Colin Glen Trust Landscaper Dee Boyle leads Footprints Womens Centre to win major gardening award!
Dee Boyle, a member of Colin Glen Landscapes (www.colinglenlandscapes.com) has helped Footprints Womens Centre achieve major success, winning Sunday Telegraph's 'Gardening Against the Odds' Award.
Read more here from Andersonstown News news feature from Thursday 4th May edition.
New Job Positions Available at Colin Glen Trust
NEW POSITIONS AT COLIN GLEN TRUST
The following positions are currently available at Colin Glen Trust:
Ropes and Activity Manager
Part-Time Ropes & Activity Workers
Health and well-being worker
Part-time youth workers
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions and would like an application pack, please email email@example.com
Please note: Closing date for all of the above is Monday 13th May 4pm
Everyone from Colin Glen Trust and Colin Park would like to wish our work colleague Sonya all the very best for her upcoming wedding. We had a pre wedding lunch at the Trust for Sonya who was delighted.
New High Ropes Course to be built in July!!
High Hopes for New Ropes at Colin Glen Trust
Colin Glen Trust has officially announced the launch of an exciting new high ropes course at Colin Glen Forest Park, Belfast. Due to be finished at the beginning of June, this unique activity centre will be the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and will provide an exciting and distinctive recreational offering for local people and visitors to the area.
Having secured investment from a number of different funders including Biffaward, Alpha, and Lagan Rural Partnership, Colin Glen Trust undertook a comprehensive process of consultation and planning with a building contract finally being awarded to the world renowned Bulgarian company, Walltopia. Walltopia, who specialise in the construction of artificial climbing walls and climbing apparatus, have constructed in over 35 countries and are extremely excited about bringing their unique design to Northern Ireland for the first time ever.
The ropes course will be 15 meters in height and participants will have the opportunity to choose from a high ropes course at 15 meters or a lower, less daunting course at 5 meters. The course offers numerous team building and ground-based activities along with an incredible power fan descender, climbing wall and a unique double 65 meter zip line which sets it apart from anything else available in Ireland and is guaranteed to provide a thrilling experience.
The course will serve as an active outdoor adventure but will also be well configured to serve as an educational tool. It will cater for a large variety of people ranging from young children and families to veteran ‘adrenaline junkies’ and fitness fanatics. It is perfect for corporate events and will be highly useful for effective team building in local organisations and businesses.
Colin Glen High Ropes Course will also promote active outdoor learning and assist in mental and physical development for everyone, engaging learners through motivational, dynamic delivery of tasks from a team of highly skilled individuals. The team employed will deliver quality outdoor learning which will also be highly beneficial for schools. The experience will force students outside of their individual ‘comfort zones’ as they learn to work as a team in a challenging outdoor environment. It will enable students to learn essential skills which will prepare them for education, employment and life.
The project will enhance the West Belfast area by increasing tourism and providing economic support with a huge influx of visitors expected from all over Ireland and the UK. Mr Pat McCann from Lagan Rural Partnership commented “We are very proud to support such a dynamic and exciting project and believe that it will assist in our on-going efforts to improve the local socio-economic environment. Colin Glen High Ropes Course will be a fantastic addition to Northern Ireland tourism and we are proud of our involvement in the project.”
Furthermore, the new outdoor adventure site at Colin Glen Forest Park will assist in the campaign to tackle on-going anti-social behaviour by providing youths with an affordable, fun and attractive place to visit. For a number of years, Colin Glen Forest Park has been synonymous with anti-social behaviour and vandalism, thus it will have a massive impact on efforts to eliminate this and in turn raise the profile of what is a stunning forest park. Colin O’Neill, Chief Executive of Colin Glen Trust believes that “It will be an excellent way to bring life into Belfast hills and to extend the use of the park”.
The high ropes course will be facilitated by an online website which will be an excellent source of information and will present visuals of the project from the moment building work commences. This will also be supported by social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter which will provide an interactive medium for potential visitors. Visitors can use the website to book a range of activities ranging from £5 - £20 using a debit or credit card. The website is due to go live in May and anyone planning to take a visit to Colin Glen High Ropes Course is encouraged to make prior bookings due to the expected high demand.
Contact Maeve Fearon for further information, interview or pictures via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02890 614115.
Construction Due to Commence on new Multi-Sport Centre
Colin Glen Trust are pleased to announce that a contractor has been appointed and work is due to commence on this 16 week project.
By January 2012, the site on the Blacks Road, which is to become known as Colin Park, will boast 4 multi sport small sided floodlit pitches, a 16 bay driving range and the increasingly popular 9 hole golf course.
Driving Range opens for business
West Belfast has a new sporting facility. Colin Glen Trust has just opened a brand new state of the art 16 bay driving range beside the Colin Valley Golf Course.
The facility has a number of impressive features such as pop up tees, which automatically replace the ball on the tee peg as soon as you hit your shot, floodlights and a training room featuring the latest in swing analysis video technology.
The opening comes at the same time as Colin Glen Trust secured funding from Sport NI to construct a small sided multi-sport training complex, which will be built on waste ground beside the new driving bays.
Forest Park wins Four in a Row
Colin Glen Trust are please to announce that they have won a prestigious Green Flag for the Forest Park. This is the fourth year in a row that the Trust has secured this honour, making them the first and only non council operated organisation in N. Ireland to win four consecutive awards.
“This is a great boost for the Forest Park. We are delighted to have the efforts of the team rewarded in such a way given that we are operating against a background of reducing funding”, stated the Trust’s Chief Executive, Colin O’Neill.