Donegal town famous for its tidiness aims to be poster-free zone during elections

Donegal town famous for its tidiness aims to be poster-free zone during elections

Glenties - locals have asked political groups/individuals not to put up election posters

Glenties, famous for its great record in the national and local tidy towns competitions aims to be a poster free zone for the forthcoming local and European elections.

Glenties Community Development Group is asking all political parties and their candidates not to erect political posters or any material promoting candidates in the town of Glenties -  this to include all roads and areas with the town boundary ( i.e. the 50kph speed limits).

The request, as in previous years, has been made to ensure the appearance of Glenties remains as pristine as possible approaching the summer months.

In a statement the grouo said: “We have an exceptionally hard working Tidy Towns Committee whose preparations for this year’s competition will be in full swing come election time, additionally we are also planning a major project for the town’s streetscape under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and the presence of election material and associated cable ties only detract from the town and the hard work that is going on to improve the town’s appearance.”

They added: “We hope that all political parties, and their candidates, will respect this request and understand the reasoning behind it and also understand that this is something we have requested of political parties for some years now and the co-operation of all parties and candidates has been much appreciated thus far. We wish all candidates in the elections well and look forward to continued co-operation between us all.”

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