Belfast Telegraph

On the Grapevine - Week of September 25

By Billy Dickson and Brian Dunwoody

Donegall Rd A senior citizens’ group is starting on Friday in Sandy Row Community Centre. For more information telephone 9032 5403.

The AGM of Sandy Row Community Centre will be held on Monday, September 29, at 6.30pm. Contact Kasia on 9032 5403

A drama group will be starting in Sandy Row Community Centre on Thursday, October 22, from 7pm until 9.45pm. If interested, leave your name at the community centre.

The Planning Service has acknowledged receipt of objections to the proposal to build residential units, offices, a 143 bedroom hotel and associated parking at Glenmachan Street. Blackstaff Community Development Association stress the need for an inclusive development plan. The Roads Service and Rivers Agency have been consulted as it would involve greater use of existing roads and possible implications for the Blackstaff River.

Village Urban Renewal Area News: The survey of 538 properties by Northern Ireland Housing Executive will conclude on October 1. Phone Ann Cooke from NIHE on 08448 920 900 if you have not yet been interviewed. After October 1, it will be too late.


Ardmore Patient Participation Group is having a Cancer and Alzheimer’s evening on Thursday, September 25, from 7.30pm-9.30pm at St Bernadette’s Parish Centre, Rosetta Road.

Belvoir Presbyterian Church in Dunseverick Avenue, Belvoir Park, have organised a series of information evenings entitled Which Way To Live? The first is on Sunday, September 28, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Admission is free. The church’s parents and ‘Tiny Talk’ toddlers group has reopened on Wednesday mornings from 10am–12noon. Contact Joan Crooks on 9064 8420 for further information.

Milltown Baptist Church, on the Old Milltown Road in the Belvoir area, has its next Fellowship Hour on Thursday, October 2, from 2.30pm. Contact Hazel Coulter on 9070 1223.

Belvoir Library presents the second in its ‘Bookstart’ programme for under fours, who must be accompanied by an adult. The second one is Friday, October 3 from 10.30am– 11.00am. Contact the library in advance on 9064 4331.

The Lagan Valley regional park ranger invites you to join him on one of his patrols as part of the series of short walks approximately 2.5 miles in length. The next patrol walk is on Friday, October 3, at 11am, meeting at the Shaw’s Bridge car park. Seasonal changes mean that every month offers new and interesting aspects of our wildlife to look out for. Some parts of the walk may be steep or difficult for which suitable clothing and footwear are recommended. For more details call 9049 1922.

Community Association for Belvoir Milltown and Newtownbreda (CABMAN) said the community house is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00am to 12noon, if you require support with any local community or social issues or just want to drop in for a coffee and a chat.

Gems NI Employment Outreach: If you can't make the service on September 24 between 10.30am to 12noon and are interested in employment contact the CABMAN community house for information and contact details for Gems NI. This service is free.

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