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SDA Committee Members Elected At AGM

At the AGM of the Saintfield Development Association held on Monday 12th June 2017, the following persons were elected to the various offices for the year 2017/2018.

Chair: Ian Murray.

Vice Chair: Martyn Todd.

Secretary: Peter Gregg

Treasurers: Lawrence Murphy/Priscilla Sunderland

Communications Committee Chair: Brian Gamble

Infrastructure Committee Chair: Barbara Graham

Events Committee Chair: Bob Pollock

Funding & Finance Committee Chair: Pamela Dooley

Green Committee Chair: Lawrence Murphy


Gateway Signs Enhanced Thanks To “Down Your Street” Grant

Gateway Sign, Belfast Road, Saintfield

Gillian Fitzpatrick, the outgoing Chair of Newry Mourne and Down district council with members of the Saintfield Development Association at one of the two gateway signs leading into the village. The signs were rebuilt by Johnny Gill and developed by volunteers of the SDA Green Saintfield committee with a grant from NMD Council as part of the “Down Your Street” initiative.

In the photo are (L to R) Brian Gamble (Chair of SDA), D J Morgan (NMD Council), Gareth and Oisin McAteer (volunteers), Barbara Graham (SDA), Gillian Fitzpatrick, Muriel Massey (SDA), Lyn Mackender (SDA) and Denis Conn (SDA).


Saintfield Development Association’s AGM – June 12th

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Saintfield Development Association will be held on Monday 12th June 2017 at 7.30pm at The Hub, 35 Main Street. All residents are urged to attend.  The Agenda is available to download HERE

Rowallane Community Hub, 35 Main Street, Saintfield

The guest speaker will be Mark Conway. Mark works in business/management consultancy with the Venturei Network. He holds degrees in Geography, Town and Country Planning, Policy Analysis and Business Strategy. He is also a Full Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Within Venture Mark focuses on strategic and business planning across the public, private and voluntary/community sectors throughout the island of Ireland, working for clients in central and local government, community and economic development, education, EU programmes, health, housing, planning, social inclusion, sport/leisure, regeneration and tourism. Before Venture he worked in health and social care, University lecturing, housing and town and country planning.

Mark Conway

Outside work he is/has been involved in a voluntary capacity with the GAA, the BBC, community development, heritage, rural development, social housing and third world support: of these the GAA is by far the most important! He is married to Mary and they have three (now grown-up) children. Home (and heartland) is rural Kildress, County Tyrone.


Saintfield Cycle 2017 Photos & Videos

Saintfield Cycle 2017 Photos

Saintfield Development Association’s fourth annual Saintfield Cycle event took place today.  On a lovely sunny morning 157 cyclists gathered in Downpatrick Street car park for the start of the 33-mile circuit along the picturesque back-roads of County Down.  Refreshments were available along the way in Downpatrick, and at the end of the route in the Rowallane Inn.

A video of the start of the cycle ride in Saintfield can be seen HERE, and one in Killyleagh HERE.


Today’s Litter Pick In Saintfield

Litter Pick In Saintfield

Litter pickers with some of the many bags of litter and general dirt they collected this morning on the streets of Saintfield.  The litter pickers met at 2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church before dispersing to various parts of the village.  Saintfield Development Association would like to thank 2nd Saintfield for the use of the church hall and for the refreshments they provided.

Litter Pick In Saintfield


Saintfield Development Association’s Meeting – May 22nd

The next General Meeting of the Saintfield Development Association will be held on Monday 22nd May at 7.30pm in The Hub, 35 Main Street.  Everyone is most welcome to attend.

Rowallane Community Hub, 35 Main Street, Saintfield


PUBLIC NOTICE: Saintfield Village Plan Consultation Event



Newry, Mourne and Down District Council invite individuals, community and business representatives to a consultation event that will be held to inform the update of the Saintfield Village Plan.

Date:              Thursday 18th May 2017

Location:       Rowallane Hub, Saintfield

Time:             Drop in and have your say any time between 6.45pm and 9.00pm

This event will seek to collect your views on the key issues, priorities and opportunities for driving forward the future development of Saintfield.


“Lesser Spotted Journeys” Visits Saintfield!

Lesser Spotted Journeys Visits Saintfield

Joe Mahon was out and about in the village last week filming for a “Lesser Spotted Journeys” programme on Saintfield.  Joe and the production team are seen here in Rowallane Community Hub.  The programme will be shown on UTV later in the year.


Saintfield Cycle Ride – 14th May

Join Saintfield Development Association for its 4th

Saintfield Cycle

cycle ride on Sunday 14th May



The 33-mile route round beautiful County Down countryside starts and ends in Saintfield.

Registration is from 8:45 am in Downpatrick Street car park,
with the ride commencing at 9:30 am.

Only £10 on the day,
or you can book online HERE!

Come along and enjoy a great day out!


Download Issue 13 Of Saintfield News!

Issue 13 of Saintfield Development Association’s Saintfield News is available for download HERE.

Saintfield News 13