Glenties Community Action Group set up

A new Community Group has been set up in Glenties to help promote and foster development in the area.

A new Community Group has been set up in Glenties to help promote and foster development in the area.

The group was set up at a public meeting of business owners and residents of Glenties and environs in the Highlands Hotel on May 11.

It was agreed that the group would help promote Glenties and the surrounding area in a more positive way, by utilising the existing facilities that the town has to offer.

Different ideas were put forward and a lot of great points were made about the area and what can be done to improve and help the community to flourish.

A further meeting was held on May 25 and a committee was set up. This committee are called the Glenties Community Action Group and their aim will be try to promote Glenties and the surrounding area in a positive way and look at further ways of helping the community to come together to help one another for the betterment of the area. The group will also look at issues effecting the area i.e. sewage problems, etc. and see what can be done to resolve these problems.

The committee will liaise with the local authorities, county councillors, TDs, and other groups and committee in the area to discuss and try to resolve issues affecting the area. The committee will meet initially every week and will hold public monthly meetings that everyone can attend and put their ideas forward.

The first event that the committee will be hosting is a music festival , which will take place the last weekend in June. Details of this will be published next week. The committee have also set up a facebook page so please look up the Glenties Community Action Group and follow what is happening. The group can also be contacted by email on glentiescag@gmail.com.