2016 local parliaments

2016 Local Pensioners Parliaments

2016 will see more local parliaments than ever before!  For the first time parliaments will be held in each new council area.  These parliaments will take place between February and April 2016 and will ensure that older people’s views from every council area in Northern Ireland are represented.

Each local parliament will run from 10.30am until 3.30pm, and will feature interactive voting, discussion and Q&A with panels of local Councillors and MLAs/NI Assembly candidates.



Council Area Date Venue & Location
Antrim & Newtownabbey Friday 19th February 2016 Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey

Fermanagh & Omagh

Friday 26th February 2016 Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown
Ards & North Down Friday 4th March 2016 Queen's Hall, Newtownards
Belfast City Tuesday 8th March 2016 City Hall, Belfast
Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Tuesday 15th March 2016 City Hotel, Armagh

Newry, Mourne & Down

Friday 8th April 2016 Canal Court Hotel, Newry
Mid & East Antrim Tuesday 12th April 2016 Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena
Mid Ulster Friday 15th April 2016 Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown
Derry City & Strabane Friday 22nd April 2016 City Hotel, Derry/Londonderry
Lisburn & Castlereagh Tuesday 26th April 2016 Lagan Valley Centre, Lisburn
Causeway Coast & Glens Friday 29th April 2016 Royal Court Hotel, Portrush

Block bookings

If your group would like to block book spaces for a parliament, a booking form can be downloaded to collect individuals’ details. Once this form is returned, Age Sector Platform will then confirm your block booking by phone or email.

Download a block booking form for your group

Organisations and businesses

If you work for an organisation or business, and would like to find out more about how you can promote your product or service at any of the local parliaments, please contact Age Sector Platform on 028 9031 2089 or email info@agesectorplatform.org.