Category: Donaghadee

Walker calls for support to assert Portavo Right of Way

Walker calls for support to assert Portavo Right of Way

| April 30, 2017 | Reply

Alliance Councillor Gavin Walker has launched a campaign to to assert a Portavo Right of Way, urging local people to register their support to protect the treasured local asset. The local councillor made the call after it was revealed access to the reservoir was under threat, after a recent High Court judgement instructed Northern Ireland Water […]

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Walker welcomes first step to restortation of The Moat Donaghadee

Walker welcomes first step to restortation of The Moat Donaghadee

| March 17, 2017 | Reply

As Chair of the Donaghadee Town Steering Group Councillor, I have welcomed the Council’s decision to lodge a planning application to regenerate The Moat Donaghadee. The applications success would allow the retention of its iconic status within the town while adding it to Donaghadee’s growing tourism offering. This decision to apply for planning permission to […]

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Portavo Reservoir decision is disappointing

Portavo Reservoir decision is disappointing

| January 23, 2017 | Reply

Alliance Councillor Gavin Walker has described the recent High Court decision to grant Portavo Estates a right of pre-emption over the property as ‘disappointing’ and has called on all parties involved to work together to retain public access to the area. You can register your interest in helping retain public access to Portavo Reservoir. Please click […]

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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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Proposal to move Donaghadee Post Office – consultation opens

Proposal to move Donaghadee Post Office – consultation opens

| July 20, 2016 | 7 Replies

  It is proposed to move the Post Office in Donaghadee from its present premises at the Corner Shop, New Street to the EuroSpar at Moat Street. While this will provide a new facility with slightly better opening hours, we are concerned that the loss of the Post Office from the centre of the town will […]

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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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Councillors are really fit for office thanks to Donaghadee outdoor gym!

Councillors are really fit for office thanks to Donaghadee outdoor gym!

| May 27, 2016 | Reply

It was a pleasure to work with Mark Brooks and others to bring the new Donaghadee outdoor gym  to the Commons in Donaghadee. And even better to see it being used by so many local people already! This new Donaghadee outdoor gym at the Commons is a great way for us all to improve our fitness levels. […]

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Donaghadee gears up for the Big Weekend

Donaghadee gears up for the Big Weekend

| March 9, 2016 | Reply

Bill Keery and Mark Brooks joined with Gavin Walker to help launch Donaghadee’s Big Weekend Following a £2.4M town centre transformation, Gavin Walker is ready to send of a ricket to tell everybody that Donaghadee is ready to showcase what is has to offer with its new look town. Calling everyone to head to Donaghadee […]

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Council to acknowledge and celebrate North Channel Swim

Council to acknowledge and celebrate North Channel Swim

| March 4, 2016 | Reply

Alliance Councillors Gavin Walker and Andrew Muir were pleased with the recent decision of the Development Committee to support their Motion requiring the Council to acknowledge the importance of the North Channel Swim. The challenge and history of the North Channel Swim from here to the Mull of Galloway – the world’s most difficult channel […]

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