ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS TRANSLINK BUS ARSON ATTACK AT BANGOR BUS STATION.

Alex Easton MLA has condemned those responsible for setting a Translink bus alight at Bangor bus depot.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I totally condemn those involved in setting a bus alight at Translinks bus depot in Bangor. This reckless action could have caused further damage to other buses parked near by. Setting light to buses is not only dangerous and foolish it can cause explosions and can spread fire to nearby homes and businesses which could cause loss of life.”

“The actions of those involved are totally unacceptable and I would totally condemn them for their reckless actions, they are not wanted in our community...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT RATHGAEL WINEMARK

DUP MLA for North Down, Alex Easton, has condemned an attempted robbery at knife point at the Rathgael Road Winemark.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am totally disgusted and shocked by this incident. I totally condemn this attempted robbery at knife point by a male which has left staff badly shaken and very upset.  I regard this as an attack on the local community and is not wanted in our society.”

“I appeal to anyone with information to bring it forward to the PSNI, so the person responsible can be brought before the courts!”

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ALEX EASTON MLA DISGUSTED AS DEFIBRILLATOR STOLEN FROM THE SPAR IN MILLISLE.

Alex Easton MLA visits the Spar in Millisle with his colleague Councillor Robert Adair as defibrillator is stolen.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said.

I am so disgusted that a person would actually steal a brand new defibrillator from the Spar in Millisle.This defibrillator was stolen on Friday evening and was only just installed on Wednesday. This piece of equipment is for the whole community and is to save people’s lives and for anyone to take this needs their heads examined. I would urge anyone with information please contact the PSNI or Spar for its safe return as this is too important. If the person responsible has a conscience then please return this to the rightful location you will be helping to save lives.

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA URGES RESPONSIBILITY FOR LANE.

Alex Easton MLA has urged someone to take responsibility for a public lane.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I have been asked by local residents to see if the lane that is regularly used by residents walking through from the Gransha Road into The Beeches is cut back and cleaned. The lane used to be cleaned and was formerly owned by the farm hath used to be on the site. The laneway as you can see has now been n ignored for several years and the lane has become overgrown and a mess for residents to have to negotiate as they walk along it. The laneway is also so overgrown it is now impeding on peoples back gardens and needs to be addressed. I have written to the Council to see if they maintain it and if not can they locate the owners with a view to it being cut back...

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ALEX EASTON MLA BLASTS THE EDUCATION AUTHORITY OVER THE STATE OF THE FORMER COTTON PRIMARY SCHOOL.

 Alex Easton MLA has today blasted the education authority over the state of the old Cotton Primary School.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“The old Cotton Primary School has been left empty for years it is a complete mess and has been vandalised and is unsightly. I do not understand why the site has been left derelict for so many years when it could have been used for some sort of community use. It is a crying shame that the place has gone to rack and ruin and it does not make any sense what so every for the Education Authority to be holding onto the site. I am today calling on the Education Authority to either allow it to be used for some sort of community use or to demolish the building and sell the site...

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES AMAZEMENT AT HOW CHEAP LISNEVIN BEING SOLD FOR.

Alex Easton MLA has today expressed amazement at the reported price that the former borstal at Lisnevin Millisle, Co Down has reportedly been sold for with a price tag of £1.2 million has now been agreed.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said

 

“I understand from reports that an agreed sign was placed on the for sale sign on Monday morning, two years after it was closed by the Northern Ireland Prison Service.

The last prison officer trainees started their training at Millisle in December 2015 and the Northern Ireland Prison Service closed the site as a training facility in 2016.

Sealed bids were accepted for the prime seaside property and now a due diligence test will be applied to the successful applicant.

I have to say I am surprised at the price being reported that the site has be...

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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 from 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 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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