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When coming out of Portadown and turning into Brownstown Road at the Armagh Rd-Brownstown Rd junction, when lights change from red to green the ‘green man’ light also shows for pedestrians. This has been the case for at least a month. EW
Nick Griffin’s BNP will take a lot votes off the DUP in future elections. There are 16 and 17-year-olds who have no jobs. The DUP have delivered poverty to the voters as part of this peace process. We were promised prosperity, where is it?
I’m very disappointed in DUP councillors Darren Causby and Carla Lockhart that they find anything funny to laugh about during a discussion on an appointment to the NI Victims Commission. They should know better and grow up.
If Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness got rid of the 161 press officers employed by the Stormont Executive, the money could be used to alleviate the parking charges. That’s more than the number of journalists in Belfast!
The old system at Armagh Road/Brownstown Road was no good either. Many a time I saw people turning right too early and heading into oncoming traffic. Then there were the people who used cut across the right-hand turning lane if going towards Armagh instead of keeping left until after the chevrons. At least allow them to finish the work before criticising the layout. From Yorkie98 (via portadowntimes.co.uk)
When DRD and Roads Service are looking at parking perhaps they could look at the speed ramp at the progressive Building Society. It is like driving off a kerb. The speed ramps in town were always too steep but this has got worse as the road has sunk at one side. It has been like this for months, it’s time it was sorted or better still taken away.
I wonder how your reader knew that those who attacked a 17-year-old were ‘in fact foreign nationals’, when it was not disclosed by the police? And how would Nick Griffin know what Portadown was like 30 years ago, or six months ago for that matter? He, I am sure, had never heard of it till he came to inflict his poisonous views on us. As for your reader’s ‘tidal wave of foreign nationals’ that’s an exaggeration! Has he never been for a Chinese carry-out? Why shouldn’t folk come here anyway? Millions of Britons/Irish have been going to other countries for centuries, and still do, taking jobs from the ‘locals’, (not to mention their land). G.S.D.
I think Lockhart and Causby should take a look at themselves and consider their positions and realise that as public representatives they should not be sitting on facebook while debating issues which affect the council and the public. Shame on them and shame on the Mayor for not doing anything about it. Portadown Times, thank-you for highlighting what actually does happen within council
The council should have a street sweeper at Portmore Street in the mornings to clean up the mess. The place looks like a real tip.