Hussey condemns petrol bomb attack on Firefighters in Strabane
06 April 2015
Fire crews were attacked with petrol bombs as they attended an incident in Strabane, Co Tyrone.
They were attacked as they attended the scene of a petrol bomb attack on a car and house in the Dublin Road area of the town.
At around 4.45am on Sunday a number of petrol bombs were thrown at a car parked in the driveway of the house.
The car and the front of the house were damaged in the attack.
A number of petrol bombs were also thrown at fire crews as they attended the scene of the attack.
There were no injuries as a result of the incident.
Police ask anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information to contact CID in Strabane on the non-emergency number 101.
Crime Maps Latest Figures
24 March 2015
West Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA and Policing Board Member, Ross Hussey has commented on recent figures relating to crime in Northern Ireland.
According to the officials’ figures, all reported crime in January of 2015 was 173 compared with 143 for January, 2014.
The figures show a slight increase but the types of crimes that have
increased include: Anti-Social behaviour (60 reported cases in
January 2015 compared to 50 in January 2014); Violence and sexual
offences (48 in January 2015 compared to 37 in January 2014) and
Criminal damage and arson, which saw 17 reported cases in January of this year compared to 13 the same time last year.
Mr Hussey said;
Hussey attends Omagh High School event
24 March 2015
West Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA, Ross Hussey recently attended an event held in Omagh High School to act as a judge in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative.
Mr Hussey said;
"The bun was my fee for acting as a Judge in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative at Omagh High School. The winning group won £3000 for their charity - the hospice at Killadeas. The entire presentations from the 5 year 10 Groups were to an exceptionally high standard and it was difficult to choose a winner. My congratulations to all involved for their hard work and to Macaulay Charles photographer extraordinaire - I photographed the cupcake in case he tried to get a bit! It's mine....and it was very very tasty!"
Hussey urges public to participate in Translink consultation
16 March 2015
Proposals for Ulsterbus Service Changes – Public Consultation
West Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA, Ross Hussey is urging members of the public to participate in a consultation provided by Translink in relation to local bus services.
Mr Hussey said;
'I would urge all community groups, individuals and indeed the local District Councils to ensure that they participate in this consultation. Doing nothing can and will lead to the removal of services, participation will highlight the concerns the community have and there is no doubt that in towns like Strabane and Omagh the bus service is a 'life line' for many. In areas of social deprivation like West Tyrone the bus is in many cases the only form of transport available. So the ball is now firmly at the foot of the community and now is your chance to kick back and ensure your voice is heard and services retained.'
West Tyrone hosts visit from Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson
11 March 2015
The Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson visited West Tyrone recently and with local MLA Ross Hussey he visited several local businesses and took the time to visit the launch of the shop mobility scheme which Ross Hussey was to speak at.
Time for a change
I was first elected to Omagh District Council in May 2005 and in that seven year period I was closely involved with community groups in the town. We have seen very positive steps forward, specifically, with the redevelopment of the Hospital Road community centre, the revamp of the King George's Field area of Campsie, the new cycle paths and enhanced footways in Festival Park and the traffic calming scheme on the Kevlin Road to name but a few. Working with local communities we see an enhanced local spirit and my colleagues and I will endeavour to continue to support these initiatives.
Time for another change
One of the campaigns that has stuck with me since I became an active politician has been the local hospital campaign. I have attended rallies and protests in Omagh, Enniskillen, Londonderry, Limavady, Belfast, even going to the constituency of the former Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward MP, in St Helens in England. I will continue to campaign in support of the Tyrone County Hospital and its staff.