Press Releases

Here you will find links to the Press Releases issued by the Social Development Committee arranged with the most recent at the top of the list.

16/05/2013

Ballynafeigh is Beacon of Hope for Shared Future Says Assembly Committee

Members of the Assembly Committee for Social Development today visited Ballynafeigh Community Development Association (BCDA) in South Belfast to see at first-hand how the Housing Executive’s ‘Shared Communities Programme’ has had a positive impact on the local neighbourhood and on the residents who live there.

Reference: SD 03/12/13

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22/05/2013

Assembly Committee Visit Ballymena To See Town Centre Regeneration

The Assembly’s Committee for Social Development will hold its weekly meeting in Ballymena Town Hall on Thursday 23 May 2013

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23/05/2013

Committee Visits Ballymena to See Town Centre Regeneration

The Assembly’s Committee for Social Development today visited Ballymena where they held their weekly meeting in the Town Hall. Following a briefing from Departmental officials on the work of the High Street Taskforce, the Committee received an update from Ballymena Council officials on the progress of their Business Improvement District (BID).

Reference: SD 04/12/13

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05/06/2013

Committee Event Will Focus on High Levels of Local Repossessions

The Assembly Committee for Social Development and the Housing Rights Service will hold an important stakeholder event on Thursday 6 June 2013 to look at the high levels of housing repossessions locally

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06/06/2013

High Levels of Local Housing Repossessions Must Be Tackled Says Committee

The Assembly Committee for Social Development held an important event today in conjunction with the Housing Rights Service to look at the increasing levels of repossessions and local households affected by negative equity.

Reference: SD 05/12/13

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19/06/2013

Assembly Committee to Receive Urgent Briefing from Housing Executive on Maintenance Contracts

The Assembly’s Committee for Social Development will hold its weekly meeting in Coleraine Borough Council offices on Thursday 20 June 2013. Committee Members will receive a briefing from the Chairman of the Housing Executive Donald Hoodless and the Chief Executive Dr John McPeake on the recent report into the organisation’s mishandling of planned maintenance contracts.

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20/06/2013

Committee Seeks Urgent Answers on Housing Executive Contracts

The Assembly Committee for Social Development was briefed today by Donald Hoodless, the recently appointed Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Dr John McPeake, the Chief Executive of the Housing Executive. The meeting, focused on the recent report into the organisation’s mishandling of planned maintenance contracts which has revealed that overpayments have been made to 6 contractors totalling an estimated £18m.

Reference: SD 07/12/13

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20/06/2013

Committee Visits Coleraine to See Town Centre Regeneration

The Committee for Social Development today visited Coleraine Borough Council. Following their meeting, Members received a briefing from Council officials on local Neighbourhood Renewal schemes.

Reference: SD 06/12/13

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25/09/2013

Minister to Brief Committee on Northern Ireland Housing Executive Budget Position

The Minister for Social Development will provide a briefing and update on the current position of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive budget to the Assembly’s Social Development Committee on Thursday 26 September 2013.

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18/10/2013

Social Development Committee Launches Inquiry

The Assembly Committee for Social Development has just launched an inquiry into allegations arising from a BBC NI Spotlight programme which aired on 3 July 2013.

Reference: SD 01/13/14

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