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Bike competition winner announced!

To celebrate bike week (15 -23 June) the Connswater Community Greenway teamed up with the East Belfast Mission to give on lucky person the chance to win a bike!

The lucky winner was picked at random from hundreds of entries as local woman Paula Todd.


(Pictured left to right; Stephanie Meenagh (CCG), Paula Todd (Bike Winner) and Cathy Megahey)

Paula was just delighted with her prize which is the choice of any bike from any Restore Recycle stockist.

We celebrate Bike week by giving away a bike!

To celebrate Bike Week (15-23 June) we have teamed up with East Belfast Mission's recycle scheme to give you the chance to win a bicycle of your choice!

The lucky winner will get to choose a Bike from any restore recycle stockist.

To enter all you have to do is:

1. Like the CCG Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ConnswaterCommunityGreenway.

2. Like and share the picture as above from our Facebook Wall.

3. Comment 'Liked and Shared'.

First Phase of CCG contract awarded

The £4 million contract to deliver the first phase of the Connswater Community Greenway project has been awarded to Maghera-based BSG Civil Engineering Ltd.

The first phase includes the creation of 3 km of new paths, including two new bridges, for pedestrians and cyclists and a third bridge for vehicles, will be constructed, along with landscaping, miscellaneous public realm work and associated lighting and CCTV.

Today we launched The George Best Trail on George's birthday

Today, on what would have been George Best’s 67th birthday, a trail that guides you through the football legend’s humble beginnings, was launched on his ‘home turf’ at the Cregagh Estate, east Belfast.

This is our second trail which will guide locals and visitors to the places that shaped the young George Best before he was talent spotted and left for Manchester United. 

The first crop from the Avoniel Community Garden

Today is an exciting day for the Avoniel Community Garden as the first crop of the season is now ready!

There are lots of different crops currently growing in the community garden including potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, peas lettuce and fresh herbs (among the most common). You really can grow anything as long as you have the right environment!

There is also a section in the community garden dedicated to teaching you how to grow at home if you do not have a garden. We think it is a great idea and hopefully inspires other to grow at home whether they have a garden or not.