Author: brianawilson

  • DUP Vote to Spend £1/2 Million on Gun Club

    DUP Vote to Spend £1/2 Million on Gun Club

    DUP controlled North Down council tonight voting to spend £ 1/2 million on providing facilities for a gun club in the new Hamilton Road Community Centre. I opposed this waste of public money RATEPAYERS SHOULD NOT PAY HALF A MILLION POUNDS TO PROVIDE A GUN CLUB IN COUNCIL PREMISES We need gun clubs in our […]

  • West Bangor News No 112 Summer Edition

    West Bangor News No 112 Summer Edition

    Latest edition of biannual West Bangor News 6,000 copies to be delivered before July holiday in the Bangor West Area. Issues include the reorganisation of local government, Council expenditure, Dog control and the Art Pods on Queen’s Parade. Click images to view full screen size West Bangor News.  

  • Unionists Boycott Opening of Aurora Sports Complex

    Unionists Boycott Opening of Aurora Sports Complex

    I condemn the decision by unionist councillors and particularly the DUP Mayor Wesley Irvine to boycott the official visit by the Sports minister Carol Ni Chullin prior to the opening of the new Aurora Sports Complex. While the Minster was welcomed by Alliance chair of Leisure committee Alderman Anne Wilson it is wrong that neither […]

  • Introduction of Levy on Plastic Bags

    Introduction of Levy on Plastic Bags

    I welcome the introduction of the levy on plastic bags but I am concerned that the 5P levy may not be enough to change shopping habits. In my speech at the second stage in the Northern Ireland Assembly I called for a 15p levy as I believe the ultimate success of the legislation will be when […]

  • Restrictions on Out of Town Shopping

    Restrictions on Out of Town Shopping

    Councillor Brian Wilson welcomes the Minister’s new policy guidelines on out of town shopping. Restrictions on out of town shopping will not only limit the expansion of Sprucefield but it will severely reduce other out of town developments. Unfortunately this policy ten years too late and twenty years behind the rest of the UK which […]

  • Council Refuse to Fund Clandeboye Playpark

    Council Refuse to Fund Clandeboye Playpark

    Brian Wilson condemns North Down Council’s refusal to include funding in the 2013/14 estimates for a new Clandeboye play park on the Clandeboye Road. I was shocked that the DUP Councillors who control the council voted against my proposal to include funding in the estimates for a new Clandeboye Play Park. It is particularly hypocritical […]

  • West Bangor News 110 – New Year 2013

    West Bangor News 110 – New Year 2013

    West Bangor News (Issue 110) by Councillor Brian Wilson of North Down Borough Council. The Christmas and New Year 2013 edition of West Bangor News includes updates on the Queen’s Parade Development, the petition for Dog Control orders and the creation of new Super Councils in 2015. Also in this edition many important local issues […]

  • Mayor Should Consider Position After Attending Bangor Protest

    Mayor Should Consider Position After Attending Bangor Protest

    North Down Mayor Attends Bangor Protest on Abbey Street Bangor. While I support the right to protest this right must be exercised with discretion as over the past 40 years many peaceful protests have ended with widespread communal violence. I welcome the fact that Monday’s protest ended peacefully but I was disappointed that two DUP […]