Category: Bangor East

Minister must transfer Regeneration Powers to Councils despite DUP protest

Minister must transfer Regeneration Powers to Councils despite DUP protest

| January 6, 2017 | Reply

In a recent letter to the editor of the County Down Spectator I outlined the reasons why the transfer of Regeneration Powers to Council was so important, and why the DUP had failed residents of our Borough by placing Party before people. The letter was printed on January 5th. Here is the transcript. Dear Sir: When […]

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The facts of the Van Ban Debate

The facts of the Van Ban Debate

| September 7, 2016 | Reply

At a recent Council meeting I voted against a Motion to rescind the most comprehensive and coherent environmental waste policy the Council had brought forward in the two years of existence. I’ve been asked why I voted that way –  so here is a full explanation of the issue. Ards and North Down Council recently […]

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Are you part of the Big Conversation?

Are you part of the Big Conversation?

| July 7, 2016 | Reply

One of the most important roles of your Council is to involve all of us in creating the Borough we want. To assist in that, the Council has launched the Big Conversation to help us understand what you want. So please get involved here ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/bigconversation If you can’t complete the online survey, give me a […]

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New rules for Ards and North Down recycling centres explained

New rules for Ards and North Down recycling centres explained

| July 7, 2016 | 3 Replies

From the 22nd August, commercial vehicles will not be allowed to use our Household Recycling Centres throughout the Borough. In response to a number of calls on the subject, I’m providing below some answers to the questions you have asked. I hope this clarifies the situation, but please contact me if you have any questions […]

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Bangor Academy set record straight with Young Enterprise Award!

Bangor Academy set record straight with Young Enterprise Award!

| December 4, 2015 | Reply

Young Enterprise Chief Executive Carol Fitzsimons and Alliance Councillor Gavin Walker congratulate the Bangor Academy Team, Another Man’s Treasure Alliance Councillor Gavin Walker was thrilled to be able to present the runners up award to the Bangor Academy team who competed with some of Northern Ireland’s leading young entrepreneurs at the Young Enterprise Big Market […]

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Walker encourages support for SPAR defibrillator project

Walker encourages support for SPAR defibrillator project

| October 8, 2015 | Reply

I am asking members of our community to support the recently announced decision of our local SPARs to be part of the exciting project to place 300 defibrillators at stores across Northern Ireland. SPARs in Groomsport, Donaghadee and the Eurospar at Ashbury have signed up for the programme and now it’s for us to support the fundraising […]

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Bangor Grammarian’s Glittering Gala Ball

Bangor Grammarian’s Glittering Gala Ball

| May 26, 2015 | Reply

As a past-pupil of the school, I’m happy to help promote this year’s Gala Ball. See you there! Bangor Grammar School has a long and distinguished history with international sporting legends, politicians, leading businessmen, writers, and medics among those proud to call themselves Grammarians. This year, the Parent Teacher Association will be celebrating this legacy […]

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Why I was unable to support the Bonfire Policy

Why I was unable to support the Bonfire Policy

| May 12, 2015 | Reply

The Alliance Party – along with all other Council members – is united in our desire to create a positive atmosphere to develop the festival aspect of the July 11th celebrations. However, the Council’s Cultural Expressions Policy (Bonfire Policy) has to achieve a number of Bonfire Policy goals. One is that the Bonfire Planning Committees are supported […]

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Weed-buster Campaign to launch May 8

Weed-buster Campaign to launch May 8

| April 21, 2015 | Reply

I called TransportNI today (April 21) to investigate the possibility of replacing dangerously broken footpaths in Plantation Road only to be told that there was ‘no budget for that’. The next question was to ask about removal of weeds that are gradually taking over the footpaths and are probably contributing to their breakup. Guess what – […]

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Unionists and Green Party show lack of economic ambition

Unionists and Green Party show lack of economic ambition

| April 1, 2015 | Reply

Readers will be disappointed to learn that Unionists and the Green Party have showed their lack of ambition for the economic development of the Borough last evening by voting against my Motion to encourage the new Ards and North Down Council to embrace and prepare for the imminent arrival of Corporation Tax in 2017. The Northern Ireland […]

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