Fethard com­mu­nity gets set to elect their mayor

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By DAVID LOOBY

FETHARD Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Group will se­lect their mayor on Satur­day night, Novem­ber 3, in Grange Ville House with pro­ceed­ings com­menc­ing at 9 p.m.

The hotly con­tested cam­paign has seen some of the area’s most colour­ful characters cam­paign lo­cally to win over vot­ers for the ul­ti­mate po­lit­i­cal ti­tle in Fethard-on-Sea, one of the re­gion’s most pop­u­lar vil­lages.

Vice Chair­man of Fethard Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Group Richard Finn said: ‘ There has been ter­rific sup­port for the candidates in the com­mu­nity, in fact far more sup­port than for some of the con­tes­tants in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.’

The fi­nal se­lec­tion event prom­ises to be a fun night with live mu­sic and raf­fle in Grange Ville.

‘ The candidates have worked very hard on their fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and all are de­serv­ing win­ners. This fol­lows on from a keenly con­tested fund rais­ing cam­paign, where the con­tenders sold votes and the win­ning can­di­date on the night will be the one with the most funds raised.’

The candidates are Kevin Roche, rep­re­sent­ing Neville’s bar, John Nolan rep­re­sent­ing Droopy’s bar, An­drew Whelan rep­re­sent­ing Dil­lon’s shop, Pi­rate Pat rep­re­sent­ing the Hook Light­house, Me­gan Mur­phy rep­re­sent­ing Mol­loy’s Bar and Dil­lon Chap­man rep­re­sent­ing Lof­tus Hall.

The newly elected mayor will have a busy sched­ule since the Fethard Com­mu­nity Group have been awarded Leader Fund­ing of €9,800 for the out­door gym in Ash­grove and €82,000 from Wex­ford County Coun­cil Vil­lage Re­newal Fund to pro­vide a run­ning track at Ash­grove, Walk­ing Trails from Fethard, de­vel­op­ment of the Cas­tle Grounds and a Board Walk to the Lit­tle Bur­row at Grange.

As with all fund­ing grants, the lo­cal com­mu­nity are re­quired to pro­vide match­ing funds, typ­i­cally to the tune of 25 per cent of the to­tal cost of projects.

‘ The wel­come fund­ing re­quires con­tin­u­ous fund rais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties to con­trib­ute to projects that im­prove the qual­ity of life for mem­bers of our com­mu­nity .The com­mit­tee of Fethard Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Group thank ev­ery­one for their sup­port.’

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