Alliance pushes for openness and transparency as Council meetings move online

The Alliance Party has pushed for greater openness and transparency at Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, ensuring officers investigate how to live cast meetings going forward, allowing the public full access. The move follows a meeting of the local government authority on Thursday, as Councillors agreed how Council business would be carried out in the […]

Webb says Alliance will continue to push for value for ratepayers

Alliance Councillor Billy Webb has welcomed Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s setting of its residential rates to 1.99 per cent, the lowest increase across Northern Ireland since the creation of the ‘super councils’ in 2015. Councillor Webb was speaking after the Council announced the increase, which comes into effect on April 1. “I am pleased […]

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 […]

Webb condemns those behind pipe bomb device

Alliance Newtownabbey Councillor Billy Webb has condemned those behind a pipe bomb found during a security alert in the area. The viable device was discovered after a resident reported the suspicious object in their front garden in the Arthur Avenue area. Locals were moved to the Valley Leisure Centre this morning while the alert was […]