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Latest press releases and posts

  • Downe A&E cuts announced by South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

    Enright Slams Trust For Cutting Downe A&E Hours Councillor Enright got versions of the letter below into the Irish news, Newsletter, Mourne Observer, Down Recorder and Down News. (click here) Sir, re: Downe A&E cuts announced by South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust 2014 has opened with widespread anger around Downpatrick and District at […]

  • Election Launch by Community Leaders and Farmers for Councillor Cadogan Enright

    Community Leaders and Farmers Support Councillor Cadogan Enright’s re-election bid in Downpatrick  Community leaders from villages across Lecale turned up to support Independent Downpatrick Councillor Cadogan Enright’s re-election bid on Tuesday, signing and handing in his nomination  nomination papers at Down Council’s Ardglass Road HQ. Strangford Community Association Chair Diarmuid Riordan said “Councillor Cadogan Enright […]

  • INVESTIGATION INTO ARDGLASS MARINA TRADING AS ‘PHENNICK COVE DEVELOPMENT LTD.

    There has been an on-going debate in Ardglass in recent years over the ownership of the Marina. • Respected community activists maintain the Marina is a charitable company created for the benefit of the people of Ardglass. • Some well known local politicians claim that the Marina is a ‘private company’ run by its directors and that the community doesn’t […]

  • REPORT BACK TO FELLOW COUNCILORS FROM MEETING WITH STRANGFORD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LAST FRIDAY

    Dear Fellow Councillors, I met with members of the Strangford Community Association on Friday as promised and here is my report back to you as requested. The Community Association agreed that they had indeed met with Marie Ward and her staff and reviewed her proposals back in 2011, but had explained to her at that […]

  • LETTER TO DOWN RECORDER IN REPLY TO COUNCIL CHIEF EXECUTIVES LETTER ON VILLAGE GREEN

    Sir, The reply by the Council Chief Executive on his proposed development of our village green in last weeks paper failed to address any of the issues raised by Alan Johnston’s excellent letter the week before. Councils plan for the lower village green envisages much of it it being turned into an ornamental space like […]

  • STRANGFORD VILLAGE RESISTS MOVES BY COUNCIL ON VILLAGE GREEN

     Press Release by Cllr CADOGAN ENRIGHT  on behalf of Strangford Community Association Strangford Village Community Association met Friday afternoon to consider compromise proposals from Council over the re-development of the lower village green abutting the slipway in the centre of the village. This followed a meeting of local Councillors at Down District Council on Wednesday afternoon, […]

  • SKATE BOARDERS and BMX’ERS looking for a home in Downpatrick

    Independent Downpatrick Councilor Cadogan Enright has helped local young people involved in ‘Urban Sports’set up a club and seek funding for a Downpatrick-based based facility for sports like BMX or Skateboarding. Councillor Enright said “I  met with a large number of young people at the Saint Patricks Centre on 2 occasions last week to help […]

  • STRANGFORD VILLAGE RESISTS MOVES BY COUNCIL ON VILLAGE GREEN

    Strangford Village Community Association has hit out at Down Council attempting to redevelop Strangford Village Green without consulting with local people. Down Council intends to make permanent its unofficial conversion of the slipway area into a car park and to build a huge piece of public art in would then remain of the lower Green […]

  • MALONE PENSIONERS SEEK ACCESS TO TOWN BUS SERVICE

    At a meeting in Malone Heights between Translink management and local residents last week organised by Independent Councillor Cadogan Enright, pensioners explained to Translink why they needed access to the Town Bus network. Spokesperson Cormac Wylie said “We have many elderly or incapacitated people in Malone, most of whom have bus passes. Malone has the […]

  • ARDGLASS AND KILLOUGH IRISH SPEAKERS PRAISE LOCAL UNIONIST POLITICIAN

    A successful conclusion has been brought to the campaign to overturn the refusal by the South Eastern Education and Library Board (SEELB) to allow Irish speaking children to utilise the ‘yellow bus network’ from villages around Lecale to primary school (‘bunscoil’) in Downpatrick. The campaign was organised on behalf of parents in Ardglass and Killough […]

