The hard work by many volunteers has paid great dividends and has attracted very positive feedback from locals and visitors alike. The National Spring Clean in April kick-started great activity in the town resulting in much-needed makeovers in all areas.
Town Park: The jewel of Templemore, our town park is looking resplendent with the completion of the lake project and water feature and the lake committee deserve great praise and acknowledgement for their dedication to this major undertaking. The planting of trees, beech hedging and ivy, and the removal of the recycling banks to the Lidl car park have greatly contributed to the improved environment in the town park. The recent “Twisted” event highlighted the value of our park as an outdoor events venue.
Crown Our Town: This initiative, in conjunction with The Gathering committee has given a much needed facelift to the town centre. The many volunteers, along with our Lord Mayor, displayed wonderful community spirit by painting shop fronts and this spurred on the owners of businesses and private dwellings to carry out redecoration of their premises.
Town Square: The recent work on the town square is now completed and the new landscaping and planters have created a very pleasant ambience for shopping locally.
Volunteerism: The tidy towns committee are very encouraged by the support given by local schools, the District Anglers, the Shed Group, voluntary housing group, members of the ICA, and local sports clubs. The combined work by all these groups along with support from the staff of the UDC and Sonny Donoghoe has contributed to the much improved overall appearance.
On-Going Work: The clean-up on the five approach roads is our next project and support from the people living in these areas would be most welcome. This will include control of litter and the removal of weeds and trimming of grass verges.
Judgement Day! Adjudication in the 2013 National Tidy Towns competition will take place in early June. Three areas in need of improvement to boost our marks are litter control/tidiness, waste minimisation and wildlife.
The enthusiasm shown for improving the appearance of our town is very heartening and we look forward to a continuation of the community spirit and level of volunteerism shown to date. YOU can play your part by joining with the group on each Monday evening for the rest of the Summer. “Ní neart go cur le chéile”