ALEX EASTON MLA PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF THE GROOMSPORT VILLAGE ASSOCIATION.

Alex Easton MLA has today paid tribute to the Groosmsort Village Association after they carried out work to clear a pathway at the back of The hill Groomsport.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

I want to thank the Groomsport Village Association for the marvellous job that they have been done last week at The Hill, Groomsport. They deserve praise for coming together for people and taking time out to improve people’s lives. I have been contacted over the issue who asked that I take the time to praise their efforts as this has made such a difference to those residents.  Residents are saying It’s such a relief they are not having to fight their way through the over grown thorny bushes to get their Bins out...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON THE HOUSING EXECUTIVE TO PROVIDE AN ACTION PLAN TO IMPROVE HEATING EFFICIENCY FOR NORTH DOWN.

Alex Easton MLA has raised a debate at the Northern Ireland Assembly on the lack of or poor quality of cavity wall insulation in their housing stock.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This was a very important debate in the NI Assembly and got full support from all party’s. Every month get reports of residents who are living in Housing executive property’s that they have damp and black spores in many of their rooms. An excuse is often used by the Housing Executive is that it is down to condensation, or people not ventilating their property’s, this is a load of nonsense. In many cases this is down to the lack of, or poor quality of cavity wall insulation that is currently in peoples housed...

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ALEX EASTON MLA RECEIVES WORD BUS SHELTER TO BE REPAIRED AT MANOR STREET DONAGHADEE

Alex Easton MLA has written to Translink to enquire about repairs to the bus shelter at Manor Street in Donaghadee.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I had received complaints about the Moat Street bus shelter after an accident and have written to Translink to enquire into what had happened and when it will be fixed. “I am delighted that the company who own the bus shelter are dealing with the issue, and are planning to either replace or repair the bus shelter in the near future. I hope this will all happen as soon as possible so the residents of Donaghadee can use the Manor Street bus shelter.”

 

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Bus shelter at Manor Street, Donaghadee to be fixed if not already done so.

To: Easton, Alex
Subject: RE: Bus shelter outside the Manor House, Donaghadee. Ref: D281216-1

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS FOR JOINT UP APPROACH OVER ALCOHOL RELATED CRIME.

Alex Easton calls for strategy between the Department of Justice and the Department of Health to combat the scourge of alcohol related crime.

North Down MLA Alex Easton has welcomed support for a joint strategy between the Department of Justice and the Department of Health to combat the scourge of alcohol related crime in society.


The Assembly debated the issue and called on both Ministers to recognise the proven link between crime and the over consumption of alcohol.


Mr Easton said, “This is an issue which affects our society, health service, our justice system and the economy. It is a highly important topic and the importance of a joint strategy is critical to our society as a whole.
To the criminal justice system alone alcohol abuse is thought to cost up to £340 million, while £150 ...

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ALEX EASTON MLA ACCUSES TNI STREET LIGHT DIVISION OF NOT CHECKING THEIR STREET LIGHTS

Alex Easton MLA has today accused TNI street light division of not checking their street lights.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“ It is becoming quite apparent that TNI NI are not checking to see what street lights are not working across North Down, I in frustration have had to walk the streets of Springwell in Groomsport, Kilcooley, Rathgill, Bloomfield , Breezemount, Conlig and Whitehill to personally collect the street lamp numbers for the street lights that are not working. I have reported so many lights that are not working that I can’t get them reported quick enough. The response time is really not quick enough and I continually have to keep rechecking if the lights are attended to...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON TRANSPORT NI TO ADDRESS CONLIG VILLAGES ROADS.

Alex Easton MLA has called on Transport NI to address the state of Conlig Villages roads.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said.

 

“On a recent walkabout with in Conlig Village I was appalled at the state of the road surfaces at The Green, Tower Road, Tower Park and Lisbane Road, Conlig. Not only is the place coming down with pot holes which I have repeatedly reported over the years the road surface is crumbling apart and it is time that transport NI put Conlig on their list for road resurfacing. I plan to raise the issue with Transport NI and have already written three letters in relationship to street lighting, pot holes and road resurfacing. I will also raise the issue at the NI Assembly and see what plans Transport NI have to resolve the issue.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS FOR JOINT UP APPROACH OVET ALCOHOL RELATED CRIME.

Alex Easton calls for a strategy between the Department of Justice and the Department of Health to combat the scourge of alcohol related crime.

North Down MLA Alex Easton has welcomed support for a joint strategy between the Department of Justice and the Department of Health to combat the scourge of alcohol related crime in society.
The Assembly debated the issue and called on both Ministers to recognises the proven link between crime and the over consumption of alcohol.
Mr Easton said, “This is an issue which affects our society, health service, our justice system and the economy. It is a highly important topic and the importance of a joint strategy is critical to our society as a whole.
To the criminal justice system alone alcohol abuse is thought to cost up to £340 million, while £150...

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ALEX EASTON MLA DESCRIBES COUNCILS FREE WI FI COVERAGE IS APPALLING AND RUBBISH.

Alex Easton MLA has described the Councils free Wi Fi access as appalling and rubbish.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA.

 

“This has got to be the worst free Wi Fi I have ever experienced, not only is it hard to access the vast majority of the time, it just does not work properly. What is the point of the Council providing a free Wi Fi service like this if shoppers and residents can’t avail of this service?”

” We live in a modern age were technology is important and people want access to the internet and quite frankly the current Wi Fi service provided for Bangor and Holywood is just not up to scratch and needs addressed by the Council...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS FOR A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING FOR THE BELFAST ROAD.

Alex Easton MLA has today called for a Pedestrian crossing for the Belfast Road after a woman was knocked down and seriously injured.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am deeply upset to hear that this accident has happed to this lady, who I understand was seriously injured. What frustrates me about this whole affair it that I have repeatedly called on Transport NI to provide a Pedestrian crossing on the Belfast Road to give pedestrians a place of safety to cross. The Belfast Road is clearly not a safe place to cross with many residents crossing the road to walk into Bangor or to use the local garage and shops.”

“The Belfast road is probably one of the busiest roads we have in Bangor especially with traffic leaving and coming into Bangor...

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35 BUSINESS SIGN PETITION FOR LOADING BAYS TO BE REMOVED.

Alex Easton MLA along with his colleague Councillor Daniel Allen have collected 35 businesses names on a Petition for the removal of TNIs Loading Bays from Bridge Street and Main Street Bangor.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am pleased that 35 businesses have signed a petition calling for the loading bays to be removed from Bridge Street and Main Street in Bangor. This is affecting businesses in Main Street and Bridge Street and they have to go! I have arranged a meeting with the TNI Minister in January and I hope to present the petition from local businesses to the Minister and my colleague Councillor Daniel Allen is to present one to the Council...

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