  • SECOND MEETING OF DOWN COASTAL ROWING – ARDGLASS TEAM STEERING GROUP

    CALLING ALL ARDGLASS TEAM MEMBERS ! – NEXT MEETING FRIDAY 5pm at ‘Everyones Club drop-in centre’ Bath Street Ardglass I undertook to get a numbers cleared up after our initial meeting and the report back is as follows; 1. Down Rowing will have central constitution that all members will be part of. We will need to […]

  • DOWNPATRICK LIDL STORE BACKTRACKS ON FINES

    SEE LEGAL ADVICE IN THIS LINK LIDL’s top management in Northern Ireland have confirmed to Councilor Cadogan Enright they will no longer levy fines for customers parking at their premises after shopping hours. This announcement followed a ‘Facebook’ campaign by Councilor Enright which has resulted in a lot of unfavorable publicity for LIDL around Down […]

  • PROTECTING WILDLIFE in Minerstown / Rossglass

    GOOD NEWS FOR WILDLIFE!! For the last 6 years+ I have been trying to get bye-laws passed to protect shore-nesting birds and seal pups from disturbance during the breeding season. The DOE delayed us for years – but now our bye-laws will be going for consultation in the next few weeks. WHAT CAN YOU DO […]

  • Down Coastal Rowing Club (Ardglass Branch)

    Independent Councillor Cadogan Enright chaired the inaugural meeting of Down Coastal Rowing Club (Ardglass Branch) was held Wednesday night in the village at the Ardglass Development Association (ADA) drop-in centre in Bath Street. A steering committee was formed to fully set up the local group. Local enthusiasts formed the Ardglass branch of the Down Coastal […]

  • KILCLIEF FORMS RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

    Councillor Cadogan Enright chaired the inaugural meeting of the Kilclief Residents Association (KRA) last Friday evening for the appointment of officers. Registration forms for the new association were completed and grant forms filled in. It was decided to produce a leaflet seeking other potential committee members around the area and to circulate a list of priority […]

  • scandalous letter response to Coney Island plea for flood help

    COUNCIL INACTION EXPOSED I HAVE POSTED HERE BELOW A SCANDALOUS SERIES OF EMAILS WHERE COUNCIL ARE REFUSING TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO CONEY ISLAND. CLEARLY THE SDLP AS THE LARGEST PARTY IN COUNCIL COULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS IF THEY WANTED TO. CLICK TO SEE LETTER FROM LOCAL RESIDENTS HERE  I will keep adding to this […]

  • DOWNPATRICKS FUTURE DEPENDS ON SAUL ROAD DEVELOPMENT – sent to papers today – copy my points for your objection

    SAUL ROAD – PLANNERS MUST GET IT RIGHT Sir,             (NOTE use reference R/2013/0544f to object when writing to Planning Office in Rathkelter House, Market St. DPK) The huge new housing development proposed for the Saul Road in Downpatrick, is going to be the litmus test of the sincerity and professionalism […]

  • A SIMPLE WAY TO COLLECT PETITIONS FOR DOWN HOSPITAL A and E campaign

    Kitchen Stool Campaigning Kitchen stools with posters on and clip-boards on top – works great – I got hundreds of signatures with them in Downpatrick Leisure Centre. AND you can put them in the back of a car and go to the next meeting or shop or Church. On a sports field you can lean […]

  • RUGBY CLUB SUPPORTS THE DOWNE A and E

    Ballynahinch Rugby Club invited Councillor Enright to set up a stand at the club last Saturday to collect signatures of the Downe 24-hour accident and emergency campaign. Club members also assisted in manning the table and announcements were made drawing spectators attention to the campaign. Club members expressed anger and frustration that Down sports clubs […]

