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Peter J. Martin
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DUP representatives start campaign for Roads Service action in Bayview area

Tuesday 10th December 2013

We were approached a number of months ago by constituents regarding the state of the pavements in the area bounded by Greenland Drive, Plantation Road and Heatherstone Road. Initially we met with our constituents and walked the area. We then had a site meeting with Stephen McMeekin [Roads Service] and showed him the state of some of the pavements. Last month we raised the matter before Council asking for its support to help lobby Roads Service into action

Joint Press Release
Peter Weir MLA, Cllr Alex Easton MLA, Cllr Peter Martin & Cllr Alistair Cathcart 

We were approached a number of months ago by constituents regarding the state of the pavements in the area bounded by Greenland Drive, Plantation Road and Heatherstone Road. Initially we met with our constituents and walked the area. We then had a site meeting with Stephen McMeekin [Roads Service] and showed him the state of some of the pavements. Last month we raised the matter before Council asking for its support to help lobby Roads Service into action. On Friday we hand delivered leaflets and letters to all of the constituents effected by this situation. The letter asks Roads Service to expedite as soon as is fiscally possible a major capital resurfacing programme in this area. We asked constituents to address and sign the letter and then send it into Mr Roy Spiers, Deputy Manager, Eastern Division, Roads Service. The pavements are literally over 40 years old and many are in desperate need of repair, we are asking Roads Service to replace this paving stones with tarmac. 

Cllr Peter Martin 

“We have already brought significant pressure to bear on Roads Service over the last few months to prioritise this area for its next capital programme. We believe that our case is strong and as local representatives we will continue to push for action on this issue” 

Peter Weir MLA 

“The state of the pavements in this part of Bangor have been causing residents concern for some time, and are of particular danger to the elderly in the community. We have supported residents in their campaign to have long overdue capital works in the area, and believe that every pressure must be applied to Roads Service to deliver on this work.” 

Cllr Alex Easton MLA 

“We have made major strides forward on this issue already in holding our site meeting and also securing nearly unanimous Council support to petition Roads Service into action. We intent to fight our a successful resolution to this issue” 

Cllr Alistair Cathcart 

“Having had the chance to walk around the streets in question, having witnessed the broken pavements, weeds and potential tripping hazards, I am only too happy to lend my support to my constituents as it is clear that works to improve the pavements are needed”

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