SERCO is ‘out of line’ with redundancy plan, says Alliance

North Down Alliance Party representatives have urged SERCO to rescind planned redundancies in North Down saying they are appalled at the treatment of staff employed by the SERCO run leisure facilities across the borough, with many facing redundancy. Andrew Muir MLA and Councillor Connie Egan have said the company is “acting completely out of line” […]

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 […]

Alliance Seeking Assurances around Local Post-Primary Transfer

A local Alliance Party delegation this week met with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Education, Derek Baker, and senior officials to discuss preparations for the post-primary transfer in North Down this year and a range of other education issues. The delegation comprised Stephen Farry MLA, Kellie Armstrong MLA, Chris Lyttle MLA, Cllr Karen […]

Alliance representatives meet with Translink over Park and Ride

Alliance Bangor West representatives have said Translink have recognised the need to tackle the problems caused by the lack of Park and Ride capacity for Bangor commuters. An Alliance delegation including Councillor Scott Wilson and Council candidate Connie Egan met with Translink’s Service Delivery Manager David Graham to present a petition calling for action on […]

New petition tackles parking problems in Bangor West

Local Alliance Party activists have unveiled a campaign set to target the on-going problem of parking in and around Bangor West Train Station. Councillor Scott Wilson and local representative Connie Egan – who have both been revealed as Alliance candidates for the Bangor West area in next May’s Local Government election – have said the […]