Shore Road community hub celebrates rebranding at Belfast Castle event

A North Belfast community hub has been officially rebranded as it aims to become a centre providing a wide range of support to the local area.

The HUBB Community Resource Centre on the Shore Road has been recently rebranded as the Castle Community Trust following a special event at Belfast Castle on Thursday, April 25.

Those involved with the community organisation have said they hope to create a "wrap around purpose built community facility", that focuses on the needs of local residents, providing support with everything from health and wellbeing to education and culture and heritage activities.y

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At the event on Thursday, the community gathered to hear of the Trust's future plans, with chairman James Clarke and CEO of the Hubb Jim Crothers said that they hoped to create a new facility for the trust on the Shore Road, with this being supported by local MLA Phillip Brett and Commnities Minister Gordon Lyons.

Following the event community worker Ian Shanks said: "It was an amazing night at Belfast Castle as the lower North Belfast community came together to celebrate the rebranding of this important asset.

"It was a packed-out house on the night and we are very thankful to everyone who came out to support the trust and the work that it does in the Shore Road area.

"Moving forward we hope to create a full wrap around purpose-built community facility, that will be designed for the community, by the community in order to support with health and wellbeing, development programmes for families, education and personal development, a safe space for our veteran's community to run activities and engagements, cultural and hertiage activities and housing and employement support.

"We are very thankful for the support we have received and hope that we can soon turn this dream into a reality."

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