ALEX EASTON MLA ANGERED BY GRAFFITI AT CLANMORRIS.

Alex Easton MLA has expressed anger and disgust as graffiti is sprayed on a wall at Clanmorris Avenue, Whitehill. Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 “I am horrified to see a wall being vandalised with graffiti being sprayed on the gabble wall of a house yet again at Clanmorris Avenue, Bangor. What is particularly annoying is that those responsible have done this yet again and the residents living in the area are fed up to the back teeth. What sort of example are these idiots setting our children. This will have to be cleaned up and the rate payers will have to foot the bill which is totally unfair.”

” I would call on anyone with any information to come forward to the PSNI so those involved with spraying this graffiti can be brought before the courts and in my opinion be ...

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ALEX EASTON MLA DESCRIBES THE SEAPARK FIREWOKS CANCELLATION AS INCOMPETENCE.

Alex Easton MLA has today described the cancellation of the firework display by the council as incompetence and an embarrassment.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said

“This can be only described a s a fiasco that could have been prevented, obviously someone should have had the sense to check the tides in advance so that plans could be in place to cover that eventuality, goodness knows the Council have been doing it for long enough to know! To top this off we then have the delay of over an hour before the Council decided to let the crowds know the event was cancelled...

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSSES CONCERN AT SEWAGE DISCHARGE AT PICKIE.

Alex Easton MLA has today expressed concern that there appears to have been a sewage leak along the coast line at Pickie.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This issue has been brought to my attention by a local resident while out walking. I am concerned that sewage of any type was able to be deposited through a pipe at this site, this has come as a shock to local residents. Secondly we have spent millions of pounds on upgrading our sewage treatment system in North Down yet this has happened. I think  what is disturbing is that it happened along the coast at Pickie which is a major tourism centre and it would not be particularly nice for residents or tourists to see this come from a pipe at this location...

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ALEX EASTON MLA PLEASED THAT EXTRA ROAD SAFETY MEASURES ARE TO BE PUT IN PLACE AT BLOOMFIERLD PRIMARY SCHOOL.

Alex Easton MLA expresses delight that TNI are to address road safety concerns at Bloomfield primary School at Ballyree Drive.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“There has been huge concerns about the safety of children coming in and out of school at the Ballyree entrance of Bloomfield primary school for some time with very little being done to address the situation. I am pleased that TNI have recognised that there is an issue at the corner of Ballyree drive and Primacy Park with cars parking on the corner and that they are to put in place double yellow lines...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON HELP FROM COUNCIL TO FIND A NEW HOME FOR NORTH DOWN BOXING CLUB.

 Alex Easton MLA has today called on Ards and North Down Council to help the North Down Boxing Club to find a new home with bigger premises.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I went to visit the North Down Boxing Club on Monday Evening after an invitation to see their premises. I was very impressed at the setup of the club and the excellent equipment and teaching the local kids were receiving.”

“However the North Down Boxing Club has become so successful they have now outgrown their premises. With so many kids and teenagers wanting to join the club they can no longer expand and grow without bigger premises’...

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ALEX EASTON MLA FEARS BALLOO WETLANDS WILL BE CLOSED FOR SOMETIME.

Alex Easton MLA has expressed fears that the Balloo wetlands path will be closed for some period of time.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am disappointed that Balloo wetlands path has had to be closed due to part of the wooden walk way structure having collapsed. The area is owned by the Council and managed by Ulster Wildlife. I have been concerned for a number of years that the wooden walkways were not being preserved over the years so that the structure would not rot. Unfortunately this is the case and it will probably be a long period before the Council can either repair the structure to make it safe or come up with new proposals. I would urge the Council to take the necessary action as soon as possible so the path can be reopened to the public as soon as possible.”

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS THUGS FOR THE ASSAULT ON MAN AT LISMORE AVENUE BANGOR.

Alex Easton MLA has branded those involved as nothing more than thugs, for the assault of a man in his Lismore Avenue home by masked men carrying hammers.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“Alex Easton MLA has described those responsible for forcing their way into a man’s home on Saturday night and assaulting the tenant of the property as thugs. The incident happened at Lismore Avenue, Bangor. This type of incident is a concern for the whole community and is not wanted in by the residents of Whitehill/Lisnabreen. I condemn this incident and would call for anyone with information to come forward to the PSNI so those thugs can be arrested before they seriously hurt someone, nobody has the right to take the law into their own hands.”

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EASTON SUPPORTS CALL TO INTRODUCE THE ANIMAL WELFARE (Services Animals) Bill 2018 IN NORTHERN IRELAND.

North Down DUP Alex Easton MLA has added his voice to the calls for the introduction of Finn’s Law to be introduced to Northern Ireland.

Speaking today Mr Easton said:

“Service animals are important in the work of our police force, helping to catch criminals and fight crime. Our service animals provide an essential support to the community. Under the current law, it is unacceptable that, as a result of training invested in them, that they are excluded from the protection offered under Animal Welfare legislation. This is an obvious wrong that needs to be put right.

I confirm my support and the support of my party to fully support The Service Animals (Offences) Bill 2018, known as ‘Finn’s Law’ which was proposed by Sir Oliver Heald MP, and which is currently proceeding through Westminste...

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES DELIGHT AS TNI AGREE TO TRAFFIC ISLANDS FOR THE MILLISLE ROAD DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA and his colleague Alderman Bill Keery have today expressed delight as TNI agree to build pedestrian refuge islands for the Millisle Road, Donaghadee.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am really delighted that TNI have seen the difficulty’s that pedestrians are having crossing the Millisle Road in Donaghadee especially in and around Morey Hills due to the speed and volume of traffic using the road. I have been lobbying for months for something to be done to protect pedestrians and for something to be done to reduce the speed of traffic. I am delighted that TNI have agreed to install a series of Pedestrian Islands along the Millisle Road to protect pedestrians crossing but this will also help to slow traffic down...

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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED THAT COUNCIL CONTINUES TO PURSUE OWNERSHIP OF LAND AT AMBLESIDE.

Alex Easton MLA is delighted to hear the news that progress has been made in taking ownership of an empty open space at Ambleside.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“While the process has been complicated I am optimistic that the decision by council to make an application for possessory/qualified title will hopefully be successful and that the Council will be able to take full ownership of the open space in the near future.”

“The area has been subject to anti-social behavior and dumping over the years and if the Councils application is successful we will be able to do something to the open space at Ambleside that will turn the open space into something worthwhile that the local community can be happy with, any future plans must be in consultation with the local community”.

 

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