Alliance holds meeting with PSNI over bonfires and flags

The Alliance Party met with senior PSNI officers at Police Headquarters on Friday morning, outlining a range of concerns about the recent issues around bonfires and flags. The delegation included Councillor Michael Long, Councillor Michelle Kelly and Councillor Eric Hanvey as well as Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA and Policing Board member John Blair MLA. […]

PSNI must take action against threats and intimidation in Avoniel, says Alliance

The Alliance Party has backed Belfast City Council’s calls for the PSNI to take robust action against those who continue to be involved in aggravated trespass at the Avoniel Leisure Centre site, ensuring reports of intimidation and threats are properly investigated. The Party made the call as the Leisure Centre entered into another day of […]

Leisure centre closure “unacceptable” says McDonough Brown

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown has said it is “absolutely unacceptable” that the local community has lost access to Avoniel Leisure Centre for a third day. Users are currently being stopped from using the site after bonfire builders blocked the entrance in an attempt to stop the illegal bonfire being removed from Council land. Emmet […]

Kelly says forced closure of leisure centre totally unacceptable

Alliance Titanic Councillor Michelle Kelly has said it is totally unacceptable Avoniel Leisure Centre has been forced to close temporarily after debris was used to block the entrance. The rubbish was placed across the entrance to the centre, forcing its closure today (Sunday). It is believed to be in relation to the bonfire on the […]

Kelly hopeful abortion imagery will be removed from city centre

Alliance Councillor Michelle Kelly has said she is pleased after the Belfast City Council town solicitor confirmed he is looking into the issue of abortion imagery on stalls in the city centre. Councillor Kelly, along with several party colleagues and members of other parties, brought the matter to the attention of the Council last month, […]

Rainbow flag flying from City Hall a show of support for LGBTQ+ community, says Long

Flying the rainbow flag from Belfast City Hall would be a strong show of support for the local LGBTQ+ community, Alliance Councillor Michael Long has said, after bringing a successful proposal to Belfast City Council calling for it. The flag will fly from the building on August 3, the day of the Belfast Pride parade, […]

McMullan seeks cross-party support to end reliance on plastic bottles in Belfast

Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan is calling for Belfast City Council to introduce water refill stations across the city, as he backed #NationalRefillDay ahead of bringing a motion on the issue to Belfast City Council. Citing the importance of encouraging local people to reuse water bottles, Ross said the move would aid attempts to end our […]

Alliance meets Audit Office over BCC funding

The Audit Office is to look into if Belfast City Council and its Councillors have followed recommendations in relation to funding, after an Alliance team met with representatives from the body on Friday. Councillor Nuala McAllister described the meeting as “essential” as she argued the DUP and Sinn Féin had largely ignored calls to see […]