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The next Ballynafeigh PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meeting is to take place next week.

Those living or working in the Ballynafeigh area are invited to attend the public meeting that aims to improve community engagement processes and inform the PSNI and statutory agencies of the issues affecting the neighbourhood. The meeting will be held at the Cordiner Hall, Cooke Centenary Presbyterian Church, 15 Park Road, at 7pm on Tuesday, November 3.

The Air Cadets is open to young people from the ages of 13 to 16.

South Belfast Squadron meets in Sunnyside Street Territorial Army Centre every week.

For more information contact 9445 2023 or visit


A table quiz for charity is to take place this Friday, October 30, at Shaftesbury Bowling Club, 20a Annadale Avenue.

The quiz is presented by Mount Oriel Support Club in conjunction with Shaftesbury Bowling Club, and all proceeds from the night will go to NI Chest Heart and Stroke.

The quiz starts at 8pm and admission is £5. A light supper will be provided.

The principal of Fane Street Primary School, Mr Stephen Orr, would like to thank everyone for their support of the school fair on Tuesday, October 20.

He said that there was a tremendous effort on everyone's part which helped to raise £601 towards school funds.

There was also a fireworks display which attracted many families.

The final event was a special Harvest and 80th birthday thanksgiving service in the school on Friday, October 23.

Among the guests was the local South Belfast MP, Alasdair McDonnell.

South Belfast

The 20th Belfast Scout Group is celebrating 100 years and is keen to get back in touch with past members from south Belfast.

The group was founded in 1909 by Mr T Macevoy who had served in the same regiment as Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout Movement, in the Boer War.

All past members are invited to come to a centenary luncheon, taking place on Saturday, November 28, at 11.30am, at the Harry Maguire Scout Centre in Bray Street. For more information contact 9080 0992 or 07756777073.


THERE are free courses in English, maths and IT now available in south Belfast.

The training provider, GEMS NI, helps support people from long-term unemployment, economic inactivity and worklessness to work, helping build confidence, self-esteem and skills in the process.

A spokesman for GEMS NI said the courses are free and offer an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification for people aged 19 to 65 in south Belfast.

A financial incentive is also available for adults who complete the training.

Contact Shane on 9033 2313 for further information.

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