'Walking Off The Blues' a huge success

On Friday the 12th April the CCG team got their best blue outfits on and braved the rain for 'Walking Off The Blues'.

The event organised by Active Belfast, East Belfast Partnership's Health and Good Relations project and the Connswater Community Greenway team hoped to highlight how walking can help your mental health. The walk also promoted wellbeing, provided information about local walking/wellbeing groups, encouraged people to talk to their neighbours and hopefully helped people build new friendships.

5p bag levy comes into action today

Waste and littering is an issue very close to our hearts here at the CCG!

So, we can't help but welcome the compulsory 5p charge that has been imposed on sale of all plastic shopping bags in Northern Ireland. This includes bags made from paper, starch and other natural materials.

People in Northern Ireland use some 250 million bags a year, which amounts to about 140 per person. This breaks down to roughly 30,000 carrier bags in an hour. (Mr Attwood the NI Minister of the Environment)

Orangefield Lane – Gate Closures

Site clearance and sheet piling, as part of the East Belfast Flood Alleviation Scheme, will commence early April.

(Orangefield Lane: Pedestrian Closure Poster. These will be displayed around the affected area)

Mayor of Drogheda and guests visit the CCG

This week, the Mayor of Drogheda, Councillor Paul Bell and guests visited the CCG accompanied by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Gavin Robinson.

(The Lord Mayor and his guests enjoyed a site visit led by Wendy Langham (CCG))

Stakeholder Forum at Inverary Community Centre

The CCG Stakeholder Forum took place today and was kindly hosted by Inverary Community Centre, Sydenham.

Although it was a snowy and wet spring day we had approximately 30 attendees at the forum, including the Lord Mayor Alderman Gavin Robinson, who heard from a wide variety of speakers.

(There was still a good turnout despite the terrible weather)