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Long-term resident of the Belfast Holyland. Still hanging on...

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Joined Twitter 8/30/20


@Briansmyth99 @belfastcc Good that things are starting to move in the right direction, and if we keep up the moment… https://t.co/6IILxAfzl3
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentToday at Licensing Committee, I proposed & was accepted, that @belfastcc will be asking Dept of Communities to incl… https://t.co/QXJNH7PYL5
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10/14
2020
@AineGroogan I wouldn't trust Belfast City Council on this. We've seen what their planning priorities are for this… https://t.co/OKZFloC7Nn
10/12
2020
Just in a small @Tesco metro in Belfast. Large sign out front states that face masks are mandatory inside, yet 5 of… https://t.co/15aRttxEXn
10/9
2020
The Landlords Association of NI (LANI) insulted all when their spokesperson said residents should move out of Holyl… https://t.co/IhSgDEkEwv
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10/1
2020
@ceciljames67 @LindaFStewart It's bollocks. Grew up on Agincourt in the 80s, we went to school in BPS, family-owned… https://t.co/MJG5z2Ogzq
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentWe had a garden front and rear. Even the smaller houses in Palestine/Jerusalem St etc had small front gardens and m… https://t.co/EYIi9c35TI
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentI grew up in the spine of the Holylands; Rugby Ave. The unnamed representative of the Landlords Association is spea… https://t.co/acRcDfoyVA
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9/29
2020
Thought the Holyland resident was great on GMU this morning. Of the chair of LANI he said "I love my house, there s… https://t.co/NUyX1uzWlN
9/28
2020
@Holyl1Recycling The article also indicates there are 1000+ people from the Roma community living in the area, pres… https://t.co/ZgLaffTccF @Holyl1Recycling The main problem is the high density of squalid HMO properties, lack of management and enforcement… https://t.co/Egh27m3Iae
9/27
2020
@shanegreer @BelfastHolyland @BelfastColin @Saraita101 @BBCgmu The amount of furniture dumped in the entries around… https://t.co/d84NhbAcnd
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @ClaireHanna Literally couldn't believe my ears. Creating a student ghetto in the heart of Belfast - a dystopian… https://t.co/R3KcfkZoFi
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @philipdmcavoy @Saraita101 @williamcrawley @BBCgmu @belfastcc are responsible for licensing but run scared from the… https://t.co/LXDCcTlqnl @McAlindenS @Saraita101 @williamcrawley @BBCgmu He pretty much epitomises the attitude of most of the big landlords… https://t.co/4HLgIpTRb7 @Saraita101 @BBCgmu A clear assumption that it is easy or possible to move even if you wanted to
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @Saraita101 @BBCgmu Literally never heard such nonsense. These landlords are the problem. Was he genuinely expectin… https://t.co/IBm6PuQHNK
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @thiskidsthinkin @Saraita101 @Fiona7689Fiona @BBCgmu QUB and UU don't want to spend the money. Cheaper to use South… https://t.co/0PBwEn57zI @shanegreer @BelfastColin @Saraita101 @BBCgmu No problem with people making profit, but not when it's at the expens… https://t.co/nc5rkzOsFw @shanegreer @BelfastColin @Saraita101 @BBCgmu Motives of residents are a good place to live, landlords' motives are… https://t.co/tw3c75TuUe
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @ClaireHanna "We can't understand why they haven't moved out" is a clear admission that they know the harm they've done.
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentVery poor comments from Landlords Association of Northern Ireland on Good Morning Ulster, betraying a terrible atti… https://t.co/pFTDCRC2h5
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @PLMoran67 According to the LANI chairman on @BBCgmu this morning Belfast has some of the best student housing in t… https://t.co/SXkNoBxOd9A neighbour having a wild party (and breaching covid regs) defended it and said "it's a student area" therefore the… https://t.co/RCZhxzQhy7
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @ClaireHanna 👏👏👏👏👏👏 Exactly! This mystery association has been partially responsible for the ongoing Holylands hous… https://t.co/cUuPs0mKu8
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentThe representative of the Landlords Association for NI may have had a car-crash interview on the radio this morning… https://t.co/yNVtM8gOi6
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @Saraita101 @BBCgmu This is the outcome of a weak @belfastcc who refuse to re position Holylands as a residential a… https://t.co/idnE1pqFTu
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @Saraita101 @BBCgmu Disgusting comment. Bad enough when you hear it from some wet-behind-the-ears culchie, stoked u… https://t.co/XErRAGPSmV
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentTo the holylands landlord on @BBCgmu who thinks residents should move out: my neighbour has lived here since the 19… https://t.co/ys66kknt8b
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @Saraita101 @BBCgmu After today’s car crash interview with Robert Greer (LANI chairperson), I now understand why th… https://t.co/E5h9Iijt0c
