Cork city communities call for poster-free zones

Cork city communities call for poster-free zones
Green Party councillor Oliver Moran has previously called for election posters to be limited, but not banned, as he believes a ban would benefit larger parties.

A NUMBER of areas across Cork have called on candidates not to put up posters in certain areas ahead of the upcoming general election.

Bans, instigated by many Tidy Towns and community associations, will be in place in areas across most of the constituencies in Cork.

One of the areas calling for a poster ban is Douglas Tidy Towns on behalf of Douglas village to ensure it “remains a picturesque and environmentally friendly place to live in, to work in and to visit.” Douglas Tidy Towns have sent emails to candidates, calling on them to run a poster-free campaign and to adopt alternative advertising mediums instead. “With single-use plastics and climate change in both the national and European media spotlight, this is a great opportunity to show your commitment to the environment,” the post reads.

Douglas East, including the village, Douglas West, Church Road, the slip road to the Well Road junction, the slip road to South Douglas Road and from Tramway Terrace to Fingerpost Roundabout are all designated poster-free zones.

The Tidy Towns group have also asked candidates to refrain from erecting posters on green spaces.

Meanwhile, Crosshaven Community Association has also asked that prospective TDs respect a poster ban, while Carrigaline Community Association has asked that a ban be respected in the 50km/ph zone in the town. Ballygarvan Community Association has also requested a no posters to be erected there either.

Glounthaune will continue its tradition of being a no poster zone, with Glounthaune Community Association saying they’re “ugly, cause litter, potentially dangerous if located incorrectly, and environmentally wasteful.” The Glounthaune Poster-free zone is between the two Glounthaune dry bridge replicas on the old Cork-Midleton road and extends approx in a 1km radius centered at the village.

Sallybrook, from the Church to Kearney Cross, is also a designated poster free zone.

Shandon Area Renewal Association is asking constituents to write to election candidates to ask them not to use posters in their campaign.

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