Flood alleviation work at Orangefield Park temporarily suspended

Flood alleviation works to the rear of  the properties in Orangefield Park, Belfast, have been temporarily suspended.

The works being carried out by a contractor on behalf of Rivers Agency, began in April and involve interconnected steel sheet piles being driven into the ground to form part of a new flood wall along the Knock River to the rear of homes in Orangefield Park.

CCG team visit Minnowburn Forest Park

Last week the CCG team visited Minnowburn Forest Park.  We travelled on bike from the CCG Offices to Minnowburn Forest Park. Yes, it can be done!

On the day we met some of the staff who work in the forest park including our guide for the day, Mick.

Avoniel Community Garden Update

The new Connswater Community Greenway (CCG) community garden at Avoniel Leisure Centre is currently under construction at the front of the Centre with some early planting already underway.

Community gardens are an opportunity to meet new people, develop new friendships, learn new skills and produce your own fruit and vegetables in a fun and welcoming environment and are being developed across the UK to encourage local residents to take ownership of their public spaces. So why not come along and join in the fun!

Lisnabreeny Biodiversity & Access Project Launch at the Cregagh Glen

Heather and Sean from the CCG team visited Lisnabreeny at the Cregagh Glen for the launch of the Lisnabreeny Biodiversity & Access Project on Thursday.

(Sean checking out one of the natural fences made by hand from willow)

Are you affected by flooding?

The Connswater Community Greenway team has been approached in relation to research being undertaken in association with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) seeking our assistance in gathering information from those affected by flooding.

The aim of the research is to gather valuable information which will be used to inform policies and procedures and to improve the emergency response of Belfast City Council.