ALEX EASTON MLA TAKES PARTS IN BEECHIELD LITTER PICK.

Alex Easton MLA helped take part in the litter clean-up of Beechfield Estate Donaghadee, organized by the Donaghadee Resource Centre.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I would just like to say a big well done to the Donaghadee Resource Centre for organizing this local community litter cleanup for Beechfield Estate on Saturday morning, the community spirit was fantastic and dozens of bag of rubbish were collected from the surrounding area. This was a fantastic achievement which helped to clean up the local area by the residents of Beechfield, and for Sharon Benson who organized the event, well done to all involved. This however raises questions of how often Beechfield is cleaned by the Council and I will be raising the mater with the Council as a matter of concern.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA & DOWN CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE CLEAR WEEDS FROM CLANMORRIS FOOTPATHS.

Alex Easton MLA and Councillor Wesley Irvine in partnership with Down Capacity Building Initiative joined forces to tackle the on growing weed growth problem at Clanmorris Square and Clanmorris Avenue, footpaths.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“Both myself and Councillor Wesley Irvine recognize there is a serious issue of weed growth on the footpaths in the area, and are delighted to have joined forces with Down Capacity Building Initiative to try and remove the weed growth from the footpaths in the Clanmorris Square, and Clanmorris Avenue, area of Whitehill.”

“I would praise the efforts of Down Capacity Building Initiative who like me are concerned at the lack of weed spraying being carried out by Transport NI one weed spray during the summer is not enough, and action ne...

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ALEX EASTON MLA MEETS EDUCATION MINISTER TO DISCUSS THE NEW BUILD FOR BANGOR CENTRAL INTEGRATED PRIMARY SCHOOL.

Alex Easton MLA and the Headmaster of Bangor Central Integrated Primary School Mr Campbell have met with the Education Minister to discuss the new build for Bangor Central Integrated Primary School.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“Mr Campbell and I met the Education Minister on Wednesday to discuss the proposed new build for Bangor Central Integrated Primary School. At the meeting the Education Minister confirmed there was funding definitely available through the Fresh Start Agreement to fund a new school build which would cost in the region of around seven million pounds. The Minister also confirmed that a Project Board would be set up in and around September time to take forward proposals and prepare a business case...

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES FRUSTRATION AT DELAY IN BUILDING TRAFFIC ISLAND.

ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES FRUSTRATION AT DELAY IN BUILDING TRAFFIC ISLAND.

 

Alex Easton MLA has today expressed frustration at the length of time it is taking to build the two “pedestrian refuge islands for the Ballycrochan Road, Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am really getting frustrated at the length of time it is taking Transport NI to build the two pedestrian refuge islands for the Ballycrochan Road, Bangor. This has now been well over a year and has been agreed and consulted on. This is a very busy road and it is essential with the heavy amount of traffic that uses the Ballycrochan Road that these safety Islands are put in place as soon as possible...

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ALEX EASTON MLA WELCOMES COUNCILS DECISION ON NEW SPECIALIST PLAY PARK FOR RATHGILL.

Alex Easton MLA has today welcomed the decision by Council to take responsibility for the maintenance for the new proposed play park for the new Rathgill Development currently being built by FOLD.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am delighted that the Council have agreed to the maintenance of the proposed new play park for the new development of 200 houses at Rathgill, after a meeting that I had arranged between Council and FOLD to see what could be practically agreed between the Council and FOLD on the issue. At this meeting it was agreed that a conventional play park was not needed in the area, however a specialist dedicated equipment for children with complex needs was needed...

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ALEX EASTON MLA WELCOMES REDUCTION IN SPEED LIMIT AT THE A2 GROOMSPORT.

Alex Easton MLA has welcomed the reduction in the speed limit from 60 to 50mph on the A2 Groomsport Bypass.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“This is a welcome development to see the reduction in the speed limit from 60mph to 50mph has come into force and that there is now the signage placed along the A2 from the Groomsport roundabout to Covebay Groomsport. I along with others have being calling for this reduction for several years and I would praise the efforts of all involved in lobbying for this and for improving the safety of the A2 going passed Groomsport Village which will hopefully improve safety for pedestrians and drivers.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS FOR STEPS TO BE REVAMPED AND REOPENED AT DUFFERIN AVENUE.

Alex Easton MLA has today called for the iconic steps at the side of the Train Station going down into Dufferin Avenue to be revamped and reopened.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“As a child and teenagers these steps were always there and always used by pedestrians and people coming off the trains and buses, they were always a part of the town and in some way were an iconic part of the town of Bangor.” The steps for many years have now been forgotten for some reason with them being fenced in by metal fencing maybe for the reason they were in a bad state of repair and were dangerous.”

“These iconic steps cannot be just left to crumple and be forgotten about so I plan to raise the issue with the Council, Transport NI and Translink to determine why they have been left in this sta...

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Easton happy as Fold Donation Plugs Funding Gap for Whitehill Community House

Alex Easton MLA is happy to see FOLD Housing have once again helped fund the shortfall in funding for Whitehill community association.

Alex Easton, MLA said, “

“I am delighted that once again that Fold Housing have offered their help with funding for this year to Whitehill Community Association after I approached them on the issue, this funding has helped the community house to stay open after the reduction in funding by Council and I appreciate how Fold have worked alongside me and recognised the implications of having a community house in Whitehill for the benefit of all the local community.”

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ALEX EASTON MLA SEEKS MEETING WITH MINISTER TO DISCUSS NEW BUILD FOR ST COLOMBANUS COLLEGE.

Alex Easton MLA has received a date for a meeting in September with the Minister for Education to address the need for a new build for St Colombanus College.

Speaking today Alex Easton said.

“I am delighted that the Education Minister has agreed to a meeting with myself and the Head Master of St Columbanus College to discuss the potential for a new school build. I am today calling on the Minister for Education to consider the need for a new build for St Columbanus as urgent! The school is now quite old and much of its infrastructure is now old and in need have repair. The reality is that that in the long term it will cost less to build a new school, than to keep pouring money into a crumbling infrastructure...

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ALEX EASTON MLA GET CONFIRMATION MORSTON PARK & RAILWAYVIEW STREET BANGOR ARE TO GET NEW FOOTPATHS.

Alex Easton MLA has reacted with delight at the news from a Northern Ireland Assembly question, which confirms that Morston Park and Railwayview Street in Bangor are to have their footpaths resurfaced.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is fantastic news for the residents of both Morston Park and Railwayview Street Bangor who have had to endure substandard footpaths for years with cracked pavements, crumbling pavements and weeds growing, which have made the areas look very poor. I am delighted that my constant lobbying for theses footpaths to be resurfaced at Morston Park and Railwayview Street Bangor for the residents has finally paid off. I understand from further discussions with Transport NI the work will start at some stage in this financial year...

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