Canal Court to host public hearing

Peter Bayne

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Peter Bayne

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peter.bayne@newrydemocrat.com

Friday 17 September 2021 11:14

THE Local Government Boundaries Commissioner, Sarah Havlin has confirmed the schedule of dates and venues for the public hearing events which will now be held in all 11 local government districts across Northern Ireland.

The Canal Court in Newry will host the Newry Mourne and Down Council public hearing on September 29th from 10.00am to 2.00pm

The events are an important part of the overall Local Government Boundaries Review process and are now available for interested parties to register their interest in either participating or observing.

Each event will be facilitated by an Assistant Commissioner and be held between 10am – 2pm, combining in-person and online attendance.

To ensure compliance with ongoing measures in place for indoor meetings as a result of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, those wishing to attend any of the district hearings in person are asked to register their attendance in advance. Due to these restrictions, a limit of 20 people will be placed for in-person attendance at each venue at any one time.

Virtual attendance must also be booked in advance, to facilitate sharing the remote meeting joining details and for scheduling purposes. There is no limit set for virtual attendance.

At booking, those interested in attending must indicate whether they wish to make a representation to the Assistant Commissioner and provide an approximate preferable time slot. The Commissioner’s team will try and accommodate each request as best as possible, and the agreed running order will be announced at the beginning of each hearing.

If anyone requires simultaneous sign language interpretation, translation or interpretation in another language, these requests must be submitted to the Commissioner’s office no later than one week in advance of the relevant event, either online on the booking form or via email to: info@lgbc-ni.org.uk.

The schedule for the public hearing events is as follows, Furter details and booking information can be found at https://www.lgbc-ni.org.uk/public-hearings

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