Cllr Michael Murphy
Towns and villages in Tipperary are set to benefit from €101,000 in Government funding to mark the 60th anniversary of Tidy Towns, Fine Gael's Cllr Michael Murphy said.
The funding was announced by the Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring.
This scheme will allow each local committee to apply for a grant of between €1000 and €4000 to support the work they do.
“I am delighted to see even more funding going to towns and villages here in Tipperary. Being directly involved myself as a volunteer in Tidy Towns, I have no doubt that the money will be a huge boost to our local communities and will be put to great use,” said Cllr Murphy.
He said that the funding was an acknowledgment from our Government of the amazing work that had been done by tidy town’s organisations up and down the county for the last 60 years.
an integral role
These organisations have played in integral role in our local communities for decades now, said Cllr Murphy, who is seking the party's nomination for the next general election.
“The Tidy Towns competition inspires a huge amount of voluntary effort in towns and villages across the country. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all those who give up their free time to make our communities better places to live,” siad Cllr Murphy.
He said that being a volunteer with Tidy Towns allowed individuals to practice their passion for the good of their community, whether that passion concerns the built environment, landscaping, sustainable living, and local wildlife or organising a litter collection; there is a place for it in TidyTowns.
This funding for 81 Tidy Towns organisations here in Tipperary, will not just celebrate the last 60 years, but also help us look towards the future, he said.