Waringstown Walking Group- Gosford Forest Park on Saturday 6th February 2016

Waringstown Walking Group plans to meet on a monthly basis with the aim of enjoying the great outdoors at a gentle pace in the company of others.  Walks will be leisurely to moderate, averaging one to two hours and will take place at a variety of venues including local forest parks.

Walkers should have their own transport but sharing a car may also be an option. 

 

 The next walk will take place at:

 

Gosford Forest Park on Saturday 6th February 2016

meeting in The Planters Car Park, Waringstown at 1.50pm and departing at 2.00 pm SHARP.

 For further details please contact:

Kerry Geddis 07879 666406

or Debbie Soye 07733 808935

 

Waringstown Begins Christmas Celebrations

Waringstown welcomes the advent of Christmas with carols around the Christmas tree on Monday 7 December at 7.30pm and all are invited to attend and mark the coming of Christmas.

Waringstown Community Carols offers a chance to join with friends and neighbours across the community to celebrate the festive season. Organised by Waringstown Community Development Association (WCDA), hosted by the Harnett family at Waring House and in partnership with local clergy and the Salvation Army band, the event is a traditional way of coming together and celebrating with music, song and prayer.

“Last year over 100 people attended the Community Carols,” says a spokesperson for WCDA. “We expect that this year’s event will be just as popular. The village Christmas tree is located in the grounds of Waring House and everyone is invited to gather at the gates to Waring House at 7.30pm on 7 December. We would like to thank the Harnett family for hosting the Community Carols again this year.”

Walking Group

Waringstown Walking Group plans to meet on a monthly basis with the aim of enjoying the great outdoors at a gentle pace in the company of others. Walks will be leisurely to moderate, averaging one to two hours and will take place at a variety of venues including local forest parks.

Walkers should have their own transport but sharing a car may also be an option.

The next walk will take place at:

Scarva Tow Path
on Saturday 5th December 2015
meeting in The Planters Car Park, Waringstown at 1.50pm and departing at 2.00 pm SHARP.

For further details please contact:

Kerry Geddis 07879 666406
or Debbie Soye 07733 808935

Walking Group

Waringstown Walking Group plans to meet on a monthly basis with the aim of enjoying the great outdoors at a gentle pace in the company of others. Walks will be leisurely to moderate, averaging one to two hours and will take place at a variety of venues including local forest parks.

Walkers should have their own transport but sharing a car may also be an option.

The first walk will take place in:

Castlewellan Forest Park (Car parking fees apply)

on Saturday 7th November 2015

meeting in The Planters Car Park, Waringstown at 1.50pm and departing at 2.00 pm SHARP.

For further details please contact

Kerry Geddis 07879 666406
or Debbie Soye 07733 808935

 

INTERESTED IN IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN WARINGSTOWN?

WARINGSTOWN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (WCDA) is seeking new members for its Committee. WCDA was established in 2009 and operates in line with its constitution.

The constitution states the purpose of WCDA is to ‘promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Waringstown without distinction of sex or political, religious or other opinions by engaging in and organising community activities and projects with the object of improving the quality of life of said inhabitants….. The Association shall be non-political and anti-sectarian.’

Over the past year WCDA has carried out a number of projects. For example,

  • Supported the planting of flowerbeds in the village

  • Raised planning issues with the appropriate people

  • Held a community carol event at Christmas

  • Organised Waringstown Historical Society

  • Established ‘Waringstown in Colour’ Art Club

  • Worked with other groups on traffic and community safety issues.

Potential Committee Members should:

  1. Live in the Waringstown area

  2. Be prepared to work within WCDA’s Constitution

  3. Be interested in community development (working together for an active and sustainable community in which people can participate in the issues that affect their lives)

  4. Be able to attend an evening meeting once a month and help organise activities and projects occasionally.

More information about WCDA’s values and work is available on www.waringstown.org If you would like to put your name forward or would like to speak to someone about what is involved, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details.



Stella Cunningham

Chairperson

 

Waringstown Community Development Association

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Waringstown Community Development Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on: Monday 8 June 2015 at 7.30pm Up-stairs at The Planters’ Tavern.

AGENDA

1. Minutes of last AGM
2. Report on activities for 2014/15
3. Finance report for 2014/15
4. Proposed Work Plan for 2015/15
5. Election of Committee.

Stella Cunningham
Chairperson
11 May 2015

WARINGSTOWN COMMUNITY CAROLS

Waringstown will begin Christmas festivities on Monday 15 December at 7.30pm by singing carols and celebrating the season beside the village Christmas tree.

The event has been organised by Waringstown Community Development Association (WCDA) in partnership with clergy from Waringstown Presbyterian Church, The Salvation Army and Holy Trinity Church of Ireland.

"Local people are invited to come along to enjoy the music and join in the carol singing," says a spokesperson for WCDA. "The village tree is located in the grounds of Waring House and we hope that this community carol singing will bring people together to celebrate the season. We would like to thank the Harnett family for hosting this event.

All are welcome and should gather at the gates of Waring House on Monday 15 December at 7.30pm.

Meeting with David Simpson

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Stella Cunningham and Neil Harrison of Waringstown Community Development Association (WCDA) recently met with David Simpson MP to discuss how life in Waringstown could be improved for local residents.  Stella Cunningham, WCDA Chairperson, said after the meeting, "We were pleased to have an opportunity to meet with Mr Simpson and Cllr Carla Lockhart.  We pointed out that although Waringstown is generally seen as an affluent area, there is a lack of community facilities and activities which can lead to social isolation, anti-social behaviour and other difficulties.  However, we did not just focus on the downside, we also took the opportunity to ensure that local politicians are made aware of all the hard work being done by local people to make Waringstown a good place to live.

Kindred Spirits Over 50's Club

Please note the attached poster detailing the forthcoming launch of the new 50+ club in Gilford.

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Gilford welcomes members from the Warringstown area. Our club is cross community and mixed gender. We will run a programme of activities and in time hopefully outings.
I would like to extend to you and the people you represent an invitation to the launch of our club on next Wednesday.
Should you have any questions please contact Mary Quinn either by email or on 07979510228.

February 2014 Update

FredCooper

Fred Cooper fascinated participants at the February meeting of Waringstown Historical Society with his old footage of Waringstown and the lost age of steam in Armagh and Down.

 

The films were very evocative of that bygone age but also very informative about the linen industry and the railways. Fred was ably assisted by Charles Friel whose comprehensive knowledge of the railway, its history and personnel made for an enthralling evening. WHS would like to thank both Fred and Charles for attending and entertaining a packed hall.

Right Tracks Workshop

WCDA has organised an opportunity for people to improve their road safety and awareness. Alan Gilmore from Right Tracks (funded by DOE) will be hosting an evening workshop on Tuesday 11th March at 7:00pm in the Planter's Tavern, Waringstown.

Right Tracks is a driver safety and awareness project which provides free advice and and practical training. The Right Tracks project will highlight the benefits of safe driving particularly on rural roads and promote good road safety practice through information and practical training (the session on 11th March will not have a practical element, although anyone who wishes to have a driver assessment can chat to Alan Gilmore on the night).

The cost of the session is free. There is a limit of 10 places available, so if you would like to reserve a place at the workshop then please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Places will be alloctaed on a "first come, first served" basis.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 11th March.

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