Belfast City Council News - Twitter Feed Belfast City Council News - Twitter Feed Copyright (c) Belfast City Council. All rights reserved. en 1440 Run-away success at Belfast City Council’s Primary Schools Cross Country Championships Hundreds of school kids from across Belfast descended on Ormeau Park on Thursday 9 May to compete in the finals of Belfast City Council’s Primary Schools Cross Country Championships. Artists to think outside the box for reimagined city Utility boxes in Belfast city centre are to be given a makeover thanks to a project being piloted by the Council and Destination CQ and Belfast One Business Improvement Districts. Belfast on course to double £1billion investment target 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. Seasonal favourite Spring Fair takes place in the Land of Oz this year 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. 75 new leisure centre jobs announced 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. Another sell out year expected for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon! 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. Get active with the Active Belfast Grants Scheme 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. Deputy Lord Mayor opens new visitor exhibition 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. Research reveals future potential of Connswater Community Greenway 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. Council secures additional funding of over £5.5m to promote peace projects in city 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. Language strategy benefits deaf people 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. Lord Mayor calls on volunteers to support Special Olympics collection Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey is calling on all citizens to support the great work of the Special Olympics by volunteering their time for their big collection day on 1 April. Belfast’s Foreign Direct investment strategy is second only to Hong Kong Belfast’s Foreign Direct investment (FDi) strategy is second only to Hong Kong, according to the Financial Times FDI Magazine Editor’s Choice Awards today. Largest ever Team Belfast delegation highlights investment opportunities at international conference A delegation of almost 100 business leaders from the Belfast region arrive in Cannes, France today for MIPIM – the world’s largest international property investment conference. Council looks to children for inspiration in redesigning city centre Belfast City Council is to explore ways it can reimagine its city centre and learn from other cities to create public spaces and streets which are child-friendly and encourage learning. Belfast and Dublin partners explore FinTech opportunities Private and public sector leaders in Belfast and Dublin met last night (Tuesday, 5 March) at an industry event organised by Belfast City Council at Glandore, 25 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin to explore FinTech opportunities in this high growth sector. Community asked to share views on walkway improvement plans Residents of east Belfast are being invited to share their views on plans for environmental improvements at Bloomfield Walkway. Winter Picnic celebrations at Ormeau Park Play your part in completing one of Belfast’s largest pieces of public art at a wonderful Winter Picnic which takes place on Saturday, 2nd March from 1pm to 4pm. Belfast celebrates learning The Belfast Festival of Learning makes a welcome return to the city from the 4 – 10 March, marking its fourth year with a busy programme of free interactive and engaging events. Call your bannermen...winter is coming to Belfast In preparation for the arrival of the GAME OF THRONESTM: THE TOURING EXHIBITION, coming to the Titanic Exhibition Centre for its first and only limited-engagement visit to the UK and Ireland, sigils from fans’ favourite houses have appeared around the city.