Antrim and Newtownabbey Council backs Alliance motion to fly Pride flag

Alliance Councillor Glenn Finlay has said Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s decision to back the LGBT community was “a welcome move forward”, after Councillors supported his calls for the Pride flag to be flown to mark the event this Saturday, August 3. His motion on Monday night will also see an all-party working group established […]

Alliance selects Glenn Finlay for Dunsilly

Local man Glenn Finlay is set to stand for Alliance in May’s local government election, after the party selected him to represent the Dunsilly area. Speaking after the decision was announced, Glenn said he was “delighted” to be taking the Alliance Party’s vision of a shared, inclusive society to the voters in the run up […]

Parking charges in Ballyclare must be removed

Ballyclare Alliance representative Gary English has called for parking charges in the town centre to be permanently removed. Currently the only town in the Council area to still enforce parking charges, Gary said moves to reduce the costs in the run up to Christmas should not only be extended, but taken further and removed completely. […]

Antrim and Newtownabbey Council set to reduce use of plastics following Alliance work

Antrim and Newtownabbey Council is set to reduce its use of single use plastics across the Council thanks to work by Alliance Councillors. Following a report into the issue brought forward by Councillor Billy Webb, the Council will report on costings for the action, before coming back to Councillors. Councillor Neil Kelly, who proposed the […]

Julian McGrath becomes newest Alliance Councillor

Julian McGrath has become the newest Alliance Councillor in the Antrim and Newtownabbey team, after he was selected to replace John Blair MLA in representing the Glengormley Urban ward. A member of the Alliance Party since 2011, Julian said he was delighted to carry on the “good work of his friend and colleague” John, adding […]

Campbell secures makeover for Threemilewater Park

Alliance Alderman Tom Campbell has secured greater access to parkland in the Threemilewater Park, as part of an on-going scheme to create more accessible green space in the area. At the latest meeting of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, Councillor Campbell secured backing for the ambitious plan, which will see new paths installed on a […]