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Beggs Welcomes Commitment to Provide a Puffin Crossing at St Brides Street

Beggs Welcomes Commitment to Provide a Puffin Crossing at St Brides Street East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman Roy Beggs has welcomed assurances provided to him by DfI Roads that the traffic section intend to upgrade the existing zebra crossing to a Puffin Crossing at St Brides Street, Carrickfergus. Roy Beggs MLA said “I have been in contact with DfI Roads for some time to lobby for enhanced road safety measures at the existing zebra crossing on St Brides Street near the Carrickfergus train station. In addition to this, I had also pressed for a new high friction surfacing to be laid as the current surfacing had worn away. I am pleased that Road Service advise me that their traffic section intend to upgrade the existing zebra crossing at St Brides Street to a Puffin Crossing. I have been told that this work has been programmed to commence during the … Continue reading

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Beggs supports diabetes week 2019

East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs, Ulster Unionist Party Health Spokesperson has added his support to diabetes week which runs from 10th – 16th June and aims to raise awareness of the work of Diabetes UK. Roy Beggs MLA said “This public awareness week will hopefully increase the public’s understanding of diabetes and help to tackle stigma. Diabetes UK are keen to get some facts across about diabetes. At the moment in the UK 4.7m people are living with diabetes, including 1 million who don’t even know they have diabetes. In total around one in 15 of us are living with diabetes so the chances are high that we have a family member or friend with diabetes.” A Diabetes UK representative said “Type 1 and Type 2 are the two main types of diabetes. There are rarer types too. What the all have in common is they raise sugar levels in … Continue reading

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Beggs Welcomes Inaugural Larne ROC Conversation

East Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has welcomed the inaugural ‘Redeeming Our Communities’ ROC Conversation’ in Larne, which took place on Tuesday May 28, at Larne High School. Mr Beggs said “I met ROC and their local worker Keeva Watson, at Stormont, last year and received an update on how a ROC community conversation could help to simulate positive community action. I then suggested bringing Redeeming Our Communities to the East Antrim area. I had a number of meetings with ROC and I am delighted that the successful meeting in Carrickfergus Town Hall has now been followed up with a positive, well attended ROC conversation at Larne High School.” ROC is a national faith-based community engagement charity meeting a range of social needs across the UK. Their mission of ‘empowering people of goodwill’ is to work together for safer, stronger communities’ underlines all that they do. ROC works in … Continue reading

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Beggs Condemns Those Responsible for Sledgehammer Attack in Larne

Beggs condemns those responsible for sledgehammer attack in Larne East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs has condemned those behind an attack on a home in the Moyle Parade area of Larne shortly after midnight. Roy Beggs MLA said “It appears that four masked men attacked a property with sledgehammers but thankfully no one was inside the house at the time. Damage was caused to windows, doors and also inside the home. I would urge anyone who saw the attack to liaise with the PSNI to help them with their investigations by calling 101.” Ends

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Beggs Condemns Samurai Sword Attack in Larne

Beggs Condemns Samurai Sword Attack in Larne East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman Roy Beggs has condemned those behind a samurai sword attack which left a victim with minor injuries. Roy Beggs MLA said “It is welcome news that 2 men have been arrested following this reckless and dangerous attack involving a samurai sword in Larne in the early hours of Sunday. I hope that the victim is able to make a full recovery. If you saw anything, I would urge you to contact the PSNI on 101.” Ends

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