Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Opportunity for Fermanagh folks to have their say

The Belfast Telegraph Roadshow is heading west this week to picturesque Fermanagh.

For the past six weeks our touring reporters have travelled the length and breadth of the country seeking out the issues that matter most to you.

This Thursday the intrepid team will be hitting the streets of Enniskillen as part of our Tell Us About It roadshow.

Reporters Linda Stewart and Anne Madden will be in the town centre from 1pm stopping locals and asking them what is on their minds, what should our elected representatives be doing to improve their lives and what issues should our newspaper report on to truly reflect the situation in Fermanagh.

Later that evening we will host a Question Time-style debate in the wonderful surroundings of the Lakeland Forum.

Lynda Bryans, one of Northern Ireland's most familiar faces and best known broadcasters, will be hosting the event.

Throughout her career, Lynda has covered hundreds of stories across Northern Ireland.

She will be keeping a tight rein on our panel members while also facilitating questions from the audience.

Sitting on the panel that evening will be Sinn Fein MP Michelle Gildernew, Fermanagh Council chairman Stephen Huggett, Maeve Hully, chief executive of the Patient and Client Council and Terry McCartney from Belmore Court Motel.

Belfast Telegraph group managing editor Paul Connolly will also be at the event to hear your views on how best we can serve our readers.

Ms Gildernew said she was looking forward to the event and hoped the people of Fermanagh embraced the opportunity to air their views at the debate.

She said: “I am looking forward to this chance to engage with members of the public.

“Opportunities like this present members of the electorate with the platform to hold their elected representatives to account as well as raising issues that are important to them.

“I would encourage people to attend this event and let their opinion be heard.”

The issues raised and the opinions aired during the course of each roadshow day will then be reported in detail by the Belfast Telegraph.

The next Tell Us About It event will be held in Omagh on October 28 with the final roadshow taking place in Belfast in November which will feature a full Question Time panel with leading Northern Ireland politicians taking part in the event.

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