Category: News

  • 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. […]

  • Council Waste £1/2 Million on Gun Club – Sign Petition

    Council Waste £1/2 Million on Gun Club – Sign Petition

    Council Waste £1/2 Million of Ratepayers Money on Providing a Gun Club in the New Community Centre in Hamilton Road At its June meeting North Down Council agreed to include a gun club in the basement of the new community centre the additional cost of £1/2 million. I opposed this decision because: It is a […]

  • Dufferin Avenue Free Parking

    Dufferin Avenue Free Parking

    Minister Agrees to my Proposal that Dufferin Avenue Car Park Should be Free The DRD Minister has just confirmed that the charges at Dufferin Avenue Car Park should be abolished and it should become a Park and Ride facility. I am delighted as I suggested  this in October when I wrote to him about the car parking […]

  • Bangor West to be Reduced

    Bangor West to be Reduced

    Final Recommendations of the Boundary Commission The Boundary Commission has made its final proposals in relation to the new North Down and Ards Super Council and 40 Councillors will be elected from 7 district electoral areas. There will be significant changes to the Bangor West District Electoral Area such as Crawfordsburn, Carnalea, Helen’s Bay and Lord […]

  • From Bangor to Bobbio

    From Bangor to Bobbio

    Today I attended a ceremony in the Town Hall in which the Mayor Andrew Muir joined with the Mayors of Bobbio (Italy) and Luxeuil-les-Bains to sign a joint submission to the European Cultural Committee for the official recognition of the journey of Columbanus as a European Cultural Route. This is one of a number of events […]

  • Gun Club Insults Council

    Gun Club Insults Council

    I cannot believe the arrogance of the Clandeboye and District Ulster Special Constabulary Pistol and Rifle Club. Despite the decision of the North Down Borough Council to spend almost half a million of ratepayers money on providing a new facility for the club they have refused to provide the council with basic information regarding the […]

  • Car Parking at Bangor West / Carnalea Stations

    Car Parking at Bangor West / Carnalea Stations

    I have written to the Minister calling for the parking charges to be abolished on Dufferin Avenue car park to help reduce the parking problems at Bangor West and Carnalea stations.   Dear Minister You may recall that on your recent visit to Springhill Road Bangor I raised the issue of the parking problems at […]

  • West Bangor News No.113

    West Bangor News No.113

    Click images for full size.   Stop the Gun Club I am asking the public to sign the petition against the council decision to spend £500,000 of ratepayers money on providing a gun club in the new community centre on Hamilton Road. Petition below. If you agree please sign and share petition linked below.