Monday 21 October 2019

Election candidates asked to voluntarily limit posters in town

Bray Main Street
Bray Main Street

Bray Tidy Towns asked council members to endorse a request to limit the number of election posters of local and European elections, and any referenda that may also take place.

Cllr Steven Matthews raised this as a notice of motion last week at a meeting of Bray Municipal District.

The response was that restricting the number or placement of election posters may be achieved by way of a voluntary agreement of the candidates. The council executive can only address election posters placed in a manner deemed to be unsafe.

Bray Tidy Towns is asking all candidates and referenda campaigners to agree to keep the Main Street poster free between the souther end of Bray Bridge, to just beyond the junction of Bray Main Street with Killarney Road and Vevay Road.

They are also asking each candidate to limit the number of posters they erect in the district to 50, and also that they ensure the removal of any remaining cable ties from the poles when removing posters after the election.

Tidy towns said that the request was made in the interest of public and traffic safety, visual amenity, protection of Main Street lighting installations and in an attempt to limit the use of plastic posters and cable ties.

Tidy Towns judging often highlights the issue of old cable ties and this would assist them in improving our chances of obtaining a favourable result in the national Tidy Towns competition.

Bray People