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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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED AT EXTRA YEAR 8 PLACES.

Alex Easton MLA has reacted with delight at the news that the Department of Education has agreed to extra year 8 places at Bangor Academy and Strangford College.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“This is fantastic news and I am delighted that the Department of Education has listened to me and the DUP delegation that went to meet them. The news that 40 extra places are to be allocated to Bangor Academy and 19 for Strangford College will be welcomed by many of those parents still not to have a place for their child for year 8. However there is still more work to be done as there will still be some parents who will still need places for their children and it very important that lessons are learnt from this years’ experience so that this does not happen for next year...

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES CONCERN AT SAFETY OF PLAYPARK AT BALLYHOLME.

Alex Easton MLA has today expressed concerns at the safety of the play park at Ballyholme.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I have been approached by concerned parents about the safety of the surface at the bottom of the children’s slide. I was surprised to see that a hole has appeared that could potentially hurt a child if they landed in the wrong way. I am surprised this defect has not been picked up on by the Council as this play park is relatively new. I have contacted the Council on the issue and fully expect then to take immediate action to resolve this Health and safety issue.”

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES CONCERN AT REPORTS OF A CHILD CLIMBING OVER THE FLYOVER RAILINGS.

 Alex Easton MLA has today expressed concern and alarm at reports that a young child was seen climbing over the railings of the flyover on the Bangor to Belfast road.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is deeply troubling that a child has been seen climbing over such a dangerous area at the flyover. This could have been such a terrible incident if this child had fallen from the railings onto the road below. We are all aware just how busy the Belfast to Bangor road is, and the thought of the injury caused to a child falling from that height alone and then the possibility of also being hit by a car is extremely frightening...

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ALEX EASTON MLA MEETS DEPARTMENTAL OFFICIALS OVER EDUCATION PLACES CRISIS

Alex Easton MLA has today met with representatives from the Department of Education on the crisis facing post primary school placements in Bangor with party colleagues.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“While this was a constructive meeting, the points of view put forward by me and my colleagues were that there needed to be an increase in the variation of school pupil numbers for Bangor Academy and other schools in the Bangor area. The huge increase in numbers were know about, and the simple fact is that those parents want their children to go to a school in Bangor and not elsewhere. I understand from the meeting that Bangor Academy has put in an application for an increase in their numbers this will take a week to be considered...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONGRATULATES RHYS MCCLENAGHAN ON WINNING GOLD AT THE COMMENWEALTH GAMES.

Alex Easton MLA  Congratulates Northern Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan for wining first gold in the men’s pommel horse final.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

Rhys McClenaghan- is a Bangor boy who has just achieved an amazing result in the men’s pommel horse final. I would congratulate him for this fantastic achievement and call on Ards and North Down Council to recognise this achievement by having a Civic Reception in his honor!”

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS STABBING IN DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA has condemned a stabbing in the Cannyreagh Road area of  Donaghadee.

 

Speaking today Alex Eason MLA said:

 

“This is an appalling incident which has seen someone stabbed, this could have resulted in the death of someone and it totally unacceptable. This is not the type of behaviour we want in our society and I totally condemn this incident! I am calling for anyone with any information to pass this onto the PSNI!”

 

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