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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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ULSTER BANK CLOSURE IN BANGOR MADNESS.

Alex Easton MLA has called the proposed closure of the Ulster Banks Bangor branch at Main Street as madness,

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“The decision by the Ulster bank to even consider closing the Ulster Bank Branch at Main Street as Utter madness and extremely short sighted. There has been a bank at this site for decades and to use the excuse people are using internet banking is just excuse, and it is an excuse in my opinion, and is more about saving money than providing a service. Bangor is the fourth largest Town in Northern Ireland, it is in the centre of the Town and serves a growing elderly community who may not use Internet banking...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS STABBING IN DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA has condemned the stabbing of a man in the Canneyreagh Road area of Donaghadee over the weekend.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“There are no excuses for violence of this nature in our society, this type of action cannot be tolerated and is not wanted by the local community. I have spoken to the PSNI about this incident, and I would appeal to anyone with information to help the PSNI with their investigation to pass this onto the PSNI.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA THANKS ELECTORATE OF NORTH DOWN.

Alex Easton MLA has today thanked the people of North Down for his election result.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am still trying to get my head around the election result, but all I really want to say is that I owe everything to the people of North Down who voted for me in huge numbers. I can’t thank them enough, and from the bottom of my heart it means the world to me, and I owe them all a deep debt of gratitude!

I also want to thank my friends and family who walked the streets for helping me get elected, they were my rock, their friendship and loyalty to me is a rich blessing, I would also thank my wife she is my tower of strength in whom I can’t survive without!”

“I intend to get straight back to work for the people of North Down and want to see the NI Assembly start ...

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ALEX EASTON MLA RECEIVES WORD FROM THE MOD ON FUTURE OF KINEGAR HOLYWOOD.

Alex Easton  has today received word on the future of the plans for the future of Kinnegar Logistic Base in Holywood.

Speaking today Alex Easton  said:

“I am pleased to see from the letter, that there will be no job losses and that staff will be redeployed. It would appear that the MOD are in  contact with the Ards and North Down Council to look at plans on how to potential use the site”

“Plans taht are being considered are more housing and potential commercial use. These plans seem to be at an early stage, as the MOD won’t be disposing of the site until 2022. This could potentially be a very exciting future for the site, but there must be a public consultation with residents of Kinegar and Holywood before any final decisions are taken.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF THE GROOMSPORT VILLAGE ASSOCIATION.

Alex Easton MLA has today paid tribute to the Groosmsort Village Association after they carried out work to clear a pathway at the back of The hill Groomsport.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

I want to thank the Groomsport Village Association for the marvellous job that they have been done last week at The Hill, Groomsport. They deserve praise for coming together for people and taking time out to improve people’s lives. I have been contacted over the issue who asked that I take the time to praise their efforts as this has made such a difference to those residents.  Residents are saying It’s such a relief they are not having to fight their way through the over grown thorny bushes to get their Bins out...

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