ALEX EASTON MLA ANOYED AS BUS ON CANNYREAGH ROAD-DONAGHADEE STILL NOT REPAIRED AFTER REPORTING MONTHS AGO.

Alex Easton MLA has today visited the bus shelter on the Cannyreagh Road, Donaghadee, to find that repairs have still not been carried out despite reporting the issue twice to the Council.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am disappointed to see that this bus shelter has still not been repaired despite reporting it twice especially when I alongside the local community group had worked so hard to obtain it for the residents living in the Beechfield and Barnagh area of Donaghadee. This particular bus shelter is badly needed by the local community especially for the elderly and school children to shelter in when there is bad weather.”

“I am today calling on the Council to get their act together and get this repaired it is totally unacceptable that this is taking months to get fixed...

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ALEX EASTON MLA UNVEILS NEW DEFIBRILLATOR AT THE RED BERRY- BANGOR.

Alex Easton MLA today unveiled a new defibrillator at the Red Berry in Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

It was an honour to have been asked to unveil a new defibrillator at the Red Berry yesterday, well done to all the staff and customers who helped raise the funds for such an important devise. It is proven that hundreds of lives are saved every year with defibrillators and that your chances of surviving a heart attack increase 50% with the use of a defibrillator. This is the second defibrillator in the Main Street in Bangor and I hope that in the future defibrillators are widely available in all towns and villages across Northern Ireland. Thank you to Glynn Orchin for asking me to unveil the defibrillator and well done to all involved.

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED AT NEWS THAT ASHBURY AVENUE IS TO HAVE ITS ROADS RESURFACED.

Alex Easton MLA has reacted with delight at the news from an email to TNI that confirmed that Ashbury Avenue, Bangor  is to have its roads resurfaced.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is fantastic news for the residents of Kilmaine, Ballymagee  Silverbirch who have had to endure substandard roads for years with patches and pot holes which have made the area look very poor particularly at the Ashbury Shops. I am delighted that my constant lobbying with my colleague Alderman Bill Keary for Ashbury Avenue to be resurfaced for the residents has finally paid off. I understand from further discussions with Transport NI the work will start over the several weeks. I look forward to seeing the work being started and for the finished article being completed.”

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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED AT NEWS THAT BALLYVESTER GROVE, BLOOMFIELD IS TO HAVE ITS ROADS RESURFACED.

Alex Easton MLA has reacted with delight at the news from an email to TNI that confirmed that Ballyvester Grove, Bloomfield Estate is to have its roads resurfaced.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is fantastic news for the residents of Bloomfield Estate who have had to endure substandard roads for years with patches and pot holes which have made the area look very poor particularly at Ballyvester Grove. I am delighted that my constant lobbying with my colleague Alderman Wesley Irvine for Ballyveser Grove to be resurfaced 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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ALEX EASTON MLA PRAISES EMERGENCY SERVICES AFTER STORM.

Alex Easton MLA has praised all emergency services and agencies after the storms on Wednesday evening.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I would like to take this opportunity to praise and thank Transport NI, NI Electricity, PSNI and the Housing Executive for doing a Stirling job in keeping the public safe during the Gail force storm on Wednesday evening. There were at least four trees down and electricity poles down across North Down from the Rathgael Road in Bangor, Whinney Hill in Holywood and also Churchill Avenue in Millilse. All those involved were quick to divert traffic and seal the areas off and also ensure that the blockages causes by trees falling were quickly cleared...

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ALEX EASTON MLA MEETS UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND WITH HIS COLLEAGUE IN HOLYWOOD.

ALEX EASTON MLA met with Shailesh Vara Conservative MP Parliamentary Under – Secretary of State for Northern Ireland yesterday in Holywood.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I was delighted to have met with Shailesh Vara Conservative MP Parliamentary Under – Secretary of State for Northern Ireland yesterday at the DUP office of my colleague Gordon Dunne MLA in Holywood. I found Shailesh Vara MP to be a very friendly individual who made me feel that he was genuinely interested in what was happening in Northern Ireland. He took time to listen to areas of concern and talk about restoring devolution and what was happening within the constituency of North Down. It was a pleasure to have met him and would welcome him back again in the future.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA HOLDS PUBLIC MEETING WITH RESIDENTS, COUNCIL AND NEW SERVICE PROVIDER

Alex Easton MLA and Councillor Wesley Irvine held a public meeting with the residents living in the pensioner’s bungalows and flats at Skipperstone Park, Avenue and Drive with the Council and the new Service provider for the residents.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This public meeting was called by me as residents wanted to know what plans there were for the future of the residents in Skipperstone and to also allow the Council and the New Service provider a chance to get to know the residents but to also listen to their concerns about issue that needed addressed. With a substantial amount of the bungalows lying empty for some considerable time with no tenants, and with very little getting done to fix them or renovate them many questions were asked of the new service provider...

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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED AT EXTRA YEAR 8 PLACES.

Alex Easton MLA has reacted with delight at the news that the Department of Education has agreed to extra year 8 places at Bangor Academy and Strangford College.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“This is fantastic news and I am delighted that the Department of Education has listened to me and the DUP delegation that went to meet them. The news that 40 extra places are to be allocated to Bangor Academy and 19 for Strangford College will be welcomed by many of those parents still not to have a place for their child for year 8. However there is still more work to be done as there will still be some parents who will still need places for their children and it very important that lessons are learnt from this years’ experience so that this does not happen for next year...

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES CONCERN AT SAFETY OF PLAYPARK AT BALLYHOLME.

Alex Easton MLA has today expressed concerns at the safety of the play park at Ballyholme.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I have been approached by concerned parents about the safety of the surface at the bottom of the children’s slide. I was surprised to see that a hole has appeared that could potentially hurt a child if they landed in the wrong way. I am surprised this defect has not been picked up on by the Council as this play park is relatively new. I have contacted the Council on the issue and fully expect then to take immediate action to resolve this Health and safety issue.”

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES CONCERN AT REPORTS OF A CHILD CLIMBING OVER THE FLYOVER RAILINGS.

 Alex Easton MLA has today expressed concern and alarm at reports that a young child was seen climbing over the railings of the flyover on the Bangor to Belfast road.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is deeply troubling that a child has been seen climbing over such a dangerous area at the flyover. This could have been such a terrible incident if this child had fallen from the railings onto the road below. We are all aware just how busy the Belfast to Bangor road is, and the thought of the injury caused to a child falling from that height alone and then the possibility of also being hit by a car is extremely frightening...

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