Egan ‘delight’ as Translink backs down over path closure

Councillor Connie Egan has spoken of her delight after Translink announced it won’t close a much used public right of way, less than 48 hours after Alliance started a campaign to overturn the decision. Plans to close the path between the station and Manse/Brunswick Road had been met with uproar, with Connie just yesterday announcing […]

North Down representatives invite Environment Minister to see anti-social behaviour problems first-hand

North Down Alliance representatives have called upon Environment Minister Edwin Poots to take more action to address the range of problems occurring at Helen’s Bay beach, inviting him to visit the site to see first-hand the problems being endured by local residents. North Down MP Stephen Farry, MLA Andrew Muir and party Councillors Gillian Greer […]

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 […]