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BRT Update

28th October 2016

BELFAST RAPID TRANSIT   Andersonstown Road / Stewartstown Road between Finaghy Road North and Michael Ferguson Roundabout   BRT represents a £90m investment in public transport by the Department for Infrastructure, with this section representing a £3.5m investment in the local area. BRT aims to benefit the increasingly large number… Read More »

IT Course Community Graduation at Ulster University, Jordanstown

16th December 2014

In Autumn 2014, twenty-nine adults from across both Suffolk and Lenadoon completed an IT course delivered by Ulster University’s lifelong learning department. This course was completed in SLIG’s premises but was accredited by University of Ulster. On 12th November several of the learners attended a community celebration event at University… Read More »

Community Youth Work in an Interface Context module

16th December 2014

SLIG has recently delivered our own pioneering module as part of the ‘Youth Work Studies Certificate Course’ at Ulster University. The module entitled ‘Community Youth Work in an Interface Context’ is now an integral part of the options provided by the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, and we… Read More »

Young People and Policing Group

16th December 2014

SLIG has facilitated a course of interaction between local young people and the PSNI, aimed at improving relations between the two. The course was designed to challenge both young people and the neighbourhood policing team by placing them in the shoes of the other, and helping them develop empathy for… Read More »

Queens University Youth Research

20th May 2014

As part of a young adult learner programme, participants from across the interface surveyed 34 local young people to find out their attitudes to so-called peace walls and their experience of living near an interface. The findings of the ‘Young People's Views of Living Near an Interface’ research was published in… Read More »

Training Courses, January - March 2014

14th May 2014

SLIG continues with its focus on training up local adults and young people, around both contentious and non-contentious themes. Here’s an overview of recent training courses delivered:   Contentious Issues:     In partnership with Tides Training and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, a large cross community group of 33… Read More »

Events Coming Up, Spring/Summer 2014!

12th May 2014

We have a number of events coming up in the near future:     Talking to Your Enemies We are hoping to arrange a ‘Talking to Your Enemies’ evening with Jo Berry and Pat Magee. Jo and Pat have been on an fascinating journey of reconciliation, following the death of… Read More »

Community Relations Chief Peter Osborne VisIts SLIG

8th May 2014

At the end of February we were delighted to welcome Peter Osborne to SLIG, following his recent appointment as new Chief Executive of Community Relations Council (CRC). Peter expressed a very strong interest in our work and stated that he holds SLIG as a ‘role model of best practice in… Read More »

Recent Visits to SLIG

8th May 2014

We continue to host local, national and international groups to share our award-winning grassroots approach to peace-building. We delivered a ‘Peace-building and Conflict Resolution’ workshop and walking tour for 28 students from the School of Geography, University of London, accompanied by Professor Catherine Nash and Dr Philippa Williams. Professor Nash commented: Thank… Read More »

Peace Walls Art Programme

8th May 2014

The next sites to be progressed through the Peace Walls Programme focuses on are the Colin Glen River Path in Suffolk, and the Lenadoon side of the Stewartstown Road interface. We are pleased to have successfully secured funding for an artist to come in and deliver an art programme around… Read More »

Peace Walls Programme Update

8th May 2014

Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project site update After months of community consultation, we are delighted that capital work has finally begun! The Suffolk entrance to the Stewartstown Road (SRRP) building is first, with work underway to make the entrance more accessible and welcoming, including disabled access for the first time. At… Read More »

Volunteer Training Programme

8th May 2014

In February, SLIG recruited volunteers specifically to assist with the Peace Walls Programme. Six local residents have been working with the Peace Walls Development Officer, Suzanne, to develop skills and knowledge in undertaking Community Consultation.  The volunteers took part in a two-day training programme in March and are all now… Read More »

Youth Achievement Awards 2014

8th May 2014

The 4th annual Suffolk Lenadoon Youth Achievement Awards took place on Wednesday 12th March 2014 thanks to funding provided by the Ur City Too fund via Belfast City Council and additional funds provided by SLIG. The event, which includes all youth providers across Suffolk and Lenadoon, is a highlight in… Read More »

Creating Positive Legacies

8th May 2014

Thanks to money secured through NI Community Relations Council, we were able to deliver an extensive community relations programme focussed on building relations between teenagers across the interface. Twelve young people participated in a programme that challenged the mindsets of the young people, provided adrenaline filled activities and an environment… Read More »

Interface Soccer Sevens, 2014

8th May 2014

Our annual Interface Soccer Sevens event ran at Seaview, the home of Crusaders FC, at the end of March with over 100 young people participating across two age groups. Seven-a-side teams from interface across Belfast including Suffolk/Lenadoon, Ardoyne/Shankill and Donegall Pass/Lower Ormeau competed at Under 11 and Under 15 levels… Read More »