Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Residents Parking in Stranmillis

In Stranmillis village, many residents have significant problems with parking. Parking is at breaking point with commuter parking during the day to avoid paying city centre parking fees and students parking during the week. Since the Ulster museum has opened again, there is now also a lack of parking at the weekend, a time when residents would have went shopping and hoped for a space close to their house when they returned.

Also, when a resident requires a builder or tradesman round to do work, some times the builder will refuse if they cant get a parking space on the street. In other streets where people have driveways, such as Sandhurst Drive and Colenso Parade, it is not uncommon for people to park over people's driveways! This however can be reported to the police.

Anna Lo, the Alliance MLA for South Belfast asked Conor Murphy about residents parking in Stranmillis on the 11th of January. The following was what was discussed at that meeting:-


In citys like Edinburgh, residents parking has been very successful and there seems no reason why it shouldn't be implemented in Stranmillis village.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Blue Fence In Botanic Playing Fields Comes Down

The temporary blue fence which fenced off an area in Botanic playing fields has finally come down. It was used house machinery and materials while the new Queens library was being constructed.

The fence was an eye sore for residents of Stranmillis, especially those on Colenso Parade and Sandhurst Drive. This was made worse as the fence became heavily graffitied.

The following shows the fence coming down.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Saturday, 28 November 2009

New Stranmillis Sculpture "Sweet Water Arch"

A new sculpture has been added to Stranmillis, next to the Stranmillis roundabout at cutters. It has been named 'Sweet Water Arch' and takes it name from Stranmillis - 'An SrĂșthan MilĂ­s' or 'sweet stream'.

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About Us

Stranmillis Village is located in South Belfast and runs down the "Stranmillis Road" between the Ulster Museum down to the roundabout at Cutters. It is only a mile away from Belfast city centre but has a village atmosphere with a student buzz and its own shops, restaurants and cafes.

This blog was setup at the end of 2009 to address issues for all people living and working in Stranmillis Village. These concerns include the lack of resident parking, noise, litter, graffiti, over development from property developers / landlords.

This site will try and publish news and information relative to Stranmillis Village.

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