Belfast City Council News latest press releases from Belfast City CouncilCopyright (c) Belfast City Council. All rights reserved.en1440<![CDATA[Belfast dreams big on plans to transform city’s cultural scene]]>18 Apr 2019<br/>People across Belfast and beyond are being asked to use their imagination and have their say on how the city’s cultural offering can be developed and celebrated over the next decade. Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast on course to double £1billion investment target]]>17 Apr 2019<br/>Belfast is on course to double its £1billion investment target, with around £2billion of investment in regeneration and commercial property development either complete, on site, or in planning, according to Belfast City Council. Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Seasonal favourite Spring Fair takes place in the Land of Oz this year]]>17 Apr 2019<br/>With the arrival of Spring, so comes the annual Spring Fair at Malone House and Barnett Demesne on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April which is set in the Land of Oz this year. Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Titanic Commemoration Service takes place at City Hall today remembering lost lives of tragedy]]>15 Apr 2019<br/>Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey, joined Susie Millar, President of the Belfast Titanic Society to lay wreaths at the Titanic Memorial in City Hall grounds today, in memory of those who died aboard the RMS Titanic. Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Easter fun for all the family at Belfast’s new pop-up park]]>15 Apr 2019<br/>Belfast's new pop-up park at Castle Place will be springing to life this Easter with a fabulous selection of free events for all the family to enjoy. Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Food safety breaches cost biscuit maker £6,000]]>9 Apr 2019<br/>Scottish firm Nevis Bakery were fined £6,000 for food safety offences in relation to Empire biscuits in a case brought by Belfast City Council. Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[75 new leisure centre jobs announced]]>9 Apr 2019<br/>75 new permanent jobs have been announced by GLL, the social enterprise responsible for the operation of 14 leisure centres in Belfast in partnership with Belfast City Council. Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Another sell out year expected for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon!]]>8 Apr 2019<br/>Entry for the seventh Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon has officially opened, with runners set to take to the streets on Sunday 22 September. Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast sports clubs and community groups get ‘On the Right Track!’ with PEACE IV funding]]>5 Apr 2019<br/>A new sports development initiative combining sport and opportunities for young people from different backgrounds in the city to learn, share and play together was launched today. Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast City Hall lights up in teal for a giant celebration]]>5 Apr 2019<br/>Belfast City Hall shone brightly in teal last night to celebrate a string of high profile championship wins for the Belfast Giants and the graduation of care experienced young people from the Odyssey Ice Academy. Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Get active with the Active Belfast Grants Scheme]]>28 Mar 2019<br/>Community, voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations across Belfast are being encouraged to inspire people to get out and get active to lead a healthier lifestyle. Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Deputy Lord Mayor opens new visitor exhibition]]>27 Mar 2019<br/>Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown, officially opened the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s new visitor exhibition at its Assembly Buildings in Belfast city centre. Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Research reveals future potential of Connswater Community Greenway]]>26 Mar 2019<br/>Results from a study evaluating the economic, environmental, health and social impacts of the Connswater Community Greenway were recently announced at an event held at Riddel Hall. Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Secretary of State for Northern Ireland approves first City Deal for Northern Ireland]]>26 Mar 2019<br/>The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, has today signed the Heads of Terms for the Belfast City Deal, alongside the Belfast Region City Deal partners and the Northern Ireland Civil Service. Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Lady Mary Peters honours Belfast's Sporting Heroes]]>22 Mar 2019<br/>Lady Mary Peters joined Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor Deirdre Hargey this evening at City Hall to honour Belfast’s sporting heroes. Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Council secures additional funding of over £5.5m to promote peace projects in city]]>22 Mar 2019<br/>Additional funding of over £5.5m has been secured by Belfast City Council to promote peace and reconciliation across communities in the city through the PEACE IV programme. Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Heart of city centre transformed into children’s playground]]>22 Mar 2019<br/>A ‘pop-up’ park in the heart of Belfast city centre was officially opened this morning by the Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Deirdre Hargey and Mark O’Donnell from Department for Communities. Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Language strategy benefits deaf people]]>22 Mar 2019<br/>Belfast City Council has today become the first Northern Ireland council to sign up to the British/Irish Sign Language Charter committing it to promote better access to public service for deaf communities. Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[A Belfast for All at City Hall]]>21 Mar 2019<br/>Belfast City Hall will come alive on Saturday 13 April with a jam-packed, fun-filled programme of free entertainment for all to mark Lord Mayor’s Day. Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast is in the Mix]]>21 Mar 2019<br/>Belfast is the latest city to showcase its diverse array of music on Mix the City, the British Council’s award-winning interactive mixing website. Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT