Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Glen Launch of Housing Campaign Next Wednesday

Glen Launch of Housing Campaign Next Wednesday

Cork Sinn Féin will take its ongoing housing campaign to the Glen next Wednesday with a public meeting in the Glen Resource Centre at 7.30. The meeting will be addressed by local councillor Thomas Gould and Sinn Féin general election candidate Cllr Jonathan O'Brien.

Cllr Gould said:

"Cork City Council's housing policy has failed. On current trends, there could be 10,000 families on the housing list by the end of the year. The delays in having maintenance work carried out are only getting longer as staff cuts in the council bite. And while the commencement of the second phase of the Glen Regeneration Project this week is welcome, it is also long, long overdue."

"For the past two weeks I have been out and about speaking to people in The Glen and Ballyvolane about Sinn Féin's housing campaign and inviting them to next Wednesday's meeting. The response has been huge and I am confident that this meeting, like those which have already taken place in Togher and Mahon, will be a huge success. There is a lot of anger out there on the part of people who have been waiting for a house for years and feel fobbed off and let down by the council. Sinn Féin's message is - turn your anger into action. By coming together we can become a force for change and make City Hall pay attention to our demands. I invite everyone in the Glen and Ballyvolane areas who feels the council's housing policy has failed them to come along to the Glen Resource Centre next Wednesday, listen to Sinn Féin alternative proposals, and join the campaign for change."

For further information or comment contact Cllr Thomas Gould @ 087/3021551.

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