Welcome

in the 2023 Council election I was re-elected as part of a strong 5-person team of Alliance Councillors with MLA Patrick Brown acting as my election agent. Patrick and I worked together to deliver my local government manifesto   Restore Downpatrick as our Unchallenged County Town. 

Five Councillors and an MLA - great progress!
Five Councillors and an MLA – great progress!

Myself and my 5 colleagues can be contacted though our MLA’s offices at Market Lane in the centre of Downpatrick where we lead the fight-back against the Newry-based parties to  Restore Downpatrick as our Unchallenged County Town.

We also have an office in Warrenpoint in the aptly-named Meeting Street.

These links will take you to my Facebook page and profile where you will see our team continuing to work day and daily for the people of Downpatrick and the Lecale Coast, North to Rowallane and Strangford Lough and South to the Mournes and Carlingford Lough.

 The campaigns you see on this website mostly go back before Facebook to  the 2007 to 2011 Council term and again from 2011 up to 2012. Since March 2019 I have been testing software that sends my current Facebook posts to this site – see below – It’s limited to the last dozen or so posts and I have been working on how to keep a larger number of these posts on the website.

You can contact me at cadogan@enright.ie

Latest Facebook posts

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🚶Right of way update!

As chair of the Downpatrick District Electoral Area committee I have added this route to a list I had passed on a cross-party list of paths and rights of way we would like to see action on in our DEA.

It’s the route that people without cars use from Ballymote and Flying Horse to walk up and down to the shops, Leisure Centre, Bus Station etc. I have included photos to show how muddy and slippery it gets, as well as an overall map of the route showing the unpaved sections.

I suggested to the other parties that we can agree in principle that it needs to be on our list, and then explore with the different land owners what can be done to tackle the issue. Most of the route is on NIHE land but there are bits on council land and a bit in the middle that I am not sure of the ownership of.

Patrick Brown MLA Cllr Tierna Kelly Cllr Jill Truesdale Councillor David Lee-Surginor Andrew McMurray
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Debate on Downpatrick's Flooding 👇I'm pleased to announce that I have secured a debate in the Assembly chamber on flood recovery in South Down.

During this adjournment debate, MLAs will have the opportunity to discuss the economic impact and response to recent flooding, and hear from the Minister for Economy on what steps his department is taking to aid recovery.

I am hopeful the Minister will, ahead of this debate on 27th February, finally announce plans for the next phase of funding for businesses. This debate will provide an opportunity to debate and scrutinise these plans. If no scheme has been announced by then, much more serious questions will need to be asked about how the Department is prioritising financial support for businesses devastated by flooding.

Cllr Jill Truesdale APNI
Cllr Tierna Kelly
Andrew McMurray Alliance Party
Councillor Cadogan Enright
Councillor David Lee-Surginor - Rowallane DEA
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⛔️ One Way Signs removed & replaced

I had the broken one way sign removed from the junction of St Patrick Ave and St Patricks Drive in Downpatrick. From the looks of it, this was the result of an accident, the previous four occasions where I have reported issues with the one way signs were as a result of deliberate interference with the signs causing a potential danger for motorists and pedestrians alike.

Patrick Brown MLA
Councillor David Lee-Surginor Cllr Jill Truesdale Cllr Tierna Kelly Andrew McMurray
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That's been a long time coming! Well done.

🔒Dunleath Access Gate Locked

The gate into Dunleath Park from Saint Patrick’s Avenue will continue to be locked following a series of nasty falls and slippages last year on the steep muddy surface.

A zig-zag path suitable for less-abled people is to be built in August/September of this year. I will engage with other parties locally to see if we can have this work done sooner as people have been complaining of this long-standing right of way being blocked.

Someone removed the lock and chain at the weekend. But this is now being replaced. Sorry to local people (like myself) who find this path so convenient!
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🎥 Town Centre CCTV Upgrades

CCTV cameras across our district must be upgraded, and Alliance colleagues Cllr Tierna Kelly and Cllr Jill Truesdale APNI and I have been campaigning for the new digital models. Cameras in Warrenpoint, Killeen and Newry have already been upgraded to digital models, whereas Downpatrick, Ballynahinch, and Newcastle cameras remain analogue.

Still, the disparity in council investment remains - it is time for council to properly invest in the Downpatrick side of the district. For example, we don't even have any cameras, let alone analogue cameras in hot spots for criminal behaviour, such as behind the Downpatrick Bus Station.

My colleagues and I will continue to demand adequate funding of the full district, not just Newry.

Patrick Brown MLA Andrew McMurray Tierna Kelly Jill Truesdale Councillor David Lee-Surginor - Rowallane DEA
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