R.C.D.C. is urging the
people of Roscrea to empower themselves to support the efforts of the Tidy Town’s committee to keep Roscrea tidy and thus achieve Silver Medal status in the 2014 competition.
R.C.D.C will hold a meeting in the Abbey Hall on Thursday September 26th to consider the Tidy Town’s report and the onus it puts on the people ofRoscrea to pro-actively support the “remarkable” efforts of the hard working Tidy Town’s Committee.
The chairman of R.C.D.C. John Lupton says that “the onus to improve Roscrea’s mark in the Tidy Towns Competition is one which each of us must carry. The Tidy Town’s committee have led the way, and will continue to do so, but, we, as the people of Roscrea, must work in the same direction and not work against them. Despite the fact that the mark which Roscrea got for litter control in this year’s National competition was down by two points, the Tidy Town’s Committee, through their hard work still managed to achieve Bronze. With an extra ten marks, Roscrea could achieve Silver. Given the fact that Roscrea this year merely achieved 24 marks out of 50 for litter control, it would be very achievable for the town to earn a further 10 or 12 points in this category alone. The people of Roscrea must take ownership of litter control. Thus, I would suggest that the awareness necessary to bring this about could be achieved by the setting up of a “Roscrea Anti-Litter Patrol”, which would on a daily basis, patrol the streets and the approach roads to the town in a high visibility manner. I would be hopeful that our forthcoming meeting would consider this and also set up ‘Residents’ associations’ which would carry out specific projects in their own areas to contribute positively to the overall Tidy Town’s effort in Roscrea”. The RCDC will meet at 8pm on September 26th. All are welcome.