Belfast City Council News latest press releases from Belfast City CouncilCopyright (c) Belfast City Council. All rights reserved.en1440<![CDATA[Cycling Freeway gears up for fourth year of fun]]>17 Aug 2018<br/>The worldwide phenomenon known as Ciclovia (Spanish for Cycle freeway) returns to the streets of Belfast for a 4th year on Sunday 7th October. Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Lord Mayor helps launch 2018 Belfast International Arts Festival Programme]]>17 Aug 2018<br/>Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey helped launch the spectacular Belfast International Arts Festival programme 2018 at the city’s newest iconic hotel, the Grand Central. Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Just Eat feeds Belfast Bikes success]]>17 Aug 2018<br/>Just Eat, a leading global marketplace for online food delivery, is the new sponsor for the Belfast Bikes public bike share scheme. Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast’s red brick heritage celebrated in city as part of Open Heritage Belfast and EHOD weekend]]>17 Aug 2018<br/>Belfast City Council will join Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH) to celebrate the city’s red brick heritage on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September as part of Open Heritage Belfast and European Heritage Open Days (EHOD) weekend. Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Lord Mayor sits in on lessons]]>16 Aug 2018<br/>Lord Mayor, Councillor Deirdre Hargey, paid a visit to the West Belfast Partnership Board Transition School to meet children transferring to Post-primary education, and those who are helping them prepare for it. Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[£70 million Grade A office developments receive green light from Planning Committee]]>14 Aug 2018<br/>Two major new Belfast office developments worth a combined £70 million received the green light from Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee this evening. Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[No babysitter? ‘Gig-sitter’ has you covered!]]>14 Aug 2018<br/>Fancy heading out to hear some live music, but you haven’t got a babysitter? Well, thanks to the ‘Gig Sitter’ you can bring the kids and all of you can enjoy a great afternoon out together. Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Linenopolis pops up in Belfast]]>10 Aug 2018<br/>‘Linenopolis’, a new “pop-up” visitor experience and store has opened in Bedford House, in the heart of Belfast’s historic Linen Quarter. Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Balmoral Hotel Professional Master*Chef 2018 is no flash in the pan says First Citizen]]>10 Aug 2018<br/>Only those who’d proved they could take the heat made it through to the finale of this year’s Professional Master*Chef Competition in the Balmoral Hotel’s Grand Ballroom yesterday evening. Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[On your marks, set and ready to go - ‘The Sixth’ plans to deliver Belfast’s first rooftop running track]]>6 Aug 2018<br/>Plans have been submitted to create Belfast’s first ever rooftop running track at The Sixth, the former Belfast Telegraph building, as part of a £75m regeneration plan that places ‘user well-being’ at the centre of a pioneering office and creative workspace development. Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast at its best as magical Mela to host 12th festival in Botanic]]>2 Aug 2018<br/>Northern Ireland’s biggest celebration of cultural diversity, the Belfast Mela, was launched in Babel Belfast today by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey. Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Lord Mayor celebrates arts and access]]>1 Aug 2018<br/>Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey has prasied the high quality work of disabled and deaf artists and of arts venues working to improve disabled and deaf access at a ceremony in Belfast Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[‘Great Belfast Busk Off’ to celebrate emerging talent]]>31 Jul 2018<br/>Belfast’s First Citizen is calling on budding musicians of all ages to take part in a unique competition in the heart of the city centre this summer. Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Residents asked for their views on future of city’s waste]]>30 Jul 2018<br/>Belfast City Council is seeking the views of residents on the future of waste and recycling. Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Family favourites appreciated at Rose Week]]>27 Jul 2018<br/>Family is something to be appreciated – that is the message from visitors to Belfast City Council’s annual Rose Week as winners of the ‘someone to receive a rose’ competition met with the Lord Mayor at Belfast City Hall. Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Council celebrates Green Flag success at 19 Belfast parks]]>26 Jul 2018<br/>Belfast City Council is flying the flag for parks and green spaces in the city, having achieved Green Flag status for a record 19 parks. Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Life’s a beach at St George’s Market]]>23 Jul 2018<br/>Life’s a beach and to help you enjoy it Belfast’s popular twilight market, back at St George’s Market at the end of this month, is taking Beach Party as its theme. Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast to have its own soundtrack of the summer]]>20 Jul 2018<br/>Belfast is set to have its own summer soundtrack thanks to a new City Council initiative aimed at animating the city through music. Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Charity shops offered advice on sale of second-hand goods]]>18 Jul 2018<br/>Belfast City Council has published a short guide for charity shops and auctioneers in the city, offering advice and guidance on the sale of second-hand goods. Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Share the roses with someone special]]>11 Jul 2018<br/>Roses are fun for everyone is the message from Belfast City Council as the city’s annual Rose Week – one of the premier family friendly events gets underway next Monday, 16 July. Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT