ALEX EASTON MLA RECEIVES CONFIRMATION THAT THE EAST CICULAR ROAD NEAR BALLYMACONNELL RD MEETS REQUIREMENT FOR A CONTROLLD CROSSING.

Alex Easton MLA has welcomed a recent survey by TNI that shows that the East circular road near Ballymaconnell Road meets the requirements for the provision of a controlled crossing.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is most welcome news and I know that St Columbanus College in particular will be pleased to hear this news. I am somewhat concerned to hear that despite passing the criteria and is now on the list for a controlled crossing which will provide much needed safety for school children and residents of the area that it is a way down the priority list to do by TNI...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS FOR ACTION ON GRAFFII ACROSS ARDS & NORTH DOWN.

Alex Easton MLA calls for the setting up of a designated task force for Ards & North Down that will deal with tackling and apprehending those who pray graffiti.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I believe it is time for a joint task force to be set up between the council, PSNI and Housing Executive that will look to tackle the level of graffiti that is ruining through our Towns and Villages across the Ards and North Down area. I believe that a joint task force needs to be set up with aims and goal of how to prevent, change attitudes and deal severely with those that are responsible for this sort of behavior. The start should be the set up a small group to decide what action plans are I needed believe they should be the following.”

 

  1. The formation of an Agency task force.
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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS ANTI PSNI GRAFFITI.

Alex Easton MLA had today condemned anti PSNI graffiti written at the NI Water plant along the Sea Cliff Road, Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I find to truly disgusting and deeply disappointing that anyone would write such abuse about an organisation which is there to protest life and property! The PSNI do a difficult job and deserve the support of the community, while they have a difficult job to do especially dealing with dissident threats to their lives the last thing they want to see is abusive language about them. This is also extremely annoying as yet again those that are responsible are not only spreading their poison they are costing the rate payers of Ards & North Down thousands of pounds every year having to get this either cleaned off or painted off...

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ALEX EASTON MLA WARNS REPAIRS ARE NOT ENOUGH FOR BALLYSALLAGH BRIDGE.

Alex Easton MLA has today welcomed the reopening of the Ballysallagh Bridge, but warns more needed.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am delighted the bridge has been repaired and the road reopened but unless more substantial efforts are made to highlight that the bridge is there, we are going to be back to square one again. I am urging TNI not to just sweep this under the carpet, flashing signage at the very least is needed or we will be back here again very soon”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES CONCERN AS GRIT BOXES USED AS LITTER BIN.

 

Alex Easton MLA has today expressed concern after discovering some grit boxes are being used rubbish bins.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I was really shocked when I was checking the grit box on the Canneyreagh Road in Donaghadee had been refilled due to the previous Weather to discover it was being used instead for rubbish collection. What makes it more disappointing is that there is a bin 30 meters away. The importance of grit bins are to help make it safe on hills and footpaths during snowy or severe icy periods, and by putting rubbish in such quantity over the top of the grit will put residents off using the grit when it is really needed. I would appeal for people to use the local bin for their rubbish, and not the much needed grit boxes.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA ANOYED AS BUS SHELTER VANDALISED ON CANNYREAGH ROAD-DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA has today visited the bus shelter on the Cannyreagh Road, Donaghadee, to see the vandalism caused to the bus shelter.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am disappointed to see that this bus shelter has been vandalized 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. It costs hundreds of pounds to fix these bus shelters, which are 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 anyone who has any information on who is vandalising these bus shelters, to pass this information onto the PSNI so they can be prosecuted by the courts...

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ALEX EASTON MLA APPALLED BY IRA SLOGAN AT PICKIE FUN PARK.

Alex Easton MLA is deeply appalled and angered as an IRA slogan is written on residential walls near Pickie Fun Park for the second time.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am deeply appalled and angry that some immature and irresponsible person would want to spray an IRA Slogan on any wall in North Down, and to do it so near to a public site such as Pickie Fun Park, which makes this even worse. In the whole time that I have lived in North Down I have never witnessed Graffiti with IRA slogans ever being written once but now twice, and I am deeply annoyed to come across this yet again, I condemn all paramilitary graffiti it is not wanted!. Not only is this unwanted and sad as it also costs the Rate Payers money to remove...

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ALEX EASTON MLA ANGERED BY GRAFFITI BESIDE BLOOMFIERLD PRIMARY SCHOOL.

Alex Easton MLA has expressed anger and disgust as graffiti is sprayed on a wall at Bloomfield walk beside Bloomfield Primary School, Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 “I am horrified to see a wall being vandalised with graffiti being sprayed on it right beside Bloomfield Primary School. What is particularly annoying is that those responsible have done this beside a local primary school and that is just not acceptable that young children and their families have to see this sort of childish nonsense being sprayed on a wall beside their school. What sort of example are these idiots setting our children. This will have to be cleaned up and the rate payers will have to foot the bill which is totally unfair.”

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS ASSAULT IN KILCOOLEY.

 

Alex Easton MLA has today condemned an assault on a young man in the Ballynoe Gardens area of Kilcooley on Friday night.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“This is totally wrong and unacceptable; nobody has the right to assault anyone and this in not wanted by the people of Kilcooley and North Down. Those involved need to be brought before the courts for their actions and given a prison sentence for their evil deeds. I would call on anyone with information to come forward to the PSNI to help them in their investigation!”


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ALEX EASTON MLA CLAIMS THERE ARE ONLY THREE OPTIONS TO SAVE THE BALLYSALLAGH BRIDGE.

Alex Easton MLA has today stated there are now only three options left for TNI to save the Craigantlet Bridge on the Ballysallagh Road, from being destroyed.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I have never known a bridge that has been hit so many times and is still left standing. This time the bridge is severely damaged and if we are going to save the bridge for the future there are really only three options. Firstly TNI need to listen to the Ards and North Down Road Safety officer Terry Malcolm who had suggested sometime a go that flashing lights are placed to make lorry drivers aware of the bridge ahead, as they are failing to see the current signs. The second option is to ban all Lorries’ from the Ballysallagh Road to ensure the bridge is not hit...

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