Weekly Roundup: Renowned Activist To Speak At Conference, Public Consultation For Armagh Place Plan & £440k Funding Boost For Strathfoyle Greenway project

World renowned ethologist and activist Dr Jane Goodall DBE has been announced as a keynote speaker for the 2022 Institute of Directors Women’s Leadership Conference.

Dr Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace, will address the annual summit sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills.

Hundreds of delegates, women and men, are expected to join the event being held virtually on 9th and 11th March to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Community Planning Partnership have organised two public consultation events to assist with the consultation process to help shape the development of the draft Armagh Place Plan which is being designed to improve social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

Presented by Urban Scale Interventions (USI), a design company undertaking the development of the plan, the online events will take place on Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 6.30pm and Tuesday 18 January 2022 at 8.30am and will provide a presentation and offer discussion on the Armagh Place Plan.

There will also be an opportunity to discuss the exciting City of Culture bid.

And finally, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced funding of £440k for the Strathfoyle Greenway project. 

The 2.7km extension to the popular Waterside Greenway will link Stradowen Drive in Strathfoyle to Derry city centre and the wider greenway network. It will also provide a commuting route to Foyle Port and Maydown.

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