Residents invited to Walsh Island Development Group open meeting

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Residents invited to Walsh Island Development Group open meeting

Residents invited to Walsh Island Development Group open meeting

Due to the overwhelming response to their last open village meeting in May 2018, the Walsh Island Development Group has decided to host another open village meeting on February 18 at 8pm in Walsh Island GAA Hall.

All the current councillors, candidates for the local elections and the three Offaly TDs have been invited and their response ha been great, according to the group.

"It is an opportunity to get your views and concerns about Walsh Island and it’s surrounds heard."

Liam Carty, a spokesperson for Walsh Island Development Group said: “We are bringing back the church gate Sunday morning politics that went on long before social media and election posters.” 

"Over the last year Walsh Island has had major problems with the sewage system, has seen it’s Post Office close down and the residents are dealing with appalling approach roads which aren’t included in Offaly County Council's winter maintenance plan." 

"Residents of Walsh Island and it’s surrounds are welcome to attend to voice concerns, offer ideas and suggestions and support the people who are campaigning to get what the residents of Walsh Island need."

Walsh Island’s first community calendar will be launched on the night to inform locals about events and fundraisers happening in the locality.