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SLIG Youth Council Take Part in Woodbourne Art Project

27th May 2011

Over the course of April and May, 11 young people from Loyalist Suffolk and 11 young people from Republican Lenadoon, came together to channel their creative energies to enhance the  image of the physical environment between the Suffolk shops and Woodbourne police station. The young people, brought together by SLIG’s… Read More »

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 »

"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 »

SLIG Staff: Seasonal Changes

13th October 2010

  The latest addition to SLIG’s staff is Larne lady, Beverley Todd. Beverley took up the post of Intercultural Officer, formerly held by Darren McKinley who left earlier in the summer after a long stint with the organisation.  Beverley was drawn towards working for the community after a time in… Read More »

Public Figures Quizzed by Community

30th September 2010

  Community leaders and residents from Suffolk and Lenadoon quizzed political and statutory representatives on issues such as funding for the community sector. The Suffolk Lenadoon ‘Talks Back’ event was organised by SLIG and held in our offices on the Stewartstown Road on Friday 24th September. The panel consisted of… Read More »

Suffolk and Lenadoon in Questioning Mode

16th September 2010

The Suffolk and Lenadoon Communities in Outer West Belfast are taking a leaf out of the West Belfast Festival book by directly questioning politicians and others in a “Talks Back” event. “Suffolk Lenadoon Talks Back” is at 7pm on Friday 24 September.  Organised by the Suffolk and Lenadoon Interface Group… Read More »

SLIG Ups Communications Capacity

19th August 2010

The Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG) is upgrading communications in a bid to inform staff, stakeholders, the Suffolk and Lenadoon communities and the wider public about its purpose and plans. A Communications Officer was appointed in early June.  One of the first tasks facing Bernard Conlon, a former journalist, is… 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 »

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 »

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 »