Wednesday, 19 August 2015

'Save the Roddens' - Ballymoney - Protest Rally - Saturday August 22

Una Culkin, Ballymoney and Moyle Times:

The “Save the Roddens” Steering Committee have organised a protest March in Ballymoney on Saturday 22nd August at 12pm.

Following the successful Public meeting held at the end of June, the “Save the Roddens” steering committee have this week released details of a planned March and Rally in Ballymoney.

Marchers will assemble at Ballymoney Showgrounds from 12pm and move off at approximately 12.15pm, the march will make its way down North Road, High Street, Main Street, Meetinghouse street and Newall Road, ending in the carpark adjacent to the Roddens Residential Home.

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust launched a public consultation period to decide the future of The Roddens in Ballymoney in June.

The public consultation runs until October 2.

MAKING CHOICES: Proposed changes in Provision of Statutory Residential Care

Ballymoney Town Hall - 'Save the Roddens' - Wednesday, June 24


Thursday, 6 August 2015

Dalriada Hospital, Ballycastle - The Stutt Report

Living Well

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has just published, on request, a copy of the Stutt Report in 'Council Documents'. This report will be of interest not just to folk in Ballycastle district but also to those in other areas who are or who might be facing a reduction in health and social care provision. I've posted a copy on Scribd.

The Stutt Report was presented to the Save the Dal Group as well as to the Council; it includes a statement by the Council.

Ballycastle Chronicle - New strategy for Dalriada Hospital needed

NB The 'Save the Roddens' campaign in Ballymoney continues.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Carrowcroey Road - Slip, Sliding Away on Route 93

National Route 93 of the National Cycle Network runs from Derry to Bangor via Coleraine, Ballycastle, Larne, Mossley near Newtownabbey, and Belfast. The section between Larne and Newtownabbey is currently not open. The route follows National Route 99 between Belfast and Newtownards via Comber, although a future link will join Belfast and Bangor via the coast.

DRD Minister, Danny Kennedy [right]

Dear Minister, should you be minded to cycle Route 93, there's a high risk that a slight wobble could catapult you into the sheugh that runs alongside this road. Part of the verge has collapsed recently and there's now a steep drop where the tarmac itself has begun to crumble.

The signs indicate that Carrowcroey Road is part of National Cycle Network 93 and that it is liable to subsidence. The single lane road surface has greatly deteriorated since these images were captured in 2011.

In the interests of public safety, NCN 93 should be re-routed a little and more appropriate warning signs should be erected immediately. I understand the matter has been passed to a TransportNI inspector for action.