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Clarke Calls For Pedestrian Crossing For Twelve Arches

Mournes Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke has raised the need for safety improvements to be made at the Twelve Arches Newcastle. Councillor Clarke said: “I have been contacted by a number of concerned residents in Newcastle requesting I make representation on their behalf to DFI Roads for the installation of…

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Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke Welcomes Consultation On Newcastle Park Areas

Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke speaking after the recent Newry Mourne and Down District Council meeting where he proposed a consultation be carried out with users and key stakeholders of Islands Park, Newcastle,  said: “I am pleased the proposal was supported unanimously, the council will now arrange an event, to…

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Sinn Féin Address Street Light Problem In Newcastle Estate

Sinn Féin Mourne’s councillor Willie Clarke has made representations to Transport NI in relation to street lighting provision in Ballaghbeg Park and Ardkeel Park in Newcastle. Cllr Clarke said: “A number of local residents had contacted us regarding the removal of street lighting both in Ballaghbeg and Ardkeel park. This is…

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Condolences From Politicians On Tragic Local Deaths

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has offered her condolences to the family of a man whose body was discovered following a tragic fire at a farmhouse in Annaclone. Ms Ritchie said: “The past few days have been very long and very difficult both for the Mathers family and for the…

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Councillor Willie Clarke Welcomes Council Opportunity To Purchase Newcastle Harbour Building

Down District Councillor Willie Clarke (Sinn Féin) has welcomed NI Water’s decision to declare the land and generator house at Newcastle Harbour surplus to requirements and their agreement to allow the Council to purchase the building. Cllr Clarke said: “I have been lobbying for the procurement of this building for the…

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Cllr Willie Clarke Expresses Condolences To Road Traffic Victim’s Family

Sinn Féin councillor Willie Clarke has extended condolences to the family of Stephen Sweeney (19) following his death in a car accident early on Friday morning. The accident happened on the Ballagh Road area of Newcastle. The Sinn Féin councillor for the area, Willie Clarke said: “The wider family circle all…

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Killough Village Enjoys Community Safety Awareness Day

A large number of residents from the Killough village area turned out to support the Community Safety Awareness Day on Saturday 13 September 2014. This event was organised by the Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), in conjunction with the PSNI, to respond to a request by the community…

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Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke Calls For Continued Vigilance Following Castlewellan Break-Ins

Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke has urged residents in the Castlewellan Road area of Newcastle to be on continued alert after a number of homes have had break-ins through the summer. Cllr Clarke said: “The dark nights are approaching and there has been growing concern that a number of homes are…

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Police Make Four Arrests After Row At Burrendale Park Road

FOLLOWING an early morning disturbance today (Monday 21 October) in Newcastle, police are investigating an incident in the Burrendale Park Road area. Shortly after 3am it was reported that an altercation took place between a number of people in the area. Two cars in the area were also damaged during the incident,…

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Clarke Seeks Meeting With Forest Service For Newcastle Bikers

NEWCASTLE area Councillor Willie Clarke has requested a meeting with the Forestry Service to discuss the possibility of leasing a section of Tipperary Wood in Newcastle. Councillor Clarke explained: “I have met with community representatives and around 30 young BMX enthusiasts. The young people have formed themselves into a constituted group…

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Down PCSP Chairman Welcomed In By Outgoing Officers

Pictured at Down District Council offices at the Downshire Civic Forum in Downpatrick are outgoing Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) Chair and Vice Chair Councillor Carmel O’Boyle and Audrey Byrne congratulating Councillor Willie Clarke on his election as new PCSP Chair. Councillor Clarke said: “I am honoured to be…

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