Our Projects and Initiatives

Holywood Shared Town has undertaken a wide-ranging variety of projects in the local community. 


Projects have improved the local environment, encouraged community participation and togetherness, increased local knowledge of history and provided opportunities for cultural and social engagement in the Town and surrounding areas. 


Take a look below at some of our initiatives, past and present. 

Reburn Country Park 'Big' Chat


In March 2017, HST held our first Big Tea event to discuss Redburn Country Park.


To garner views, Holywood Shared Town circulated a user survey which was completed by 83 people before the event.  We invited members of the public to have a structured and facilitated conversation on their hopes and desires for Redburn, we provided food and drinks and 70 people came!  The depth of interest from local people in their green spaces was really inspiring. 


The park managers, NI Environment Agency, undertook to listen.


Overwhelmingly, people responded that they enjoy Redburn Park precisely because it is natural and not “manicured”. They wanted improved drainage on the paths, non-obtrusive signs showing walk distances and times plus more dog waste bins.


The event initiated two further HST projects: Dunville Garden and the Fiddle Field Community Allotments as well as the production of a park guide book and a Dunville History video project. 


Join our Facebook Group for Friends of Reburn https://www.facebook.com/groups/220584015032976.