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American Art Expert Offers helping Hand

19th August 2010

A leading art academic from the United States met with the Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG) and the Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project (SRRP) to explore how art projects can assist regeneration and enhance cross-community cooperation. Professor Tom Anderson, who holds the Chair of Art Education at Florida State Univeristy (FSU)… Read More »

Diverse Briefings

19th August 2010

A diverse range of groups and individuals were briefed on interface and other issues by the Suffolk and Lenadoon Interface Group throughout June and July. SLIG’s origins, operation and philosophy were highlighted in what is an ongoing information process. A group of young people from counties Tyrone and Donegal received… Read More »

Suffolk Woman Wins Miss Northern Ireland

19th August 2010

A Suffolk woman scooped the Miss Northern Ireland beauty title, in an early summer boost for the Suffolk community. Lori Moore lifted the title at the Europa Hotel on 21 June.  She currently attends university in England, studying advertising and marketing. Scooping a major beauty title will open up further… Read More »

SLIG Scores Midnight Victory

19th August 2010

A Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG) team won a leading football tournament in June. The SLIG B Team notched up SLIG’s first-ever win in the Midnight Street soccer tournament, which was originally set up as a programme for 14-17 year olds to curb anti-social behavior at times when it is… Read More »

Sporting Chances

19th August 2010

The Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG) enabled five young people from Suffolk – Lenadoon to take up coaching apprenticeships in a variety of sports recently, which has led to full-time employment for some of those taking part. The coaching opportunities were provided through the Community Sports Leadership Programme which targets… Read More »

Financial Inclusion Programme

3rd March 2010

SLIG is running a series of workshops aimed at local women looking at financial management, including budgeting, debt management, understanding interest rates and consumer rights. This programme takes place in the Stewartstown Road building, and is funded by Intercomm. Read More »

Childhood Obesity Research

3rd March 2010

On the Tuesday 2 March we are hosting a seminar in the Balmoral Hotel to explore the creation of a new piece of action research targeted at tackling the issue of childhood obesity and making healthy choices in the Suffolk Lenadoon area.  We want to explore the most effective way… Read More »

SLIG (Award) Scheme

3rd March 2010

SLIG is currently in the development stages of an Awards Scheme for young adults in the area. This will be an accreditation scheme to include sports, youth work, cultural awareness, and health. We hope to being rolling this out in July 2010. Watch this space!   Read More »

Suffolk Lenadoon Youth Council

3rd March 2010

SLIG has developed and is working with 12 young people from the Suffolk and Lenadoon area, in what we like to call SLYC. This is a chance for young poeple to get their voices heard, and have an influence on decisions that affect them. Read More »

SLYC Needs You!

2nd March 2010

Suffolk Lenadoon Youth Council (SLYC) SLYC is a group of 14-18 year olds from Suffolk and Lenadoon who are interested in speaking up for young people in the area and the issues that affect them. SLYC wants to create a safe and friendly environment for young people in the area… Read More »

Sign up for our new coach education programme.

24th February 2010

This series of training sessions and information seminars is aimed at anyone involved in promoting sports and physical activity in the Suffolk Lenadoon area. Committee Skills Training - Wednesday 10 March 6pm-9pm in SLIG, 124 Stewartstown Road, Belfast. Committee skills training covers learning and development in the following areas: Action… Read More »

Community Gardens

19th February 2010

Within the context of health, well-being and good relations, SLIG is interested in developing a community vegetable and herb garden. We feel that not only can we bring the communities together through mutual interests but we can enable older residents to bring their gardening expertise to bear in working with… Read More »

First meeting of residents panel is success.

2nd February 2010

29th – 30th January saw 31 people from Suffolk and Lenadoon travel to the Derrynoid Centre in Draperstown to explore the possibility of setting up a Suffolk and Lenadoon resident’s panel. The resident’s panel would be; Representative of Suffolk and Lenadoon residents, regularly engaged to assess public opinions, concerns, issues… Read More »

Strategic Advisory Panel

23rd September 2009

The SLIG Community Plan objectives for the 2005-2010 period are: to provide opportunities which develop people's health and well being, educational attainment, social and economic skills and capacity; to strengthen social capital through capacity and partnership building, furthering inclusion and volunteering and influencing policy and decision making for community benefit;… Read More »

SLIG Recieves Community Relations Award

23rd June 2009

SLIG is delighted to announce that two of our founding members, Jean Brown and Renee Crawford, have been presented with the Community Relations Council's Practitioner of the Year Award. Jean and Renee were invited to attend CRC's annual conference in April 09, and to their surprise were presented with the… Read More »