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Hurray! Under the Village Renewal Scheme work started on Monday 11th October to knock down the wall at the Village Hall and replace it with estate fencing and a hedge and trees. The area is fenced off but please take great care when using the carpark over the next 2 weeks or so.
Car Park Resurfacing
Funding has been received to help us resurface the car park now the drainage has been sorted and once the front boundary work is complete. Funding of £10,000 received from Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Community Facilities Fund. Huge thanks to them for their continuing support.
Thanks to those who helped empty and prepare the beds at Coronation Gardens and Millennium Gardens - Betty & Stephen Clydesdale, Fernando Gutierrez, Ken Greer and Chris & Pauline Buller. We also pulled some weeds on footpaths leading to the Surgery.
We need your help next Saturday 16th October at 10.30am as we will be planting out again. Please come and help out - wear gloves and bring a gardening hand fork or trowel. Courtesy of LCCC and Live Here, Love Here grant.
Arts based Programme
All the workshops are proving to be very popular and are completely booked out until the end of December. New dates will be released in December for Jan - March 2022. This has been possible thanks to a grant from Awards for All. See some pictures of the work so far click here or on the picture above.
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HIGH STREET VOUCHER SCHEME
As part of the NI Executive’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery programme, if you are resident in Northern Ireland and aged 18 or over, you are eligible to apply to receive a £100 Spend Local prepaid card to spend in local businesses across Northern Ireland. All of the key information can be found on the NI Direct website including a link to the FAQs.
Broadwater Path Resurfacing
There may be some disruption to the towpath and Broadwater walk commencing October 11th. Resurfacing work is taking place so take care.
NI Centenary Trees
Our journey to see the NI Centenary trees took us to Aghalee Playing Fields where seven trees were planted as part of our NI Centenary Programme! First Minister Paul Givan was in attendance and commented: "Much thought and effort has gone into a diverse and inclusive programme which encapsulates many themes and age ranges and I commend the council for their foresight."
He was joined by Mayor Alderman Stephen Martin , Chair of the NI Centenary Working Group Councillor Scott Carson, Alderman James Tinsley and Councillor Thomas Beckett.
Chair of the Aghalee Village Hall committee Lewis Trevithick and local residents Amanda McGrath and Eilidh Duncan are delighted with the new additions.
100 Red Twigged Lime trees have been planted across Lisburn & Castlereagh in nine different parks all adding to our green spaces as part of the Council’s commitment to our local environment and wider biodiversity.
Read more on our website
We have had a number of reports of strange or suspicious vehicles being parked up for long periods in various locations, sometimes very early in the morning or late at night. If you notice this type of activity and are concerned about it, take a note of the registration and ring Police on 101 to have it checked out.
Support the Hall Please.
This past year has been difficult for everyone, not least for community based organisations. Aghalee Village Hall is run by volunteers and relies on grants and donations to stay running. If you can spare any amount to help keep our hall running, we would be extremely grateful.