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Hazzard welcomes 106 new park & share spaces at Sheepbridge


At just 31 years old Chris has combined a fresh approach with hard work in local communities; endearing himself as one of the leading young political leaders to emerge from the post-conflict generation. Since joining the Assembly in 2012, the Drumaness native has secured more constituency debates in the Assembly than any other South Down MLA, earning a reputation as a tireless and committed public representative who has been to the fore in representing the entire South Down community. As Sinn Féin's Education Spokesperson, he has been a progressive & energetic voice on the Education Committee. Working closely with the Education Minister John O’Dowd and the Sinn Féin Education team, Chris has played a leading role in developing policy and lobbying hard for new school buildings throughout South Down. An active member of the GAA, Chris is acutely aware of the huge challenges facing rural Ireland and has taken great pride in his work in tackling rural isolation and promoting the identity & integrity of our rural communities in South Down.

MP Chris Hazzard – Sinn Féin South Down

Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP has welcomed confirmation from Department for Infrastructure (DfI) that they are to invest more than £200,000 in 106 new park & share spaces at the Sheepbridge on the outskirts of Newry.

Work has now commenced on site and should be complete within two months.

The South Down MP said:

“This is great news for commuters from the wider South Down and Newry area who are increasingly keen to make use of the park & share service currently on offer at the Sheepbridge.

“These additional spaces will also now ensure the site is safe for commuters as buses will now be able to safely access the site to pick up and drop off.

Mr Hazzard added:

“I also would like to commend DFI officials for continuing to invest significant resources in improving park & share facilities like this throughout South Down.

“With more sites potentially earmarked for busy commuter spots such as Ballynahinch and Downpatrick it is vital that resources continue to be allocated in the years ahead to meet this growing need.”