Minister must act on Disability Strategy, says McMullan

Belfast City Council has backed an Alliance motion to call on the Minister for Communities for Northern Ireland to bring forward the Disability Strategy to improve enforcement of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 25 years on since it came into law. Speaking after his motion passed at Belfast City Council to note the 25th anniversary […]

Council backs Alliance plans to revolutionise outdoor spaces

Alliance Councillors are aiming to make it easier to enjoy open, public spaces as the current Covid-19 restrictions continue, suggesting ‘Parklets’ as the way forward for meet ups outdoors. East Belfast Councillors Ross McMullan and Peter McReynolds brought a motion suggesting a greater use of Parklets to City Growth and Regeneration committee last night, where […]

McMullan: Belfast City Hall marks national day of mourning following Beirut tragedy

Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan has confirmed Belfast City Hall will be lit in the colours of the Lebanese flag tonight, after he made the request following yesterday’s devastating explosions in Beirut. Ross – who lived in Lebanon for a time almost ten years ago – secured the move after the tragedy which saw at least […]

McMullan glad costs associated with high hedges complaints dropped in Belfast

Belfast City Council residents now won’t have to overpay when it comes to making a high hedges complaint, after Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan ensured the cost was brought into line with elsewhere in Northern Ireland. Previously bringing a motion to Council, Ross said it was “absolutely appalling” Belfast residents faced payments around £350 to make […]

McMullan: Recovery plan must let Belfast lead on inclusion

Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan has said Belfast City Council’s Covid-19 response and long-term recovery plan must deliver on the Council’s commitments to be inclusive of disabled people and older people calling on the Local Government authority to commit to being a globally leading city on inclusion and accessibility. The East Belfast Councillor was speaking as […]

Those with mobility issues need to be involved in decision-making over pavement cafes, says McMullan

Those with mobility issues need to be involved with any plans to introduce further pavement cafes in Belfast, Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan has said. Ormiston Councillor Mr McMullan said while the Infrastructure Minister’s recent call for Councils to have a ‘flexible and pragmatic approach’ to the use of on-street seating for cafes and bars was […]

McMullan seeks cross-party support to end reliance on plastic bottles in Belfast

Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan is calling for Belfast City Council to introduce water refill stations across the city, as he backed #NationalRefillDay ahead of bringing a motion on the issue to Belfast City Council. Citing the importance of encouraging local people to reuse water bottles, Ross said the move would aid attempts to end our […]