ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON A HYDROTHERAPY POOL TO BE BUILT IN THE NEW ARDS LEISURE CENTRE.

Alex Easton MLA has asked the council to consider building a Hydrotherapy pool at the new leisure centre being built at Newtownards for people suffering from Fibromyiaga and other medical conditions.

Speaking today as president of the Fibromyalgia Awareness Bangor Ards and North Down group Alex Easton MLA said:

“3% of the population of Northern Ireland suffer from Fibromyalgia which means 3% of the population of North Down also suffer from this condition. Those of us who know how debilitating this condition can be which causes, pains in joints, sleep disorder and much more know that one of the things that can help relieve the symptoms is the use of Hydrotherapy pools...

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES DELIGHT AS TNI AGREE TO TRAFFIC ISLANDS FOR THE MILLISLE ROAD DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA and his colleague Alderman Bill Keery have today expressed delight as TNI agree to build pedestrian refuge islands for the Millisle Road, Donaghadee.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am really delighted that TNI have recognised the difficulty’s that pedestrians are having crossing the Millisle Road in Donaghadee especially in and around Morey Hills due to the speed and volume of traffic using the road. I have been lobbying for months for something to be done to protect pedestrians and for something to be done to reduce the speed of traffic. I am delighted that TNI have agreed to install a series of Pedestrian Islands along the Millisle Road to protect pedestrians crossing but this will also help to slow traffic down...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON THE SE TRUST TO SUPPORT SHARED LIVES.

I met recently with Shared Lives Plus the UK charity for the adult placement model of care.  Adult placement schemes are unique in that adults needing care can choose to receive this support in an approved Shared Lives family home in the community.  Schemes have been running successfully in Northern Ireland for over 20 years with the other 4 Health & Social Care Trusts.  I am concerned that the SE Trust has no adult placement scheme for adults needing care and their families within the Trust area.  This is at a time when all recent health reviews have emphasised the need for transformation and reform and a move to more choice and community based care pathways...

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EASTON VOICES CONCERN FOR SAFETY OF WILD DEER ON RATHGAEL ROAD.

Alex Easton MLA has expressed safety concerns for wild deer and car users on the Rathgael Road, Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I have been approached by residents about the safety of wild deer at the current road works be currently carried out on the Rathgael Road, Bangor. As part of these necessary road works, the boundary fence and hedging at Clandeboye estate along part of the Rathgael Road have been taken away and concern has been expressed that there is easy access for wild deer from Clandeboye Estate to get onto the Rathgael Road. There is a real fear that an animal will be injured and cars damaged if a collision occurs...

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ALEX EASTON MLA DEMANDS TO KNOW WHO OWNS ROAD ENTRANCE INTO CROMMELIN PARK- DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA has today expressed exasperation at Council and TNI over the ownership of a road entrance way into Crommelin Park in Donaghadee.

 

Speaking toady Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am starting to get very annoyed at the lack of detail by both Council and TNI over ownership of the entrance into Crommelin Park. As anyone can see this road entrance coming off Moat Street in Donaghadee is a mess and is full of dozens of pot holes some meters wide and is damaging cars using the entrance. The reality is that the site is widely used by residents taking their children to play football and it is totally unacceptable that the entrance is being left in such a bad state of disrepair, as it is clearly a right of way...

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ALEX EASTON MLA WELCOMES PROPOSED PLANS FOR THE ROYAL HOTEL SITE.

Alex Easton MLA has today welcomed proposed plans for the old Royal Hotel Site in Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I met with the new owners of the Royal Hotel to be shown their proposed plans for the site. As many of us are aware the Royal Hotel site has been lying empty for some time and has left a vacuum in the area for a long time through lack of use. The proposed plans will see the frontage of the old Royal hotel stay as is, but be painted and redone up, there will be apartments built inside the current building with car parking for new residents...

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Alex Easton MLA welcomes expansion of The Momentum Group’s premises in Bangor.

Alex Easton MLA was delighted to be invited to the launch of the expansion of the premises for The Momentum Group at Balloo Court, Bangor.

 

“This is an exciting development for the expansion of The Momentum Group who are expanding their premises to deal with the extra demand for their services they offer to businesses across Northern Ireland. The momentum Group offer expert advice in helping businesses and company’s getting tax back from Government if they are involved in Research and Development Programmes. This means if you’re a business involved in Research and Development Programmes these guys can help get businesses refunds which can be put back into your businesses which helps create more jobs and more prosperity for the local community.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA PRAISES COUNCIL ON BAY CITY ROLLERS CONCERT IN DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA has today praised  Ards & North Down Council for the Bay City Rollers Concert held at Donaghadee.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“This was a unique and welcomed event put on free for the residents of Ards & North Down and held at the commons in  Donagahdee. It is estimated eleven thousand people attended the concert held by the Bay City Rollers which was a fantastic event. The Event was well managed and credit is due to both to the Council for organising the event but also to the PSNI for keeping and ensuring everyone that attended was kept safe. I don’t often say this but this, but this was a fantastic event for Donaghadee and a big well done to Ards & North Down Council for getting this so right on the night”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA PRAISES COUNCIL ON BAY CITY ROLLERS CONCERT IN DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA has today praised  Ards & North Down Council for the Bay City Rollers Concert held at Donaghadee.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“This was a unique and welcomed event put on free for the residents of Ards & North Down and held at the commons in  Donagahdee. It is estimated eleven thousand people attended the concert held by the Bay City Rollers which was a fantastic event. The Event was well managed and credit is due to both to the Council for organising the event but also to the PSNI for keeping and ensuring everyone that attended was kept safe. I don’t often say this but this, but this was a fantastic event for Donaghadee and a big well done to Ards & North Down Council for getting this so right on the night”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS ARSON ATTACK AT DRUMAWHEY GARDENS.

Alex Easton MLA has today condemned an arson attack on a block of flats at Drumawhey Grds Kilcooley, Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“The actions of those involved are totally unacceptable and evil, someone could have been killed and property has been considerably damaged as a result. I totally condemn this sort of behaviour! Those responsible are irresponsible, reckless and need caught and locked up for their actions, thankfully nobody was hurt. There is no place in our society for thugs like this and those responsible need to be brought before the courts. If anyone has any information please bring this to the PSNI to help with their investigation into this serious incident”

 

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