Douglas – We must learn to follow the rules, not attack PSNI

Alliance Councillor Karen Douglas has reiterated calls for everyone to think carefully before visiting key beauty spots, after reports a PSNI officer was injured patrolling a packed Ballyholme beach. Speaking after the PSNI released a statement confirming an incident had occurred, Karen said now was the time for everyone to ensure the good work for […]

Douglas “horrified” after tablet find

“Alliance Councillor Karen Douglas has said she is “horrified” to hear a container of tablets was discovered by young children at the site of an eleventh night bonfire. Speaking after the reports emerged she said those who carelessly dumped the tablets in the Bloomfield area should “have more thought” for the wider community. Cllr Douglas […]

Councillor Karen Douglas has welcomed news work is finally getting underway at Bangor’s Queen’s Parade development

Councillor Karen Douglas has welcomed news work is finally getting underway at Bangor’s Queen’s Parade development, aiming to transform the area for public use. Having campaigned on the issue for a number of years, Karen said today’s announcement proved what Alliance has consistently said – the area must be at the heart of the transformation […]

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 secures audio recording of all minutes in Ards and North Down

The Alliance Party has scored a giant step forward for openness and transparency in Ards and North Down, after Councillors secured the future audio recording of all committee meetings despite attempts by the DUP to block the move. Proposed by Councillor Karen Douglas and seconded by Alderman Deborah Girvan, the pair said they were “delighted” […]