Community Hub opened in Belmayne
Thursday 10th February 2022
Clúid Housing today opened a Community Hub in Belmayne. The Hub, located on Main Street, houses a newly refurbished community space which will be available to all residents in Belmayne. The Hub will be used for training programmes, community initiatives, events, afterschool projects and youth work programmes.
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland attended the Hub opening and commented; “I am delighted to be in Belmayne today to open the new Community Hub. Facilities such as this Hub, offer an invaluable amenity to residents. Supported by Clúid, the residents have worked hard to bring the Community Hub to this point, and I am certain it will bring about lasting and positive change and foster an invaluable sense of community and pride for all those who use it”.
Housing Officer, John Kennedy welcomed today’s opening; “Clúid Housing have been managing units in Belmayne since 2013. Through our work with the Belmayne Residents’ Association, we identified the need for a communal space where people could interact as a community and develop new skills. The Residents’ Association have developed relationships with community development projects and youth work projects in North Dublin who will assist in running different training and initiatives and we are certain this Hub will become a thriving part of Belmayne”.
Clúid Housing’s vision is ‘a society where everyone has a great place to live’. Clúid, a not-for-profit organisation, manages over 9000 affordable, high-quality homes and provides housing management services to over 23,530 residents across 31 Local Authorities, 1,127 of which are in Dublin City area. Clúid aims to achieve its vision by providing quality housing and services that enable people to create homes and thriving communities.
The Hub is the result of collaboration between Clúid Housing, the Northside Partnership, Edenmore Drug Intervention Team (EDIT), Community Law and Mediation, Doras Bui, City of Dublin Youth Service Board (CDYSB) and local residents.
Over the coming weeks and months, activities will begin in the Hub and residents are encouraged to engage with these. Any local groups or organisations who would like to get involved in the Hub activities are invited to get in touch with Housing Officer John Kennedy.