Belfast City Council News latest press releases from Belfast City CouncilCopyright (c) Belfast City Council. All rights reserved.en1440<![CDATA[Belfast PCSP renews campaign to take drugs off the streets]]>20 Feb 2018<br/>Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is supporting a renewed campaign highlighting the damage drugs do to individuals, families and communities and urging people to report drug dealers to Crimestoppers. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Work starting on Brook – the latest Leisure Transformation project]]>19 Feb 2018<br/>Work is starting on the new £15 million Brook Leisure Centre – part of a £40 million investment by Belfast City Council in west Belfast. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Spaceman drops in to City Hall]]>16 Feb 2018<br/>Lord Mayor, Nuala McAllister, welcomed international Space Station astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, to Belfast City Hall ahead of an event in the SSE Arena Belfast as part of the NI Science Festival. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Parklife programme hailed as best in class]]>14 Feb 2018<br/>A Belfast City Council-pioneered education programme has been hailed as “best in class”. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Council opens consultation on development of inner north west area of city centre]]>13 Feb 2018<br/>Belfast City Council has launched a new consultation exercise in relation to developing a masterplan for the future development of the inner north west quadrant of the city centre. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast Waterfront to host Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018]]>8 Feb 2018<br/>The Belfast Waterfront is set to host the Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018 on Wednesday, 4 April. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Council searching for Belfast’s future sports stars]]>7 Feb 2018<br/>Belfast City Council is leading an initiative which could ultimately see some of the city’s emerging young sports stars competing at 2021 Commonwealth Games. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Orbital, Breeders and First Aid Kit to play Belfast at BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend]]>7 Feb 2018<br/>The Biggest Weekend is coming to Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea this summer with coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four plus radio, online and mobile across the entire weekend. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Northern Ireland Helplines Awareness Day]]>6 Feb 2018<br/>Northern Ireland Helplines Awareness Day is highlighting the extensive range of helplines providing vital support, advice and information to the public today, Tuesday, 6 February. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Deputy Lord Mayor welcomes Belfast City Airport announcement]]>6 Feb 2018<br/>Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Sonia Copeland has welcomed news of a £15m infrastructure investment by George Best Belfast City Airport. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Continued efficiency measures ensure minimum rates increase for Belfast ratepayers]]>2 Feb 2018<br/>A district rate increase of 1.98 per cent for 2018/19 was agreed at Belfast City Council’s monthly meeting with continued efficiency measures ensuring a minimum increase for ratepayers at just under 2%. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Selfies, Millies, Fadgies, urban murals and orchestral manoeuvres – all part of Belfast Arts Weekender]]>1 Feb 2018<br/>This Spring is set to get a whole lot more interesting with the arrival of the Belfast Arts Weekender over two packed weekends, 2-4 and 10-11 March 2018. Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast celebrates Branagh’s Freedom award]]>30 Jan 2018<br/>One of Belfast’s most famous sons will officially become a Freeman of the City at a celebration event in the Ulster Hall tonight Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Manic Street Preachers and Beck confirmed for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend in Belfast this May]]>30 Jan 2018<br/>The Biggest Weekend is coming to Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea this summer. Coverage on BBC TV, radio, online and mobile across the entire weekend. Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast’s young people supported to develop their future careers]]>29 Jan 2018<br/>A new initiative is set to support more than 4,000 young people in Belfast to get on the road to career success over the next two years. Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast teenagers get paid to take first step to employment during summer break]]>23 Jan 2018<br/>A new initiative is providing at least 20 Belfast school pupils aged 16-17 with an opportunity to complete a paid work placement during their school holidays. Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Stars Belfast bound for trad music extravaganza, Gradam Ceoil]]>19 Jan 2018<br/>As the countdown begins for the biggest night of the year for traditional Irish music, stars from the stage and screen are getting set to descend on Belfast. Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Community benefits of stadia highlighted at conference]]>18 Jan 2018<br/>The benefits which major sports stadia can bring to the wider community have been highlighted at a conference in Belfast. Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast PEACE IV funding launch]]>18 Jan 2018<br/>Communities across Belfast are to benefit from £8.79 million of PEACE IV funding. Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Output Belfast announces closing keynote speakers.]]>18 Jan 2018<br/>Details of the keynote speaker at this year’s Output Belfast – the largest one-day music conference on the island of Ireland, which takes place on Thursday 8 February – have been confirmed. Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT