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Beggs Expresses Concern at Anti-Social Behaviour at Northgate

Ulster Unionist East Antrim representative Roy Beggs MLA has expressed his concern at anti-social behaviour that is taking place on the historic Northgate at Carrickfergus. Roy Beggs MLA said “I have been advised that the wall at the Northgate is being climbed upon, defaced and damaged. These actions afford little respect to the historic Town Centre Wall and I would urge those responsible to desist immediately. Those who have climbed the Northgate Wall are also exposing themselves to a real risk of serious injury. The area simply isn’t meant to be used in this way!” The Ulster Unionist MLA added “I have contacted Carrickfergus Borough Council on this issue and I am aware that the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency is also being consulted with regard to a resolution to this problem. In the meantime, I would urge anyone who spots anti-social behaviour in the area to contact the local neighbourhood … Continue reading

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Beggs calls for calm and respect for rule of law

Following car high jacking and fires on the street in the Woodburn area of Carrickfergus, Roy Beggs MLA has called for calm, respect for the rule of law and an end to destruction in an already deprived area. Roy Beggs MLA said, “Setting bonfires on the street and destroying vehicles is damaging to all who live in the Woodburn area.  Its serves no purpose.  I would call for an end to this illegal activity which is inconveniencing residents and detracting from the neighbourhood.  Having visited the area, I would urge statutory agencies to assist in clearing all debris from the roadway as soon as possible so that normality can return. The Police have a duty to investigate the mob violence that occurred recently in Larne and to follow any incriminating leads regarding this or other criminality.  I would encourage the public to assist the Police with their investigations by providing … Continue reading

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Beggs Challenges Poots on Respite Cuts

Local Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs MLA has challenged the Minister for Health Edwin Poots about cutbacks to respite care in the health service. During Question time at Stormont Mr Beggs asked the Minister: “Does the Minister accept that, when health service staffs are advising vulnerable families that their respite care is being cut in half, cuts are clearly being made? They are short-term cuts that will endanger the health and well-being and even the stability of some families who are caring 24/7.” Minister Poots in reply said “it is clearly the case that we are providing more domiciliary care and more support to people than before.” Speaking later Roy Beggs commented: “The Minister seems to be living in denial about the reality of cuts to frontline health services. I have contacted the Northern Health and Social Care Trust regarding a local family where respite support has been severely cut. … Continue reading

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Beggs helps NHS celebrate 65th Birthday

Speaking on the 65th Birthday of the NHS, Ulster Unionist Party Health Spokesperson, Roy Beggs MLA paid tribute to the continuing success of the NHS in providing free healthcare to everyone in the United Kingdom. Speaking at an event at Stormont to celebrate the Birthday, Roy said; “I was reminded again today of how proud we should be of the NHS. It is fitting that the community takes time to fully appreciate the free health service that the 1.3 million people employed by the NHS provide to them around the clock, every day of the year. “The provision of free healthcare is not something that we should take for granted. Indeed, for citizens as close to us as in the Republic of Ireland, free healthcare is only available to a very few individuals, who for example earn less than £155 per week. “A visit to a GP in the Republic … Continue reading

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Beggs Says Raze the Maze

Ulster Unionist Patty MLA Roy Beggs Jnr has voiced his support for a petition calling for the prison buildings at the Maze Prison site to be de-listed and demolished and for the “Conflict Transformation Centre” to be relocated. The Ulster Unionist Party, TUV and UKIP have launched the petition. In a joint statement, issued by Mike Nesbitt MLA, Tom Elliott MLA, Jim Allister MLA and David McNarry MLA, they say: “We call upon Sinn Fein and the DUP to put an immediate halt to the project which sites a ‘Conflict Transformation Centre’ at the Maze. We also call upon Sinn Fein and the DUP to de-list and demolish the prison buildings. “Over the course of a number of months we met and listened to innocent victims groups right across Northern Ireland. It is clear that there is significant opposition within these groups, the RUC George Cross Association, the Prison Officers … Continue reading

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