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Here’s why I signed the petition calling for a People’s Vote

Here’s why I signed the petition calling for a People’s Vote

| September 21, 2018 | Reply

Unusually, this post will change as time runs out on the run up to Brexit. So feel free to bookmark the page on the People’s Vote, visit often, and let me know what you think.   In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the EU by a small margin. Here in Northern Ireland, we […]

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Help me Ditch the Bridge from Ards & North Down SAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE & THE ASSI

Help me Ditch the Bridge from Ards & North Down SAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE & THE ASSI

| September 17, 2018 | Reply

It is now official Ards & North Down Borough Council policy to engage with the Scottish government to land a bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘somewhere on the coast’ of our Borough (although nobody will say where!) Please click here to sign the petition and send a message to Councillors that you want to […]

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Rainbow Colours to shine after proposal passed at Council Committee

Rainbow Colours to shine after proposal passed at Council Committee

| September 17, 2018 | Reply

My Ards and North Down Alliance Councillor colleague Andrew Muir and I have welcomed a recent decision by an Ards and North Down Borough Council Committee to back our proposal affirming that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people be accepted and valued as equal citizens with Ards Town Hall to be lit up in Rainbow […]

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Will you join us to achieve the Green Flag Awards for Ballymaconnell Linear Park?

Will you join us to achieve the Green Flag Awards for Ballymaconnell Linear Park?

| September 16, 2018 | Reply

Linear Park is a wonderful asset to our neighbourhood, and I have asked our Environment Department to undertake a study to see what we need do to achieve the coveted Green Flag Award. An important aspect of that Award is community volunteering. So if you – or an organisation you belong to – would like […]

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Portavo Right of Way one giant step closer

Portavo Right of Way one giant step closer

| August 17, 2018 | Reply

We have secured the final piece of evidence required to trigger the process of asserting a Public Right of Way at the Portavo Reservoir, a move which will ensure public access to the much-loved location for generations to come. While some potential roadblocks remain, I am confident the formal assertion of the Right of Way at the […]

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Why I’m fed up with inconsiderate dog owners

Why I’m fed up with inconsiderate dog owners

| July 20, 2018 | Reply

I am livid after the actions of irresponsible dog owners who allow their pets to use it as a public toilet, has forced residents in Donaghadee to request the re-siting of the VC Memorial to Lieutenant WD Kenny. The Memorial is based on a template used without issue for all of the many similar VC […]

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Thank you for your support this year

Thank you for your support this year

| June 7, 2018 | Reply

It has been my absolute pleasure to serve as Deputy Mayor of Ards and North Down for the past year. Now that my year in office is over, can I thank the hundreds of residents of this great Borough who have made me feel so welcome at the many events both large and small to […]

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Tackling speeding along the B511 into Groomsport

Tackling speeding along the B511 into Groomsport

| May 10, 2018 | Reply

For years we have been trying to solve the problem of drivers speeding through our village along the B511 and then onto Main Street. Other Councillors and I have written countless times to TransportNI without success asking them to take some action . As you know, the problem is that the 30MPH Zone begins at […]

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Councillors folly could bring environmental disaster to coastline and Donaghadee

Councillors folly could bring environmental disaster to coastline and Donaghadee

| April 17, 2018 | Reply

I have condemned the recent decision of a Council Committee to invite consideration of Donaghadee as the landing site for a bridge joining Northern Ireland to Scotland as a “potential environmental and social disaster for Donaghadee and our Borough.” At the recent meeting of the Council’s Regeneration and Development Committee, DUP and Ulster Unionist Councillors […]

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Why I’ve put my hand up for the beach

Why I’ve put my hand up for the beach

| March 29, 2018 | Reply

I was pleased to support a suggestion from Tom Smith that Groomsport residents be consulted on the possibility of our beach becoming an ‘Inclusive Beach’. This means that some work will be carried out to create easy access for people of all abilities.   At this point no decisions have been made on any improvements […]

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