ALEX EASTON WELCOMES EXTERN TAKING ON FASA ROLE BUT WANTS MORE DONE TO SAVE THE BANGOR SERVICE

Alex Easton has welcomed the development which will see Extern take over six contacts from FASA but wants more done to save the Bangor FASA services.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton said:

 

“While I welcome that 1 position from the Bangor FASA end will be kept, after discussions and agreement with the Public Health Agency I am now looking to see what can be done through the DSD Department to secure more of the Bangor FASA services of the operation. I have written to the DSD Minister and will push to try and retain more posts through Extern to provide the lifesaving services on drug and alcohol addiction that FASA were providing for our local community in the North Down & Ards area.

 

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Easton pledges to keep economy at top of the agenda

North Down DUP candidate Alex Easton has said that help for businesses and attracting more jobs to North Down will be a key priority during the next Assembly term.

He said, ‘Arlene Foster has launched a five-point plan for Northern Ireland and the first of these is for more jobs and higher incomes. During the last term we attracted 40,000 jobs to Northern Ireland and the target is to secure another 50,000 during the next five years.

I have always sought to ensure that business has been prioritised within North Down, ensuring that grants available are publicised and working to secure the public realm improvements and pressing for a freeze on business rates at a local level.

During the last Assembly term, whilst there was great success in attracting jobs, Northern Ireland was continuing ...

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ALEX EASTON WELCOMES MEMORIAL BENCH FOR ROBERT HOPPS

Alex Easton has today welcomed the unveiling of a memorial bench at the Bloomfield Community House for the late Robert Hopps.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton said:

 

“Robert Hopps was a fantastic community worker for Bloomfield Estate, who gave up his time to help everyone in Bloomfield, nothing was too little or too large for Robert to take on and help them with. Robert was a great friend to me and the community and it is only fitting that a memorial bench was unveiled at the community house where he spent so much time giving his services to the community. His family will be so proud of this fitting tribute to Robert Hopps. I would finally say thank you to the Bloomfield Community Association, Isabelle Hamilton and all those involved in this fitting tribute to Robert Hopps.”

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ALEX EASTON CALLS FOR GROOMSPORT PUBLIC TOILETS REVAMP.

Alex Easton has today called on Ards & North Down Council to revamp the public toilets at the Harbour in Groomsport Village.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton said:

 

“After receiving a complaint I was shocked at the state of the public toilets at the Harbour in Groomsport Village, while it is obvious the toilet blocks are cleaned they are looking rather old and worse for wear. There needs to be a revamp of the interior of the toilets which needs painted and new wash hand and toilets fitted as the facility are looking worn and out-dated. Groomsport is a village were thousands of visitors come every year, and it is important that Ards and North Down Council provide the best possible standards and facilities we can to encourage visitors to visit the beautiful Village of Groomsport.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS EASTER RISING STUNT AT WARD PARK BANGOR.

Alex Easton MLA has this evening condemned the Easer Rising stunt by a Sinn Fein politician at the U-Boat Cannon at Ward Park Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“This pathetic stunt by a Sinn Fein Politician who has taken time out to come to Bangor to place an Easter Lilly and card to remember Rodger Casement being landed in Ireland for a failed rebellion against the British state is rather immature and rather childish to say the least...

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ALEX EASTON DEMANDS COUNCIL TAKES ACTION OF COMMUNITY HOUSES RUNNING COSTS.

Alex Easton has today demanded that Council takes action to address the reduction in funding for the running of Community Houses by Council.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“The prosed reduction in funding from £2200 to £2000 per year to run the six community houses across the new Council area means one thing, the potential closure of these vital community hubs. It is impossible for Community houses to be run an £2000 per year as the running costs are far more with Electricity, rates and others costs running up to around £3000 a year. The Council need to look seriously at this proposed reduction at these vital facilities, which are far too important to loose due to such a reduction in funding by Council...

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ALEX EASTON MLA TAKES PARTS IN SKIPPERSTONE GLEN LITTER PICK.

Alex Easton MLA helped take part in the litter clean-up of Skipperstone Glen organised by Down Capacity Building Initiative

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I would just like to say well done to the Down Capacity Building Initiative for organizing this local community litter cleanup for Skipperstone Glen, the community spirit was fantastic and dozens of bag of rubbish and supermarket trolleys were cleaned up from the river and surrounding area. This was a fantastic achievement which helped to clean up a beautiful and fantastic walk for the residents of Whitehill and Lisnabreen, well done to all involved.”

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ALEX EASTON MLA WELCOMES PREMIER INN PLANS TO BUILD A HOTEL IN BANGOR.

Alex Easton MLA has today welcomed plans for a Premier Inn to be built on the Old Leisure Centre site.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said.

“This is a most welcome decision by Premier Inn to want to come to Bangor, this will not only bring Jobs to Bangor it will also help to develop the local economy by attracting more tourists who will get to stay at a key site with beautiful surroundings. I am extremely excited by this development and can’t wait for the hotel to be built.”

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ALEX EASTON CALLS FOR FURTHER INVESTMENT IN NORTH DOWN COASTAL PATH FROM BANGOR TO HOLYWOOD.

Alex Easton MLA has today called for further investment in the North Down Holywood to Bangor Costal path.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“Having walked from Holywood to Bangor along the costal path on Saturday after a Sponsored Walk, I was suitably impressed by the works to improve the costal path. However while the investments so far is fantastic from Bangor to Helensbay and indeed some stretches from Helensbay to Holywood such as the new bridge way. There are still large parts of the path that need investment to bring it up to a standard that would make the Costal path a major tourism attraction and walk...

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