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Lord Mayor puts playtime on the agenda at City Hall

25 Oct 2017
City Hall hosted a meeting with a difference this morning as Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister welcomed parents and tots for a play morning in the iconic building.

The event is part of the Lord Mayor’s ‘open agenda’ for her term in office and Councillor McAllister, who was joined by her 14-month-old son Finn, has plans for more play events in the coming months.

Councillor McAllister said: “During my year in office, I want to make City Hall an open and welcoming place for everyone, including families.

“City Hall might not be the first place you think of for a parents and tots event, but it was wonderful to see the little ones playing and enjoying rhyme time together in the grand surroundings of Belfast’s most iconic building. It’s also a great way of bringing parents, grandparents and carers together to share stories and support each other.

“As a young mother myself, I know how important it is to get together with other mums and dads who are on the same journey, experiencing the same highs and lows of parenthood; and I’m hoping that the next event we host here in City Hall will be even bigger and better. I will be hosting more events in the near future so keep an eye on social media.”

Details of future events and information on attending will be announced on the council’s website www.belfastcity.gov.uk and social media channels.

Also in attendance today was Parenting NI – one of Lord Mayor’s chosen charities - and staff from Belfast’s Central Library delivered a rhyme time session to the captive audience of under-3s.
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