Groomsport is a small village on the Southern shore of Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland. It is renowned for its beautiful and some would say, unique setting as an almost unspoilt seaside village. It has links with the history of both Ireland and North America. This website has been set up by Groomsport Village Association committee, in order to publish material of interest to locals and visitors. We have just published the Spring edition of our newsletter.
This is our Constitution.
The members of the committee are elected on an annual basis. The Annual General Meeting is held during the Autumn months (usually in the boat-house), when villagers meet to elect a new committee and to air their views about village affairs in general. This meeting can be lively!!
The Committee can be contacted from this website. These messages will be directed to the Hon. Secretary who will bring their contents to the attention of the committee. We publish a newsletter roughly every six months. We try to distribute it to every house in the village and copies will be available from this site
The Village Plan - UPDATE
North Down Borough Council have appointed the Paul Hogarth Company to undertake a study of the village and prepare a village plan.
This document sets out the views of residents, businesses and other groups within the village area, as to how they would like to see the village develop in coming years.
The involvement of village residents is critical to the preparation of the plan.
Hogarths held two drop-in sessions, both on Tuesday February 5th 2013, in the Parish Halls, Main Street. About 50 residents called in to pass on their thoughts about the village.
A Public Open Forum was held on Wednesday March 6th at 7pm in the Parish Halls. Many people came and contributed to this event. People who have subscribed to our mailing list will get an email when the Plan is published.
The Plan is going through the final stages of preparation ready for publication. The latest details about the Plan will be posted here .