Rivers agency has secured £6m for the integrated / flood alleviation elements of the CCG project.

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has secured £ 6 million for flood alleviation work to help protect 1,700 properties in East Belfast.

(Rivers Agency begin work at Orangefield Lane as part of Flood Alleviation Works) Photograph (c) CCG

The move, which comes following a meeting with the Finance Minister, gives the Rivers Agency the go ahead to include flood alleviation works as part of the Connswater Community Greenway project.  

Help 'put the Hollow to bed' for winter.

Following on from the hugely successful spring clean of the Hollow, CCG will be helping to cleanup the Hollow this Saturday (Sat 13th Oct) alongside local residents and community groups. 

(Hollow Winter Cleanup Poster)

PLEASE HELP: We need as many helpers as we can get! So, if you are free this Saturday, please contact Sean or Heather on 028 9046 7925.

CCG celebrate National Trails Day with some exciting news!

Sunday 7th Oct will mark National Trails Day!

Did you know that we have developed a handy Trails guide which highlights the history and wildlife of the Connswater, Knock and Loop rivers. Trails are a great way to get our and about whilst getting to know what is right on your doorstep for FREE!

Rivers Agency commence interim flood alleviation works at Orangefield Park

Further interim flood alleviation works at Orangefield Park have commenced.

Rivers Agency has started work to lower the level of disused land beside the park to create a ponding area for flood storage during periods of heavy rain. This will help reduce the risk of flooding to houses in the area in advance of the flood alleviation works to be carried out as part of the CCG project.

'Sea of Yardmen' displayed as part of the East Belfast Arts Festival 2012

As you know earlier this year the CCG team organised The Titanic Yardmen Cycle and Walk. As part of this event all participants were asked to recreate the sea of yardmen on the slipways of Titanic.

This image created by Bradley Quinn Photography can now be seen in Central Station, Belfast as part of this years East Belfast Arts Festival 2012. 

(Wendy, Sean and Stephanie from CCG visit 'Sea of Yardmen' at central station, Belfast)