Shared Neighbourhood Forum held in Claudy
Published: Mon, 18 Jun 2012
A Shared Neighbourhood Forum was recently held at ‘The Diamond Centre’ in Claudy, as part of the recent ‘Good Relations Week’.
The forum included groups and representatives from across the North East and West Areas and was held to celebrate the success of the Shared Neighbourhood Programme, funded by the International Fund for Ireland, Peace III, in the twelve participating communities. The forum enabled participants to showcase the range and success of projects delivered through the programme in the past 3 years, helping shape and improve community cohesion in their local areas.
Representatives from community groups recently signed up to the new Shared Communities Programme attended the forum and all involved were encouraged to share experiences, knowledge and ideas to take back to and benefit their communities.
Ann-Mauree Curry and Eddie Breslin from ourCommunity Cohesion Unit organised the event, and were very pleased with the day’s proceedings. It was a chance for all the Shared Neighbourhood Programme members to show best practice and give the new Shared Community Groups advice on how to achieve successful outcomes.
The day showed how much voluntary work is being carried out to help build shared communities throughout the province.
We are optimistic that the new Shared Communities Programme, which we are rolling out over the next three years to another eight selected areas in the North East and West Areas, will prove as successful as the Shared Neighbourhood Programme.
Participating communities in the North East:
- Springfarm, Antrim
- Windmill and Minorca Drive, Carrickfergus
- Whiteabbey, Newtownabbey
- Castle, Ballymoney
- Sallagh Park Larne
Participating communities in the West:
- Glens LimavadySion Mills Community Forum
- Gortview Killybrack Omagh
- Parkview Castledawson
- Blackhill Riverside Cookstown