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That will be a phrase that will have to be remembered over the next two years as the work to bring the public realm improvements to life in Bangor and Holywood exerts a squeeze on the town centres.You can rest assured that the contractors will be doing their best to keep disruption to a minimum but as anyone who has had to travel through either town centre - during morning or evening when the so called ‘rush’ hour takes place - will know, it takes very little to create large tailbacks and frustrated drivers.Two incidents in Bangor town centre recently showed just how a little can have a huge effect and how logjams in the town centre can generate significant ripples as far away as the ring road. The roadworks at Castle Street admittedly caught many people by surprise but it was striking just how long many motorists were trapped by...
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Asbestos occupies a peculiar place in the nation’s psyche. Simply mention the word and there will be gasps of horror and introduce it to the atmosphere in any way and reactions will be not short of panic.This is understandable given the horrors that have been inflicted on an unwitting population in the past; public memory of the experiences suffered by family members years ago still fresh as new generations learn of the mistakes of the past. Given that the real dangers that currently exist from asbestos are minimal since asbestos has by and large already been removed as new buildings have replaced old.That may mean that it is not factored into the thinking of those who plan the demolition of properties built years ago but it should be an automatic consideration when dealing with buildings of a certain age. And those who should know about these things would do better to...
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The eagle-eyed and truly cyberconnected among you will have noticed that we've been recently trialling a new polls and surveys app on our Facebook page over the last couple of weeks. What's the point? Well, here at 'Speccy HQ' we believe that the bigger point about all of our new digital gizmos is not so that we can say more to you our readers, but that we can provide new platforms for you guys to be able to express your opinions. One of our regular hot topics is of course the 'goings on' of the fine chaps & chapesses in North Down Borough Council. Councillors are those people we elect from time to time to make the important decisions on how the local towns should be run - as paid for by all our rates of course. Traditionally we elect these people and tend to just let them get on with...
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You'd be surprised what you can achieve by Stepping Forward and making your voice heard. This year you have two opportunities to Step Forward with Alliance: in the European and the Council Elections. They are both on May 22 - so Step Forward with me and together we can make great things happen....
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Gavin Standing
We've seen how the building of unnecessary new council buildings can become expensive White Elephants that we as ratepayers have to underwrite for many, many years. In Newtownabbey a £12million new Council building is unnecessary. And in Antrim the £7 million Council building is a financial burden for the people of the area. And already we have had many calls for a new Council buildings for the North Down & Ards Council even while we have two excellent facilities in Newtownards and Bangor. Over the coming months we'll hear lots of reasons why we need a brand new building. Some people have already suggested the mad idea of building it on Queen's Parade site. But I don't think we need one at all and I will fight against one being built to protect your rates with every opportunity I have. So here's my plan. Locate the main Council office in either of...
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