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Queen's Vice-Chancellor and Minister Deirdre Hargey visit Market area of Belfast

On 21 October 2022, Queen's Vice-Chancellor, Minister for Communities and senior DfC and NI Civil Service officials visited the Market area for a site tour and meeting with QCAP and Market Development Association.

On Friday 21 October 2022, Queen’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer, along with Communities Minister, Deirdre Hargey, senior officials from the Department for Communities (DfC), and a representative from the Head of the Civil Service visited the Market Area of Belfast for a site visit and briefing meeting on the partnership between Queen’s Communities and Place (QCAP) and the Market Community.

Today's visit highlighted the work of the initiative and facilitated conversations around progress to date and plans for the future. It was a unique opportunity for discussions between the partnership and decision makers from Queen's, Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

The visit provided an opportunity for the stakeholders of QCAP to get an insight into the work of the partnership. This included a tour of a number of sites at which QCAP and the community are working together to ensure maximum benefit for the community.

Queen’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer and Minister Hargey strengthened their commitment to working together collaboratively to address societal inequalities and the challenges faced by communities and to make this work sustainable.