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Hazzard confirms progress for Leitrim Flood Scheme

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed that preliminary work is progressing on a potential Flood Defence Scheme in Leitrim village. Following flooding of the Leitrim River in recent years, the Department for Infrastructure’s River Agency have been actively exploring the possibility of an effective defence scheme. Chris Hazzard said: “A pre-feasibility report has now […]

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Chris Hazzard on the Strangford Road

Minister launches Strangford Road Traffic Review

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has launched a traffic review of the Strangford / Downpatrick road following yet another road traffic collision in recent days. Stretching from Downpatrick town to the coast, the Strangford Road – which becomes the Downpatrick Road closer to the village of Strangford – has become notorious for high speed and […]

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Chris Hazzard is joined by Loughinisland residents’ angry at the decision to omit the area from the forthcoming Play Strategy

Hazzard seeks answers to Loughinisland omission from Play Strategy

  Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard has this week spoken of his “shock” that Loughinisland doesn’t feature in Newry, Mourne & Down’s draft Play Strategy and has written to Council Chief Executive Liam Hannaway seeking answers on behalf of an angry community. The local Sinn Féin representative said: “I am genuinely shocked that the Council’s draft […]

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Chris Hazzard & Cllr Willie Clarke at the banks of the Shimna River, Newcastle

Progress for vital Newcastle Flood Scheme

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed that plans for the Shimna River Flood Defence scheme in Newcastle are progressing well as RiversNI begin the search for a design team. Mr Hazzard said: “Following extensive flooding of the Shimna River in August 2008 investigations identified that approx 300 properties within the Shimna catchment are at […]

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PSNI must grasp opportunity to empower Downpatrick Community Enterprise – Hazzard

    Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard has asked the PSNI and the Department of Finance to work with community representatives in Downpatrick in order to maximise the huge community potential in the former police station. In recent months the Downpatrick Community Collective (DCC) have been working alongside the Development Trust to draw up plans that […]

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Equality & Respect can’t be dismissed by DUP – Cllr Sinéad Ennis

  “This election is about equality, respect and integrity in the political institutions of the Good Friday Agreement” according to Councillor Sinéad Ennis, the Sinn Féin candidate for South Down, alongside Chris Hazzard. The Crotlieve councillor said: “Equality and respect can’t be dismissed by The DUP as a wish list. Equality and respect are the […]

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Chris Hazzard and Cllr Sinéad Ennis with Mamo McDonald Gerry O'Hare (wearing cap) and Hilltown residents.

Disability friendly Hilltown road crossing welcomed

  Sinn Féin Assembly Election candidate, Cllr. Sinead Ennis, welcomed the improved road safety measures for Hilltown.  Cllr Sinéad Ennis: “The Hilltown community has seen a large population rise in past 2 decades. The volume of traffic going through the town at times does make it difficult for people to access shops and services. We […]

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Cllr. Ennis welcomes Hilltown road improvements

  Following confirmation of road improvements on the Newry Road, near Hilltown, Cllr Sinead Ennis praised the decision, taken by Minister of Infrastructure, Chris Hazzard. The Sinn Féin South Down Assembly Election candidate, said: “I would like to commend the decision by my Sinn Féin colleague, Chris Hazzard MLA, to resurface this part of the B8 […]

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Hazzard announces £20,000 road improvement scheme at Loughview Cottages, Loughinisland. Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that work on improvements to the carriageway and footways at Loughview Cottages, Loughinisland starts on Monday 23 January 2017. The scheme, which will take 10 days to complete, will involve the resurfacing of approximately 1000 square meters of carriageway within the development and replacing areas of flagged footways with a bitmac surface. Welcoming the work Minister Chris Hazzard said: “This scheme will deliver significant improvements to the carriageway surface and footways within this development and will deliver benefits for the local residents for many years to come.” TransportNI aims to keep disruptions to the residents of Loughview Cottages to a minimum. A letter drop has taken place to advise them of the proposals and to let them allow for additional time when planning their journeys in the area whilst the improvements are being carried out. The work will not impact on other members of the public. With all work of this nature extreme weather can impact on the completion date. TransportNI will advise the residents of any unexpected change to the schedule. For information about this and other improvement schemes across the North visit: www.TrafficwatchNI.com

Hazzard announces £20,000 Loughinisland road improvement scheme

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that work on improvements to the carriageway and footways at Loughview Cottages, Loughinisland starts on Monday 23 January 2017. The scheme, which will take 10 days to complete, will involve the resurfacing of approximately 1000 square meters of carriageway within the development and replacing areas of flagged footways […]

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