Working in Tandem to Improve the Environment

Working in tandem to improve the environment

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Tom Hartley teamed up with East Belfast Partnership's Sammy Douglas for a cycle in the east of the city as the Connswater Greenway project is edging closer to becoming a reality. 

Belfast City Council has signed a legal agreement with East Belfast Partnership to provide £4.2million funding for the Greenway project.  In addition the Department for Social Development is contributing £3.2 million to the project.  The City Council will play a key role in managing and maintaining the Greenway project. 

Councillor Hartley has welcomed Belfast City Council's contribution towards the project and said "The Partnership must be applauded for their success in developing this iconic project which will improve the quality of life for people in east Belfast for present and future generations," he said "Connswater Community Greenway will make a real difference to the lives of people in east Belfast." 

Sammy Douglas from the Partnership added: "We are looking forward to working in partnership with Belfast City Council and the Department for Social Development in the delivery of the Connswater Greenway project.  This significant investment will regenerate and revitalise the area and improve the quality of life for tens of thousands of people." 

A design team is to be appointed in 2009 to start work on the project with construction expected to take place from 2010 to 2013.  More pics of the Mayor of Belfast and Sammy Douglas on a tandem cyle can be seen in the gallery.