About Us - Management Committee

SLIG's Management Committee is a healthy mix of founding members and newer additions. Our total membership is 13, with six paces allocated to members representing Suffolk Forum, and six places allocated to members representing Lenadoon Forum. The three offices of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer rotate annually and each year each role alternates between a Suffolk repesentative and a Lenadoon representative, as stipulated by our Constitution. The remaining place on the Committee is a non-voting, advisory role given to an independant body/organisation. 

 


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Renee Crawford

Chair, SLIG / Lenadoon Community Forum

Reneé has been involved in community work in Lenadoon for over the past 25 years. She is a founder member of both SLIG and the Lenadoon Community Forum and has worked for the Forum in both a voluntary and paid capacity since its inception, currently working as Strategic Development Coordinator. She represents the Forum at both the Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG) and Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project (SRRP)

Reneé represents the Forum as community representative on the West Belfast Partnership Board and is currently secretary of the board; she is also Chairperson of the Environmental Sub Group of the West Belfast Partnership Board.

Reneé also sits on the Lenadoon Neighbourhood Partnership Board and the Board of the Women's Support Network.

 

124 Stewartstown Road
BelfastBT11 9JQNorthern Ireland
Tel: 028 9061 5319
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Michael Doherty

Lenadoon Community Forum

Michael Doherty is Chairperson of both The Lenadoon Community Forum and Lenadoon Neighbourhood Partnership Board.  He is the manager of the Glen Community Complex, which houses Childcare, After Schools, Youth, Women's support and Family Outreach projects.  The complex also houses the Lenadoon Community Counselling and Lenadoon Education and Training projects, which are under the direction of Lenadoon Community Forum who are based in the complex.

Michael sits on a number of umbrella organisations and bodies including the Regional Suicide Strategy Implementation Board and the Eastern Health and Social Services Suicide Implementation Group.

 

124 Stewartstown Road
BelfastBT11 9JQNorthern Ireland
Tel: 028 9061 5319
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Caroline Murphy

Suffolk Community Forum

Caroline has worked for Suffolk Forum for 3 years, and previous to this worked for SLIG as Team Leader (Lenadoon) for 2 years. Caroline created the very sucessful Suffolk Eco Club, which she now manages full time. The club saw the creation of the Suffolk Community Gardens, which grows vegetables for the community and keeps hens to produce eggs, and has seen over ten local young men trained up. The Eco Club and Gardens have won numourous awards, including Belfast In Bloom Award 2011. 

124 Stewartstown Road
BelfastBT11 9JQNorthern Ireland
Tel: 028 9030 8198
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Chris O'Halloran

SLIG Mentor / Belfast Interface Project

Chris is a graduate of Psychology and subsequently studied Youth and Community Work at UU and completed a Masters in Computer Science at QUB. In 1986 Chris took part in a pilot community development project in Suffolk, followed by similar projects through Belfast. He has worked as a freelance trainer in communication and negotiation skills, and has worked for Belfast Interface Project since it’s inception in 1995. His work focuses on enhancing knowledge of interface areas, lobbying for beneficial change for interface areas, developing the membership of BIP, and providing support for interface areas in addressing issues related to interface conflict.

Chris has been heavily involved with SLIG since 1996, and was involved as facilitator in the initial negotiations between the two communities. He now sits on the Management Committee in a non-voting advisory capacity. 

124 Stewartstown Road
BelfastBT11 9JQNorthern Ireland
Tel: 028 9062 9146
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Paddy O'Donnell

Lenadoon Community Forum

Paddy has been involved in community work in Lenadoon for over the past 25 years. He is a founder member of both SRRP , SLIG and the Lenadoon Community Forum and has worked for the Forum in both a voluntary and paid capacity since its inception .Paddy represents the Forum at both the Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG) and is presently the Chairman of the Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project (SRRP)

Paddy chairs the Forums Housing , Environment and Community Safety Group and is their representative on the West Belfast Community Safety Forum, Paddy also sits on the Lenadoon Neighbourhood Partnership Board .

124 Stewartstown Road
BelfastBT11 9JQNorthern Ireland
Tel: 028 9031 9615
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Sean (Ginty) Lennon

Lenadoon Community Forum

Ginty has lived in Lenadoon for 18 years and has been involved in community politics for over 20 years. He is Chairperson of both Glencolin Residents Association and the Safer Neighbourhood Project, working on community safety issues in both Lenadoon and along the interface.

124 Stewartstown Road
BelfastBT11 9JQNorthern Ireland
Tel: 028 9062 9146