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Political Tours

27th May 2011

A cross community group of young people from Suffolk and Lenadoon completed two very informative political tours at the beginning of February. The tours, organised by SLIG workers Joe and Ciaran, aim to enhance young people's understanding of the various competing perspectives of Irish history in general and ‘The Troubles’ in… Read More »

Our young people help set a new World Record!

27th May 2011

Young people from cross community SLYC (Suffolk Lenadoon Youth Council) will be working with other young people to try and break a world record over the next few weeks. The young people have been involved in training to achieve an NOCN Level 1 qualification in Good Relations and Cultural Diversity and after… Read More »

Minister Provides Support for Community Scheme

21st April 2011

Minister for Social Development Alex Attwood MLA came out strongly in favour of providing continued support for the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, citing the Stewartstown Road Regeneration project as confirming its worth. Speaking at the 10th anniversary celebrations for the Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project, the minister revealed that from 2005, the Department… Read More »

Major Milestone Celebrated

21st April 2011

A major milestone was reached in March, when the Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group’s (SLIG) sister organisation, the Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project (SRRP) celebrated its 10th anniversary. The event was celebrated on 24 March at the SRRP building on the Stewartstown Road. Social economy business, SRRP, which is often described as… Read More »

Suffolk and Lenadoon Presence at Gala Event

21st April 2011

Leading lights from the Suffolk and Lenadoon Community Fora and the Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project (SRRP) were nominated for different categories of the Belfast Business Awards, which were held recently. Renee Crawford of the Lenadoon Community Forum along with Colleague Jean Brown from the Suffolk Community Forum were nominated for… Read More »

Cross-Community St Patrick’s Day and Royal Wedding

21st April 2011

SLIG Support for the Suffolk community’s celebration of the Royal Wedding has given rise to what is probably the only such event with genuine cross-community input.  While the organisations involvement ensured members of the Suffolk community took part in Belfast’s recent St Patricks Day celebrations.    Supported by the Suffolk Lenadoon… Read More »

"It's not about watering down our cultures or identity, but finding a way to accommodate both."

29th March 2011

On 24th March we held an event to celebrate 10 years in the Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project building. Here is Jean Brown's speech on the evening:   "As Paddy has already said we are delighted to be able to welcome you here today to the 10th anniversary of the Stewartstown… Read More »

Cultural Conference, 17th - 18th February 2011

24th February 2011

On 17th - 18th February SLIG took 60 Suffolk and Lenadoon residents on a residential with the Local PSNI Neighbourhood Team. On Friday morning we had a frank and open question and answer session, this is the result:   Q:           Why do we not know who our local community police… Read More »

Calling All Youth Work Volunteers

15th February 2011

Are you 18+ and a volunteer youth worker?   Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG) can offer a place on an   OCN Level 2 Youth Work course   Limited number of places available   Starts: end-of-March   Further Information:   Cathal Tolan SLIG Youth Advocacy Worker  T.028 90629146  M. 077… Read More »

MOT for Men

15th February 2011

 MOT for Men Do the Body Work Father and Son Health/Advice Day   Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG) Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project 124 Stewartstown Road    10.00am – 2.00pm Saturday 26 March Complimentary therapies; Cardiac risk factor assessments; Cholesterol & body composition and Health & lifestyle evaluation   Read More »

Israeli Civic Society Group Learn from SLIG Approach

31st January 2011

Representatives of an Israeli civic society group paid a fact-finding visit to the Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG). Two leading staff members of Yad Hanadiv, visited SLIG on 27 January.  They were Yael Shalgi, Programme Director, Civil Society and Arab Community and Shuruk Ismail, Programme Officer, Arab Community. The aim… Read More »

City Council Candidate in Community Clarion Call

6th January 2011

Media entrepreneur, Martin O Muilleoir, was the first high profile visitor to the Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG) of 2011.  SLIG  Strategic Development Manager, Harry Maher met  Martin O Muilleoir, who is the Sinn Féin candidate for the Balmoral area in the 2011 Council elections, at the SLIG offices on 5… Read More »

SLIG Views Hits the Street

9th December 2010

The SLIG Lenadoon Interface Group has hit the streets with its own magazine, SLIG Views  A draft copy of the new publication was presented to SLIG’s Annual General meeting on 12 November. The first issue of the publication was delivered to all households in Suffolk and Lenadoon on 3 December… Read More »

Interface Education and Training Needs Recognised

9th December 2010

The Suffolk – Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG) launched its’ Youth Trainee Student Programme at Stormont, amid resounding support from all shades of political opinion. The programme, which SLIG is delivering in conjunction with the University of Ulster, and Steps to Work, was launched in the Long Gallery on Tuesday 7… Read More »

SLIG Listens on Community Safety Issue

9th December 2010

The Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group is listening to residents about the vexed issue of community safety. A Community Safety Conference was held in the Dunadry Hotel on 26-27 November. Sixty-five Suffolk and Lenadoon residents vented their concerns about anti-social behavior, crime, response times and other issues.  These concerns have been… Read More »