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Wednesday, 7th April 2021

Labour launch survey on future of towns and villages

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Labour Councillor Michelle Hall.

The Labour Party is carrying out a major national survey to learn what the people think needs to be done to save our smaller towns and villages.

Labour Councillors in County Louth are urging the people of Drogheda, Tullyallen, Termonfeckin, Clogherhead and smaller rural areas such as Sandpit, Monasterboice and Baltray to engage with the survey to help chart a way forward to restoring and improving our vital local urban centres. 

Drogheda Rural Councillor, Michelle Hall said: “Between the closure of bank branches, loss of retail and the move to online services, the future of our towns and villages has never been more at risk. The pandemic has shown the importance of local services but also accelerated the move online endangering more shops. 

“We can’t continue to lose commercial services, banks, post offices, shops and pubs and expect our urban centres to thrive. We need a major rethink about what we can do to save our town.

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“Just last week the government launched another plan to save rural Ireland but we’ve seen it all before. 

“With the Covid-19 pandemic there have been radical changes in the way people live and work. So many more people are working at home, and less are commuting. For example, there is so much potential for remote working hubs in some of the many empty buildings left behind by bank branches. 

“The pandemic has also reminded us how important our local shops and amenities are for providing us with the products and services we need. The loss of pubs and restaurants reminds us of how important these are as social settings.

“I would ask the people of Drogheda and it's rural towns and villages to engage with the survey and share with us their views of what we can do too.”

CLICK HERE TO TAKE PART IN THE SURVEY

 

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