Tidy Towns Volunteers Needed to get Cashel into ‘Division One’ - Downey

By Eoin Kelleher MORE volunteers are needed to help with Cashel’s tidy towns effort if the heritage town is to get into ‘Division One’, heard Councillors at this month’s meeting.

By Eoin Kelleher

MORE volunteers are needed to help with Cashel’s tidy towns effort if the heritage town is to get into ‘Division One’, heard Councillors at this month’s meeting.

Former Town Councillor and Tidy Tidy towns Chairman Paddy Downey gave a presentation to the Chamber. Cashel has moved up the rankings, with an impressive 42% increase in marks since 2006, said Mr Downey. The heritage town still lags behind the likes of Clonakilty and Kinsale, but has come a long way, said Mr Downey. “We’ve made excellent progress. In 2006, we got 200 Marks. Last year, we go 285 - a 42% increase. It’s a major achievement. It’s hard work. We have a committee of 14 people. 100% are active four to five days a week. We meet on a regular basis, in the Plaza on Thursdays at 2pm. There’s a special effort on this time of year.”

Mr Downey - who has headed the organisation since 2004 - said the group had hung up 125 baskets, 75 tubs of flowers, 11 flower beds, and eight shrubberies. “It’s quite expensive. But it’s important to create a good impression of the town, especially on the approach roads.”

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