Translink and the Belfast Transport Hub (BTH) project, in partnership with Lendlease and Arcadis UK continued to build strong relationships with local people and community groups today by providing a community day project at the Blythefield allotments.
Twenty volunteers from the flagship BTH project swapped the desks and PCs for the outdoors, experiencing nature, fresh air and developing their gardening skills!
Brendan Gallagher, BTH Community Liaison and Communications Manager said:
“The BTH Community Day projects have proved to be hugely popular events among the BTH team and the community groups we work with. Today was another fantastic example of Translink delivering our SPIRIT Values of Go Safe, Go Together, Go Healthy and Go Eco.
“The volunteering team completed many general garden maintenance tasks, including landscaping grass cutting/trimming, weeding, basic landscaping and clearing overgrown areas. Top soil was also provided to the plot holders.
“Volunteering days also allow the BTH team to interact and build relationships with communities in close proximity to the new Transport Hub. Committing to and delivering these community days provides Translink with a platform to communicate the vision of the BTH project and provide accurate information relating to the engineering works associated with the project.
“We will continue to engage meaningfully with GVRT and the Blythefield Allotment holders throughout the delivery phase of the Belfast Transport Hub project.”
Sarah Bowden from Greater Village Regeneration Trust (GVRT) said:
“GVRT welcomes volunteers and staff from Translink and the Belfast Transport Hub project to Blythefield Allotments to carry out much needed work to the site.
“This event has been planned for quite some time and GVRT and the plot holders are delighted that Translink have engaged and are willing to lend support to those communities which are in close proximity to the new Transport Hub.
“Working in partnership and collaboration is key and we hope that this relationship will progress and continue into the future”.
The Belfast Transport Hub is a flagship transport-led regeneration project which is prioritised in the Programme for Government for funding and which received planning permission in March 2019.