Category: Donaghadee

Donaghadee Master Plan delivery jeopardised

Donaghadee Master Plan delivery jeopardised

| December 4, 2015 | Reply

Alliance Councillor and Donaghadee Steering Group Chair Gavin Walker has slammed the “shambolic approach” adopted by government departments concerning Public Realm scheme in Donaghadee. With the scheme now coming to an end Departments for Social and Regional Development are each responsible for follow on actions such as roads resurfacing and funding to help traders recover […]

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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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Hadlow Donagahdee 5k to support Sir Samuel Kelly Project

Hadlow Donagahdee 5k to support Sir Samuel Kelly Project

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

Donaghadee 5K Ken Walsh, Sir Samuel Kelly Project, watches as Connor Browne from Rodgers & Browne Estate Agents presents the first number for the Donaghadee 5K race to organiser Gavin Walker on behalf of Hadlow Developments Donaghadee Festival is pleased to announce the inaugural Donaghadee 5K Run & Walk to take place on Friday 7th […]

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Hadlow 5K Run & Walk – Donaghadee Festival

Hadlow 5K Run & Walk – Donaghadee Festival

| July 24, 2015 | Reply

  Hadlow 5K Run & Walk on August 7 is a new event for the Donaghadee Festival. Organised by Andrew Muir​ who is the director of the successful Bangor Park Run, this will be a great event. Prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd for both Men and Women, registration is at the Community Centre from […]

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NI Water info event on Donaghadee flood alleviation scheme

NI Water info event on Donaghadee flood alleviation scheme

| July 17, 2015 | Reply

After a long wait and a lot of difficulties for local residents, NI Water is scheduled to commence work on an essential flood alleviation scheme at the end of July 2015 in order to upgrade the sewerage network within the Donaghadee area. The work will be carried out in the vicinity of the High Bangor […]

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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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Gavin supports call to keep Groomsport & Donaghadee beautiful!

Gavin supports call to keep Groomsport & Donaghadee beautiful!

| April 16, 2015 | Reply

After the problems with litter in Donaghadee and Bangor at Easter, I am supporting the call for a Borough-wide Spring Clean initiative. Donaghadee & Groomsport are popular destinations for visitors over bank holidays and we need to ensure that they, along with the residents and businesses, can be assured outstanding and litter-free towns. That’s why I […]

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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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Translink bus service from Bangor to Donagahadee: update

Translink bus service from Bangor to Donagahadee: update

| March 23, 2015 | Reply

I met with the manager of the Translink depot in Bangor today (Tuesday 23 March) and he answered a number of questions for me which I thought would be of interest to those who use the Bangor – Ballywalter (3c Service) or the Donaghdee-Bloomfield Loop bus (303A Service). These are the only two bus services […]

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

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

| January 23, 2015 | Reply

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 […]

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