News, current issues and information by Bangor West Councillor, Brian Wilson for North Down Borough Council, NDBC, Northern Ireland.

Plastic Bag Levy, North Down Councillor Brian Wilson, Bangor

Proposed Plastic Bag Tax

BRIAN WELCOMES THE CONSULTATION ON THE PROPOSED PLASTIC BAG TAX AND ARGUES THAT IT MUST BE INTRODUCED AT A HIGH LEVEL AROUND 15P TO DISCOURAGE SHOPPERS FROM USING PLASTIC BAGS In light of the success of a similar levy in theIrishRepublicthe opposition from the NIIRTA would seem extremely short-sighted. Brian Wilson states as I pointed out at  the …

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Same Sex Marriage North Down Borough Council Town Hall

Snubbed Again at NDBC

AT the AGM the main parties have agreed to exclude me from the councils important finance and policy committees. Last term they argued that as I was a member of the Green party I was not entitled to a place, this excuse is no longer valid. As a councillor with 30 years experience and degrees …

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Health Cuts, Brian Wilson North Down Councillor, first Green Party MLA in Northern Ireland

Health Budget

WHY I VOTED AGAINST THE BUDGET? My fundamental objection to the Budget is the allocation for Health. I welcome the additional funding but this will do little to redress the long-term structural underfunding of the service. As I pointed out previously, I have no political axe to grind with anyone on this issue. I speak …

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