Poleglass Community Association @ Sally Gardens offer a range of services, additional projects run throughout the year such as training & education, Building Your Future Employability programme, Arts & Crafts, centre based projects, accredited and non-accredited programmes. Please refer to Poleglass Community Association @ Sally Gardens Facebook for most recent opportunities.
The Connect Youth Project aim to remove individual barriers to training and employment by assisting young people aged 15-25 to overcome extreme, social and educational disadvantage so they can make a difference in their lives, enabling them to become economically active and make a positive contribution to their communities.
Alternative therapy treatment is available on an appointment/referral basis each Tuesday & Thursday 9.00am-3.00pm. Please contact Sinead on 028 90627250 for further details.
Sally Gardens Advice Clinic takes place each Wednesday 1pm-3.30pm. Falls Community Council facilitate the service and bookings made by telephone on 028 90202030.
Takes place Monday to Friday, please contact Roisin, Sean or Brian for further details.
Circuit Training takes place each Tuesday & Thursday 6.00pm-7.00pm .
Senior Citizens Weekly Luncheon Club
Sally Gardens Seniors meet each Friday 12-2.30pm for lunch and additional activities. Contact Lisa on 02890627250.
Sally Gardens & Safer Neighbourhood Intervention Disco
Colin Safer Neighbourhood Project provides a weekly disco each Friday 7.00pm-8.30pm, targeting 7+ age group. The disco is run and managed by a team of volunteers.
The long awaited Sally Gardens Play Park was officially opened on the 25th June 2012.
Special guests at the official launch included Jennifer McCann MLA – Junior Minister OFDFM, Alderman William Leathem – Mayor of Lisburn and Councillor Thomas Beckett – Chairman of the Leisure Services Committee.
The large turnout also included representatives of Sally Gardens Community Centre, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, the Alpha Programme and Groundwork Northern Ireland.
A combination of funding from Lisburn City Council, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership and Groundwork NI has provided an essential facility for the Colin area.
Sally Gardens Senior Citizens Club joined forces with young people from the Bytes Project in an intergenerational project.
Youth Justice supported the project, providing young people with the opportunity to explore issues that matter most to Senior Citizens living in the Colin area.
The project has certainly improved relations between young people and senior citizens and feedback from both groups highlighted the need to build on the positive work.
Fifteen young people benefited from a drugs awareness programme facilitated by Ascert.
Over a number of sessions, young people received information on the negative aspects of drug/alcohol misuse, focusing on mental health implications and building confidence to resist peer pressure.
The sessions had been extremely informative, reinforcing the need to engage in a positive lifestyle.
A four week project was delivered to ten young people during March 2012.
The project explored issues young people had within their area, the importance of communities and the role we all have in building a lasting society.
Project funding received from Youth Justice has set foundations to build upon to promote community involvement and responsibility.
Let’s highlight the positive stories in the Colin area!!!!!!!