Archive for March, 2012

MP Margaret Ritchie & local farmers raise EU issues in meeting with Minister for Agriculture. Speaking after the meeting (on Monday 27th February) the MP for South Down said; “The purpose of this meeting was to relay to the Minister the frustration experienced by farmers having to deal with the red tape and bureaucracy from […]

Speaking after confirmation that Business Service Organisation jobs, in the proposed new locations, were advertised in a national newspaper last week, the MP for the area Margaret Ritchie said; “The advertising last week of BSO jobs in the proposed new locations, places the current consultation process, ending on 29th February, in a very difficult position. […]

Ritchie demands action on a rates exemption for those dwellers who reside in unfinished estates Margaret Ritchie said “I have been inundated with representations from constituents who reside in unfinished private housing estates where the roads, water and sewage facilities, footpaths and street lighting provision have not been brought up to an adoptable standard. Largely, […]

“Following representations Roads Service have advised that the Traffic Calming measures currently underway at Annaclone should be completed before the end of this financial year. I have been working on the delivery of this scheme with Cllr Seamus Doyle and news that it will soon be completed is very welcome. This traffic calming scheme will […]

“I join with the community in welcoming the judgement to grant permission to seek a judicial review of the legal aid funding denial. I look forward to further success within the judicial review process, when this process will move to dealing with the main challenge to the Ombudsman’s flawed report into the Loughinisland atrocity. I […]

Following further representations to Roads Service on the drainage project at Blackcauseway Road the MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has said; Roads Service has confirmed that further work has been carried out on Blackcauseway Road on the Glebe Road side to repair two major areas of flooding. Roads Service have also assured me that […]

Margaret Ritchie MP said, “Following discussions with local residents and tourism stakeholders in the Mourne area, I made direct representations to the Minister for the Environment Alex Attwood outlining that the current opening times of Greencastle Castle and the facilities for tourist were inadequate and in need of upgrade. I also highlighted the great tourism […]

“I am delighted that after many years of negotiations, investigations, discussions and representations that Down District Council has now agreed to construct a new leisure facility at the front of the existing building. I understand some time ago that the Council agreed to explore various options and appointed Consultants to come forward with possible solutions. […]

MP for South Down pushes Finance Minister to hold talks with DRD Minister to identify Funds for Ballynahinch Bypass “Margaret Ritchie MP said; “The Financial Allocations Statement today, (Tuesday 14th February) by the Minister for Finance on capital projects, did not include provision of funding for the Ballynahinch Bypass. We are no further forward in […]