North Down Alliance Insight

October 2009: Exciting programme of events ahead for North Down Alliance

The Executive Committee for the North Down Association of The Alliance Party met on Monday 5 October 2009 and discussed an extensive programme of events leading up to a Christmas Reception for local members on Saturday 12 December 2009.

Many members of the party indicated their eagerness to attend the event involving Rt Hon Charles Kennedy MP on Saturday 10 October 2009 at the Premier Inn Hotel in the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast.

Arrangements were made to attend the reception at Parliament Buildings during late November 2009. The committee felt that this event will be a valuable opportunity to meet the many new people who have recently joined the party.

Alliance Party MLA for North Down Dr Stephen Farry reminded those present that the Northern Ireland Assembly Road show will be visiting Bangor on Thursday 15 October 2009 at the Marine Court Hotel, Bangor from 7.30pm.

The group were updated by Alliance Councillor for Ballyholme and Groomsport Alderman Marsden Fitzsimmons concerning ongoing work to foster relations with Bobbio in Italy due to the Christian Heritage connections between Bangor and Bobbio.

Association Chairman Neil Dickey commended Councillor Tony Hill for his ongoing work as Mayor of North Down whilst the Committee unanimously supported the Alliance Party's continued stance calling for All Party Talks to resolve the post-primary transfer crisis.

7 October 2009