McCaw welcomes support for Council Litter Strategy

Alliance Councillor Chris McCaw has secured cross-party support for a new Litter Strategy for Causeway Coast and Glens. The first to be introduced in Northern Ireland, the move will tackle the growing level of litter in the area, drawing on the experience of numerous Councils across the rest of the UK. Speaking after the latest […]

Causeway Coast closed for Easter visitors – McCaw

Alliance Causeway Councillor Chris McCaw has urged people to stay away from the Causeway Coast area over Easter to help combat Coronavirus. Councillor McCaw said: “The Causeway Coast is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland and attracts many thousands of visitors over the Easter period. This Easter, the experts expect us to be […]

McCaw welcomes Minister’s response to council financial crisis

Alliance Causeway Coast and Glens Councillor Chris McCaw has welcomed confirmation the Department of Communities has asked the Council for details of proposed recovery plans from its ongoing financial difficulties. Councillor McCaw was speaking after his colleague, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir, received a response to an Assembly question to Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey. It details […]

Council finances need to be transparent and robust, says Alliance

Alliance Councillors on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council have said radical action needs to be taken to ensure Council finances are robust, with transparency paramount. In a joint statement, Councillor Chris McCaw and Alderman Yvonne Boyle said Councillors and ratepayers had been shocked to learn of the extent of the Council’s financial deficit. “We […]

Causeway Council finances need investigation

Alliance Councillors on Causeway Coast and Glens Council have called for an investigation into Council finances following confirmation of a shortfall in budgets.   Causeway Councillor Chris McCaw said: “Councillors were shocked, when late last year we were told by Council officers that we faced a budgetary crisis. This followed three years of zero increases […]

East Londonderry needs a Remain MP, says McCaw, as he is selected by Alliance

East Londonderry needs an MP who will advocate for the Remain majority in the constituency, Alliance’s Chris McCaw has said, after he was selected by the party to run in any upcoming Westminster election. Chris, who has served as Councillor for Causeway since May 2018, said it was a chance for those backing Remain to […]

McCaw expresses disappointment at DUP walkout over Pride Flag

Alliance Causeway Councillor Chris McCaw has said he is “very disappointed” that the DUP group decided to walk out of a council discussion on flying the Rainbow flag for Belfast Pride festival this year. Councillor McCaw said: “Flying a rainbow flag for one day from Council headquarters would be a small yet very significant gesture […]

McCaw hits out at those behind racist posters

Alliance Councillor Chris McCaw has hit out at those behind racist posters which have been put up in Portrush. The posters were displayed around the Girona Avenue area of the town, with Councillor McCaw saying their appearance was “disgusting”. “It is clear these posters and their underlying message are trying to sow division among people […]

McCaw praises NHS staff following hospital stay

Alliance Causeway Councillor Chris McCaw has praised NHS staff following a short hospital stay. Councillor McCaw said workers at Causeway Hospital provided a vital service for the local community. “I would like to pay tribute to everyone who works in our local hospital. In particular, I would like to recognise the hard work of the […]

McCaw says it was a privilege to attend Armed Forces Day

Alliance Causeway Coast and Glens Councillor Chris McCaw has said it was a privilege to attend the first regional Armed Forces Day in Coleraine. Councillor McCaw was speaking after turning out at the service on behalf of Alliance. He said the service at the town’s war memorial was a fitting tribute to the armed forces. […]