Reports and Research

Connswater Community Greenway Access and Inclusion Questionnaire

Working alongside the Groundswell Consortium, EastSide Greenways (ESG) are delighted to have engaged Studio Idir to deliver an Access and Inclusion Consultation.

We would like to engage with our stakeholders to explore the Connswater Community Greenway (CCG) through the lens of accessibility. 

We aim to co-create with these Greenway users, a report detailing the opportunities and challenges along the route of CCG in terms of providing meaningful access to the space.

Have Your Say!

As well as an interactive Wheel and Walkshop event on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March we are inviting people to complete a short questionnaire which will help to feed into this report.


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Climate and Nature Action: A Vision for the Future of the Connswater Community Greenway

Climate and Nature: A Vision for the Connswater Community Greenway a new report commissioned by EastSide Greenways and the Groundswell Consortium and developed by The Paul Hogarth Company has now launched.  

In 2023 EastSide Greenways and the GroundsWell Consortium commissioned a collaborative process to look at Connswater Community Greenway through the lens of climate resilience, adaptation, nature conservation and self-sustainability. The document created summarises the findings and recommendations of that process, researched and facilitated by Landscape Architects, The Paul Hogarth Company.

As opportunities arise it is hoped that the proposals of this report can be actioned in the short to medium term by many parties, contributing to the urgent need for climate and nature action across the city and beyond.

To get in touch about how to input into the delivery of this vision email


PARC Study

(Physical Activity and the Rejuvenation of Connswater)

The UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI led a multidisciplinary team to win a prestigious Medical Research Council award to evaluate the Connswater Community Greenway (CCG) and its impacts on physical activity and the healthy of the local population in East Belfast.

What was unique about our bid to the National Prevention Research Initiative was that it brought together a partnership of at least four government departments (including Department for Social Development, Department for Regional Development, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, and Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety NI), the Public Health Agency and academics from a range of disciplines to produce a proposal to evaluate the £32M CCG project which will improve the built environment and quality of life in East Belfast.

This natural experiment will contribute significantly to the evidence base and has created much excitement internationally in the public health research community.

To get in touch with the research team email