A Greenisland Church of Ireland community project, ‘The Well’, was officially opened by Councillor Lynn McClurg on Friday 12th June. After praising the new-planted garden she said she was encouraged to see a new initiative starting which aims to provide an accessible and safe place for young and elderly alike to meet. The Well is a drop in centre, consisting of a meeting room, quiet room, office and toilets located beside the waiting room at Greenisland Train Station.
It is proposed to run courses across the summer including painting for fun, grow your own vegetables, basic sewing and embroidery classes and computer technology – with the emphasis being on early school leavers and young mothers. A Parent and Child Group will meet each Tuesday at 10.15am over the summer.
There is a weekly meeting of Alcoholic Anonymous and it is hoped to start a support programme assisting the families of those who live with alcoholics.
A Christian Against Poverty trained adviser and addiction counsellor have offered their services to advise families suffering from the effect of debt or drugs & alcohol problems.
It is hoped that this beautiful use of space will stimulate civic pride and will ensure an even higher commendation for Greenisland in the best-kept train station award.
For more information about this community project contact Zoë Trevellyan @ The Well, Greenisland Train Station, Greenisland, 028 90863438