Despite the inclement weather, residents and voluntary groups of Roscrea came together on Saturday (25th April) as one to clean up litter & the approach roads into their town.
The event organised by the Roscrea Men’s Shed and Roscrea Community Hub, was to not only clean up the area but to facilitate communities and their efforts for a cleaner Roscrea, taking part were, Roscrea Women Together, Roscrea Tidy Towns, Kennedy Park Residents Group, Junior Tidy Towns Roscrea, Roscrea’s Free Spirit Motorbike club. The day got off to a wet start, but this did not deter those assembled, splitting into three teams they started at the edge of town on the local approach roads litter picking, and removing large articles of refuse as they made their way back into Roscrea. With a number of the men’s shed members providing safety awareness and supervision the pickers managed to cover all local routes and a number of internal approach roads.
Organiser Neil Guerin Chairperson of the Shed said the turnout was impressive, but the volume of work carried out was astounding. “No longer would the saying go ‘that’s just how it’s done in Roscrea’.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.