ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS VANDALISM TO SOLO GARAGE PHONE BOX.

Alex Easton MLA has strongly condemned the vandalism and damage to the public phone box at the Solo garage on the Clandeboye Road, Bangor.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA:

“I am extremely disappointed to be told about the vandalism and damage done to the public phone box at the Solo Garage on the Clandeboye Road, Bangor. This is totally unacceptable that someone can do so much damage which then has to be repaired out of public money. This is a vital phone box which supply’s an important link for the community especially if there is an emergency. I totally condemn those responsible and to urge the community if they see anyone damaging their community’s phone boxes to report this to the PSNI. I will now contact BT to get the box repaired.”

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ALEX EASTON MLA PRAISES BRAVERY OF PENSIONER.

Alex Easton MLA has praised the bravery of a lady pensioner in her 80s for confronting an intruder in her home.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I firstly praise the bravery of the pensioner in her 80s and aplaud her determination not to allow her home to be burgled. I condemn those responsible as they are nothing more than cowards preying on the elderly in such a way. Those responsible need to be caught quickly, as I believe they may have also been involved in other burglaries over the weekend. Their actions are totally unacceptable and I would urge anyone with information to come forward to the PSNI so that they can be brought before the courts.”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES DELIGHT AS TNI AGREE TO TRAFFIC ISLANDS FOR THE BELFAST ROAD BANGOR.

Alex Easton MLA has today expressed delight as TNI agree to build pedestrian refuge islands for the Belfast Road, Bangor

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“I am really delighted that TNI have seen the difficulty’s that pedestrians are having crossing the Belfast Road in Bangor, especially in and around the garage due to the speed and volume of traffic using the road. I have been lobbying for months for something to be done to protect pedestrians and for something to be done to reduce the speed of traffic. I am delighted that TNI have agreed to install a series of Pedestrian Islands along the Belfast Road to protect pedestrians crossing but this will also help to slow traffic down...

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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED AS ASHFIELD DRIVE DONAGHADEE IS FINALLY RESURFACED.

Alex Easton MLA has reacted with delight at the whole of Ashfield Drive in Donaghadee is finally resurfaced after a ten year campaign.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is fantastic news for the residents of Ashfield 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 Ashfield 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 Janice MacArthur for Ashfield Drive to be resurfaced for the residents has finally paid off...

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HUNDREDS OF FORMER HOUSING EXECUTIVE HOME OWNERS AT RISK OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SELL THEIR PROPERTYS ACROSS NORTH DOWN.

I was contacted by a constituent who was in the process of buying an apartment that had originally been an NIHE property which was sold to the then tenant under the Right to Buy legislation.

Whilst there was no problem with the proposed transaction my constituent was informed by their solicitor that the property only had a 125 year leasehold and around 30 years of this had expired. This would impact upon her should she wish to sell the property as it is very difficult to obtain a mortgage on leasehold properties with less than 85-90 years left on the property.”

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 “I have discovered that there are more than 308 such properties across North Down...

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ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES CONCERN AT PLANS TO ABANDON PART OF THE CANNYREAGH ROAD/ DONAGHADEE.

Alex Easton MLA has expressed deep concern at plans to abandon a section of the Cannyreagh Road in Donaghadee.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said;

“While I am not opposed to new homes being built or indeed a new road through I am opposed to a section of the Cannyreagh road being abandoned meaning a small amount of residents will not be able to assess their front doors and park their cars. This is not acceptable and this part of any planning application needs to be reviewed and stopped, It’s Important that plans are got right and that residents living on the Cannyreagh Road are not impinged or have their rights taken away to access their front door by car...

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ALEX EASTON MLA DELIGHTED AT NEWS THAT BALLYBLACK ROAD EAST FROM FOUR ROADS END TO MOSS ROAD IS TO BE RESURFACED.

Alex Easton MLA has reacted with delight at the news from an email from TNI that confirmed that Ballyblack Road East from four roads end to Moss Road is to have the road resurfaced

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is fantastic news for the residents of the rural community and Donaghadee who have had to endure substandard roads for years with flooding, patches and pot holes which have made the area look very poor and very dangerous. I am delighted that constant lobbying from me for the area to be resurfaced has finally paid off. I understand from further discussions with Transport NI the work will start after the Department has acquired some land to help strengthen the road edgings. I look forward to seeing the work being started and for the finished article being completed.”

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ALEX EASTON MLA WELCOMES ROAD RESURFACING FOR RATHGILL DRIVE & CRONSTON COURT.

Alex Easton MLA is delighted that DRD have finally started work to resurface the Rathgill Drive & Cronston Court in September.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“Having complained for years about the state of the road surface at Rathgill Drive and Cronston Court. I am delighted that DRD has taken the decision to resurface the roads in these areas.”

“The residents in Rathgill will be delighted that this work will be done and will help to improve the look of the area.”


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ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS VANDALISM OF THE ENCHANTED GARDEN AT REDBURN COUNTRY PARK, HOLYWOOD.

Alex Easton MLA has condemned those responsible for the vandalism caused at the Enchanted Garden at Redburn Country Park, Holywood.

 

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

 

“As someone who walks my dogs at Redburn Country Park, I was dismayed to hear that vandalism and anti-social behaviour has occurred at the Enchanted Garden. This facility is put there by for the enjoyment of everyone and it is extremely disappointing that individuals have decided to damage and mess up the area. I would urge those using Redburn County Park to keep an eye open to anyone acting suspicious and report it to the PSNI, those responsible needs to wise up before they get a knock on the door by the police!”

 

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ALEX EASTON MLA ANGERED AT DUMPING ORLOCK.

Alex Easton MLA was deeply angered at the dumping that has occurred at Orlock.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I have been left flabbergasted at the amount of dumping that has occurred at the car park area at Orlock. This dumping is deeply unwelcomed by the local community and is an act of unwanted dumping which is polluting the local community, and an act of environmental vandalism, especially as the area is a fantastic area for wildlife and visitors to use the costal path.”

“This act of dumping is an act of sheer laziness, which has seen someone who couldn’t make the effort to take it to the correct site. It means that the Council will have to investigate who dumped the rubbish, and it also means that tax payer’s money will have to be used to remove the rubbish...

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ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS FOR CONLIG BUS STOP TO STAY AS IS.

Alex Easton MLA has today expressed plans by Translink to look at moving or removing all together the bus stop at Main Street, Conlig for a second time as madness.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am concerned to hear that this bus stop is being considered for either total removal or to be moved to another location especially when I alongside the local community had worked so hard to keep this for the residents living in the area for a second time. This bus stop is needed by the local community especially for the elderly and school children and any plans to either remove or place elsewhere must be with the consent of the local community.”

“I have already met with Translink and there is clearly an overwhelming view from residents that they don’t want the bus stop moved, it is ti...

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