  • MEETING ENVIRONMENT MINISTER ON GLOBAL WARMING WITH FARMERS REPRESENTATIVES

    Local farmers group ‘Down District Farmers for Renewable Energy’ (DDFFRE) met with Department of the Environment Minister Mark H  Durkan on Monday afternoon to seek his support for the Lecale area being recognized as the UK reference site for energy storage and micro-grid technologies. DDFFRE were supported by Ulster Farmers Union Gary Hawkes, UFU chief […]

  • 20th January Down Council Resisting attempts to provide support to Coney Island

    During the recent storms I discovered that Coney Island village was being excluded from emergency flood protection as the Roads Service did not regard Coney Island Road as one of their roads – and the Council was slavishly following the Roads Service in deciding who it would of would support. I am fighting to change […]

  • Help force NI Water to respect our beaches

    You can help me raise water purity standards on our local beaches this year by simply taking photos when you are at the beach during 2014. To get the highest standards of water purity in our local beaches, we have to be recognised as ‘Bathing Waters’ under the EU directive – and need to back […]

  • Annual report to voters and constituents in every house in every village in Lecale

    Dear Constituent, I would like to wish you and your families a Happy New Year. I am delivering my 8th annual report to every house in every village in Lecale this week to explain to you on how I have been representing your views on Down District Council and other agencies. I am the only local councillor to deliver […]

  • Annual report to voters and constituents in Downpatrick

    Dear Constituent, I would like to wish you and your families a Happy New Year. I am delivering my 8th annual report to every house in Downpatrick to explain to you on how I have been representing your views on Down District Council and other agencies. I am the only local councillor to deliver an annual report to every house […]

  • 14th Jan 2014 Martin McGuinness supports Downe Community Hospital Campaign

    Huge turnout to support the Accident and Emergency debate in Stormont last night (14th January) from Down District – here is a photo of some of us on the stairs at the Assembly with Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness showing up to support us (I’m top right)

  • DOWNPATRICK CONGESTION UPDATE – JANUARY 2014

    I campaigned relentlessly last year via the Down Roads committee and the Downpatrick Masterplan working party to have Roads Service to withdraw their assertion that there no serious congestion in the Downpatrick Area. The Roads Service finally came clean, see below, and I got a rare complement from the Down Recorder for my efforts

  • FLOODING FROM TIDAL SURGE IN LECALE VILLAGES – week to January 8th

    I found the response of Roads Service and Council to the tidal surge on Friday good in most Lecale Villages WITH 2 EXCEPTIONS 1. The Roads Service would not help Coney Island as the road is deemed ‘private’ (this basically means the road is just a track) – the sea wall is partly breached in two […]

  • January 2014 – Autistic and Learning Disabled fight for a home

    GATEWAY CLUB for those with learning disabilities I was able to assist Downpatrick Presbyterian Church in rescuing the Gateway Club at short notice by offering their hall in Fountain Street. The Gateway Club provides a social outlet for adults learning disabilities between 23 and 50 years of age. The South Eastern Trust had closed their […]

  • Jan 2&7 2014 Downe Hospital A & E protest

    DOWNE HOSPITAL A&E PROTEST LETTERS PUBLISHED Down Councillor Cadogan Enright had protest letters published in Irish News, Belfast Telegraph and Irish Times. Also a reported sighting in the Newsletter – still looking for that one – see link to 2 versions of this letter here The full uncut full version was published in Down News […]

  • 25th December – No Christmas present at ASDA

    ASDA FOOTPATH CHRISTMAS MADNESS Downpatrick Councillor Cadogan Enright has declared himself ‘totally exasperated’ with Belfast Estate Agent Colliers in their failure to respond to both public demand, and to the commercial necessity to open up a pedestrian route into the ADSA complex in Downpatrick in the run up to Christmas. Cllr Enright said “Following the […]

  • SUPPORTING SOCIAL HOUSING IN STRANGFORD FOR LOCAL YOUNG FAMILIES

    Cadogan is campaigning for Social Housing for young families in Strangford Village. Local families are being priced out of the market by mostly Belfast based holiday homers. With lack of employment opportunities locally, may are emigrating. Cadogans campaign is supported by St Joseph’s Primary School and the Strangford Community Association Cllr Cadogan Enright said “With over […]

  • 1970’s style discrimination being challenged with help of NI21

    The South East Education and Library Board are refusing to allow Irish speaking children in Ardglass and Killough to use the yellow bus network to take children to school in Downpatrick. I spoke to the headmaster at Downpatrick Primary School, and he had no objection to the yellow bus service being shared if the SEELB […]

  • Massive Green Energy scheme could make Down District an International leader

    This is one of my more successful campaigns in recent tears, This renewable energy project led by our local community offers local economic growth and finds solutions for Global Warming  – see details below;  

  • Big success for Ardglass and Ballyhornan

    This is one of my more successful campaigns in recent tears, This renewable energy project led by our local community offers local economic growth and finds solutions for Global Warming  – see details below;

  • 27th Nov BIG NEW CAMPAIGN Help Fix Our Beaches

    Help Fix Our Beaches You can help me raise water purity standards on your local beach in 2014 by simply taking photos when you are on the beach during the year. To obtain the highest standards of water purity on our local beaches, they must be recognised as ‘Bathing Waters’ under the EU directive. The […]

  • nov 20 2013 Ardglass Sewage Scheme downgrade triggers Cllr Cadogan Enright to bid to have ‘Gold Coast’ standards for Lecale Beaches

    Following the downgrading of Ardglass sewage works, and its failure to include Killough, Coney Island, Chapeltown and Ballyhornan – Cllr Cadogan Enright took months of ‘freedom of information’ requests to find out what was going on.  After a 6 month chain of freedom of information requests to various agencies, Cllr Enright finally got to the […]

  • 2nd August 2013 Big Butterfly Island Odyssey

    CADOGAN ENRIGHT COMPLETES ISLAND ODYSSEY FOR BUTTERFLIES  Cllr Cadogan Enright has highlighted the ‘Big Butterfly Count’ as Wildlife Conservation activity that any family can participate in in their gardens or when out on fun trips to the beach or country. “It only takes 15 minutes, it would be great to cover the whole County Down.” […]

  • TACKLING ROADS SERVICE EXCUSES IN DOWN DISTRICT

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF DOWN RECORDER RESPONDING TO ARTICLE BY ROADS SERVICE CHIEF Sir,  Firstly can I welcome Divisional Roads Manager’s statement regarding plans to tackle traffic management in Downpatrick. I am also pleased that Roads Service will shortly be receiving a comprehensive study to identify and assess potential measures to improve traffic and […]

  • Free Electricity flows from Photo Voltaic Meeting in Ballyhornan

    Councilor Cadogan Enright organized a public meeting in the Ballyhornan Family Centre last week, attended by a range of community organisations and individuals on the economic benefits to be gained from having photovoltaic cells on your roof. Cllr Enright said “my initial motivation in organizing this meeting is to ensure an on-going source of income […]

  • COMMUNITY SPACE AT QUAY IN STRANGFORD UNDER THREAT FROM DRD

    Since sending in the press statement below, new Information has been obtained as to why DRD are attempting to cut the people of Strangford off from the only access they have to deep water on the Quay  click here to see all background information on this application  PRESS STATEMENT. Cllr Cadogan Enright has hit out […]

  • Coney Island typifies lost opportunities at new Ardglass sewerage plant

    Councillor Cadogan Enright has encouraged residents from Killough, Coney Island, Chapel Town and Ballyhornan areas to go to the consultation on the new Ardglass sewerage works in Ardglass Golf Club this Friday morning 12th April at 11am. Cllr Enright pointed out that “Whilst welcoming the new proposed new facility in Ardglass, the comprehensive scheme recently […]

