Tell Us About It roadshow rolls on to Fermanagh
Published 21/10/2010 | 10:55
Following on from our successful visit to Newcastle last week, The Belfast Telegraph Tell Us About It roadshow we will be hitting the streets of the Co Fermanagh town to find out what is so good about the place and what can be done to improve life there.
Celebrating our 140th anniversary, the Belfast Telegraph has always prided itself on covering local stories, as well as national and international news and the Tell Us About It roadshows follow this strong tradition.
From 1pm our reporters Linda Stewart and Anne Madden will be in the town centre to listen to issues concerning the public and finding out what new stories should be informing our paper's coverage.
Our journalists will be wearing Belfast Telegraph branded T-shirts and will be on hand to listen to your points of view.
Linda said: “Anne and I are really looking forward to meeting with the residents of Enniskillen to find out about the issues that matter to them. It’s a great opportunity for people to find out what is important to their neighbours and visitors to the town, while also providing them with the chance to challenge their elected representatives.”
At 7pm tonight, Lynda Bryans will chair a public meeting at the Lakeland Forum. Lynda is one of Northern Ireland's best known broadcasters, bringing a wealth of experience to her role. She will be keeping the panel in order and facilitating questions from the assembled audience.
Lynda is joined by Belfast Telegraph Readers’ Editor Paul Connolly and a panel of local politicians and business leaders who are joining forces for a Question Time-style debate.
The panel includes 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.
Ms Gildernew said she was looking forward to the chance to engage with members of the public and added: “I would encourage people to attend this event and let their opinion be heard.”
The opinions aired during the course of today’s roadshow will then be reported in detail by the Belfast Telegraph in Saturday’s paper.
The penultimate Tell Us About It roadshow event will be held in Omagh next Thursday. The final roadshow takes place in Belfast in November and will feature a full panel with leading Northern Ireland politicians taking part.