ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED AT FREE TO USE ATM FOR MILLISLE.

Alex Easton MLA is delighted at the news that the first free to use hole in the wall ATM has been provided for Millisle.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“This is fantastic news for the residents of Millisle who had for far too long lacked a free to use public hole in the wall ATM. This will make such a difference for the local businesses in Millisle as I believe it will also attract trade as people will want to shop more in the village. It also means residents do not have to drive all the way to other towns to get their money. I would like to thank the Consumer Councils Mary Buffee who I met with over a year ago on this issue, also a big thank you to Millisle District Community Association ( Joe Scott, Tommy Beck) and the owner of the shop “Today’s Local” for working on th...

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ALEX EATON MLA CALLS FOR LOADING BAYS TO BE REMOVED FROM MAIN ST AND BRIDGE STREET.

Alex Easton MLA has today called for the removal of the loading bays on Main St and Bridge Street in Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MA said:

 

“These loading bays have caused havoc for local drivers, and from a response to a NI Assembly question we see that there have been so far 78 parking tickets for one loading bay only. There are four loading bays between the top of Mains Street and Bridge Street in Bangor and drivers are not aware that having a marked loading bay area, means they cannot park there. There is also a very small sign above head height and most people do not see the signs...

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES DEEP CONCERN THAT NORTH DOWN HAS LOST OUT AFTER AJORNMENT DEBATE.

Alex Easton MLA has expressed deep concern after information provided by the Infrastructure Minister after during an Adjournment Debate that he had submitted to the NI Assembly.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am rather disappointed that the Infrastructure Minister did not appear too concerned by the issues raised at the Adjournment debate on fiancé for TNI road and footpath maintainance for the North Down area. I was deeply concerned that during the debate the Minister announced that there had been contractual issues during the 2015/16 period, which meant that North Down missed out on potential works as there was some sort of legal dispute...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS FOR HELP TO PRESERVE 2ND WW AIR RAID SHELTER.

Alex Easton MLA has today called for help to preserve a 2nd World War air raid shelter in Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“ Having been contact by the owners of the property at Croft Street in Bangor I went to see this second World War Air raid shelter, I was amazed to see one in such good condition and that it had survived all these years without anyone really knowing of its existence. I am not aware of any other second world war air raid shelters apart from one at Ward Park and I believe there may be one in Groomsport, as the vast majority there were built have been either taken down or forgotten about after the war. This is truly a major discovery and it must be preserved for future generation to learn and know about their history.”

“I truly believe we have uneart...

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ALEX EASTON MLA WARNS ON MONEY SCAMS

Alex Easton MLA has today warned people to be careful and not to be fooled by money scams over the Christmas period.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“ I recently received an email scam from an individual from Africa who wanted to give me $10.5 million US dollars, all I had to do was provide my name, age, address, email account and phone number. Obviously I was not fooled by this as I regularly receive such emails, and the individual was immediately removed from my email account.”

 

“What this highlights is the need for people to be careful when using the Internet or Facebook especially at this time of year. There are some people out there who will try and take advantage of young vulnerable adults and indeed our elderly population...

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ALEX EASTON MLA WANTS FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON MOD CLOSURE OF KINNEGAR LOGISTICS BASE.

Alex Easton MLA has today called for further clarification from the MOD on the proposed closure of Kinnegar Army Base.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“While I understand the rational for this decision I do welcome that the Kinnegar Logistics Base will move to Palace Barracks and that the former site will be used to build new homes. However there has been no comment or clarification on the jobs front, will all jobs be kept with this move, will civilian staff be kept in their jobs or will there be a reduction in staff. These are vital questions that the MOD needs to clarify. There is no point in putting out a statement that the base will close and move to Palace Barracks and that the site will be sold for housing without clarification on the staff front...

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ALEX EASTON MLA TELLS PSNI AND COUNCIL TO GET ON TOP OF ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE ASHBURY AND SILVERBIRCH AREAS.

Alex Easton MLA has today warned the PSNI and Council to get on top of the Anti-Social behaviour which has started again in the Ashbury and Silverbirch areas.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I warned in 2015 that we would have to look at this issue again, and I have been proved correct. Anti-Social behaviour has taken off again in the Silverbirch and Ashbury area with youths making residents lives a misery with stones being thrown at resident’s windows. Anti-Social behaviour ruins people’s lives and is totally unacceptable and I am calling on the PSNI and Council Anti-Social behaviour team to get ton top of this before it escalates again into months of terror for residents as in previous occasions...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS FOR MORE SOCIAL HOUSING AFTER HOMELESS FIGURES.

Alex Easton MLA has today called for more Social housing to be built.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am deeply concerned to see that from figures released under a NI Assembly question show that the number of homelessness presenters to the Housing Executive for the North Down & Ards area for 2015/16 stands at an incredible 946 people. This is a startling figure that we have for the Ards & North Down area.”

“It is quite clear that we do not have enough social housing in place to deal with the amount of people that are currently registered as homeless, and the only sure way to tackle this issue is to build more social housing through Housing Associations...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONCERNED AT LEVELS OF ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR.

Alex Easton MLA has expressed concern at the levels of Anti-Social Behaviour recorded by the Housing Executive.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“Anti-Social Behaviour is the scourge of our society, and it is really worrying when we see the figures recorded by the Housing Executive just for the Bangor Office which includes Holywood and Newtownards Office which includes Donaghadee and the Millisle areas. This is just the tip of the ice berg because when you look at the total figures this does not include the levels of Anti-Social behaviour recorded with the council’s Anti-Social behaviour team and also the PSNI. The figures for North Down will be considerably higher than recorded just by the Housing Executive. “

“Tackling Anti-Social behaviour needs to be a priority by all t...

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ALEX EASTON MLA RECEIVES WORD THAT THE DONAGHADEE WAR MEMORIAL IS TO GET A REVAMP.

Alex Easton MLA has today received word from the Ards & North Down Council that the Donagahdee War memorial is to revamp.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am delighted to get word from the Council that the Donaghadee War memorial s to get a revamp. Having been down at the war memorial recently I was deeply concerned at the state of the War memorial which was very dirty and was in my opinion in need of a revamp. I then contacted the Council and have received a reply which has included the Donaghadee War memorial in a scheme for 2018 across the Borough to have works done to clean up the War memorial, refurbish the gates and railings and names inscribed on the war memorial. This is good news and will ensure the Donaghadee War memorial will be in good shape for the future...

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