A Yellow Weather Warning for snow and ice is in place for Northern Ireland until midday on Monday 11 December 2017 and the Ice warning continuing until 11:00 on Tuesday 12 December 2017.

Visit our Weather section for more information

If you require advice on Gritting or dealing with Snow or Ice please visit the NI Direct website.

Parks and Open Spaces

Volunteering in your local green space

Image of flowers at the Ecos Nature Park

Our ‘Friends Of’ groups complete a wide range of tasks such as nest box building, tree planting, river cleans, invasive species removal and wildflower planting. 

Our ‘Friends Of’ groups are a great opportunity to get outside in the fresh air, meet likeminded people and learn new skills, all the while protecting and improving your local green space.

There are currently 'Friends of' groups meeting at:

Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus:
Meeting every second Saturday of every month from 10am to 1pm.

Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena:
Meeting every third Saturday of every month from 11am to 1pm.

Town Parks, Larne:
Meeting every third Saturday of every month from 2pm to 4pm.