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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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES CONCERN AT PROPOSED POST OFFICE MOVE IN DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA has expresses some concern at the proposed moving of Donaghadee Post office to a sight at the edge of Donaghadee at the Euro Spar at Moat Street, Donaghadee.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“ Having spoken in person to the Post M andaster I am relieved that there is no intention to close the Donaghadee Post Office and that staffs jobs are safe! I am however concerned as to the proposed move to the edge of Donaghadee but understand the reason why...

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ALEX EASTON MLA IS DISTURBED BY DEPARTMENTS FLOOD PLANS

Alex Easton MLA has expressed concern and is deeply disturbed by a lack of planning for North Down over potential flooding.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am deeply worried and concerned at answers to my NI Assembly questions on the risk of flooding in the North Down area, with 1,414 dwellings in North Down having been identified as a potential risk from all sources of flooding. I feel the lack of resources being put into the problem and lack of planning are a deep concern, with the potential for so many homes to be effected. This should be a priority for the Department of Infrastructure to put in place plans, and set aside fiancés to ensure the 1,414 dwellings are protected by defences to make sure residents homes are not at risk...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON PSNI TO TAKE ACTION OVER PORTAVOE.

Alex Easton MLA has today called for action to be taken after evidence of drug use at and damage being done at Portavoe Reservoir.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I have been approached by concerned members of the public who have reported to me and the PSNI about damaged being done to trees and evidence that Portavoe is being used to take drugs. Anyone who knows Portavoe will know that this is one of North Downs most beautiful sights, and is a treasure for people to walk and enjoy the beauty of the area. To have it being vandalized and for it to be used for the taking of illegal drugs is totally unacceptable...

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ALEX EASTON CALLS ON COUNCIL AND TRANSPORT NI TO GET REAL ON PARKING.

Alex Easton MLA has today told Council and Transport NI to get real over parking in Bangor before they put struggling traders are put out of business.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am becoming increasingly angry at Council and TNI who are just not listening to the desperate cries from local businesses over parking issues in Bangor Town centre. Not only have we seen a reduction in on street parking spaces as a result of the public realms works we now have the added problems that loading bays have been created outside shops in Main street which if parked in will see drivers fined, this is the height of nonsense as these particular businesses all have loading bays at the back of their premises...

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ALEX EASTON DELIGHTED AT NEWS THE COTTON IS TO HAVE ITS ROADS RESURFACED.

Alex Easton MLA has reacted with delight at the news from a Northern Ireland Assembly question which confirmed that the Cotton is to have its roads resurfaced.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is fantastic news for the residents of the Cotton who have had to endure substandard roads for years with patches and pot holes which have made the area look very poor. I am delighted that my constant lobbying for the roads to be resurfaced at Bailie Park, Bailie Terrace, and Bailie Gardens for the residents has finally paid off. I understand from further discussions with Transport NI the work will start over the summer months. I look forward to seeing the work being started and for the finished article being completed.”

 

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