RCDC Rallies Support For Tidy Towns

Thursday, 16 February 2017

ROSCREA Community Development Council (RCDC) are diverting the greater part of their meeting of February 23rd, in the Abbey Hall to rallying support for the town's Tidy Towns' Volunteers, who last year achieved a bronze medal in the National Tidy Towns' Competition.

RCDC urges the whole community, i.e. individuals, community groups and Residents' Associations to get behind the Tidy Towns' initiative for the coming six months and to take ownership of a section or element of work identified by the Tidy Towns' Committee which would support it in its current campaign to achieve a silver medal for Roscrea in the 2017 National Tidy Towns' Competition.

The chairman of RCDC, John Lupton, acknowledges that many Residents' Associations, Community Groups and individuals are at present supporting and actively engaged with the great work of the Tidy Towns' Committee who year after year, for over thirty years, have selflessly given of themselves on behalf of the community of Roscrea.

The status which Roscrea has gained in the Tidy Towns' Competition is, he says, 'a tribute to them but we as a community, must share ownership of some of their enormous workload, be it to take responsibility for our own premises, our own estate, street or area, or responsibility for an area or aspect of that which lies within the public realm'.

'At our next RCDC meeting on Thursday February 23rd in the Abbey Hall at 8p.m., to which all are invited, the Tidy Towns' Committee will outline areas of the Tidy Towns' Report where improvements can be made and in which Residents Groups, Community Organisations and individuals can assist by taking ownership and giving a six month commitment, at least.

'It is noted that in every town which manages to win a major National Award the whole community are involved so it is important that the Community of Roscrea now "Stand Up" and support our Tidy Town's Committee so that a silver medal will be achieved in 2017,' said John Lupton.

It is understood that among the work targeted by the local Tidy Towns' Group are some of the following: the three roundabouts of the bypass, planting and maintaining the Glebe Park Sensory Garden, levelling, edging and maintaining green margins on the town's approach roads together with creating new flower beds, brightening up and painting grey block walls, improvements to the river along the mall to complement the great work carried out by the owner of the Glebe House, have redundant posts and unnecessary signs especially on Gantly Road, Castle Street, Limerick Street, The Mall and other streets removed, increased window boxes and baskets and the possible setting up of anti litter rosters.

Thus RCDC are asking the community of Roscrea to attend its meeting in the Abbey Hall on Thursday February 23rd, at 8p.m. and give a six month commitment of support to Tidy Towns' so that Roscrea may be presented with a silver medal in September next.


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