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentLANI process in Holyland: 1) use grant to buy/convert cheap property to HMO 2) move in as many students as possible… https://t.co/mNf95evpy0Hi all We 💚 living in the Holylands. Yes there are problems and the whole system is broken and the ASB is unbearabl… https://t.co/cTgDVvN54Z
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @AineGroogan @johnpgormley @Tracybelfast1 @EmmetMcDB @garymckeown LANI chair on GMU this morning stating the Holyla… https://t.co/7xKu79Obsn
9/24
2020
@LeifB73 @BenMcc57 Sadly no written evidence, just anecdotal. We do have a faux environmental group… https://t.co/381pDdAHle @BenMcc57 @LeifB73 Some prominent landlords are touting the area as 'partyland' or 'studentland' which doesn't help @MatthewOToole2 This. Unfortunately we need someone to take responsibility. We get a new multi-agency group set up… https://t.co/hIXQXbYaWe @JimLawless16 @ClaireHanna After 5 years of operation as an HMO they'll be awarded a license. Planning is so broken @Bt7Resident @ClaireHanna @bridrua I'd pay them no heed, we all know what sort of people cite 'fake news'...Excellent report in Irish News on chronic issues in the Holylands, particularly density of houses in multiple occup… https://t.co/WXvqdeGX1M
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentAs #Covid_19 places renewed focus on annual concerns over anti-social behaviour in Belfast's Holylands, @irish_newshttps://t.co/wIULeBzMI6
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @CarlJWhyte @brendanhughes64 @irish_news Agree. Too frequently it's framed as residents vs students, which is entir… https://t.co/LUz42EaoM8How to solve issues in Belfast's Holylands area via @irish_news https://t.co/C8K91Mn8Rd
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @belfastcc smashed Glass all over Agincourt Avenue road and footpaths this morning. I’d suggest sending someone wi… https://t.co/mGHpzogljW
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9/23
2020
@BelfastColin @duncan_morrow Unfortunately there is. Once the license has been issued council can't just revoke it.… https://t.co/nHCXuli98X @duncan_morrow I agree but I'm curious as to why you'd try to downplay the student aspect and the role that the uni… https://t.co/PWXcQ5IUwC @duncan_morrow But given the current Pandemic, the first steps should be to deal with the ASB and blatant disregard… https://t.co/yFuITBsOma
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @duncan_morrow What narrative? That some students are involved in anti-social behaviour and are making residents li… https://t.co/qLUoRpxtkDFeedback from Holyland last night - house parties continuing - parties in front gardens w 6 & then others standing… https://t.co/6rZ6TMiLkI
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentMore parties in the Holyland last night, lack of enforcement of Covid regs, a whole community being let down. Not… https://t.co/ps2OVsEhSD
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentResidents out on the ground last night Holyland and found extensive house parties and street gatherings in contrave… https://t.co/T235m9YOF0
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9/22
2020
@PSNIBelfastS just wondering how you are enforcing Health Protection Regulations when following calls to a… https://t.co/FXCeNqPdGW
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @gottostopnow @belfastcc Apparently the legislation is unenforceable and they've spent years doing nothing about it https://t.co/pEg7ThaTAE @Holyl1Recycling @BenMcc57 In the article - 'In a statement, the Landlord Association of Northern Ireland (LANI) sa… https://t.co/N8afdCXpNI @belfastcc @BelfastColin Which is the same copy-paste response residents have been receiving for years (with no act… https://t.co/fbnPS7AIWQ
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @Bt7Resident @AmandaFBelfast @HolyLand_Action Student renters group were doing a documentary I was part of last yea… https://t.co/6hm8b7xY7G
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentIt's laughable that LANI suggest landlords have stepped up. For years they've been promoting the area as somewhere… https://t.co/tvHF61C6xZ
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentWell @belfastcc any comment. Why are you letting this happen? You cannnot wash your hands of this... this is a si… https://t.co/DkAg26lmZq
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentI’m glad to see that PSNI are stepping up in the Holyland area, hopefully the coming week is a lot calmer than the… https://t.co/ZiivfYycqS
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentIt is good to hear Naomi Long call out Holyland landlords. Many of our students members are treated badly, get no r… https://t.co/sGSrpsVC0M
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentGood for Naoimi Long calling out landlords on GMU just now! They sell the area as Partyland and refuse to condemn a… https://t.co/BsMa3gYv0i
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @bridrua Agreed. Hopefully there is some momentum now to tackle these landlords, and specifically those who are exp… https://t.co/XuBHHvag3f
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentOver the last two nights we issued 47 Covid notices and 9 prohibition notices during our ongoing policing operation… https://t.co/Jejqhw0RSu
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9/21
2020
@AmandaFBelfast A very good idea. Perhaps you could start with this crew @HolyLand_Action as a story about disgrac… https://t.co/MO8JbTpKHx
