Dalkey Tidy Towns clarify stance on "remove and destroy" policy on election posters 3 months ago

Dalkey Tidy Towns clarify stance on "remove and destroy" policy on election posters

The group had initially said that they would "remove and destroy" election posters in the area.

It's that time of year again.

Ahead of local and European elections - both of which will take place on 24 May - you're going to start seeing a ridiculous amount of election posters every time you leave your house.

And based on a statement released by Dalkey Tidy Towns, it appeared that the people of Dalkey had clearly had enough.

Following a statement where they claimed that they would "remove and destroy" all election posters found in the locality, the group have now slightly changed their stance on the issue.

The group have now committed to removing posters after the elections, in a statement on their Facebook page which read:

"Following requests from Election Candidates to clarify the NO POSTER boundary area, Dalkey Tidy Towns (DTT) issued a map. Within this area, DTT volunteers invested 2,500 hours in 140 patrols last year in clearing litter and waste.

"We apologise for wording on the map which could be misunderstood. While we kindly request that candidates do not erect the CorriBoard plastic posters which have a life of over 200 years in this designated area, if any are erected against our request, after a reasonable time, we will remove them AFTER the elections if they are abandoned by candidates.

"We are now entering that time of the year when adjudicators from the National Tidy Towns competition will inspect towns throughout Ireland and we are doing our best to be a litter-free Heritage Town at all times.

"Thank you for your consideration."