Alliance calls for urgent removal of fallen tree limbs at Twisel Bridge Holywood

Local Alliance Party Representatives have asked for urgent action to be taken to remove two fallen tree limbs which are partially blocking the pathway at Twisel Bridge Holywood. Commenting on the issue, Councillor Martin McRandal said: “The tree limbs fell in mid-July. Since then Council have been working with other agencies to establish ownership and […]

Alliance Councillors secure support for NI wide litter strategy

Alliance Councillors Karen Douglas and Martin McRandal have taken their aims for a cleaner borough to the next level, having secured all party support for a Northern Ireland-wide litter strategy to be created. Most weekends the local pair can be found cleaning up areas around North Down, helping create community litter picks encouraging everyone to […]

Greer secures lighting of local landmarks for Children’s Hospice Week

Alliance Ards and North Down Councillor Gillian Greer has secured the lighting up of two local landmarks to mark Children’s Hospice Week. The Council will light up McKee Clock in Bangor and Ards Arts Centre in rainbow colours on June 22, following a push from Councillor Greer. The week is designed to raise awareness and […]

Alliance proposal on parking issues body passed

An Alliance proposal to establish a body to deal with parking-related issues has been passed unanimously at a Council Environment Committee meeting. The working group, which will consist of Ards and North Down Borough Council, Department for Infrastructure, Transport NI and other relevant bodies, will seek to tackle existing parking issues as well as those […]

Egan disappointed after Councillors vote to slash community recycling fund

Alliance Councillor Connie Egan has said she is disappointed after some Councillors on Ards and North Down Borough Council voted to cut a community recycling fund in half. The Recycling Community Investment Fund has funded projects such as sea bins, beach cleaning, community gardens and cigarette ballot boxes among others across the borough. Councillors from […]

Walker says those who didn’t back no deal Brexit motion showed complete disdain for genuine concerns

Alliance Councillor Gavin Walker has said those who didn’t support his party’s motion against a no deal Brexit showed “complete disdain” for the genuine concerns of the business community. Councillor Walker was speaking after the motion at Ards and North Down Borough Council calling for the removal of a no deal Brexit as an option […]

Special Council meeting needs to call for removal of no deal Brexit, says Walker

A special meeting of Ards and North Down Borough Council will call for the removal of a no deal Brexit as an option, thanks to Alliance Councillors, The meeting, which will take place tomorrow at 7pm, was brought by the party’s Councillors in response to the UK Government’s refusal to rule out a no deal […]

Alliance calls for urgent meeting to address Brexit

The Alliance Party in Ards and North Down has called on the Mayor to convene an urgent Council meeting to assess the immediate economic impact on the area in the wake of a catastrophic no deal Brexit. The Group’s Deputy Leader Councillor Gavin Walker said the move was “now essential” after the Council’s continued reluctance […]

Douglas “horrified” after tablet find

“Alliance Councillor Karen Douglas has said she is “horrified” to hear a container of tablets was discovered by young children at the site of an eleventh night bonfire. Speaking after the reports emerged she said those who carelessly dumped the tablets in the Bloomfield area should “have more thought” for the wider community. Cllr Douglas […]