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Members of the public asked to ‘name the road’

5 Mar 2018
Members of the public are being invited to suggest a name for a new boulevard leading to Olympia Leisure Centre.

The road will lead from Boucher Road to the recently refurbished leisure centre, providing access for cars and pedestrians to the new 3G pitches, play park and multi-use games area – all due to open at the end of May.

Councillor Matt Garrett, chair of Belfast City Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee, said: “This new road is being constructed as part of the £21.75m investment at Olympia – a project which sits within our £105m Leisure Transformation Programme being delivered across the city.

“Olympia Leisure Centre reopened to the public last January and is a state-of-the-art facility. These additional outdoor facilities will further enhance that offering, and we’re very much looking forward to the official unveiling in May.”

Councillor Garrett added: “Asking the public to suggest names for the new road is a great way to get the local community involved and to take ownership of this new facility. People can email their suggestions or pick up a form at venues in the local area. All the information is on our website.”

Members of the public can share their suggestions between now and Sunday 18 March by completing a simple form on our website, emailing nametheroad@belfastcity.gov.uk or by picking up a form at one of these venues:

• Olympia Leisure Centre
• Morton Community Centre
• Greater Village Regeneration Trust
• Windsor Women’s Centre

Once all the suggestions are received and validated, a shortlist will be drawn up by a naming panel and put to a public vote. Voting will be available online and at a number of venues in the area, by email and by post.

All suggested names must adhere to the council’s naming guidelines which can be found here www.belfastcity.gov.uk/nametheroad - along with more information about the naming process.
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