The cathaoirleach of the Nenagh Municipal Area, Cllr Fiona Bonfield, has called for the communities around Tipperary to follow those of Limerick in organising a massive spring clean.
Recently more than 10,000 volunteers gathered in towns and villages around Limerick to collect 40,000 bags of rubbish. “One of the most repetitive issues I have been receiving since becoming a councillor last year is in relation to the vast amount of litter around communities in Tipperary. This is a problem throughout the county. However, there is only so much the council can do to counter act this problem. I firmly believe we as people of the community have to play a bigger role in keeping our towns and villages litter free. Its time we started to take pride in our local area” said Cllr Bonfield.
The Labour councillor said: “The Team Limerick Clean-Up highlighted what a community is about and all organisers and participants deserve huge credit.
“I believe that we can bring communities together and show that with a bit of hard work and involvement from us all, we can shape and rebuild our communities that will benefit us and our future generations. We all need to take a more active role in our own local community and volunteering can give us all a sense of pride and well being.”
She said she will be in touch with council officials and also local tidy town organisations around the area. Anyone that would like to get involved can contact Cllr Bonfield at firstname.lastname@example.org