ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS ON HEALTH MINISTER TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS FOR A HEALTH & CARE CENTRE FOR BANGOR.

Alex Easton MLA has today called on the Health Minister to speed up the process for the creation of a Health & Care Centre for Bangor.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

I have been pushing this issue for some time and am delighted that plans for a new Primary and community care Centre are included in the Primary Care Infrastructure Draft Strategic Implementation plan. I believe it is high time that Bangor be prioritised for a Health & Care Centre, with the ever increasing size of the population and Bangor being the third largest town in Northern Ireland it is vital that we provide the best range of services for Health that we can. A Health Care Centre will be determined by local need and would include a whole range of services coming together under one roof...

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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED AS BUSINESS CASE FOR THE NEW BUILD FOR BANGOR CENTRAL INTEGRATED PRIMARY SCHOOL IS BEING FINALISED.

Alex Easton MLA is delighted to receive news that the business case for the new build for Bangor Central Integrated Primary School is being finalised by the Education Authority.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This seems to have been going on for an eternity I remember meeting with Mr Campbell and the then Education Minister on 2016 to discuss the proposed new build for Bangor Central Integrated Primary School. At the then meeting the Education Minister confirmed there was funding definitely available through the Fresh Start Agreement to fund a new school build which would cost in the region of around seven million pounds. It was also confirmed that a Project Board would be set up in and around September time to take forward proposals and prepare a business case...

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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED AT NEWS THAT A SECTION OF THE CLANDEBOYE ROAD IS TO BE RESURFACED.

Alex Easton MLA has reacted with delight at the news from a letter he has received from TNI which confirmed that a section of Clandeboye Road, Bangor is to have its roads resurfaced.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is fantastic news for the residents of Clandeboye Road, Bangor, who have had to endure a substandard road for years with patches and pot holes which have made the area look very poor. I am delighted that my constant lobbying for part of the Clandeboye Road is to be resurfaced for the residents has finally paid off. I understand from further discussions with Transport NI the work will start in the near future. I look forward to seeing the work being started and for the finished article being completed.”

 

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Alex Easton has welcomed cross-party support for a DUP proposal brought the Assembly today that ‘Finn’s Law’ should be introduced to Northern Ireland.

North Down MLA Alex Easton has welcomed cross-party support for a DUP proposal brought the Assembly today that ‘Finn’s Law’ should be introduced to Northern Ireland.The call was made during an Assembly debate proposed by Mr Easton.

Speaking after the debate the DUP MLA said,

“This law was inspired by a Police dog called Finn who was almost killed protecting his handler from attack. The stab injuries he received required lifesaving surgery yet the only offence his attacker could be charged with was criminal damage. The law passed across the rest of the United Kingdom corrected that injustice that wilful harm to a service animal would be treated in law in the same way as breaking a window.

 

The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill passed in the House of Commons covers England and...

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ALEX EASTON MLA WARNS DOG OWNERS ABOUT HEALTH WARNING ISSUED BY VETS.

Alex Easton MLA has warned dog owners to be extra vigilant as vets issue warning as an unusually high number of gastroenteritis cases are being reported throughout the UK.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“As a passionate dog owner it is important to get this message out to the public about the seriousness of this issue. Affected dogs are vomiting a lot more frequently than is typically seen with canine gastroenteritis. The frequency and persistence of the vomiting is quite unusual, and so it makes cases stand out.

“In some cases, dogs have been vomiting profusely for up to five days, with five or more bouts within a 12-hour period. Some are also suffering from diarrhoea and are lethargic and off their food.”

If an owner suspects their pet has the condition then they contact a lo...

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ALEX EASTON MLA WELCOMES VICTIMS PENSION.

Alex Easton MLA has today claimed that it is a massive and welcome step forward for the innocent victims of our Troubles.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

It is particularly welcome that this pension will only be for those who were injured through no fault of their own.  It was immoral that the 2006 Order categorised innocent victims alongside the perpetrators of acts of terror. The level of payment through the scheme will depend on the severity of a victim’s injuries

A judge-led board will decide who will qualify for a new government payment scheme for people who were injured during the Troubles.

The Secretary of State signed regulations into law that will see the most severely injured survivors receiving payments ranging from about £2,000 to £10,000.

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ALEX EASTON MLA ACCUSES COUNCIL OF ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE AND INCOMPETENT.

 Alex Easton MLA has today described the council as incompetent after work was done to hedging in Linear Park.

 

Speakink today Alex Easton MLA said

“Residents living on the boundary of Linear Park are up in arms at the carnage that the council have done to hedges and trees along its boundary. The work to trim hedging is a hatchet job which has destroyed hedging and trees and damaged wildlife in my opinion. Not only have they created a mess they also failed to notify residents who have now had their privacy to their homes affected. In future Council needs to take into consideration the residents but also consider the impact they have created with the destruction of valuable hedges and trees...

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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIVERS FOR RESIDENTS AT THE HILL IN GROOMSPORT.

Alex Easton MLA pleased as The Hill, in Groomsport, is partially resurfaced and disability bay freshly marked.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am delighted that Transport NI have taken steps to resurface and refresh markings much of The Hill in Groomsport. I have been trying to get work done at The Hill for some time so I am sure the residents of the area will be pleased at the outcome. It is important that we keep on top of repairs to our roads especially where there are disabled and the elderly living.”


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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIVERS RAILINGS FOR THE ELDERLY IN BALLYMACRUISE, MILLISLE.

Alex Easton MLA has delivered railings to help elderly residents with steps in Ballymacruise, Millisle.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“As a public representative it is just as important to me to deliver for residents on the small issues as well as the larger issues whenever possible. That is why I get as much delight by delivering on a new Handrail fitted at Ballymacruise Drive, Millisle to help the elderly living in the area. I want to deliver as much as possible for the residents of Millisle whenever possible, and I will continue to do my best in the future.”

 

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Bennet House decision “short-sighted and retrograde step says Alex Easton MLA” :

Alex Easton MLA has said the decision by the Royal British Legion to stop providing residential breaks at Bennet House in Portrush is a short-sighted decision.

Alex Easton MLA

The proportion of veterans per head of population here is higher than anywhere else in the United Kingdom. This, alongside the difficulty in accessing other services in Northern Ireland do not appear to have been taken into account, North Down itself has a huge veterans population.

Hundreds of people outside Bennet House just after Christmasand I have spoken with representative sof the Bangor British legion and  I know the strength of feeling that exists and how greatly valued this facility has been, I have submitted a debate to the Northern Ireland Assembly and also a written question to the first minister office to...

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