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#AWeeBitOfHope campaign

  • Spread a wee bit of hope

    We still need to be on our guard against COVID-19, but the longer evenings and warmer temperatures give us hope for better days ahead.

    So, this summer, we’re continuing to use our social media channels to spread #AWeeBitOfHope.

    During the springtime, lots of you shared your pictures and stories of colour returning to our city as a new season began – in our gardens, local parks, streets and communities – and we’d love to hear more!

    Find us on:

    Twitter (link opens in new window) - @belfastcc
    Facebook (link opens in new window) - @belfastcitycouncil
    Instagram (link opens in new window) - @belfastcitycouncil

    Use #AWeeBitOfHope to tell us:

    • what you’re enjoying the most now that restrictions are easing
    • what you want to continue from your lockdown journey
    • ‘lockdown legends’ – the people, places and groups who helped you during difficult times this year
    • what motivates you for the future – summer planting, a long overdue meet-up with friends or family, the return of your favourite event
    • positive stories from your community – projects or individuals whose efforts are helping neighbourhoods get back on their feet

    You can also email your stories to

    We’d also love to see more of your seasonal pictures. Keep sending us your snaps of beautiful blooms, outdoor life and other uplifting shots of Belfast awakening.

  • City Matters cover photo competition

    As part of our #AWeeBitOfHope campaign, we ran a competition to find a cover picture for the summer edition of our City Matters residents’ magazine. 

    Congratulations to our winner, Amita Ravikirana, and her beautiful picture of her daughter Niyathi wishing for better, healthier days ahead.

    Amita received a £50 Belfast city centre gift card and her picture can be seen on the front cover of our magazine, which was distributed to households across the city in late June 2021.

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