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BBC Newsline's coverage of the report and YouTube video released by the children of the Lower Shankill. The report and video call on the government to keep the places where they play free from broken glass.
Today, a group of young people from the Lower Shankill released a damning report (5th August 2009) and YouTube video, highlighting the dangers that broken glass poses to young people who wish to play in the available open spaces. The report calls on Belfast City Council and NI Housing Executive to address the broken glass as a matter of urgency and implement a weekly cleaning system. Through correspondence with DSD, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Belfast City Council, repeated assurances were given that the broken glass would be cleaned up. However, evidence monitored by the group shows that little has been done and the issue remains unaddressed.
On 12th February 2009, a group of young people and residents from the Lower Shankill presented a set of concrete and reasonable recommendations to improve access to and quality of play in their community. Through the process of setting human rights indicators, the group has identified key issues for change including lighting in play areas, speed of traffic, and participation of both children and parents in decisions relating to play. The event was co-sponsored by the PPR Project, Lower Shankill Community Association, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People and PlayBoard.
On 12th February 2009, a group of young people and residents from the Lower Shankill presented a set of concrete and reasonable recommendations to improve access to and quality of play in their community. Through the process of setting human rights indicators, the group has identified key issues for change including lighting in play areas, speed of traffic, and participation of both children and parents in decisions relating to play.
On 12th February 2009, a group of young people and residents from the Lower Shankill presented a set of concrete and reasonable recommendations to improve access to and quality of play in their community. Through the process of setting human rights indicators, the group has identified key issues for change including lighting in play areas, speed of traffic, and participation of both children and parents in decisions relating to play.