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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 an annual report to every house in Downpatrick.

Here is the electronic version Cadogan Enright Lecale 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

10th April 2013 Anger over Ardglass Sewarage Scheme hits front page

10th April 2013 Anger over Ardglass Sewarage Scheme hits front page by CadoganEnrightCllr Cadogan Enright represents villagers from Coney Island, Killough, Chapeltown and Ballyhornan in protesting about exclusion from new sewerage scheme

17th April 2013 NI Water fails Lecale Coast Tourism

17th April 2013 NI Water fails Lecale Coast Tourism by CadoganEnright
Contrary to all expectations, the new Ardglass sewerage scheme at Ardtole fails to deliver for the Lecale Coast in the same manner that NI Water delivered for the Gold Coast in North Down.

There was nothing in the plan for piping sewage from Ballyhornan, Chapeltown, Coney Island or from Killough – leaving Lecale in a development backwater and unable to deliver a proper Tourist Product

Storms Trigger Treasure Hunt in Chapeltown 14th April

Severe storms battered coastal areas in Down last week, 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.

Without this mirror it is dangerous to access the main Ardglass to Ballyhornan road from Church Road

Councillor Cadogan Enright was contacted by concerned parents of children attending nearby St Marys in Dunsford and contacted the Roads Service about the problem.

Cllr Enright and son Cadogan in Chapeltown last week with rescued mirror

Cllr Enright and son Cadogan in Chapeltown last week with rescued mirror

Cllr Enright said, “Roads Service said it could take some weeks to replace the mirror, unless the original one could be found and put back up. This sparked a hunt by myself and local residents in fields and Gardens around Chapeltown Area.”

Resident Pascal Kearny finally found the mirror in a local farmyard, and Cllr Enright retuned it to the Roads Service Depot in Seaford for re-installation later this week.

CLEANING UP THE LECALE COAST

Cllr Cadogan Enright at the Marine Reserve in Sheeplands on the Lecale Coast

Cllr Cadogan Enright at the Marine Reserve in Sheeplands on 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 and left waters off Ballyhornan in a deplorable state. The non-availability of sewage systems have prevented normal development of towns and villages along the Lecale Coast.”

“The two main causes of concern are the sewage works at Ardtole on the outskirts of Ardglass on the Western end of the Sheepland Road, and the discharge at Gunns Island off Ballyhornan  at the other end of the Sheepland Area Special Scientific Interest. Both these discharge effluent, that is illegal under EU law, into our local Marine Reserve.” Pointed out Cllr Cadogan Enright.

The Ardtole Treatment Works is located off the Sheepland Road on the outskirts of Ardglass village. Following the recent successful procurement of lands and completion of  assessment, the contract for the project has now been awarded and work is due to start on site in mid-April. Ahead of project commencement, an informal presentation will be made on the project by NI Water is carrying out on Friday 22nd at 11am in Ardglass Golf Club.

“I intend to be at the presentation both to support the project as vital to the future of Ardglass. But I will also attend as a member of the Ballyhornan Task Force to ensure that the piping of waste from Ballyhornan and Chapeltown is included in this project as we have been previously promised. This is an opportunity to clean up our water from Coney Island all the way up to Killard Point” concluded Cllr Cadogan Enright

Storms Trigger Treasure Hunt in Chapeltown

Attached is a photograph of Cllr Cadogan Enright and his son CadoganÓg with the mirror at Church Road 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 of children attending nearby St Marys in Dunsford and contacted the Roads Service about the problem.

Cllr Enright said, “Roads Service said it could take some weeks to replace the mirror, unless the original one could be found and put back up. This sparked a hunt by myself and local residents in fields and Gardens around Chapeltown Area.”

Resident Pascal Kearny finally found the mirror in a local farmyard, and Cllr Enright retuned it to the Roads Service Depot in Seaford for re-installation later this week.

Planning Victory For Community Around Ballyhornan

Councillor Cadogan Enright has welcomed the favorable outcome of a meeting last Friday 16th between Ballyhornan Task force members with the planning services to create the start of a Village Centre for Ballyhornan. The meeting took place at Down District Councils HQ on the Strangford Road in Downpatrick.
Cadogan Enright said “The planning service has confirmed that they will be recommending the new Garage, petrol station and shop for acceptance at the next council meeting. This project will play a vital part in the regeneration of Ballyhornan and district. There are insufficient shopping facilities in the area and residents have to drive for up to 6 miles for petrol. ”

“From Strangford Town, to Kilclief, to Kilard Point, to Ballyhornan and over to Chapeltown there is nowhere for people to fill-up and they have to drive miles into Downpatrick.”

“Cllr Liam Johnston said “I was pleased to second Cllr Enright’s motion in council on behalf of all local parties calling for the planning service to recognize the exceptional nature of community separation and underdevelopment at Ballyhornan and that planning approval be granted for the proposed service station near to Bishops Court.”

Sean Fitzsimons, a committee member from Killard said that the hard work and dedication of architect Joe Walsh and most especially Bill Price needed to be recognized.
Task Force member John McGreevy agreed. He said “We thank them, council staff and local politicians for their support and especially councilors Cadogan Enright and Liam Johnston for showing up here today and for organizing the cross-party motion on council. We thank MP Margaret Ritchie for her ongoing support along with MLA Willie Clarke who showed up today and has been very active in supporting the Task Force”
Cllr Enright said, “Following discussion at Task force meetings I also arranged a second cross-party motion in council requesting the Planning Service to adjust the ‘settlement limits’ and allow the development of a Village Centre around the proposed new filling station at Bishops Court. I can confirm that this was done and that the council is asking the Minister of the Environment to adjust the settlement limits to allow for development of the centre and for the disparate parts of the village to be more joined-up. This motion was also seconded by Liam Johnston and supported by all parties”.
“Large areas of land under concrete or with derelict RAF buildings are a feature of underdevelopment at Ballyhornan. These are often mis-labeled ‘green-belt’ or ‘agricultural’ by the planning service which prevents the development of a village centre. I welcome this change of attitude and the recommendation to council that we accept planning approval be granted for the proposed service station near to Bishops Court.” .Concluded Cllr Cadogan Enright.