We need to protect our natural environment, says Mathison

Alliance Strangford representatives have welcomed the recent withdrawal of a planning application to redevelop Tullynagardy Wood in Newtownards. Councillor Nick Mathison – newly selected constituency representative – and Kellie Armstrong MLA want to see the ancient woodland protected after it was recently subjected to a planning application for car parking and vehicular access, with the […]

Alliance condemns paramilitary style attack

Alliance Councillors Nick Mathison and Alan McDowell have condemned reports of a paramilitary style attack in Newtownards. Police have revealed they are investigating reports a man was attacked by a gang of masked men in the Bangor Road area on Thursday night. Nick said: “It is extremely disappointing to hear of this alleged incident taking […]

“We must stand up for our environment” says Mathison

Alliance Councillor Nick Mathison has said he is delighted Ards and North Down Councillors unanimously backed his calls for the local authority to oppose all Oil and Shale Gas Exploration License Applications.   The decision was ratified at Wednesday night’s full Council meeting, after Nick had raised the issue at the Community and Wellbeing Committee […]