Alex Easton MLA - ALEX EASTON MLA ATTENDS THE WARD PARK & DISTRICT ASSOCIATION AGM.
Alex Easton MLA this evening attended the Ward Park & District Associations AGM. Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said: “This was a great evening were we had the chance to listen to the Associations views on issues such as how to bring the ponds and waterways in Ward Park back to life and their views on the football pitch being developed in the park. There was also a talk by the PSNI on local crime prevention, which was very interesting and helpful for the local residents that were in attendance.” “The new officers for the Association were elected and I would wish them all the very best for the incoming year, and look forward to next year’s AGM so that we can see any exciting developments that have materialized with the Ward Park & District Association.” Ends: Alex Easton MLA
Alex Easton MLA - ALEX EASTON MLA URGES THE HOUSING EXECUTIVE TO SPEED THE DOUBLE GLAZING PROCESS UP FOR NORTH DOWN.
Alex Easton MLA welcomes a continuation of the commitment to complete the double glazing programme for North Down, but urges the process to be speeded up after an Assembly question is answered by the DSD Minister. Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said: “I have been deeply disappointed at the stop and delay of many of the double glazing schemes that have been on going over the last two years across North Down. I welcome the commitment that the double glazing schemes will be done for 244 dwellings in Bloomfield/Rathgill, Groomsport and Kilcooley is programmed to start in March 2014. And also in 2014/15 a scheme for 196 dwellings in Holywood and Conlig which is currently programmed to start in April 2014.” “However the timescale and delays and postponements are deeply frustration to Housing Executive tenants, who just want the work started with no more delays. I would urge the Housing Executive to ensure the contactors are in place and that work will start on time and that there will be no further delays, which have deeply frustrated me and the tenants.” Ends Alex Easton MLA To ask the Minister for Social Development (Department for Social Development) what is the timetable for the completion of the installation of double glazing in homes across North Down. The Housing Executive has advised that they have two phases of double glazing still to go on site in the North Down area. In the current financial year a scheme for 244 dwellings in Bloomfield/Rathgill, Groomsport and Kilcooley is programmed to start in March 2014. However, the start date is subject to resolving the current delays with the tendering process. In 2014/15 a scheme for 196 dwellings in Holywood and Conlig is currently programmed to start in April 2014 but it is likely to slip to later in 2014. These schemes should address any remaining double glazing for Housing Executive homes in the North Down area.
Alex Easton MLA - ALEX EASTON MLA ANGERED BY STATE OF THE FOOTPATHS IN TOWERVIEW.
Alex Easton MLA has been left deeply angered at the state of the footpaths in Towerview, which are covered in weeds and broken slab stones. Speaking to day Alex Easton MLA said: “I have been contacted by large volumes of residents who are deeply frustrated at the state of the footpaths in Towerview. Having visited the area and seen at first hand the level of weed growth, and general state of the footpaths with broken slabs is just very shocking!” “I have contacted the Road Service to demand a meeting to view the footpaths in the area and to see at first hand the level of weed growth which is unacceptable. I believe the current weed praying programme and the type of weed spray used is not working and that DRD need to relook at what they are using. I also firmly believe that the current footpaths in the entire Towerview area need to be taken away and replaced with new tarmac surfacing. I will be pushing hard to try and get a scheme for the area.” Ends: Alex Easton MLA
Alex Easton MLA - ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMNS STABBING IN KILCOOLEY.
Alex Easton MLA condemns a stabbing of a man in his 20sat Ballywalter Gardens, Kilcooley Estate. Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said: “This is another horrific incident were a young man has been stabbed, this has to be condemned in the strongest possible terms and is barbaric; no one has the right to take the law into their own hands. I would wish the man a speedy recovery, and would call for anyone with any information to pass this on to the PSNI so those involved can be brought before the courts.” Ends: Alex Easton MLA
Alex Easton MLA - ALEX EASTON MLA PRAISES ORGANISERS & WINNERS AT THE BANGOR BUSINESS AWARDS.
Alex Easton MLA has praised the winners & organisers of this year’s Bangor Business Awards held at the Clandeyboye Lodge. Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said: “Having attended the event for the last six year, I would praise the efforts of those who organised the event and once again put on a spectacular show. This year has seen over 200 entrances and has seen the field being widened to include Holywood, Groomsport and Donaghdee entrance for the first time, there was also an increase in the amount of awards to be won with seventeen categories up for grabs.” “The Bangor Business Awards is an important event which brings all types of Businesses together to celebrate not just winning awards, but to show the best that businesses across North Down have to offer, a big well done to all those who won awards and for those who organise such a magnificent event!” Some of The Bangor Business Awards' categories were "Best Business Website" - winner Excel Clothing; "Best Coffee Shop" - Camphill Holywood; "Best Gifts Shop" - Valentines ideas for her and "Best Eatery Award" - Corin Restaurant Ends: Alex Easton MLA
Alex Easton MLA - ALEX EASTON MLA CONDEMS ASSAULT IN HOLYWOOD.
Alex Easton MLA has condemned an assault on a 37 year old man at Sullivan Place Holywood. Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said: “This is a cowardly and despicable attack that has seen a 37 year old man have part of his ear bitten off. This sort of incident is not wanted by the local community and I would condemn those responsible for this wicked assault.” “I would call on anyone with information to contact the PSNI in Holywood so that those responsible can be brought before the courts before someone else gets hurt, and would wish a speedy recovery to the injured man!” Ends: Alex Easton MLA
Alex Easton MLA - ALEX EASTON MLA CALLS SEXUAL ASSAULT ON A SECOND WOMAN AS BARBARIC.
Alex Easton MLA has called the sexual assault of a teenager girl as barbaric at the weekend and a second rape of another woman near coastal path in the Downshire Road area as devastating. Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said. “This is an appalling incident to hear that two woman has been sexually assaulted and raped in the centre of Bangor on Saturday evening and now on Tuesday. This sort of crime is barbaric and makes me really upset to think that this could happen to two young women right at the heart of Bangor.” “I would appeal to anyone with information to come forward to the PSNI, and will be asking if the towns CCTV has picked up any vital information on these terrible incidents so that the individuals concerned can be brought before the courts as a matter of urgency." "I believe that we need to look at much tougher sentencing for this type of crime so that we send out a clear message that sexual assault will not be tolerated in our society and that it carries a heavy sentence!” “My thoughts and prayers go out to both victims.” Ends Alex Easton MLA
Alex Easton MLA - ALEX EASTON MLA PRAISES BLOOMFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION.
Alex Easton MLA today praised the Bloomfield Community Association for their fun day. Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said: “This was a fantastic effort from the Bloomfield Community Association to put together such a fantastic day for the children and families of Bloomfield estate through the Shared Communities Programme.” “It was great to see so many different events such as a shooting range, horse riding, a climbing frame, burger and Ice Cream stalls and in deed a fantastic event for the elderly residents who had a comedian show to watch, which was done in cooperation with Clandeyboye Village Association.” “This was a great day out and I would congratulate all involved in making such a special day for all.” Ends: