Main Street, Moate

Digital signage could be on the way to Moate

The instillation of digital signage in Moate is to be considered by Westmeath County Council after the issue was raised by Cllr Tom Farrell at the April meeting of Athlone Moate Municipal District.

In a motion before the meeting, Cllr Farrell called for the removal of the old Community Notice board, along with “any other unnecessary signage” at the head of Station Road in Moate and requested that more suitable signage be installed.

Cllr Farrell said the notice board was “no longer fit for purpose” and would need to be replaced as soon as possible. Ballymore-based Fianna Fail Cllr Vinny McCormack supported the motion and said it was hoped that a lot more tourist traffic would come into Moate from the Greenway. “We need to give a good first impression of the town” he said “and as well as replacing the signage I think we need to have a more general discussion about the Square.”

“Maybe we could look at a digital board” suggested Cllr Farrell.

Acting Director of Services, Ambrose Clarke replied that if the Cllr was thinking of digital signage it would be “a bigger job” but he said the council were prepared to consider it, while District Manager, Willie Ryan, sounded a note of caution when he said Cllr Farrell would have to ask himself “is this type of notice board the best option for Moate?”