Belfast City Council

Belfast City Council is Northern Ireland’s largest local authority – made up of 60 Elected Members, representing nine political parties.

It has a civic leadership role to ensure a better quality of life for Belfast citizens and provides a number of services and facilities including planning, parks and leisure, refuse and recycling and community services. It also works to attract inward investment, build international relations, deliver city centre regeneration, promote culture and the arts, tourism, community and economic development and regulate and license activities relating to environmental health, consumer protection, building and public safety.

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Belfast City Council – why we’re supporting Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail

“We’re so proud to be an official presenting partner for #ElmerBelfast. It’s great to see local artists involved and I’m excited to see the designs they come up with. Our city is rich with art and creativity and Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail will be a fabulous showcase for that.

“The decorated Elmer elephant sculptures will bring vibrancy, imagination and fun to our streets. And this colourful, unique way of celebrating Belfast will be enjoyed by people of all ages – both residents and visitors. Most importantly, it will help to profile and raise funds for NI Hospice’s wonderful work.

“By supporting #ElmerBelfast, we hope to:

  • attract visitors to Belfast,
  • engage with the city’s schoolchildren and young people,
  • offer employment to artists and showcase local and regional artists, and
  • promote health and wellbeing.

“This colourful, free and family friendly art trail will also help to achieve the aims we’ve set out in the Belfast Agenda through our Cultural Strategy and City Recovery Plan.”

(Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Kate Nicholl)

Elmer's Big Belfast Trail 2022