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December meeting of North Down Borough Council

By Michael Bashford

Published 29/12/2009

Treacherous road conditions caused by the recent cold spell across North Down were highlighted at the December meeting of North Down Borough Council.

Mayor Tony Hill called on the Roads Service to be contacted over the lack of salt boxes available throughout the borough.

Councillor Anne Wilson added: “I have been getting phone calls from concerned residents about no salt boxes being readily available for smaller roads and lanes. I can't remember the roads being this treacherous.”

The Mayor also commented on the recent visit to Bangor Academy by Prince Edward, who officially opened the new school building. “I found the Prince to be very thoughtful when speaking to the children,” Councillor Hill said.

Councillor Alan Chambers also returned to the chamber for the first time in several months after illness. His return was welcomed by all councillors.

Meanwhile, Alderman Ellie McKay proposed funding of £11,327 for North Down Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) by the council over the next year.

Alderman McKay said: “I am delighted to propose this recommendation for funding which is badly needed. The staff at CAB do tremendous work and this additional money won't cost taxpayers in North Down a single penny.”

Councillor Wesley Irvine welcomed the motion. “I welcome this additional funding. There is a great demand on services provided by CAB at present,” he said.

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