Alex Easton MLA puts his name in the Mix for Westminster.

“After much thought and reflection I have agreed to allow my name to go forward as the DUP candidate for the Westminster Election in North Down. North Down is a safe Unionist seat and as the only realistic centre right Unionist pro Union  candidate in the field I believe the people of North Down should be offered the widest possible choice to elect someone who is strong on the Union, strong for North Down, strong for local communities and who is willing to work for all.”

“I want to be a working MP who works hard for all constituents regardless of who they are, all the time and not just at election time...

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ALEX EASTON PRAISES THE BANGOR STROKE SUPPORT GROUP.

Alex Easton MLA has today visited the Bangor Stroke Support Group who meets at the George Green Community Centre.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I was delighted to have been invited to visit the group by Lorraine McGivern. The group were involved in sensory projects and one of the members had brought their pet snake down for the group to hold. I was also told the group were struggling for funding for travel as funding was due to run out, I agreed I would raise this issue with different public body’s to see if there would be any help or support. I was also touched to hear that Lorraine McGivern and Steve Wylie who are members of the group who have has strokes were to do a Skydive for the Stroke Association in June...

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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED BY MEASURES TO REDUCE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AT ST GALLENS PLACE- WHITEHILL.

Alex Easton MLA is delighted at new fencing being erected by the Housing Executive and NI Electricity at garages at St Gallens Place.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“For some time both myself and the Whitehill Community Association have received complaints of youth throwing stones at people’s homes from the top of the garages at St Gallens Place, Whitehill. The garages themselves are easily accessed and were also a serious Health & Safety hazard for individuals who could assess the roof of the garages. With this in mind both I and the Whitehill Community Association contacted the Housing Executive and NI Electricity and held a site meeting...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON ARDS & NORTH DOWN COUNCIL TO DO A TRIBUTE TO THE LOSS OF FOUR CREW FROM THE IRISH COAST GUARD.

Alex Easton MLA has been approached by a member of the volunteer Coastguard in Bangor to see if a tribute can be arranged through Ards and North Down Council to remember the loss of four crew members of the Irish Coast Guard who lost their lives in a helicopter accident.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I have been approached about this by Ryan Gray a volunteer Coastguard in Bangor, and we believe it would be appropriate for the Council to look at doing a flower arrangement at the Bangor Post Office flower bed, and to also maybe change the colour of the New Street Lighting to Red and Blue for two evenings which is the Coast Guard colours, to remember the sacrifice of these four member as of the Irish Coast Guard have made...

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ALEX EATON MLA CONDEMNS ARSON ATTACK IN RATHGILL.

Alex Easton MLA has today condemned the arson attack on a block of flats in Rathgill, Bangor.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“The actions of those involved are totally unacceptable, people could have been killed and property damaged, 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 brought this to the PSNI.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA PRAISES THE KILCOOLEY WOMENS EDUCATIONAL CENTRE FOR HOLDING A HEALTH FAIR EVENT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK.

Alex Easton MLA has praised the Kilcooley Women’s Educational Centre for their efforts to raise funding for Cancer Research UK through a Health Fair.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I took a trip down to visit the Health Fair held at the Kilcooley Women’s Educational Centre and was amazed at the amount of stalls in place with different Health Providers give free advice on Fitness and Health issues, these ranged from Action Cancer, ASERT, Bangor Library, Clear Pharmacy, Bangor Aurora, Physical Activity, Pets for Therapy, South Eastern Trust Dieticians and many more. This was a fantastic event and I just want to praise all those involved in raising funds to combat cancer for Cancer Research UK.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA DEEPLY CONCERNED AS 7800 HOMES NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE IN NORTH DOWN.

Alex Easton MLA expresses deep concern, as it has come to light from a recent writtenresponse from the NI Electoral office that there are 7800 homes across North Down that are not registered to vote.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA:

 

“ I am deeply concerned at the amount of people who have approached me to say they had gone out to vote and were told they were no longer on the NI Electoral register once they got to the polling stations. The numbers of people telling me this is very worrying. I contacted the NI Electoral Office to find out how many homes were not registered in the North Down area, and I was rather shocked and startled to discover that 7800 homes across North Down are not registered to vote...

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ALEX EASTON MLA ANGERED AT BALLOO WETLAND VANDALISM.

Alex Easton MLA is annoyed and vandalism to walkways and signage at the Balloo Wetlands.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said;

“I really depresses me that individuals feel the need to damage public property by writing comments about ISIS, KKK and other vile things. The Balloo Wetlands are a beautiful setting and place to visit which protects wildlife and for individuals to damage the walkways and signage ruins it for everyone else. This costs rate payer’s money to get this cleaned of, and those responsible are both childish and irresponsible by their actions.”

 

“Having visited the site to see the damage it was also clear glass bottles are being thrown into the water, I would urge people to be careful because the wetlands can be very dangerous and by throwing battles into the wate...

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ALEX EASTON MLA MEETS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ULSTER BANK.

Alex Easton MLA alongside his colleague Gordon Dunn MLA meet with representatives of the Ulster Bank to discuss the closure of the Main Street Ulster Bank Branch in Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“While this was a polite and good natured meeting, it was also very serious. Deep concern’s were expressed as to why the Ulster Bank in Main Street was to close. The bank gave assurances that nobody was going to lose their jobs, and that the bank would close in six months’ time”

“Unfortunately the Ulster Bank is to carry on with their plans for closure. The Ulster Bank used various reasons for the closure and claimed there had been a reduction in transactions being carried out at the Bangor, Main Street branch falling from 112,000 to 94,000 transactions...

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ALEX EASTON MLA VISITS NEW SEWAGE AND WATER TREATMENT FACILITY AT ABBEY STREET- BANGOR.

Alex Easton MLA visited the news Water and Sewage Treatment facility at Abbey Street, Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“This is a truly  enormous project, and once you actually get to see the size of this new water and Sewage facility being built it is mind blowing. It is always good to actually go and see a project and see what the rate payer’s money is being spent on. This new Water and Sewage facility will guarantee that Bangor will have a modern up to date facility to pump sewage to the Donaghadee plant for disposal of sewage, and ensure the residents in Bangor have good quality water to drink for the future...

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