Pope welcomes economic strategy but disappointed sustainable transport not prioritised

Alliance Banbridge Councillor Brian Pope has welcomed a new Mid South West Regional Economic Strategy but expressed disappointment sustainable transport has not been prioritised. He said it would bring vital investment to the area but partly represented a missed opportunity. “The plan’s executive summary states improved access to a quality road network is key to […]

Pope campaigns for continental style street to revitalise towns

Banbridge Councillor Brian Pope has campaigned for more street cafés and a Continental Style Café culture to help revitalise our towns and city. The Alliance Councillor for Banbridge, who is chair of the Economic Committee, said: “I believe that more street cafés and a Continental Style Café culture could create more physical space for social […]

Urgent Roads meeting requested following serious A1 traffic accident – Pope

Alliance Party Councillor for Banbridge DEA, Brian Pope, has called for an urgent meeting with the Department for Infrastructure following another serious traffic accident on the A1.   Councillor Pope said: “My immediate thoughts are with those who where involved in yet another serious traffic accident on the A1 on Sunday.   “This will be […]

Pope calls for special case pre-Brexit funding for border Councils

Alliance Councillor Brian Pope has called the announcement of pre-Brexit funding for Councils “entirely inadequate” and has called for special case funding for border councils in Northern Ireland. Councillor Pope was speaking after the UK Government announced £9 million to ‘get ports and local areas ready’ for Brexit, with £5 million being given to Councils […]

Pope calls for urgent funding for Brexit impact on border businesses

Alliance Banbridge Councillor Brian Pope has called for central government funding to be made available for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council to undertake urgent assessments on the potential impact of Brexit on local businesses. Councillor Pope said the fact the Council area shared a “substantial length of border” with the south meant it should be funded […]