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” […]

Douglas expresses condolences after pedestrian killed

Alliance North Down Councillor Karen Douglas has expressed her condolences after a woman in her 70s was killed after being hit by a car in Bangor. The pedestrian was walking at the Windmill Road junction with the Donaghadee Road around 7.15pm yesterday (Saturday) when she was hit. She died at the scene. “This is shocking […]

Alliance extremely disappointed Department sees no benefit in discussing Residents Parking Schemes for other areas

North Down Alliance Party representatives have said they are “extremely disappointed”, after the Department for Infrastructure confirmed it saw “no benefit” in extending a Residents Parking Schemes to other areas and have refused request to make a deputation to Council. Councillor Andrew Muir and Councillor Karen Douglas had both campaigned for the scheme to be […]

Douglas condemns Bangor hate crime

Alliance Councillor Karen Douglas has condemned a hate crime attack in Bangor, after a homophobic slur was painted on a flat door. She said: “This is an absolutely appalling incident and one which the whole community must be united in condemning. “No-one has the right to target someone else in this vile way and my […]

Ards and North Down know menstruation matters, says Douglas

Alliance Councillor Karen Douglas has proved menstruation matters, as Ards and North Down back her plans to see sanitary products provided within local schools and colleges free of charge. At a recent Council meeting Karen secured support to write to the Department of Education to ask for the products to be put in place as […]