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CONCERNS OVER CROSSING: Blackstaff Community Development Association (BCDA) has written to Roads Service regarding local concerns about residents safety at in the vicinity of the zebra crossing at Tates Avenue / Ebor Street.

There has been two traffic collisions recently which prompted the BCDA to write to the Roads Service requesting a meeting to discuss what can be done to reduce the risks for road users and local people.

The zebra crossing is used by many local people including children going to the shops and Olympia Community Centre. Road Service are waiting for information on the details and circumstances of the recent collisions from the PSNI. Once the full details are known, they will consider the options available.

Roads Service have agreed to meet BCDA sometime this month to discuss what can be done to make this crossing point safer for everyone. BCDA will also raise other concerns about road safety in the Tates Avenue / Boucher Road area

BELFAST BUS TOUR

Some of south Belfast's principal buildings will be included in the Belfast Civic Trust's free bus tour on Friday, September 13.

The tour gives an opportunity to see Victorian and Edwardian Belfast together with modern Belfast.

The tour also includes the Custom House, Belfast City Hall, Queens University, St Anne's Cathedral, St Peter's Cathedral and the RISE sculpture.

Participants are asked to meet first at Place Built Environment Centre, 40 Fountain Street at 2pm.

INTERNATIONAL MEET UP

Everyone is welcome at International Meeting Point (IMP) at 133 Lisburn Road (beside former Ulsterville Presbyterian Church).

It is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am-3pm and Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm. There are free English classes and internet cafe – a great opportunity to meet people and have a chat.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

BELFAST Photo Imaging Club (BPIC) is one of the top camera clubs in Northern Ireland and one of the friendliest. The club meet in the Morton Community Centre, Lorne Street (just off the Lisburn Road) Thursday nights between 7.30pm and 10pm.

For more information about the club, check out the website: www.bpicni.com.

TEDDY TIME AT LIBRARY

LISBURN Road Library holds 'Teddy Time' evening storytelling for children aged four to eight-years-old on the first Monday of every month.

Admission is free and a biscuit and juice are provided, all you need to bring is your teddy bear.

FLORAL WALK IN THE HILLS

THE Woodland Trust is encouraging people to strap on their walking shoes and explore the five hectares of stunning wildflowers which have been created at Carnmoney Hill, Newtownabbey. A leaflet to help plan your route is available. Tel: 91 275787 or visit: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/carnmoney to obtain a leaflet or for further information.

GETTING FIT FOR CHRISTMAS

THE Greater Village Regeneration Trust launched it new September to December Activity Programme for its Fit 4 Life Centre at an open day on August 16.

The local community were invited to this event to try out the machines and fitness equipment, and find out what programmes and activities the Fit 4 Life Centre will be delivering this autumn.

The centre, located on the first floor of Richview Regeneration Centre at 339 Donegall Road, offers a variety of classes for all ages such as boxercise, circuits, kids gym, light exercise to music, seniors circuits, spin classes and more.

For upcoming classes and events you can check out www.facebook.com/gvrt.belfast or ring GVRT on:90 333527.

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