Belvoir and Milltown join Shared Neighbourhoods Programme
Published: Mon, 8 Mar 2010
The Housing Executive is asking residents in the Belvoir and Milltown areas to come to the Belvoir Activity Centre on 13 March to hear how their lives will benefit from being part of a shared neighbourhood.
The Shared Neighbourhood Programme is 3 year pilot programme aimed at supporting and encouraging Shared Neighbourhoods across Northern Ireland. It is funded by the International Fund for Ireland and delivered by the Housing Executive.
The programme aims to develop shared areas that offer the opportunity for people to live in a neighbourhood where diversity is welcomed and people of all backgrounds live, work, learn and play together.
Alexandra de la Torre, the Housing Executive’s Community Cohesion Officer for the South East Area, explained “The Shared Neighbourhood Programme is being run out in 30 estates across Northern Ireland.
"By joining this programme the residents of Belvoir and Milltown will have access to grants to celebrate diversity and bring together people from all backgrounds. The community will also be benefit having access to community relations training and help in developing a community consultation as well as the design and implementation of their own Good Relations and Community Development Plan.
"For more information on how a local community will be benefit from this programme and how residents and community groups can contribute to develop this initiative, we are asking residents to join us at the Activity Centre on the 13th March from 3.30pm to 5pm.
"We will not only be launching the shared neighbourhood programme at this event, but we’ll also be having a celebration - bringing local groups and organizations together to enjoy local and international music and traditional stew.
2Why not come along and enjoy the music and food and find out more about the programme, everyone is welcome!”