Belfast City Council News latest press releases from Belfast City CouncilCopyright (c) Belfast City Council. All rights reserved.en1440<![CDATA[Belfast Trust Achieves Calorie Wise Gold Award]]>22 Jan 2020<br/>The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is recognised with a Calorie Wise Gold Award for displaying calorie information on all menu items in restaurants across five of its hospital sites. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Clonard Monastery set to host Connections concert]]>22 Jan 2020<br/>Songs and music from all four corners of the globe will be brought to majestic surroundings on 4th March. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[‘Donuts for Donors’ appeal launched at City Hall]]>21 Jan 2020<br/>Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Daniel Baker officially launched the 'Donuts for Donors' appeal at City Hall. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[New Brook leisure centre officially opened]]>17 Jan 2020<br/>Lord Mayor, Councillor Daniel Baker, officially opened the new £15 million Brook Leisure Centre following a busy first month when it welcomed almost 8,000 visitors. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast appoints new High Sheriff]]>17 Jan 2020<br/>DUP Councillor Nicola Verner has been sworn in as the new High Sheriff of Belfast. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Countdown begins to Belfast Sports Awards 2020]]>16 Jan 2020<br/>The clock is ticking towards the 13th annual Belfast Sports Awards. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Lord Mayor attends NxNW Lean Launch Programme at QUB]]>16 Jan 2020<br/>The Lord Mayor today addressed a new cohort of teams hoping to turn their research into commercial success. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Lord Mayor unveils new electric vehicles for Belfast parks]]>15 Jan 2020<br/>Belfast’s First Citizen has called on people from across the city to help shape action on climate change by sharing their views on Council’s draft resilience strategy. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast’s biggest employers shape new ‘fairer city’ charter]]>15 Jan 2020<br/>Major employers from across Belfast met today to discuss the development of a new city charter which aims to create a stronger and fairer city for everyone. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[The Belfast Children’s Festival is back for Take 22!]]>15 Jan 2020<br/>What can Tetris tell us about how we connect with one another and how we belong? Do you want to know why a man’s best friend is a stick? What happens when a Hermit decides to leave the house? Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[NI Science Festival ‘Championing sustainability’ at this year’s festival]]>10 Jan 2020<br/>The NI Science Festival has unveiled its sixth annual programme of 270 events across 90 venues throughout NI at the launch of the 2020 festival at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Entrepreneurs in Belfast urged to make starting a business their New Year’s resolution]]>10 Jan 2020<br/>The New Year is the perfect time to set goals for the year ahead and Belfast City Council is urging local budding entrepreneurs to make starting a business their New Year’s resolution with the support of the Go For It Programme. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast City Council and Queen's University launch the Belfast Climate Commission]]>10 Jan 2020<br/>Belfast City Council and Queen's University have today (Friday 10 January, 2020) launched the ‘Belfast Climate Commission’, to drive action on the climate crisis. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Lisnasharragh welcomes 1,600 new members in first month]]>8 Jan 2020<br/>Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre was officially opened today following a busy first month when over 1,600 new members checked out the new aquatics centre for Belfast. Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Council in search for sporting superstars]]>23 Dec 2019<br/>Belfast City Council is searching for the city’s next sporting superstar. Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[New Lord Mayor installed for Belfast]]>18 Dec 2019<br/>Councillor Daniel Baker is Belfast’s new Lord Mayor. Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Bin and recycling collections over the festive period]]>17 Dec 2019<br/>Some temporary changes will be implemented to bin and kerbside box collections over the Christmas and New Year period. Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast is first NI council to have Local Development Plan go forward for independent examination]]>16 Dec 2019<br/>Belfast City Council has become the first local authority in Northern Ireland to have its Local Development Plan (LDP) passed to the Planning Appeals Commission for them to consider it for independent examination; an important step towards the council adopting its own growth strategy and planning policies for the city. Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Older Volunteers celebrated at City Hall]]>10 Dec 2019<br/>The selfless hard work of Belfast’s older volunteers was celebrated at City Hall today (Tuesday 10 December) at the Age Friendly Older Volunteer of the Year Awards 2019. Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Leading global music industry figures to speak at Ireland's largest music conference 'Output Belfast' in February 2020]]>5 Dec 2019<br/>Top names from the global music industry are lined up to speak at Ireland’s largest music conference, ‘Output Belfast’ on Thursday 13 February 2020. Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT