If you live or work in the Cookstown District Council area and are looking for information, then look no further. Cookstown Council will help you discover the best things about Cookstown and has information on just about everything you need to know including news and events, business information and programmes, places to visit, things to do, leisure and sport, Council services and facilities, local partnerships, legislation and more.
The Easter Scheme at Cookstown Leisure Centre is running from Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th April. It is open to 5 to 11 year old children and costs £2.65 per session. There are two sessions a day 10.30am to 1.00pm and 1.30 to 4.00pm.
An important Mental Health Awareness conference entitled; “Young Minds Matter” was launched Friday 11th April at the Burnavon. The Conference is a joint venture between Cookstown District Council Good Relations Programme, the Burnavon, South West College and Niamh (Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health), and will be held on Tuesday 13th May.
The Spring Continental Market is bringing its culinary delights to Cookstown from 9 - 11 May 2014. The aroma of such culinary delights will inject a seasonal splendour into Cookstown’s retail experience. The award-winning Market will be located in Cookstown Town Centre, along William Street.
Elections to the Mid Ulster Shadow Council will be held on Thursday 22 May 2014. Information on Returning Officer, Election Timetables, Information for Candidates and Agents, Applications to vote by post or proxy, Area Election Offices and Nomination Papers for Candidates.
At the recent ‘Access to Finance’ Seminar business from across the Cookstown District heard from Angela McGowan (Chief Economist, Danske Bank)about future economic issues, which may have an impact on their business finances and also received information on current sources of support.
Pupils from primary and post-primary schools across the Cookstown District recently took part in the annual Environmental Youth Speak competition held in the Council Chamber. The competition aims to increase the environmental awareness of young people by allowing them to research and debate environmental issues.
Students from the Princes Trust course at the South West College, Cookstown, created a number of murals for the Parkview play area, Pomeroy. The students designed and painted four unique murals in partnership with the ‘Parkview community group’.
Reval 2015 NI may affect your rate bill from 1st April 2015 onward, so it is important that you are properly informed. Once complete the rateable value of all non-domestic properties will be in line with property values as at 1 April 2013.
Local councils will change from 1 April 2015 as part of a programme of reform, reducing from 26 to 11. The new, bigger councils will deliver extra services and have new responsibilities and powers. Find out information about this reform and what services the new councils will provide.
Mid Ulster Statutory Transition Committee has appointed Mr Anthony Tohill as the Chief Executive for the Mid Ulster Council. Mr Tohill, a Strategic Director with Derry City Council, is expected to take up his position in the coming weeks.