Councillor Rachel Woods is the chair of the Police and Community Safety Partnership in Ards and North Down.

Independent members

Name Home town Occupation
Sandra Henderson Ballywalter Community and health development worker
Paula McQuade Newtownards House wife
Albert Spratt Newtownards Retired
Kay Barrie Bangor Manager
Louise Little Groomsport Charity worker
Alison Blayney Bangor Director, Kilcooley Women's Centre
Louise Green Belfast Project worker
Irene Boyd Newtownards Retired vice principal

Political members

Name Party
Councillor Rachel Woods  Green
Councillor Alistair Cathcart DUP
Councillor Stephen Cooper TUV
Councillor Trevor Cummings DUP
Councillor Nigel Edmund (Chair) DUP
Alderman Ian Henry  UUP
Alderman Wesley Irvine DUP
Alderman Robert Gibson DUP
Councillor James Menagh Independent
Councillor Scott Wilson Alliance

If you would like to find out more about the work of the partnership or how to make your neighbourhood safer you can call us on 028 9127 8054 or email

Policing and Community Safety Partnership