  • LOCAL FARMERS MEET NEW HEAD PLANNER

    ‘Down District Farmers for Renewable Energy’(DDFFRE)   finally met with Barbara Elliot the new head of planning at Rathketer House last Friday, after pressing for a meeting for over 6 months following their meeting with Planning and Environment Minster Attwood last year. Local environmentalist and councilor Cadogan Enright who facilitated the meeting said “we were disappointed […]

  • APRIL 2013 Letter to the Editor on Roads SDLP letting Downpatrick down

    Sir, I am greatly disappointed that an SDLP councillor has broken ranks with the cross-party Roads Task Force so early in the process of trying to ease congestion and facilitate jobs growth in the Downpatrick area. We cannot afford to replace practical plans to resolve these problems with vague platitudes and exhortations. If Cllr Sharvin […]

  • ROADS SERVICE SHOCK

    A statement by Roger Morgan, Principal Engineer, at the Downpatrick Masterplan last week that there was no significant congestion problem in Downpatrick at the area Masterplan meeting has caused shock and concern to all the main players in planning the future of Downpatrick. Chairing the Masterplan meeting, Cllr Cadogan Enright rejected the comments as ‘ludicrous’. […]

  • COUNCILLORS DEMAND PROSECUTIONS FOR DOWN RAILWAY DUMPING

    Councilor Cadogan Enright has supported a call from fellow Councilor Robert Burgess for a full report by management at next month’s Environment Committee on Council managements failure to take prosecutions for dumping at Downpatrick’s Heritage Railway system based on witness statements, photographs, maps and people willing to give evidence about the dumping. Cllr Enright said, […]

  • SOUTHERN RELIEF ROAD

    Downpatrick Councillors have gone on the offensive with the Road Service, and backed a plan from Cllr Cadogan Enright to propose the rapid development of the ‘Southern Relief Road’ to relieve congestion around the town. The motion was seconded by Cllr John Doris and backed by all councillors present. The Southern Relief Road would link […]

  • CLEANING UP THE LECALE COAST

    Councillor Cadogan Enright who represents that Lecale Coast and Downpatrick Electoral area has welcomed todays announcement that Northern Ireland Water is finally proposing to undertake a £2.5 million programme of work to upgrade Ardglass Wastewater as part of its capital projects programme. Councillor Enright said, “the delays in this project have damaged tourism in Ardglass […]

  • COUNCILLORS THREATEN PROSECUTION FOR DUMPING AT RAILWAY

    Councillors Cadogan Enright and Robert Burgess are threatening prosecutions on people who park up at Down Railway in the evenings and throw out fast food wrappings and drink cartons at one of Downs premier tourist attractions. Cllr Burgess said “This problem is reaching epidemic proportions, and even though this area is cleaned in the mornings, […]

  • ENRIGHT AND BURGESS SLAM DELAYS OVER EMERGENCY SERVICE ACCESS AS A THREAT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

    Councillors Cadogan Enright and Robert Burgess have hit out at long delays in replacing an incorrect lock on the Roads Service Car Park between Rathkeltair House and Down Railway, blocking access for emergency vehicles to the new greatly expanded working Rail Museum.   Cllr Enright explained “Early last year I complained to the Road Service […]

  • BALLYHORNAN FARMING FAMILY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY

    Down Cllr Cadogan Enright has praised a Ballyhornan farming family for their pubic spirit and support for their local community. Cllr Enright said “The Trainor family have generously offered to adjust the boundary of their property to facilitate the new Ballyhornan 3G pitch. They were also very supportive of the project though the planning stages […]

  • CLEVER CLOUGH? Photovoltaic Panels Pay – but bureaucracy gets in the way

    Councillor Cadogan Enright has welcomed the potential of new schemes promoting photo-voltaic energy in the home to dive down living costs and create a better standard of living for householders but has expressed concern that NIE and other big players in the power industry are using regulation to stifle the growth of small-scale renewable energy, […]

