Our heritage is part of us and it affects who we are.
It soothes our soul and can bring us wealth and health.
Its future and so, our future, is in our hands.
As well as conserving our magnificent natural and built heritage for future generations, the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP) is working with, and for, local people to achieve prosperity and social well-being, particularly through heritage tourism, sustainable outdoor recreation.
Getting involved in our projects and / or volunteering with us is a great way to support that work.
We operate within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and along the Ards Peninsula and we have produced a 2013-2018 Heritage Management Strategy and Action Plan (see" Publications").
SLLP brings together stakeholders and local interests in an Advisory Committee of 20 organisations, with representatives appointed by the DOE. Members bring expertise and experience from many sectors.
Our Management Group of Statutory Authorities puts our core funders, the Department of the Environment (DOE) / Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Ards Borough Council and Down District Councils, in a central role.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Ards & North Down Borough Council
Association of Strangford Lough Yacht Clubs
Centre for Maritime Archaeology
Newry Mourne & Down District Council
East Down Rural Community Network - Community
East Down Rural Community Network - Regeneration
Historic Monuments Council
Joint Council of Wildfowling
Marine Task Force
NI Fed of Sub-Aqua Clubs
Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers' Association
Northern Ireland Environment Link
Northern Ireland Fish Producers Organisations
Queen's University Belfast Marine Research Laboratory
Royal Yachting Association
Sports Council for Northern Ireland
Strangford Lough Fishermen's Association
Strangford Lough Tourism Destination Management Forum
Ulster Farmers' Union
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust