MLA

 

Education

  • Delivered new school for Taughmonagh
  • Working for a new school for inner South Belfast

Crime and Policing

  • Lobbied against cheap alcohol and extended opening hours for pubs and clubs
  • Called for a dedicated Police District Command Unit for the City Centre

Planning

  • Fought against applications for apartments on Annadale Embankment
  • Working with Cllr Henderson to appeal against planning application for numerous apartments on the Hillsborough Road, Carryduff
  • Calling for the planning process to be simplified; Introduction of Third Party Right of Appeal and Stop Notices

Community

  • Worked with Donegall Pass Forum to create a new toddlers play area
  • In discussions with Castlereagh Council for a community park in Glencreagagh
  • Visited our troops in Helmand Province, Afghanistan during late 2009 to give my support for their great work
  • Brokered deal with NI Railways for maintenance work to be completed during the day at Botanic to prevent noise pollution at night
  • Fought against noise pollution from the Kings Hall outdoor events, to have restrictions placed on their outdoor entertainments license to reduce residents suffering
  • Lobbied for youth clubs in Taughmonagh, Donegall Pass and Sandy Row
  • Helped flood victims in June 2010 in Knockeden and Mount Merion areas
  • Helped on the ground with Cllr Bostock to deliver water to those in need during the Christmas 2010 water crisis

Road Safety

  • Fought for gritting and salt boxes during our recent bad winters for all areas and especially areas most in need including Four Winds, Royal Lodge and Ivanhoe Avenue to name a few
  • Lobbied for more pedestrian crossings on the Annadale Embankment and Purdysburn Road opposite Royal Lodge
  • Lobbied Roads Service regarding the high levels of traffic passing through Sandy Row, Donegall Road and Ivanhoe Avenue to introduce traffic calming measures
  • Held several site meetings with Roads Service and residents regarding parking solutions for Sandy Row, Donegall Road and Stranmillis
  • Challenged the viability of increased bus lanes and Carinshill park and ride scheme
  • Lobbied DRD Minister on the condition of pavements in Donegall Pass

Housing

  • Delivered a residential improvement scheme for Sandy Row, Donegall Road and the Village
  • Lobbied with Cllr Bobby Stoker for a £100million investment in the Village area for regeneration. Led then DSD Minister Margaret Richie through the area to see why investment is needed.
  • Delivered investment in Annadale Flats for new kitchens and will continue to lobby for replacement bathrooms, improvement in the communal landing area and repairs to flat roofs.
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