Belfast City Council News latest press releases from Belfast City CouncilCopyright (c) Belfast City Council. All rights reserved.en1440<![CDATA[Ride on Belfast celebrates Bike Week at City Hall]]>14 Jun 2019<br/>Pedal power was to the fore this morning (Friday 14 June) at Belfast City Hall as hundreds of cycling enthusiasts descended on the front lawns as part of Ride on Belfast. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast wins bid to host Europe’s largest conference on archaeology]]>14 Jun 2019<br/>Belfast has been chosen to host Europe’s largest annual gathering of archaeologists, joining Barcelona, Istanbul and Lisbon in a strong international line-up of cities to bring up to 2,500 delegates together in one place, Visit Belfast confirmed. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Next steps in extensive Belfast Waterside development get green light]]>13 Jun 2019<br/>A major new development which could create over 8,000 jobs and provide homes for more than 1,500 residents has been approved by Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Extern to tackle sectarianism among young people in new Belfast-based Peace IV project]]>13 Jun 2019<br/>Leading social justice charity Extern has announced the launch of an innovative new project, part of Belfast City Council’s PEACE IV programme, aimed at tackling issues surrounding sectarianism and hate crime among young people in Belfast. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast begins bid to host Global Chamber Congress 2023]]>11 Jun 2019<br/>A delegation of Belfast business leaders, led by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber), arrives in Brazil today to showcase the city as a potential host for a global congress event in 2023. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast City Council teams up with charities to launch a day of action to tackle loneliness: Be More Connected]]>6 Jun 2019<br/>Be More Connected will launch at Belfast City Hall on Monday 17th June from 10am-12:30pm, with Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor John Finucane offering his support to the day of action on tackling loneliness and isolation. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Study to examine future development of city centre announced]]>5 Jun 2019<br/>Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee has agreed to jointly commission a study with the Department for Infrastructure and the Department for Communities, to examine how the city centre should develop in a way that is accessible and welcoming for all. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Visit by Swedish Ambassador to Belfast tomorrow]]>5 Jun 2019<br/>Belfast is preparing for a visit from Swedish Ambassador Torbjörn Sohlström and Embassy staff who’ll be setting up a Swedish Pop-Up Embassy outside City Hall on the National Day of Sweden tomorrow (June 6) as part of a UK wide tour. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Owners urged to become ‘Green Dog Walkers’ to help combat dog fouling]]>5 Jun 2019<br/>Dog owners across Belfast are being encouraged to sign up to become ‘Green Dog Walkers’ as part of an innovative new initiative to tackle dog fouling. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Smart technology pilot scheme for Belfast parks]]>4 Jun 2019<br/>A ‘smart’ pilot project using sensors, artificial intelligence and community currency is underway in a number of locations across Belfast, aimed at helping Belfast City Council manage its parks and open spaces. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Public are ‘lapping up’ first ever running track at Belfast City Hall]]>3 Jun 2019<br/>Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor John Finucane laced up his running shoes today (Tuesday 3 June), alongside people from all across Northern Ireland to take part in Translink’s ‘My Way 5k’ in aid of its charity Cancer Focus NI at Belfast City Hall. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast’s ready for sights, sounds and tastes of Nashville]]>3 Jun 2019<br/>Belfast is just days away from a giant hoe down to celebrate over 20 years of the city’s Sister City Relationship with Nashville, Tennessee. Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast’s social enterprises and co-operatives in the spotlight]]>31 May 2019<br/>Belfast’s Social Enterprise and Cooperative sector was in the spotlight today as Belfast City Council and WorkWest hosted ‘Social in the City’ at the Catalyst Fintech Hub on Donegall Square. May 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast’s primary school athletes go for gold]]>30 May 2019<br/>Budding athletes from the city’s primary schools shone today at the 29th annual Belfast Parks Primary Schools Athletic Shield and Cup competition hosted by Belfast City Council at the Mary Peters Track. May 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast Lord Mayor showcases city to prestigious Chinese business and media delegation]]>29 May 2019<br/>Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor John Finucane has welcomed Madame Zhang Meifang, NI Chinese Consul General and a high profile delegation of Chinese business and media leaders to City Hall in his first international engagement. May 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Creativity is wee buns at Clifton Gateway]]>29 May 2019<br/>People are being encouraged to get creative in how they think and feel about their environment at Clifton Gateway, ahead of a proposed upgrade to the area’s public realm. May 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast and Dublin explore Last Mile Delivery Challenge]]>23 May 2019<br/>160,000 Euro is being invested in new solutions to last mile delivery challenges in Belfast and Dublin. May 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[George Best statue gifted to Belfast on his birthday]]>22 May 2019<br/>Today a life size bronze statue of football legend George Best was unveiled in Belfast on what would have been his 73rd birthday. May 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[New Lord Mayor of Belfast installed at AGM]]>21 May 2019<br/>Sinn Fein councillor John Finucane has tonight been installed as the new Lord Mayor of Belfast. May 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Colombian cities visit Belfast to explore post-conflict resilience]]>16 May 2019<br/>Senior representatives from two Colombian cities are meeting with community and Belfast City Council colleagues this week. May 2019 00:00:00 GMT