The Partnership

The Partnership

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 DAERA Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs.  Members bring expertise and experience from many sectors.

Our Management Group of Statutory Authorities puts our core funders, DAERA Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs / Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Ards Borough Council and Down District Councils, in a central role. 



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

National Trust

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



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