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Aghalee Village Hall Arts Based Programme 2021-21

Arts based Programme

All the workshops proved to be very popular and were completely booked out. New dates have been released for Jan - March 2022. Places are very limited so keep an eye on this website and Facebook page. A Big Big thank you to the National Lottery - Awards for All Northern Ireland for the activities in our Arts Based Programme.


11th Sept - Jewellery Making (Adult) by Nikki Terlik, Empathy Creations.

18th Sept - Beads Bonanza (Children) by Nikki Terlik, Empathy Creations.

21st Sept - 7 week Local History Course by Roddy Hegarty.

25th Sept - Mosaics (Adult) by Anna O'Kane.

28th Sept - SEN Beads by Nikki Terlik, Empathy Creations.

2nd October - Shibori Tie Dye 1

5th Oct - 8 week Crochet Course by Nifty Needles.

9th October - Ceramic workshop (children) by Andrea McCullough-Alderdice of Relatively Ceramics.

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The Wall!

Work continues to replace the hard front wall at the hall with the new, green replacement. The beds are made and soil put in, now awaiting the arrival of the estate fencing, trees and hedging plants to complete. 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 few weeks.

Replacing the Wall at the Hall

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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.

Supported by LCCC

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Flower beds

Clearing the Flower Beds

Thanks again to those who helped empty and prepare the beds at Millennium Gardens - Plants Courtesy of LCCC and the Live Here, Love Here grant.

LCCC logo Live Here, Love Here logo

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Covid 19 Update

Measures to limit the spread of Omicron – 22 December 2021

The Executive has agreed to introduce new measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Details of the measures, including when they take effect, available here click here

NI Centenary Trees

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

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Suspicious Vehicles

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.

Suspicious Vehicles

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Warning About Scams – You Do Not Have to Pay for a Covid Vaccine!

NHS Covid-19 Vaccine FACT CHECK

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Lisburn Advice Centre

Lisburn Advice Centre for anyone needing help and advice.

Lisburn Community Advice

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