ALEX EASTON MLA WELCOMES KILCOOLEY WOMENS EDUCATION CENTRE FUNDING

“I am delighted to have been invited by the Kilcooley Womens Centre to the opening of the Kinder Project (pathway programme). Having helped in a small way to lobby for this I am grateful to the Education Department for listening and for this much needed funding being awarded to the kilcooley Women’s Center which will allow for children to develop in a safe environment and to also allow for parents to be able to do classes knowing their children are in a safe, secure and environment which allows their children to develop as they themselves gain qualifications.”

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS FOR A BIG TURNOUT FOR THE DONAGHADEE 12TH.

Alex Easton MLA has called for resident’s right across North Down to come out to support the 12th to be held in Donaghadee.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“It is important that the residents of North Down come out to celebrate and support the Orange Order in their annual 12th demonstration to be held on Tuesday the 12th in Donaghadee this year. This is a family occasion and is open to everyone no matter their tradition to enjoy this family day out, and to celebration our culture. The field will be at the Commons in Donaghadee this year and will see food stalls and bouncy castles for the kids...

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES ALARM AT COUNCILS DECISION TO STOP SMALL BUSINESS USING RECYCLE CENTRES

Alex Easton MLA has today expressed alarm as Ards and North Down Councils decision to stop small businesses using the Recycle Centres.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am deeply alarmed at the decision by Council to stop small businesses from using the Recycle Centres, while I understand this is a decision to save money what I find disturbing is that the Council have not consulted with the small business owners on this issue, they have not looked at alternatives that may be a solution, and they have not given an explanation as to what will happen to those small businesses who have paid to use the facility for a year in advance.”

“I thought that this council wanted to recycle and encourage people to do so, yet here we have a decision that will affect small businesses, without ...

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ALEX EASTON MLA TELLS TRANSPORT NI TO GET ON WITH WEED SPRAYING.

Alex Easton MLA has today called on Transport NI to get on with the Weed Spraying across North Down.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“It is now imperative that Transport NI get on with the job of starting to spay the weeds across North Down, there are no more excuses as the money for this has now been provided through the Department of Infrastructure. Areas right across North Down are in urgent need of attention such as Towerview, Bloomfield, Rathgill and many more areas. It is time for action and the sooner the process of weed spraying is started the better for all.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA FINDS FUNDING TO SAVE THE BREEZEMOUNT SUMMERS SCHEME.

Alex Easton MLA has found funding to save the Breezemount summer scheme.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said;

 

“I was very conscious of what the loss of the Breezemount summer scheme was having on the families and children in the Breezemount area after the Council withdrew the summer scheme from the area. This resulted in a great deal of upset, so with this in mind I approached the Fold Housing Association to if they could help towards filling the gap for this year until another funding streams could be found. I was delighted to day that not only did Fold Housing agree to pay for one week of the three week summer schemes they also put me in contact with the two contractors who are building the new homes in the Rathgill area who have also agreed to fund the other two weeks...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON COUNCIL TO ERECT SAFETY RAILINGS ALONG BALLYHOLME WALKWAY.

Alex Easton MLA has today called on Ards & North Down Council to take action to erect safety railings along the Ballyholme Beech walkway.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I have been contacted by the family of the lady who fell from the Ballyholme beech walkway and was seriously hurt. The family feel that if there had been safety railings as in other parts of the walkway then his accident could have been prevented. Having walked along the parts of the walkway on many occasions there are sections that are very high and I believe on the health and safety reasons especially after this awful accident that it is now time for the Council to seriously consider at these points to take the action of erecting safety railings...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS ROBBERY OF PENSIONERS AT WARD PARK.

Alex Easton MLA has today condemned the theft of a pensioner’s handbag in Ward Park, Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I know the lady involved in this terrible incident and I am a close friend of the family and have called out to see the lady concerned. This is a truly shocking incident to have happed to a vulnerable pensioner. The individual concerned should be ashamed of themselves to have picked on such an easy vulnerable target ,and I would call on anyone to contact the PSNI so that individual can be caught and arrested and brought before the courts.”

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMS GRAFFITI ATTACK ON LOCAL BUSINESS.

 Alex Easton MLA has today condemned those responsible for spraying paint on a local business premises in Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“This is a local business which has created jobs in the local community and puts the wages on the table for its workers, and it is a total disgrace that mindless idiots decide to spray paint over the business premises. This causes stress for the business owners and staff and also forces the business owners at some considerable cost to remove the graffiti. Those responsible need to consider their actions and the stress and cost of what their actions have caused, and I would call on anyone with information to come forward to the PSNI so those involved can be arrested and brought before the courts for their actions.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA SHOCKED AS BODY FOUND IN HOLYWOOD AREA.

Alex Easton MLA is shocked to hear that a body has been found in the Holywood area.

 

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“I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news that a body of a man had been found in the Holywood area, my sympathy and thoughts go out to the man’s family. I understand a man has been arrested and have spoken to the PSNI who are treating the issue as suspicious, and would ask that anyone with any information to help the police with their investigation to come forward.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON COUNCIL TO REVIEW ITS POLICY ON SUMMER SCHEMES.

Alex Easton MLA has calls on Ards & North Down Council to review its policy on Summer Schemes after Breezemount Community Centre was withdrawn as a venue.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“After attending a public meeting last Wednesday night at the Breezemount Community Centre, I was struck by the upset that some parents had at the loss of the Breezemount Community Centre as a centre to deliver the summer schemes. This was a much needed centre to deliver the summer schemes for the local community and the loss of this as a venue has had a devastating impact with parents and their children missing out.”

“While I except that there is roughly the same amount of places available for access for parents across other venues it is the loss of this venue that has made it virtually imposs...

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