Why I’m fed up with inconsiderate dog owners

Why I’m fed up with inconsiderate dog owners

| January 12, 2019 | Reply

I am livid after the actions of irresponsible dog owners who allow their pets to use it as a public toilet, has forced residents in Donaghadee to request the re-siting of the VC Memorial to Lieutenant WD Kenny. The Memorial is based on a template used without issue for all of the many similar VC […]

Alliance achieves lighting up for LGBT Awareness Week

Alliance achieves lighting up for LGBT Awareness Week

| December 22, 2018 | Reply

I was pleased to introduce the proposal that the Ards Town Hall be lit up in Rainbow colours to mark the start of LGBT Awareness Week in 2019 – and every year from then on. With support from around the Chamber – including two DUP Councillors – my Alliance colleague Cllr Karen Douglas and I, […]

Unionists refuse to support business in campaign against no-deal Brexit

Unionists refuse to support business in campaign against no-deal Brexit

| December 3, 2018 | Reply

At last weeks’ Council meeting, both the DUP and UUP refused to back my Motion that Council write to the Secretary of State confirming our support for our business community and its recent united voice against a no-deal Brexit. Instead, DUP and UUP Councillors chose to amend a simple Alliance motion of support for our […]

Unionists deny Ards and North Down residents have a right to a People’s Vote

Unionists deny Ards and North Down residents have a right to a People’s Vote

| October 9, 2018 | Reply

I was disappointed, but not surprised the idea of a People’s Vote on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations failed to garner enough support from other Ards and North Down Councillors with the DUP and UUP uniting to deny that we have a right to determine our own future. Yet again Ards and North Down […]

Walker welcomes important step to Moat restoration

Walker welcomes important step to Moat restoration

| October 8, 2018 | Reply

As Chair of the Donaghadee Town Steering Group I am thrilled about the Council’s decision to grant planning application to regenerate The Moat. The applications success will allow the retention of its iconic status within the town while adding it to Donaghadee’s growing tourism offering. This decision to grant planning permission to improve the surrounding […]

Disappointment as Council votes down proposal to support LGBT Community

Disappointment as Council votes down proposal to support LGBT Community

| September 28, 2018 | Reply

I am disappointed to have to report that your Council  – led by the DUP – chose to vote down our proposal to light Ards Town hall in Rainbow Colours on Pride Day. We did receive a lot of wonderful support from across the Chamber as you will hear in this audio clip, but some […]


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