Minister must transfer Regeneration Powers to Councils despite DUP protest

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 … Read moreMinister must transfer Regeneration Powers to Councils despite DUP protest

Proposal to move Donaghadee Post Office – consultation opens

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  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 … Read moreProposal to move Donaghadee Post Office – consultation opens

Are you part of the Big Conversation?

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 … Read moreAre you part of the Big Conversation?

New rules for Ards and North Down recycling centres explained

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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 … Read moreNew rules for Ards and North Down recycling centres explained

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

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. … Read moreCouncillors are really fit for office thanks to Donaghadee outdoor gym!

Donaghadee gears up for the Big Weekend

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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 … Read moreDonaghadee gears up for the Big Weekend

Council to acknowledge and celebrate North Channel Swim

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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 … Read moreCouncil to acknowledge and celebrate North Channel Swim

Donaghadee Master Plan delivery jeopardised

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 … Read moreDonaghadee Master Plan delivery jeopardised

Walker encourages support for SPAR defibrillator project

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 … Read moreWalker encourages support for SPAR defibrillator project

Hadlow Donagahdee 5k to support Sir Samuel Kelly Project

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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 … Read moreHadlow Donagahdee 5k to support Sir Samuel Kelly Project