Belfast Telegraph

Monday 28 July 2014

South Belfast Grapevine - May 28

BELVOIR The new Belvoir Community Garden at Dunseverick Avenue has been opened by local man Ian Stewart, a former Northern Ireland international footballer who now works for the IFA.

Children from Belvoir Primary School took pride in the new garden and planted wild flowers such as Ragged Robin, Red Campion and Ox-eye Daisy under the supervision of the Eco Seeds group.

The garden was a Belvoir Community Association project working in partnership with the Housing Executive.

The association said it will greatly enhance the area as Belvoir is to enter the Best Kept Housing Awards competition in the coming months

Belvoir man Ian Beggs has received the ‘Mr Boots’ award, an all-Ireland accolade in recognition of his services to junior rugby in Ulster for 60 years.

His love of rugby began with Carrickfergus RFC. He still serves on the Ulster branch and has also worked on the International Ticket Allocation Committee for many years. Adding to his numerous roles, Ian has also taken on one of the least glamourous jobs at the branch, that of a Ravenhill steward, a task he has undertaken in all weathers for well over 20 years.

Mr Beggs received the top award for junior rugby for 2008 at a function held in the Grand Hotel in Moate (near Athlone) on Friday, May 8, 2009.

He received his blazer and tie together with a special plaque, and now joins an elite list of his peers in the Ulster branch.

The next Milltown Baptist Church fellowship hour is on Thursday, June 4, at 2.30pm when the guest speaker will be John Brown. Everyone is very welcome.

If you need transport contact Hazel Coulter on 9070 1223.

Belvoir student Harry McCammond is having a fundraising concert on Saturday, June 20, at 7.45pm in Belvoir Presbyterian Church.

Harry is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in late August to raise funds for children in Tanzania.

There are to be around 20 pieces performed by a variety of acts — solos, duets and group performances, ranging from contemporary to musical, to Rat Pack and classical.

There will also be a light supper provided.

Tickets are £5 and can be reserved by emailing Harry at henriatus@hotmail.com or hjm37@st-andrews.ac.uk, or by calling him on 07814834901.

Also, for those who can't make it to the event, donations can be made online at http:// www.justgiving.com/harrymccammond .



DONEGALL ROAD

The Greater Village Regeneration Trust (GVRT) currently has office suites to rent on flexible terms in its newly built Richview Regeneration Centre.

The centre is located on the Donegall Road offering ease of access to the city centre, the Westlink and the M1 motorway. Office suites range from 169 sq ft to 538 sq ft.

To arrange a viewing contact Chris Shaw at Ortus — the business development agency, on 9031 1002, chris@ortus.org, or Neil Herron at GVRT on 9033 3527 or neil.herron@gvrt.org.

As part of a Peace III Project, Belfast South Community Resources based at 127-145 Sandy Row, will be producing a newsletter.

Initially it will be produced twice a year. If there is sufficient interest it will increase to a quarterly publication.

Please send information with photographs if applicable to Billy Newman at the Sandy Row address. Alternatively you can forward it by email to nikki@bscr.co.uk.

Deadline for material for the first edition is Friday, June 12.

A brick-a-brack sale will be held in the Blythe Street sheltered dwellings, on Saturday, May 30, from 10am.

Your support would be very much appreciated.

Friends of City Way Day Centre, Sandy Row, will be having their annual summer sale and cafe morning on Friday, June 5, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Admission to the sale is £1.

Artwork which includes 336 names is currently on display outside Sandy Row Community Centre.

The artwork has been done to commenorate all members of the Play Development Project, past and present, and to celebrate the project’s tenth anniversary.

A children's Bible story speaking competition will take place at Tyndale Reformed Church, Donegall Avenue, on Thursday, May 28, at 7pm.

Parents and friends will be made welcome and light refreshments will also be provided.

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