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @HolyLand_Action Why is a voluntary group carrying out work on a private HMO? The landlord is supposed to do this @HolyLand_Action @Holyl1Recycling @bridrua Maybe HEAG could help highlight the awful state of the slum-like HMOs th… https://t.co/hVEX1PnFvq @AllisonMorris1 @AmandaFBelfast Do something about it. Use your platform to highlight, but conflating rotten landlo… https://t.co/owIAfUWO9m
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @Holyl1Recycling @bridrua They blocked me too. Everyone knows that the so-called environmental group is run by a bu… https://t.co/XrLB83FHvhThe threat of SB Holyland becoming a virus Petrie dish will be covered in The Guardian tomorrow! Overcrowded area,… https://t.co/1P3Vco3KVa
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentBBC News - Holyland: Police issue 55 Covid notices over parties https://t.co/gvhBUMTTeg
9/18
2020
@hevwilson_e @Jadedcivilserv1 I was a Holyland resident for 22 years. I loved the area but eventually had to move o… https://t.co/BGy8LdbwVL
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @hevwilson_e I was quite shocked last night by the student who remarked, “What do you expect living in a student ar… https://t.co/SusLSJm9LP
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @Emmamckenna @belfastcc I honestly don't know. There seems to be a culture of apathy and buck-passing at senior lev… https://t.co/wEe51gY0QX18/18 All of this is easily within the powers of Suzanne Wylie and senior council officials. It would cost less tha… https://t.co/NnNRrnQReT17/18 They should: - Use HMO regs to enforce better housing standards - Deploy dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Office… https://t.co/6YwZZEM2DL16/18 be true but seems to result in no accountability or ownership and nothing gets done. In my opinion Belfast Ci… https://t.co/cdMWHbSjkR15/18 Many of the long-term residents have been involved in trying to ‘fix’ the Holyland for decades. Unfortunately… https://t.co/4xpgE3M8h514/18 think that can be used as an excuse for terrorising a community. Belfast City Council and the PSNI are spend… https://t.co/KbLH69TdSe13/18 Due to decades of abject planning failure the area has far too many HMOs. Many are maintained in a shocking s… https://t.co/BPIBYUsckm12/18 boundaries of civil society and do what they want. These individuals need to accept that they have personal r… https://t.co/JlyFSlrQza11/18 People have a right to quiet enjoyment of their homes, unfortunately that is frequently impossible in parts o… https://t.co/C5SPj5y2jH10/18 people in a residential street, playing deafening music all night to the point where people have to be rehous… https://t.co/vP6LAq8ahF9/18 When the long-term residents condemn the behaviour, we’re told to ‘shut up, they’re just enjoying themselves’,… https://t.co/orAntDhetH8/18 That said, the ASB issues in the Holyland are largely perpetrated by a small minority of students. I know that… https://t.co/BVtrbG2hfY7/18 student body a great disservice. South Belfast is a great place to live in a large part because of the student… https://t.co/kBTY47nWfx6/18 leave the antisocial behaviour continues throughout the year and we’re just left to get on with it. The media… https://t.co/i1ngZ8l6dn5/18 I know dozens of my neighbours from right across the Holyland. One thing that we all have in common is that we… https://t.co/Coq7sO6MJ34/18 Behind all this is a community of families, elderly and vulnerable people, immigrants, young professionals, re… https://t.co/4myu60Nsjy3/18 Residents complain, students say they're vilified, Universities say they're taking it seriously, the Council w… https://t.co/GM7c9OSvgr2/18 every year to watch it happen - it has become an annual media event. But there’s seemingly very little in-dept… https://t.co/mN7AhNXDRJ1/18 Clare Bailey recently said that residents in the Holyland were enduring a 'perpetual anti-social behaviour cri… https://t.co/d7w4Z5xBu5https://t.co/q6i7oLnry3I lived in a really crappy, damp house with an absolute swindler of a landlord when I was at QUB, but we still mana… https://t.co/sx1Irs3gzH
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9/17
2020
@DanielBarclay79 @kvb2020 @StephenNolan The constant distraction by politics/covid/general whataboutery is infuriat… https://t.co/VTzhffuaOn @kvb2020 @StephenNolan Is he behaving in an anti-social manner, disrupting and upsetting the local community? If n… https://t.co/jDwnHSh3V9
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentAbsolutely shocking footage of the Holylands on @StephenNolan. I know the images aren't representative of all stude… https://t.co/MrMUu3I4bd
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland ResidentMother forced to flee her home as Holylands parties escalate | UTV | ITV News https://t.co/sGcc1EPnz8
Retweeted by Belfast Holyland Resident @voetball13396 @johnmooreni @StephenNolan @JamieBrysonCPNI What are you talking about? This hasn't happened and won… https://t.co/MYMxRjzeaw @tweetiepieHi @johnmooreni @StephenNolan You're obviously a troll or a moron (or both). What's a 'student area'? Do… https://t.co/LQf7S2UBCf @cllr_petermcrey Residents have been let down by @belfastcc for decades. They're now in charge of ASB legislation,… https://t.co/ofFbbS64KNI ended up having a few exchanges about scenes like this video, today. The issue is complex and requires many bodie… https://t.co/VJSXKzY96W
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9/16
2020

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