Community Planning and Governance Students visit the Connswater Greenway

Earlier this week Postgraduate students from the University of Ulster Jordanstown visited the Connswater Community Greenway. The students which are studying the Community Planning and Governence are going to carry out a community engagement and programming study for the Orangefield, Braniel and Clarawood section of the Connswater Community Greenway. 
(CPIP students and Wendy Langham stop at Mersey Street for a look at the CCG construction works in this section)

Ulster University staff and students, in partnership with Community Places, will collaborate with Connswater Community Greenway to prepare a Participation and Programming Strategy.  The focus of the strategy will be on connecting communities with the Connswater Greenway to engender a stronger sense of ownership, develop an engagement framework and propose programming of participatory activities for 2016. 

In addition to spanning and connecting communities, the discussions over the coming weeks will span different themes, in terms of health, education, cohesion, economy, mobility, sustainability, which should inform the thinking about participation opportunities and programming activities. While they were visiting they met with met some local community stakeholders tp discuss engagement ideas. 

The students will be carrying out the study until December 2015. If you are from this area and have ideas on engagement for this section or if you or your group want to get involved please get in touch with Michele from the Connswater Community Greenway team by emailing: or telephoning 028 9046 7925.