  • ANNUAL NEWSLETTER / REPORT TO CONSTITUENTS 2012 / 2013

    I delivered my annual report to all 10,000 houses in the Lecale Downpatrick electoral area  towards the end of June 2013. In line with previous practice, I have produced a newsletter for both the rural area of Lecale LECALE VERSION OF ANNUAL REPORT TO CONSTITUENTS 2012 / 2013 PUBLISHED JUNE 2013 and the Downpatrick area […]

  • BALLYHORNAN FARMING FAMILY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY

    Down Cllr Cadogan Enright has praised a Ballyhornan farming family for their pubic spirit and support for their local community. L to R Patrica and Noel Curran, Cllr Cadogan Enright and John and Michael TrainorCllr Enright said “The Trainor family have generously offered to adjust the boundary of their property to facilitate the new Ballyhornan […]

  • WARNING OVER SCADDY ROAD SPEEDING

    Councilor Cadogan Enright and local community PSNI officers have been meeting residents of the Turmennan Road, Scaddy Road and Greystown Road areas over concerns about cars speeding through the area between the A7 Belfast road and The Old Belfast Road. Cllr Enright said, “The situation had been made worse by recent road closures on both […]

  • HOUSING EXECUTIVE CREATE STINK ON WALLACE HILL ROAD

    Councilor Cadogan Enright has hit our against a  year of delays by the Housing Executive in dealing with sewerage leaks from its properties spreading out down Wallace Hill Road in Ballygally. Cllr Enright said, “Local residents have reported this in writing to Environmental Health Officers at the Council who have n turn brought the matter […]

  • Councillors Cadogan Enright and Dermot Curran write to Health Minister Edwin Poots on bus transport

    Mr Edwin Poots MLA                                                                                 May 2013 Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety Room C5.10 Castle Buildings Stormont Estate Belfast BT4 3SQ   Dear Minister, At our LCG meeting with you several weeks ago, you invited us to write to you on the matter of resolving your concerns over public transport to and from […]

  • ENRIGHT AND CURRAN CONTINUE CAMPAIGN FOR ‘FIT FOR PURPOSE’ BUS ACCESS TO HOSPITAL

    Councillors Cadogan Enright and Dermot Curran are seeking renewed Council support for their long-running battle to secure a ‘fit for purpose’ bus service to the New Downshire Campus including the Hospital, A&E, local doctors surgeries, the Housing Executive, the Council itself and other existing and future  agencies slated for Downpatrick’s Public Sector Campus. Cllr Enright […]

  • JOBS TASK FORCE ACHIEVES FIRST DECENTRALISED DEPARTMENT FOR DOWNPATRICK

    Despite being in operation for less than a year, the Down Public Sector Task Force is making good progress with over 100 jobs either preserved or gained for the District The task force was  proposed last year by Cllrs Cadogan Enright, Dermot Curran and Eamonn McConMidhe to address the of drain of public sector jobs from […]

  • Councillor Cadogan Enright moves to take Roads Service to Civil Service Ombudsman

    CLICK HERE TO SEE Roads Service one-sided consultation MS/4839 To; Dr A McC Murray  Chief Executive Transportni Headquarters, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide street, Belfast ,  20 May 2013, BT2 8GB Dear Dr Murray, I refer to your letter dated 3 May 2013 in response to Down District Council’s letter to Permanent Secretary regarding transport matters in Down District. Your response was circulated […]

  • Storms Trigger Treasure Hunt in Chapeltown

    Severe storms battered coastal areas in Down in April 2013, and high winds caused damage in some areas. In Chapeltown high winds carried off a large Roads Service mirror used by local residents to ensure the main Strangford road is clear before driving out of Church Road. Councilor Cadogan Enright was contacted by concerned parents […]