Archive for the 'Roads Congestion in Downpatrick' Category

Coney Island affected by Porky pies

CONEY ISLAND RESIDENTS OUTRAGED BY ROAD SERVICE CLAIMS

Local residents were outraged when they read this article suggesting they had not been abandoned without sandbags by the road service.

Local residents were outraged when they read this article suggesting they had not been abandoned without sandbags by the road service.

Local residents were outraged when they read this article suggesting they had not been abandoned without sandbags by the road service. Councillor Enright has organised a meeting between council and road service to ensure that one of the two will take responsibility for Coney Island in future flooding situations.

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 in Downpatrick.

Here is the electronic version  Cadogan Enright DPK Report January 2014

This newsletter can only be a summary my work for you over the last year. My website provides much more detail – see
 www.enright.ie  or search for ‘Cadogan Enright’ on Facebook where I post or log my activities as a councillor on a weekly basis.

Cllr Cadogan Enright

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

DPK Report Congestion

25th December – No Christmas present at ASDA

ASDA FOOTPATH CHRISTMAS MADNESS

The attached picture shows the location of the blocked footpath as well as the ‘new’ footpath whose reopening is sought by staff, shopper and the retailers themselves at the shopping complex.

The attached picture shows the location of the blocked footpath as well as the ‘new’ footpath whose reopening is sought by staff, shopper and the retailers themselves at the shopping complex.

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 blocking of the pedestrian entrance to the ASDA shopping complex over 2 years ago, I have had meetings and lengthy correspondence with Belfast estate agent Colliers to open a new path supported by ASDA, MacDonalds and other traders.

“Despite overwhelming public demand to reopen one of these two footpaths onto the site, retail park management are still refusing to budge.

“Rathkelter planning office has indicated that a fee of £249 is all that is required to re-instate a walkway. Planners noted that pedestrians would have to brave far fewer cars with one of these footpaths, as unlike the existing pedestrian crossing, they would not have to stop car access to the ASDA petrol station.

“Staff working in the complex are very annoyed over the on-going situation that sees them scaling the wall daily. The general public are hopping over the blocking wall day and daily where they are fit enough to do so and don’t have buggies or lots of shopping.

I am writing to MLA’s and MP’s to see if they can intervene on this matter, as it is clear that planners, retailers, staff in the retail complex and the population of Downpatrick and District all support the need for this path.

Colliers and the Landlord need to listen to local people whose custom this Christmas underlies the economic success of this retail park.

sept 25 2013 Cyclists and buses frustrated as Council Management Make Serious Error

sept 25  2013 derelict building town by CadoganEnright
Cllr Cadogan Enright has strongly criticised Council Management for wasting a unique opportunity to relieve congestion in Downpatrick.

After 2 years of effort I tracked down the owner of this site, with the expectation that the democratic wish of elected representitives would be respected and this site would be brough into public ownership, and that a cycle-lane, turning lane or a bus lane would be provided at this busy junction.
Instead management assisted in getting planning permission. This makes no sense.
Anybody who has experienced traffic tail-backs from this corner back to the cinema or up to ASDA will know what I am taking about.
Cyclists like myself will never be able to use St Patricks Avenue safely for as long as this corner is not rebuilt

sept 11 2013 Cadogan’s appeal to Ombudsman on Edward Street Downpatrick gets traction

sept 11  b 2013 edwardst omb by CadoganEnright
Second Page contains the main story and more photos of the traffic chaos over which Cadogan has appealed to the Ombudsman

sept 11 2013 Cadogan’s appeal to Ombudsman on Edward Street Downpatrick gets traction

sept 11 a 2013 Edward St Ombudsman by CadoganEnright
The photo from the Top Page of full-page coverage of this story in the Down Recorder demonstrating danger faced by parents and children daily in Edward Street

sept 4 2013 Battle for Shuttle Bus Service between Downpatrick Hospital and Bus Station reaches new stage

sept 4 2013 Downe hosp transport by CadoganEnright
Cllrs Enright and Curran have succeeded in over turning the negative policy on bus transport within the South Eastern Trust – Ministerial Support for public transport, and new NHS guidelines have provided new impetus to this campaign.

The Trust will now have to bring forward realistic proposals

sept 9 2013 Editorial credits Cllr Enright with progress on Road Service

sept 9 2013 Editorial traffice town by CadoganEnright
Down Recorder acknowledges that Cadogan Enright, supported by Dermot Curran deserve the credit for pushing the Roads Service into finally admitting there was a problem with congestion in Downpatrick

sept 4 2013 Road Service Finally Bows to pressure

sept 4 2013 traffic town problems by CadoganEnright
Cllr Cadogan Enrights challenge to the Roads Services’ denial that there was congestion in Downpatrick finally succeeded with the resignation of local Roads Service officials who had denied the problem.

The most senior manager at the Roads Service came before Council and admitted there was a problem – while this creates no by-passes , it does allow Council to work with Road Service on the basis that there is a problem.