Dickson Says Insulate Now to Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, is reminding constituents of the importance of insulating their water pipes this winter to prevent properties from flooding. This comes as NI Water launch their annual winter awareness of frozen pipes. Stewart Dickson said: “This winter is due to be particularly cold and frosty and I am highlighting to my constituents the importance of properly insulating their pipes this winter. Frozen pipes can burst, causing untold damage to homes and businesses. The last thing I want to see is families in distress or even being made homeless over Christmas and the winter months due to a flooded home. “Frozen pipes can also affect businesses and farms, and I am urging eve

Restored Executive Can Help Deliver a Diabetes Strategy, Says Dickson

A restored Executive can help deliver a diabetes strategy, Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has said. Mr Dickson, who is Chair of the Assembly All-Party Group on Diabetes, was speaking as he helped launch a World Diabetes Day event in Parliament Buildings. The event also heard from speakers on issues such as how to improve diabetes care here. The theme for this year’s World Diabetes Day is family, which Mr Dickson said was fitting. “Current estimates suggest there are over 100.000 people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland and the number continues to rise. Therefore everyone knows someone who suffers from the condition and the impact is felt wider than just the person with diabetes. “

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