Holywood Cleaning up the Streets | Shared Housing Programme

01 August 2022

People helping to clean the streets | NICRC

Holywood Residents Association, Ballykeel Conservative Flute Band and Habinteg Housing Association worked together to tidy up Patton’s Lane in Holywood on Tuesday 19 July 2022.

The Laneway beside Habinteg Housing Association’s Church View Housing for All shared housing development had become overgrown and uncared for. Habinteg continues to work in partnership with the local Advisory Group stakeholders, and with residents to develop the scheme’s Good Relations Plan. As part of the Church View Plan, the Holywood Residents Association, Ballykeel Conservative Flute Band and Habinteg came together to work on the Lane with support from Holywood Men’s Shed and Ards and North Down Beach Cleaners. Together they collected several bags of rubbish and weeds on the hot July day.

Cleaning up the streets

The “Cleaning up the Streets” project is supported by the Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s Housing for All Shared Housing Programme.

The Programme has its origins in the Northern Ireland Executive’s Together: Building a United Community Strategy which reflects the Executive’s commitment to improving community relations and continuing the journey towards a more united and shared society.

£2.5 million has been invested in the Church View shared housing development and associated five-year Good Relations Plan.

Future initiatives

Future initiatives planned for the Church View development include a cultural calendar and a networking event in September 2022.

Habinteg currently has three shared housing developments across Northern Ireland.

The Church View Good Relations Plan includes “bridging” events which are delivered to the wider community to encourage a range of good relations outcomes which include Health and Wellbeing, Education and Training.

Members of Holywood Residents Association, Ballykeel Conservative Flute Band and Habinteg Housing Association.

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