Following a public consultation event in April 2015, the Hillsborough Communications & Steering Group was set up to ensure strategic projects and other community initiatives were discussed in one agreed forum. Recently produced was the latest edition of the ‘Steering Group Newsletter’ with copies distributed within the village and the surrounding local area.
Topics contained within the newsletter include Hillsborough Public Realm Scheme, Hillsborough Castle Development Plans, Hillsborough Forest Park Concept Plan and Work by Utility Companies such as Phoenix Gas with an update on their planned works in the area and an invitation to public information events to discuss road closures and diversions in more detail.
Representatives from different interest groups were nominated at a public meeting to make up the membership of the group. The areas of the community represented include residents, churches, local community groups and businesses. The Group includes these community representatives along with a representative from Historic Royal Palaces and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.
To date, this group has been chaired independently by a representative of The Prince’s Foundation with information shared through this recently published newsletter as well as community websites and Public Displays.
Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Development Committee, Councillor Uel Mackin comments: “It is great that stakeholders in Hillsborough have the opportunity for their voice to be heard through this Steering Group forum. This is an exciting time for the village with many developments planned for the coming months and years. I would warmly encourage residents and members of the local community to come along to any information event or public consultation to stay informed of the latest happenings in the village.”