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Riverwatch Re-Opening – 8th June 2017

Riverwatch will be re-opening its doors on Thursday 8th June.  Many schools are closed due to the election. However, Riverwatch are inviting pupils to call into our o-fish-al polling station for the Riverwatch 2017 Snap Election!

The porpoise of the Riverwatch Snap Election is to vote in a new underwater government. On the day, there will be 6 candidates looking for your vote:

Robbie Rockling – representing the coastal constituency
Suzanna Starfish – representing the ocean floor constituency
Claudia Crabb – representing the rock pool constituency
Percy Perch – representing the lake constituency
Walter Wrasse – representing the estuary constituency
Toby Trout – representing the river constituency

Voting visitors can tour the newly refurbished aquarium and meet the candidates in their constituencies before placing their vote in the booth.

Benjamin Blenny Campaign Manager (foreground) for Walter Wrasse (background)

Picture above:  Campaign Manager Benjamin Blenny

Speaking directly to our journalist, campaign manager Benjamin Blenny said his candidate Walter Wrasse is only e-fish-ent candidate in this election.  He said ‘we need a sea change in policy and Walter is the one to make it happen.  It’s really sink or swim time for our citizens’. 

Michael Cosgrove, Education Officer at Riverwatch said ‘we’re taking the o-perch-tuna-ty of the schools closing for polling day to re-open Riverwatch.  We’re offering a fun alternative election for under 18’s who wish to exercise their right to vote’.

The polling station opens from 10am to 4pm. The ballot box will then be transferred to the counting station and results announced on our Riverwatch Facebook Page later that evening.   On the day there will also be campaign ‘nature’ trail, fishy themed arts and crafts with Angela McBride and Martin Maloney will be visiting in the afternoon with his parliament of owls and birds of prey.  For further information visit the Riverwatch Facebook page or call Tel: 02871 342100.

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