Revitalising town and city centres will help Lagan Valley recover after the pandemic, Alliance representatives in the constituency have said

Councillor Sorcha Eastwood and Councillor David Honeyford, who have recently been selected as the party’s representatives in the area, said businesses across Lagan Valley will need help rebuilding as society seeks to come out of the COVID crisis.   “Myself and Councillor Honeyford have been engaging with businesses and traders across Lagan Valley over the […]

Lowry absolutely disgusted at appearance of racist graffiti

Alliance Castlereagh East Councillor Sharon Lowry has said she is “absolutely disgusted” at the appearance of racist graffiti in East Belfast. The racist slogans appeared on walls and tress in Moat Park in Dundonald. Councillor Lowry said she had contacted Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council to have the graffiti removed urgently. “Dundonald is a welcoming […]

Eastwood meets NIEA meeting over pollution in River Lagan

Alliance Councillor Sorcha Eastwood has met with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), after a recent pollution incident at the River Lagan in Dromore. Earlier this month the NIEA confirmed oil was entering the river from a drainage pipe further downstream, following a report to its hotline regarding a spill of a quantity of red […]

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 […]