ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED THAT BEECHFIELD DRIVE DONAGHADEE IS TO BE FINALLY RESURFACED.

Alex Easton MLA has reacted with delight at the news from an email from TNI that has confirmed that two major sections of Beechfield Drive in Donaghadee are to be resurfaced this year.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is fantastic news for the residents of Bechfield Drive, Donaghadee who have had to endure a substandard road for years with patches and pot holes which have made the area look very poor. The residents of Beechfield have lobbied and done a campaign of letter writing over the years to try and have the road resurfaced. I am delighted that my constant lobbying with my colleague Alderman Bill Keary for Beechfield Drive to be resurfaced for the residents has finally paid off...

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ALEX EASTON MLA QUESTIONS THE USE OF SO MANY AGENCY STAFF BY COUNCIL.

Alex Easton MLA has today queried why the Council are using so many Agency Staff after a letter from Council showed the use of 135 Agency Staff.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“While I understand that it is sometimes important to use Agency Staff to help with under staffing and issues that need temporary help, I am very shocked at the sheer number of Agency Staff that are being employed temporary by Ards and North Down Council. From experience temporary staff are usually more expensive to hire and it also means the temporary staff are never safe in a full time permanent position...

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EASTON MLA CONDEMNS ASSAULT OF AN ELDERLY WOMAN ON THE COMMONS DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA has today condemned an assault on an elderly woman at the Commons in Donaghadee.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is totally unacceptable behaviour and I totally condemn this incident. This was a very frightening incident for this elderly lady, and nobody has the right to do this to any human being. The person responsible are not wanted in our society and I urge anyone with information to come forward to the PSNI so that the person responsible can be caught and brought before the courts.”

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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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