McReynolds: Council to help supermarkets tackle single use plastic

Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds has taken his campaign to end the consumption of single use plastic across Belfast to the next level, with a motion aimed at triggering the larger supermarkets into action on the issue. An issue that is really starting to resonate with the public, Cllr McReynolds said large supermarkets must prove they […]

McReynolds calls for DOJ to regulate private car parks

Belfast City Council has called on the Department of Justice to clamp down on the practice of private car park operators and their agents in Northern Ireland, after Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds Raised their behaviour with Belfast City Council. Securing support for the plan that will see the local authority call on the Department of […]

Centre name should be changed, since McReynolds, despite odd timing

The Alliance Party has again welcomed proposals that could see the new East Belfast leisure centre renamed when it opens later this year, a decision the party has backed since it first campaigned against naming it after Peter Robinson in 1984. Speaking after the latest People and Communities meeting, Councillor Peter McReynolds again highlighted the […]

There must be zero tolerance when it comes to sexual harassment in Belfast, says McReynolds

Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds has highlighted that often sexual harassment goes unreported, bringing a motion to Belfast City Council urging the implementation of the Zero Tolerance project. If given the go-ahead at committee level, the motion will seek to introduce a scheme in Belfast that brings together the Council, local universities, the hospitality sector and […]

Alliance takes McDonalds concerns to planning committee

East Belfast Alliance representatives will outline serious concerns over a planned new McDonalds at the Tesco Knocknagoney site at a Belfast planning meeting next week. Councillor Peter McReynolds and Chris Lyttle MLA have been working closely with residents over the past few months and will appeal to planners to listen to the growing fears over […]

Council needs to take lead in increasing recycling across city, says McReynolds

Belfast City Council needs to take a lead in increasing recycling rates across the city, Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds has said. Councillor McReynolds was speaking ahead of tonight’s Belfast City Council meeting, in which he will bring a motion calling for the Council to commit to introducing glass recycling across the city as soon as […]

Alliance welcomes city deal money but says Chancellor is ignoring elephant in room

Alliance representatives have welcomed money for a city deal for the Belfast region but added the Chancellor is ignoring the elephant in the room over Brexit. Councillor Peter McReynolds and Stephen Farry MLA were speaking after Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced the Budget. The city deal will mean £350 million of funding, however, it is less […]

McReynolds praises emergency services following suspected gas explosion

East Belfast Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds has praised the emergency services for dealing with a suspected gas explosion in Ballyhackamore. One person has been injured following the incident, which happened at a recently opened restaurant on the Upper Newtownards Road around 4pm this afternoon. The road remains closed, with concerns remaining about the stability of […]

McReynolds: Council should back MS society campaign

Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds has called on Belfast City Council to back the scrapping of the 20 metre rule because of the detrimental effect it has those in need of Personal Independence Payments. Under Disability Living Allowance individuals were required to be able to walk no further than 50 metres to obtain the higher rate […]

McReynolds welcomes Council agreement to investigate new sustainability positions

Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds has welcomed a Belfast City Council agreement to investigate the creation of new positions to help deliver on its commitments to sustainability. At today’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee, it was agreed to investigate the creation of new Council positions to deliver a more sustainable and environmentally friendly Belfast City Council. […]