Grapevine - February 18
HISTORIC WALK — The Lagan Valley Regional Park (LVRP) ‘Horses and Haulers’ event takes place on Saturday, February 20, at 11am and will last for one hour and 30 minutes.
Join the LVRP staff who are to meet at Shaw’s Bridge as they follow in the footsteps and hoof steps of the haulers and horses of the old Lagan Navigation.
The group will follow the route taken by the horses and barges along the old Lagan Navigation, taking time to discover the many features of the historic waterway and learning about the people who lived and worked along the canal.
The walk takes the group from Shaw’s Bridge down past the newly restored cottage and third lock, along the canal and river system, returning on the other side of the river.
Booking is essential. For more details, call 9049 1932.
CHURCH DISCUSSION — Belvoir Presbyterian Church’s ‘Tell-it-Again’ series begins on Sunday, February 21, at 6.30pm and runs for five consecutive Sunday nights.
‘Tell-it-Again’ will focus on the impact of church on the local community.
The format will include group discussion. Admission is free and refreshments are provided. Everyone is very welcome.
For further information contact the church on 9049 2641.
FREE ADVICE — Advice NI has recently replaced the Citizens Advice Bureau in Belvoir as the agency where free impartial and confidential advice may be obtained.
If you have any queries regarding benefits, housing, employment, debt, consumer and legal issues, then drop in any Tuesday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm to see Marie McCallin, Advice NI’s representative in Belvoir Activity Centre, Belvoir Drive (opposite Belvoir Primary School).
PRAYER MEETING — Belvoir community prayer meeting will be hosted this month by Forestside Christian Centre, Belvoir Drive, on Monday, February 22, from 7pm to 8pm.
Everyone with a concern for the Belvoir community is welcome when local issues will be prayed for.
WALKING TOUR — A Donegall Road/Sandy Row walking tour film will be shown this Friday, February 19, at 8pm in Sandy Row Community Centre. All are welcome.
NEW MURAL — Have you seen the new Northern Ireland Football team mural in Sandy Row? It has the wording ‘Welcome to Sandy Row'.
The mural is located on the left of the ‘Row' as you approach the Boyne Bridge.
RUBBISH PROBLEMS — The Grapevine has reported in the past that local residents were concerned about rubbish being dumped along the long pathway leading to Blythefield Park from Roden Street.
Community leaders would appeal to those responsible for dumping in the past to work with Belfast City Council and help maintain the Blythefield Park area to the highest possible standards for everyone to enjoy.
WALKING TOUR — A reminder that the Blackstaff Way walking tour continues from the Welcome Centre, Donegall Place, every Saturday at 11am.
The tour takes in part of Sandy Row including the famous Boyne Bridge.
Tickets cost £6 and are available at the time of the tour from the staff inside the centre.
You can also make a day of it and join a free tour of Belfast City Hall at 2pm.