New Alliance Councillor selected for Castlereagh East

The Alliance Party has selected Sharon Lowry to replace Tim Morrow, who has resigned as Councillor for Castlereagh East, which comes under Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.   Mrs Lowry, who has lived in Dundonald for 11 years, works as the Alliance Party General Manager, and previously worked for the Northern Ireland Local Government Association […]

Request to light up Council offices defeated

At the last meeting of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, (28 January), a DUP member requested that the Lagan Valley Island centre be lit up on 31st January to celebrate the UK leaving the EU. Alliance Councillor Sorcha Eastwood spoke against the request, saying it was disappointing that the building be politicised and that the […]

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council vote against Brexit preparation motion without debate

Alliance Councillor for Castlereagh South, Sorcha Eastwood, has said she is extremely disappointed that unionist members of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council have voted against her motion to establish a cross party working group to help prepare for Brexit. Councillor Eastwood said: “With the date for our exit from the EU around 100 days away, […]

Gawith: Council decision a step towards greater transparency

Alliance Councillor Owen Gawith has welcomed the decision by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council to appoint an independent member to the Audit and Governance Committee – a move pushed by Alliance for the second year running. Proposed by Councillor Gawith, the decision is a step forward towards greater openness and transparency in how the Council […]

Campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent

Alliance Councillor Aaron McIntyre is to urge Lisburn and Castlereagh Councillors to get behind the PSNI’s No Grey Zone campaign. Aiming to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent, the Councillor for Downshire East said it is important everyone in the local area feels empowered to speak out when a sexual assault occurs. He added: […]

McIntyre says serious questions raised by Poots allegations

Alliance Councillor Aaron McIntyre has said recent media reports about the alleged conduct of the DUP’s Luke Poots while chair of the Lisburn and Castlereagh Planning Committee has raised serious questions. Currently under investigation, the BBC has alleged Mr Poots used his mother’s maiden name to apply for planning permission on his own property. Mr […]

Morrow: I’ll continue to work hard for everyone

Alliance Councillor Tim Morrow has said he will continue to work hard to ensure Lisburn and Castlereagh remains an open and inclusive place for everyone, as he reflected on his year as Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh. Having enjoyed an extremely successful year, Tim said he would continue to work for everyone across the Borough, […]

Grehan becomes Deputy Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh

Alliance Councillor Amanda Grehan has been elected as the new Deputy Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council. Taking on the role at the Council’s annual general meeting, the local Councillor said she was ‘honoured’ to be following in the footsteps of her Alliance colleagues Councillor Stephen Martin, who previously held the role, as well […]