Belfast community relations scheme is great news

Alliance Community Relations Spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has welcomed news of a new scheme to tackle
sectarianism through gardening and exercise. The Growing Respect initiative is being launched today and is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “This exciting scheme is quite literally grassroots good relations work. I hope this project takes seed and grows across Northern Ireland.

“It is crucial we tackle sectarianism to help transform society and enable the removal of division. Segregation costs around £1 billion annually. This massive waste of money is hurting our vital public services, our economy and damaging out society and projects like this are important in helping us address this issue.

“I want to commend Belfast City Council on the excellent community relations work they are doing and encourage them to keep up the good work.”


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