Latest News

Select a news story below. You can also Subscribe To Our RSS Feed to keep up-to-date with all the news from Suffolk and Lenadoon.

Cemetery Tours

22nd February 2013

We will examining our lives through our dead by visiting two Belfast cemeteries: Sunday 10th March, Friars Bush Cemetery On 10th March local historian Dr Eamon Phoenix will be our tour guide at Belfast's oldest cemetery, Friars Bush Cemetery in Stranmillis. Dr Phoenix is a Lecturer at Stranmillis College, and… Read More »

Vacancy: Peace Walls Programme Officer

18th February 2013

Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group is focused on addressing interface issues which the communities of Suffolk and Lenadoon experience on a daily basis. Supported by the Suffolk and Lenadoon Community Forums, the overall aim of our strategy for peace building is to establish, over time, a shared society defined by a… Read More »

Community Info Days

7th December 2011

SLIG recently did a survey amongst our Residents Panel, evaluating how they think we're doing. In repsonse to the outcomes of this survey we are now holding a series of Info Days to let local residents know our progress and introduce everyone to our staff team. Dates of the info… Read More »

Would You Like to Join SLIG's Residents Panel?

19th July 2011

SLIG Residents Panel is a group made up of local residents from both Suffolk and Lenadoon. Members are consulted to determine local priorities and solutions to local issues, and this ultimately feeds into SLIG's operational plan. SLIG is particularly keen to include members who maybe don't normally participate in local events,… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Ghosts Galore at Halloween

13th October 2010

  Joe Hamill, one of SLIG’s Intercultural Officers, is marking Halloween with a historical walk and talk tour of Belfast city centre. Joe has secured well-know North Belfast local historian, Joe Baker, to take the tour around sites where 18th and 19th century executions and other gruesome events took place. … 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 »

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 »