Belfast City Council News latest press releases from Belfast City CouncilCopyright (c) Belfast City Council. All rights reserved.en1440<![CDATA[Lord Mayor urges residents to ‘get creative’ to manage household waste]]>27 Mar 2020<br/>The Lord Mayor of Belfast has appealed to residents to consider composting to help manage their kitchen and garden waste during the coronavirus pandemic. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast City Council moves to black bin only collection service]]>25 Mar 2020<br/>Belfast City Council has temporarily moved to a black bin only collection service with immediate effect. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[City Hall lighting up in support of NHS]]>25 Mar 2020<br/>City Hall and the Albert Clock will be lit in blue on Thursday 26 March to show support for NHS workers. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Updated arrangements for Roselawn crematorium]]>19 Mar 2020<br/>Belfast City Council has regrettably taken a decision to close the chapel at Roselawn Crematorium and associated facilities to mourners from Monday 23 March until further notice. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast councillors agree further closures at Council facilities]]>16 Mar 2020<br/>Members of Belfast City Council have agreed that leisure centres and community centres should be closed until further notice in response to Covid-19. Councillors also agreed to close St George’s Market, as well as the ICC Belfast and Ulster Hall. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast councillors agree ‘phased plan’ in response to coronavirus]]>13 Mar 2020<br/>Members of Belfast City Council have tonight agreed a number of measures to help manage operational and cleaning resources across Council facilities in response to Covid-19. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast City Council to hold special meeting]]>12 Mar 2020<br/>Following moves from the Irish government to step up measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Members of Belfast City Council have agreed to hold a special meeting of Council on Friday. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Growing Colin Allotments and Healthy Living Centre]]>12 Mar 2020<br/>An upgrade to the Colin Allotments and Healthy Living Centre in west Belfast has been officially unveiled by Lord Mayor, Councillor Daniel Baker, and Junior Minister Declan Kearney. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Council’s new Green and Blue Infrastructure Plan will help protect environment]]>12 Mar 2020<br/>As global attention focuses ever more closely on the environment, Belfast City Council has published its first Green and Blue Infrastructure Plan to help protect green spaces, rivers and other natural assets in the city. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Irish Language Week celebrated at City Hall]]>12 Mar 2020<br/>The Irish language and the role it plays in daily life across the city has been celebrated at Belfast City Hall. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Plans announced for further public realm improvements in Belfast city centre]]>10 Mar 2020<br/>Design work is to get underway on plans to upgrade five key streets in Belfast city centre. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Access to learning can lead to positive mental health and strong resilience]]>10 Mar 2020<br/>Access to learning opportunities can help people build positive mental health and wellbeing and better resilience according to the Belfast Festival of Learning. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Community organisations praised for helping to build resilient city]]>10 Mar 2020<br/>Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Daniel Baker has heaped praise on local community organisations and volunteers for the work they do in helping to build a resilient city. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[St Patrick's Day celebrations postponed]]>9 Mar 2020<br/>Members of Belfast City Council have taken a precautionary decision to postpone its annual St Patrick’s Day parade and concert. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Celebration for Leisure Employment Academy graduates]]>9 Mar 2020<br/>A graduation ceremony has taken place at Brook Leisure Centre to celebrate the achievements of individuals who have completed the Leisure Belfast Employment Academy and successfully gained employment. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[£5m park project will create shared space for the whole community]]>6 Mar 2020<br/>A new £5 million park development in west Belfast will provide a welcoming, shared space for local residents and visitors. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[New €6.5 million shared women’s centre on Belfast interface announced ahead of International Women’s Day]]>6 Mar 2020<br/>A new €6.5 million EU-funded purpose-built shared space for women and their families located at the interface area at Lanark Way in west Belfast has been announced. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[PEACE IV International Women’s Day event takes place at Belfast Castle today]]>5 Mar 2020<br/>The High Sheriff of Belfast, Councillor Nicola Verner, joined a number of women involved in peacebuilding at a PEACE IV event at Belfast Castle today, in the run up to International Women’s Day. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Lord Mayor attends launch of Bike Life report]]>5 Mar 2020<br/>The Bike Life survey, the biggest assessment of cycling in urban areas in the UK and Ireland, is produced by sustainable transport charity Sustrans in partnership with city authorities. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[City Hall to light up for World Down’s Syndrome Day 2020]]>4 Mar 2020<br/>Lord Mayor announces Belfast City Hall will light up blue and yellow to mark World Down's Syndrome Day 2020. Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT