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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.

Malone Residents Committee, Anne Monkhouse standing with Cllr Cadogan centre and residents spokesperson Cormac Wylie on the right

Malone Residents Committee, Anne Monkhouse standing with Cllr Cadogan centre and residents spokesperson Cormac Wylie on the right

Spokesperson Cormac Wylie said “We have many elderly or incapacitated people in Malone, most of whom have bus passes. Malone has the steepest, longest, uphill walk in Downpatrick that is hard even for fit people to go up. Access to the Town Bus means we can access the bus station, ASDA, the Cinema, hospital and doctors surgeries from our front doors.

Councillor Enright said, “In response to Translink concerns about ‘Health and Safety’ and their worry about there being no turning circle in Malone, residents noted that bin lorries, oil tankers and delivery trucks all manage to turn without danger and that the pavements and roads are quite generous in Malone. There are at least 2 safe locations for the Town Bus to turn. This is not a full size bus, so we feel that Translink worries about ‘health and safety’ are overblown.”

Resident Anne Monkhouse provided a petition from the Malone Way end of the area, and other roads are being canvassed at this time with a petition and a survey to see how many other residents would be interested in accessing the service.

Translink undertook to see if they could identify a safe area to turn on the estate, and to check if including Malone could be included in the current services without disruption to the timetable.

Councillor Enright advised any residents who have not seen the survey form to contact Anne Monkhouse or Cormac Wylie as Translink also have to justify the service in terms of number of potential customers.


Coney Island residents write in protesting over lack of flood protection and support Cllr Cadogan Enrights complaints in this issue

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  or search for ‘Cadogan Enright’ on Facebook where I post or log my activities as a councillor on a weekly basis.

Cllr Cadogan Enright


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

nov 13 2013 Cllr Enright exposes SDLP on clean beaches, rights of way and roads access to Downpatrick and Downe Hospital Campus

nov 13 2013 from clean beaches, to rights of way and access to our hospital SDLP EXPOSED BY Cllr Cadogan Enright

This letters deals with SDLP errors on Rights of Way especially in Ballyculter

BUT ALSO making it clear that the SDLP are wrong to oppose connecting the Ardglass Road, the Hospital and Public Sector Jobs Campus to the Ballyduggan Road using the waste ground at the back of Dunleath park and the Cinema.

The future of this vital economic hub could be secure as no-one could say that they were not connected to vital roads infrastructure.
The SDLP are totally at sea on local infrastructure despite being in power for 30 years.

oct 30 2013 Raholp Meets Road Service Manager

oct 30 2013 Raholp road concerns by CadoganEnright
Cllr Cadogan Enright organises visit from Road Service management to Raholp and Saul.

Survey by Bannighan Road residents presented to ‘Forward Planning Manager’ on connection down to main St Patrick Road in Raholp


oct 9 2013 ballyhornan railway by CadoganEnright

Members of the Ballyhornan residents association volunteered to help Cllr Cadogan Enright finish up a huge project he had been leading for some months at the Down Railway – they were also aided by friends of Cadogan – James and Noel Kileen of the local Green Party with a JCB. The project is now nearly completed

oct 9 2013 Ballyculter Scandal makes the letter page

oct 9 2013 Ballyculter Scandal makes the letter page

oct 9 2013 Ballyculter Scandal makes the letter page

oct 2 2013 Downpatrick Railway AGM a great success

oct 2 2013 Railway AGM by CadoganEnright
oct 2 2013 Railway AGM, a photo by CadoganEnright on Flickr.

Cllr Cadogan Enright attended the AGM of the railway society on the last Saturday in September – taking a break from the laying of railway tracks on that day

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