ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ULSTER BANK CLOSURE IN BANGOR MADNESS.

Alex Easton MLA has called the proposed closure of the Ulster Banks Bangor branch at Main Street as madness,

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“The decision by the Ulster bank to even consider closing the Ulster Bank Branch at Main Street as Utter madness and extremely short sighted. There has been a bank at this site for decades and to use the excuse people are using internet banking is just excuse, and it is an excuse in my opinion, and is more about saving money than providing a service. Bangor is the fourth largest Town in Northern Ireland, it is in the centre of the Town and serves a growing elderly community who may not use Internet banking...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS STABBING IN DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA has condemned the stabbing of a man in the Canneyreagh Road area of Donaghadee over the weekend.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“There are no excuses for violence of this nature in our society, this type of action cannot be tolerated and is not wanted by the local community. I have spoken to the PSNI about this incident, and I would appeal to anyone with information to help the PSNI with their investigation to pass this onto the PSNI.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA THANKS ELECTORATE OF NORTH DOWN.

Alex Easton MLA has today thanked the people of North Down for his election result.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am still trying to get my head around the election result, but all I really want to say is that I owe everything to the people of North Down who voted for me in huge numbers. I can’t thank them enough, and from the bottom of my heart it means the world to me, and I owe them all a deep debt of gratitude!

I also want to thank my friends and family who walked the streets for helping me get elected, they were my rock, their friendship and loyalty to me is a rich blessing, I would also thank my wife she is my tower of strength in whom I can’t survive without!”

“I intend to get straight back to work for the people of North Down and want to see the NI Assembly start ...

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ALEX EASTON MLA RECEIVES WORD FROM THE MOD ON FUTURE OF KINEGAR HOLYWOOD.

Alex Easton  has today received word on the future of the plans for the future of Kinnegar Logistic Base in Holywood.

Speaking today Alex Easton  said:

“I am pleased to see from the letter, that there will be no job losses and that staff will be redeployed. It would appear that the MOD are in  contact with the Ards and North Down Council to look at plans on how to potential use the site”

“Plans taht are being considered are more housing and potential commercial use. These plans seem to be at an early stage, as the MOD won’t be disposing of the site until 2022. This could potentially be a very exciting future for the site, but there must be a public consultation with residents of Kinegar and Holywood before any final decisions are taken.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF THE GROOMSPORT VILLAGE ASSOCIATION.

Alex Easton MLA has today paid tribute to the Groosmsort Village Association after they carried out work to clear a pathway at the back of The hill Groomsport.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

I want to thank the Groomsport Village Association for the marvellous job that they have been done last week at The Hill, Groomsport. They deserve praise for coming together for people and taking time out to improve people’s lives. I have been contacted over the issue who asked that I take the time to praise their efforts as this has made such a difference to those residents.  Residents are saying It’s such a relief they are not having to fight their way through the over grown thorny bushes to get their Bins out...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON THE HOUSING EXECUTIVE TO PROVIDE AN ACTION PLAN TO IMPROVE HEATING EFFICIENCY FOR NORTH DOWN.

Alex Easton MLA has raised a debate at the Northern Ireland Assembly on the lack of or poor quality of cavity wall insulation in their housing stock.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This was a very important debate in the NI Assembly and got full support from all party’s. Every month get reports of residents who are living in Housing executive property’s that they have damp and black spores in many of their rooms. An excuse is often used by the Housing Executive is that it is down to condensation, or people not ventilating their property’s, this is a load of nonsense. In many cases this is down to the lack of, or poor quality of cavity wall insulation that is currently in peoples housed...

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ALEX EASTON MLA RECEIVES WORD BUS SHELTER TO BE REPAIRED AT MANOR STREET DONAGHADEE

Alex Easton MLA has written to Translink to enquire about repairs to the bus shelter at Manor Street in Donaghadee.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I had received complaints about the Moat Street bus shelter after an accident and have written to Translink to enquire into what had happened and when it will be fixed. “I am delighted that the company who own the bus shelter are dealing with the issue, and are planning to either replace or repair the bus shelter in the near future. I hope this will all happen as soon as possible so the residents of Donaghadee can use the Manor Street bus shelter.”

 

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Bus shelter at Manor Street, Donaghadee to be fixed if not already done so.

To: Easton, Alex
Subject: RE: Bus shelter outside the Manor House, Donaghadee. Ref: D281216-1

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS FOR JOINT UP APPROACH OVER ALCOHOL RELATED CRIME.

Alex Easton calls for strategy between the Department of Justice and the Department of Health to combat the scourge of alcohol related crime.

North Down MLA Alex Easton has welcomed support for a joint strategy between the Department of Justice and the Department of Health to combat the scourge of alcohol related crime in society.


The Assembly debated the issue and called on both Ministers to recognise the proven link between crime and the over consumption of alcohol.


Mr Easton said, “This is an issue which affects our society, health service, our justice system and the economy. It is a highly important topic and the importance of a joint strategy is critical to our society as a whole.
To the criminal justice system alone alcohol abuse is thought to cost up to £340 million, while £150 ...

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ALEX EASTON MLA ACCUSES TNI STREET LIGHT DIVISION OF NOT CHECKING THEIR STREET LIGHTS

Alex Easton MLA has today accused TNI street light division of not checking their street lights.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“ It is becoming quite apparent that TNI NI are not checking to see what street lights are not working across North Down, I in frustration have had to walk the streets of Springwell in Groomsport, Kilcooley, Rathgill, Bloomfield , Breezemount, Conlig and Whitehill to personally collect the street lamp numbers for the street lights that are not working. I have reported so many lights that are not working that I can’t get them reported quick enough. The response time is really not quick enough and I continually have to keep rechecking if the lights are attended to...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON TRANSPORT NI TO ADDRESS CONLIG VILLAGES ROADS.

Alex Easton MLA has called on Transport NI to address the state of Conlig Villages roads.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said.

 

“On a recent walkabout with in Conlig Village I was appalled at the state of the road surfaces at The Green, Tower Road, Tower Park and Lisbane Road, Conlig. Not only is the place coming down with pot holes which I have repeatedly reported over the years the road surface is crumbling apart and it is time that transport NI put Conlig on their list for road resurfacing. I plan to raise the issue with Transport NI and have already written three letters in relationship to street lighting, pot holes and road resurfacing. I will also raise the issue at the NI Assembly and see what plans Transport NI have to resolve the issue.”

 

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