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Ritchie Follows Up On Drumaroad Flooding Issues

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) has welcomed a commitment by NI Water to address flooding in the Chapel Lane area of Drumaroad. She said: “Following representations to NI Water and TransportNI, I have been advised that work is due to begin shortly in order to address the significant flooding…

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Independent Councillor Patrick Clarke Welcomes Repair Of Leaking Water Mains On Carnreagh Road At Drumaroad

Independent Slieve Croob Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed the repair of a leaking water mains which had been running water along the Carnreagh Road, Drumaroad. He saaid: “Following reports of a leaking water mains near a laneway along the Carnreagh Road, Drumaroad, I raised the matter immediately with Water NI…

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Councillor Patrick Clarke Welcomes Cauleys Pipe Road Repairs

Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed repairs to Cauley’s Pipe Road between the townlands of Dunturk and Drumnaquoile outside Drumaroad. “Transport NI have thanked me for my e-mail regarding the condition of Cauley’s Pipe Road. “I have been advised from Transport NI that this road was inspected and a number of…

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Hazzard And ÓGribbín Welcome Drumaroad Improvements

South Down Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MLA and Cllr Pól ÓGribín have welcomed news in recent days that various improvements in Drumaroad village will be carried out in the near future. Following recent grass cutting and a general clean up, the village will now benefit from enhanced flower and shrubbery…

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Burns Concerned Over Japanese Knotweed Near Drumaroad

Stephen Burns, Mourne’s Sinn Féin councillor, has asked TransportNI to urgently deal with an invasive plant which is threatening a local property. He said: “Japanese Knotweed has been detected on the verge of the Ballynahinch Road just outside 
Drumaroad. The plant has quickly spread into neighbouring field, and is now…

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Drumaroad Mum And Son Urge Support For Cancer Fund For Children Winter Woolly Walk

A COUNTY Down mother and her son are urging people to take part in a sponsored walk to help raise funds for the charity that helped them following his cancer diagnosis. Drumaroad woman Georgina McKee and her family received support from the charity after her little son Eoghan was diagnosed…

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Alliance Cllr Patrick Clarke Welcomes £120,000 Road Improvements For Drumaroad Hill

ALLIANCE’s Newcastle area Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed an announcement by DRD Minister Danny Kennedy that work on a £120,000 road resurfacing scheme will commence on Drumaroad Hill between the Ballynahinch Road and Chapel Lane road junctions. Cllr Patrick Clarke said: “I warmly welcome the announcement of the resurfacing of…

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Gribben Concerned With Poor Roads Maintenance In Drumaroad

COUNCILLOR  Paul Gribben (Sinn Féin) has said he is seriously concerned that Roads Service are neglecting small rural villages throughout Down District in an effort to save money. Councillor Gribben said: “I recently participated in a village walk-about with my Sinn Féin colleague Chris Hazzard MLA in Drumaroad. “I was shocked…

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Sinn Féin Seek Safety Improvements to Drumaroad Playpark and Roads

Playpark Safety Concerns at Drumaroad SOUTH Down MLA Chris Hazzard has said that existing play facilities in Drumaroad are nothing short of a “disgrace” and require urgent attention before a child is seriously hurt. Mr Hazzard speaking after a recent visit to the area said: “Children in Drumaroad are not only…

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Hazzard Concerned at Speeding in Drumaroad Village

South Down MLA Chris Hazzard has written to Roads Service to raise the issue of speeding through Drumaroad village. Mr.Hazzard said that speeding has become a serious worry for local residents, “Sinn Féin recently carried out an issues survey in Drumaroad, and it is no exaggeration to say that every door…

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