve social conditions for the people who live in the most deprived neighbourhoods through better co-ordinated public services and the creation of safer environments
- To help create attractive, safe, sustainable environments in the most deprived neighbourhoods
The Department for Social Development (DSD), the lead Department, has identified much of Downpatrick as one of over 30 urban areas in Northern Ireland that meet the Neighbourhood Renewal criteria.
Neighbourhood Renewal depends on a partnership approach and is overseen by a local Neighbourhood Partnership with members from the statutory and community / voluntary sectors.
The first Downpatrick Neighbourhood Renewal Action Plan covers the period 2007 – 2010.
Please see below for more information.
Evaluation of the 2007 – 2010 Action Plan was undertaken in early 2010, and the Neighbourhood Partnership is working to develop a future 3-year plan.
For further information on Neighbourhood Renewal in Downpatrick you can also contact:
Department for Social Development
Regional Development Office
Banbridge Business Centre
62 Scarva Road,
T: 028 4062 1015
Downpatrick Neighbourhood Partnership
c/o David Patterson
Local Development Programmes Manager
Down District Council
Downshire Civic Centre
T: 028 4461 0800