Dickson Welcomes New Train Carriages Pledge from Translink

East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has welcomed a £50m contract signed between Translink and train manufacturer, CAF, to deliver 21 new train carriages for Northern Ireland. Mr Dickson commented: “I have been campaigning for years for additional carriages to be added to the network, so this announcement is very welcome. Although we will not feel the benefits for a few years, I sincerely hope it will eventually help relieve the crowding that many constituents experience on their daily commutes on the Larne Line.”

Dickson Opposes Additional Hazardous Substances at Cloghan Point

East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has stated his opposition to the granting of ‘Hazardous Substance Consent’ to store additional fuels, including ethanol, gasoline and jet fuel at Cloghan Point near Whitehead. Mr Dickson commented: “The Health and Safety Executive has already raised concerns regarding the rail passenger traffic that passes by the site, and I would share such serious concerns. It seems to me that Cloghan Point is too close to homes and the railway line for this change of use. Originally the site was built to store heavy duty oil to be pumped via pipeline to Kilroot Power Station. It was never envisioned as a storage facility for fuel tanker delivery. I fear these sub

Dickson Welcomes Big Lottery Funding for Local Community Groups

East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has expressed his delight that local community groups are to receive funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The ‘Our Lives, Our Voices’ project from Diabetes UK is to receive £430,282. The project is empowering young people from across Northern Ireland aged 13-25 with Type 1 Diabetes to take an active role in managing their condition and how it affects their everyday lives. Roddensvale Special School is also to receive £9,360 to run music therapy sessions and training. Mr Dickson commented: “I am delighted that these local community projects can benefit from the good work that the Big Lottery Fund does locally, and I wish them all the best for the futur

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