Why I was unable to support the Bonfire Policy

bonfire policy

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 … Read moreWhy I was unable to support the Bonfire Policy

Weed-buster Campaign to launch May 8

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 – … Read moreWeed-buster Campaign to launch May 8

Unionists and Green Party show lack of economic ambition

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 … Read moreUnionists and Green Party show lack of economic ambition

Young people to be at heart of policy making in North Down & Ards

Last night I succeeded in bringing the voice of young people in the District into the Council chamber when my Motion to engage young people in the development of policy on issues of relevance to young people was passed unanimously. As a Council we have set ourselves the mission of making North Down & Ards a … Read moreYoung people to be at heart of policy making in North Down & Ards

Ballychrochan and Deanfield to enjoy high-speed broadband – finally

Gavin Walker

Along with residents of the Ballychrochan Road area, Alliance Councillor Gavin Walker is celebrating BT’s commitment to upgrade the broadband connection they missed over two years ago. “BT upgraded the broadband service to Bangor over two years ago but for some reason or other managed to miss one cabinet on the Ballychrochan Road (Cabinet 75) … Read moreBallychrochan and Deanfield to enjoy high-speed broadband – finally