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Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke Updates On Newcastle Flood Alleviation Scheme

Mourne’s Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke, speaking following receiving a response from Rivers Agency in regards to an update on progress on the Shimna River at Newcastle’s Flood Alleviation Scheme, said: “The Rivers Agency have informed me that the business case including an economic appraisal, which identifies a viable scheme,…

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Rogers Meets NI Water Over Burrendale Park Road Flooding

South Down SDLP MLA Seán Rogers and local Councillor Laura Devlin met with NI Water on site at Burrendale Park Road, Newcastle, to discuss the recurrent and devastating effects of localised flooding. Mr Rogers said: “Some local residents here have been plagued by flooding for years.  Although this problem appears…

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Long Term Solution Must Be Found To Newcastle Flooding Says Sinn Féin

A long-term solution must be found for the flooding problems at Mourne View Road and Burrendale Park Road, Newcastle said Sinn Féin represntatives. Newcastle area Councillor Willie Clarke speaking following visits to homes in the area on Sunday morning said: “I find it disgraceful that residents have to endure this flooding… their garages…

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Councillor O’Boyle Welcomes NI Floods Forum

NEWCASTLE area Councillor Carmel O’Boyle, the Down District Council representative on the local floods forum (LFF) that has been set up by the Strategic Policy Unity of DARD’s Rivers Agency, has welcomed the initiative. In Down District, flooding has occurred in Downpatrick and Newcastle and in smaller villages such as…

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Cllr Willie Clarke Says Persistent Flooding Concerns in Newcastle Cannot Be Ignored

COUNCILLOR Willie Clarke has spoken out following the Newcastle Councillors Group receiving correspondence from DRD Minister Danny Kennedy’s office in response to a letter sent by them expressing their concern about flooding in the Mourne View estate in Newcastle. The Councillors collectively requested funding to identify ownership for the maintenance…

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