North Down

News, current issues and political debate on council issues addressed in the council chamber of Bangor Town Hall by Bangor West Councillor, Brian Wilson for North Down Borough Council, NDBC, Northern Ireland.

Cuts at Bangor Hospital. Brian Wilson. First Green Party MLA in Northern Ireland and North Down Councillor for Bangor West.

Cuts at Bangor Hospital

The proposed cuts at Bangor Hospital are a result of political mismanagement and Health Service underfunding. The closure of minor injuries unit and GP beds will have devastating effect on health provision in Bangor. This is a false economy and will lead to a significant increase in pressure at the Ulster Hospital which is unable to meet …

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Friends of St Columbanus

The Friends of St Columbanus has held first formal meeting .It has been set up to coordinate the  events organised to commemorate the death of St Columbanus in Bobbio, Italy in 615. In April the EU offically recognised the journey of Columbanus from Bangor to Bobbio as an European Cultural Route, “The Columban Way”. These events will involve local …

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Same Sex Marriage North Down Borough Council Town Hall

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 …

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