Community Link
Produced by LCDI
January/February 1999. back
New Development worker at LCDI
Hello I'm Shirly. I have recently been appointed Community Development Worker with LCDI.

Community Development has become more prominent over the past few years. It is about helping people in the community to help themselves by providing support to develop their ideas and to work in partnership with other communities.

Limavady Women's Group have been contracted to come together and prepare a programme for 1999. Last year the women participated in a number of events including microwave demonstration, health and beauty demonstration by the Body Shop, flower arranging and visiting Belfast Opera House. All groups thoroughly enjoyed all activities and will continue with a varied range of events this year.

It is hoped that the LCDI Women's Group will be represented on the Limavady Women's Network, to ensure their voice is heard on Women's issues in the Limavady area.

One of my new projects involves setting up a COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION in Aghanloo Housing Estate where great potential has been sighted. The Aghanloo residents are well motivated and are keen to establish their own committee. I will be providing as much support and guidance as necessary to enable the best possible progress to be made. Residents of the Aghanloo Estate are assisting me in carrying out a household survey to identify the needs and problems within their area. The results of this survey will be used to construct an action plan which will be dealt with in order of importance. LCDI's Transport Service will play a major role in transporting the Aghanloo Community to a number of events and activities.

It is hoped that LCDI will establish their own RAMBLING CLUB which will involve participants from all over the borough. The scenic beauty and the variety of landscape make Northern Ireland a great place to explore on foot. The best known trail which is certainly the longest-at 560 miles is the Ulster way. Not everyone could spare a month to walk the whole Ulster way but there are many who walk stretches of it. Most are convenient 'Circular' walks chosen so that the start and finish can be linked by public transport. The Roe Valley Rambling Club will be open to all age groups and plan to travel abroad to meet with other Rambling Clubs.

If you feel you can contribute to and benefit from our Women's Group or Rambling Club please contact Shirley at the LCDI premises (25 Church Street, Limavady) or telephone 65438.

[front] [home] [search] [help]