Author: brianawilson

  • Bangor in the Sixties

    Bangor in the Sixties

    I SUPPOSE it is only with the benefit of hindsight that I can appreciate how fortunate I was to grow up in Bangor in the Sixties. It was an exciting time to be young and we enjoyed a freedom denied to our successors by the Troubles. We had just left the austere Fifties with its […]

  • West Bangor News 117

    West Bangor News 117

    This WBN is being delivered to those areas which were previously in Bangor West but have now been transferred to the Holywood electoral area. The main issues include an update on the campaign against the gun club and where your rates will be spent in the year 2014/2015 and the reasons why I did not stand for the new […]

  • Albert Magee

    Albert Magee

    ALBERT MAGEE-Former Alliance Mayor of North Down   The former mayor of North Down Albert Magee passed away last week at the age of 94. He joined the Alliance Party at its formation and was elected to the new North Down Council in 1973. He served as a councillor for the Abbey DEA for 20 […]

  • West Bangor News Spring 2014

    West Bangor News Spring 2014

    The Spring 2014 edition of the West Bangor News. Main issues relate to the fact that I am not standing for the new council, an update on the campaign against gun club, the Saint Columbanus trail, rates and free electricity from wind turbine at Balloo.

  • Council Submit Planning Application for Gun Club

    Council Submit Planning Application for Gun Club

    The council has submitted the plans to provide the gun club in the basement of the new community centre on Hamilton Road for planning permission. More than 800 residents have signed the petition objecting to this waste of almost half a million pounds of rate payers money. Some of the objectors raised planning issues including […]

  • Political Dirty Tricks before 1998 Assembly Election

    Political Dirty Tricks before 1998 Assembly Election

    It is often said that politics is a dirty business. I was recently clearing out the attic when I came across a copy of a press statement sent to the Spectator the week before the 1998 Assembly election. It was signed by Brian Wilson the Independent candidate and  it  states that although he was standing as an […]

  • No Increase in Councillors Allowances is Justified

    No Increase in Councillors Allowances is Justified

    As a former lecturer in government and as a councillor for 33 years I feel that I should comment on the proposed allowances for councillors. There is no justification for any increase. In fact a comparison with councillors with similar  responsibilities in England would suggest that NI councillors are significantly overpaid. In my submission to the Councillors […]

  • Council Rejects my Motion to Scrap Gun Club

    Council Rejects my Motion to Scrap Gun Club

    I am disappointed but not surprised that the Council again voted by 16 votes to 3 to go ahead with this scandalous waste of ratepayers money . This was a pure party vote with all the DUP and Official Unionists councillors present along with Independent unionists Alan Chambers and Austen Lennon supporting the gun club. […]