We would like to take this opportunity to give you an update on the work being carried out in partnership between Holywood Shared Spaces and Services and Holywood in Harmony & Positive Steps to Inclusion.
The projects are funded by the EU’s PEACE III Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by the North Down, Ards, & Down PEACE III Partnership.
REDBURN LOUGHVIEW COMMUNITY FORUM
TRIP TO STORMONT
Local residents from Redburn and Loughview visited Stormont recently to learn about democracy and active participation, in particular how to engage in and influence democratic processes. The group also learned about the history of Parliament Buildings and how history has helped shape the way in which Northern Ireland is now governed.
A 13 week basic IT course is finishing in December. It was funded by the Proteus Small Grants Programme, in conjunction with Kilcooley Women's Centre.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS – with Holywood in Harmony & Positive Steps to Inclusion
Graffiti project –we would like involvement from all young people. Please contact the resource centre.
Trips to Belfast Murals
HOLYWOOD SHARED SPACES AND SERVICES
HOLYWOOD YOUNITE FESTIVAL 19 – 27 NOVEMBER
In support of Race Equality Month in November, Council’s Holywood based Community Development Team, working with the Good Relations and Neighbourhood Renewal Sections, partnered with Beyond Skin, Homely Planet, the PSNI, Redburn Loughview Community Forum and Unite Against Hate, to deliver the Holywood YOUnite Festival 2010.
The Festival week addressed the hard issues of Good Relations in raising awareness of sectarianism and racism and how they affect our community. The purpose of the week was to promote the concept of Holywood as a shared community, which has a zero tolerance approach to hate crime and its many manifestations.
A great festival week was enjoyed by all those who took part in the various workshops and events. Three radio programmes recorded during the week will be available to download from www.homelyplanet.org.
Below are pictures from some of the events and workshops held during the week.
EVERYBODY COMES TO HOLYWOOD - youth workshop on multicultural music from around the world and cultural diversity issues.
A POLISH FOLK ART WORKSHOP - with the RECON Youth Group about traditional polish costumes and the traditional art of paper cutting.
TASTE OF HOLYWOOD MULTICULTURAL FOOD EVENING
HOLYWOOD TALKS BACK – community discussion on equality and diversity
MULTICULTURAL DRUMMING CIRCLE – primary schools in Holywood
TOAST OF HOLYWOOD
SAD TO SAY GOODBYE – to Inspector Bobby Singleton who will be leaving Holywood in January. We would like to express our gratitude to Bobby for all his hard work during his time in Holywood. We wish him every success in his new position and future career.
HOLYWOOD SHARED SPACES AND SERVICES WORKING GROUP – please note that the next working group meeting is planned for Thursday 27 January 2011 in the Queen’s Leisure Complex from 4-6pm.
MULTICULTURAL FORUM – would you be willing to help us set up a multicultural forum to help organise events and meet the needs of minority groups in our town? We are keen to ensure that the needs of minority ethnic community are recognized and given a voice in Holywood. Please contact Patricia O’Toole on (028) 9042 1420.
HOLYWOOD SHARED SPACES AND SERVICES CONSORTIUM - The following groups are currently under-represented on the Holywood Shared Spaces and Services Consortium: churches; sporting organisations; organisations campaigning on behalf of people with a disability; mental health organisations; residential care centres; housing associations and homeless organisations. We would welcome the involvement and expertise of these groups on the Consortium. Please contact Patricia O’Toole on (028) 9042 1420 for more information.
2011 DIARIES – please note that 2011 diaries depicting pictures from various projects completed in Holywood in 2010 under Shared Spaces and Services, Holywood in Harmony and by Holywood Resident’s Association will be available for collection in early January. If you would like a copy please contact Patricia O’Toole on (028) 9042 1420.
ALL ON THE HOLYWOOD SHARED SPACES AND SERVICES TEAM AND HOLYWOOD IN HARMONY WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU A PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS 2011.