Monday 01 February 2021
Green Councillor for Botanic, Aine Groogan will tonight bring a motion to Belfast City Council calling for recognition of the significance of Writer's Square as a public and civic space and a place of historical significance.
Cllr Aine Groogan said: "Writer's Square holds a very special place in the heart and soul of the city of Belfast. It is a place of celebration, it has been a place of protest, of congregation and it is an important open space.
"Open public space within the city is limited and it's ever shrinking at a time when we need it the most.
“I've called on the Department for Communities to ensure that any development in the area ensures that Writer's Square is respected as a space for civic celebration and lawful protest and, importantly, that public space stays as public space.
"Furthermore, my motion calls upon the Department to ensure that the setting of St Anne's Square is protected."
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