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Mayor’s ‘Game On’ initiative continues to be ‘a big hit’ with young people

06 April 2018

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Maolíosa McHugh is pictured with members of the Peace in the Park Youth Forum at St Columb’s Park House on Thursday night ahead of the gaming night which was coordinated and delivered by the Peace in the Park Youth Forum. The group have been working together as part of the Peace in the Park programme funded by the Executive Office.

Mayor McHugh said: “It is great to see young people taking a leading role in the coordination of local events and activities for people their own age.

“The group have demonstrated great leadership & organisational skills and I am delighted that funding has been made available to ensure that their vision becomes a reality.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the community and voluntary sector throughout the city and district who have been involved in – and fully embrace – the hugely successful ‘Game On’ initiative.”

The programme of events for the Mayoral ‘Game On’ initiative will continue over the coming weeks at The Bog Park in Sion Mills on Wednesday 11th April from 6:30-8:30pm and at Hollybush PS in Culmore on 21st April 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm.

From the initial engagement events tailored programmes will be developed within each area in partnership with community and voluntary sector representatives.  

Included with Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Maolíosa McHugh at last night’s ‘Game On’ event at St Columb’s Park House (01) front are Claire Lynch, Children and Young People’s Coordinator, DCSDC and Colleen O’Neill, Youth Development Officer, St Columb’s Park House. Peace in the Park Youth members include Molly Gallagher, Aoife McClean, Chloe Brown, Eve Flood, Adam McEntee, Louis Grant, Ethan Duddy and Thomas Burnett. 

Caption details for Mayor’s visit yesterday to the Glenabbey Estate as part of the ‘Game On’ initiative… 

Game On 1- Mayor Maoliosa McHugh with young people in the Off the Streets Mobile Hub at Glenabbey Estate. Included are Conor McCourt and Kevin Thompson from the Off the Streets. (Photo - nwpresspics)

Game On 2- Mayor Maoliosa McHugh at the ‘Game On’ initiative held in the Glenabbey Estate. Included, from left, are Martin Connolly, co-ordinator with Outer North Community Restorative Justice, Conchùr McCartney, Off the Streets, Jean Smyth, arts officer, Derry City & Strabane District Council, Valerie McDermott-Ruddy, housing officer, Radius Housing, Gary Dunn, community safety warden, Colr. Caoimhe McKnight, Ciara McConnoll, Off the Streets, Thomas McCallion, manager Off the Streets, and Keith English, community safety warden.  (Photo - nwpresspics)

Game On 3- Mayor Maoliosa McHugh pictured with young people at the Mayor's ‘Game On’ initiative held in the Glenabbey Estate. Included, Conchùr McCartney, Off the Streets, and Colr. Caoimhe McKnight.   (Photo - nwpresspics)

For further press information please contact Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Communications Section on 028 71376583 or email: [email protected]