Neighbourhood Renewal

1) Neighbourhood
Renewal focuses on tackling disadvantage and deprivation in all aspects of
everyday life.


2) Within North Down, Kilcooley estate in
Bangor is recognised, by DSD, as being one of the 10% deprived neighbourhoods in
Northern Ireland.  North Down Borough Council is the lead partner assisting DSD
deliver Neighbourhood Renewal within the Kilcooley area.


3) North Down Borough Council recognises that
other areas in the Borough, such as Breezemount, Bloomfield, Harbour, Rathgill,
and Redburn and Loughview, Whitehill also experience the effects of disadvantage
and deprivation.  To help the local communities identify improvements, engage
with other stakeholders and oversee actions in each area, the Council employs a
Neighbourhood Renewal Officer.  This post is jointly funded by Council and


4) Within North Down, two Neighbourhood
Partnerships have been established, one for Kilcooley and one combining the
other areas of North Down.  Each Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership is made up of
the community, business, voluntary and statutory sector members working to
deliver services. Together, they have developed long term vision and action
plans designed to improve the quality of life for those living in the


5) North Down Borough Council is committed to
improving the quality of life in local areas and continues to support and
encourage local communities to develop and improve.


Contact Details


If you would like to find out more about
Neighbourhood Renewal, contact Patricia Colton, Neighbourhood Renewal Officer,
on (028) 9127 0371 or email