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Rogers Comments On Annsborough Flood Prevention Developments

South Down SDLP MLA Seán Rogers has again spent time with the residents of Annsborough who for another night endured flood waters threatening their homes following the recent heavy rains. Mr Rogers said: “Last Tuesday night, The NI Fire and Rescue Service were again called to Annsborough to assist local…

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Sinn Féin Welcome Flood Protection Grants But Caution On Further Flooding In Annsborough

South Down MLA Chris Hazzard (Sinn Féin) has welcomed the announcement of a £1Million Home Flood Protection Grant Scheme, but was cautious in the expectation of more flooding in the weeks to come. Mr Hazzard said: “This will be particularly welcome to homeowners in Newcastle and Annsborough who can avail…

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Agencies Commit To Action As Annsborough Flooding Issues Are Addressed By Rogers

The recent flooding in Annsborough has once again caused serious problems for the local residents, many of them elderly. One 82-year old Annsborough resident, John Rice, was stuck in his home for over two days as water and sewage bubbled up and flooded his front garden. Mr Rice said: “It…

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Councillor Patrick Clarke Welcomes Proposed Traffic Calming Scheme For Annsborough Village

Independent Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed proposals drafted by Transport NI for a traffic calming scheme to improve road safety and reduce speed along the Ballylough Road in Annsborough village. The scheme which is currently being considered for inclusion in Transport NI ‘Traffic Calming Programme’ is now out to consultation…

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O’Neill Opens New £270,000 Community Hall In Annsborough

The community of Annsborough has demonstrated how local people can make local decisions to benefit their community, Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has said. Minister O’Neill was speaking as she officially opened the Annsborough Community Hall in Castlewellan, Co Down. Annsborough Community Forum completed the ambitious £270,000 project to design…

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Ballylough Fishery Near Castlwellan Develops New £11,950 Facilities

Speaking after visiting Ballylough lake, a trout fishery near Castlewellan, to see first-hand the work undertaken by its members, South Down MP Margaret Ritchie said: “I was delighted to assist Castlewellan and Annsborough Angling Club in bringing forward this project to assist with the development of angling facilities for local and…

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Alliance Calls For Stone Wall Repairs In Annsborough

Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has called on the Housing Executive to carry out emergency repairs to damage stone walls near a pedestrian walkway at New Meadow Row in Annsborough. Councillor Patrick Clarke said: “I have requested Housing Executive to carry out urgent repairs to two damaged stone walls near a pedestrian…

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O’Neill Says Annsborough Park Needs Proper Drainage

NEWCASTLE area SDLP Councillor Eamonn O’Neill has approached the DRD Roads Service regarding serious drainage issues in Annsborough Park. Councillor  O’Neill said: “The awful weather of last week caused havoc in Annsborough Park.  Water was pooling within the Park and not draining away. “This was a huge inconvenience for the…

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Vandals Cause £100,000 Damage to WWtW Equipment in Annsborough

ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour in Annsborough has set alarm bells ringing. A spate of acts of vandalism at a wastewater treatment works in Annsborough could lead to a major environmental incident, NI Water has warned. To date NI water has said that the cost of the damage is around £100,000. South Down…

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