Tipperary clean-up events taking place this week

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign is off to a flying start in County Tipperary. Hundreds of community groups, schools and other organisations in Tipperary have registered for this year’s campaign and many of the clean-up events are taking place this week. The National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign is off to a flying start in County Tipperary. Hundreds of community groups, schools and other organisations in Tipperary have registered for this year’s campaign and many of the clean-up events are taking place this week. The National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

Events taking place in Tipperary next week include:

· On 10th of April, children and staff from Corville National School will be cleaning a park area in Kennedy Park in Corville, Roscrea This park area is known as the Famine Memorial Garden and was put in place to remember all those who died and suffered during the time of the Famine. For more information, please contact: Claire Madden on 087 9359754/0505 21485

· Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Lismackin, Roscrea is having their Spring Clean Action Day on the 10th of April. They will be picking up rubbish, cleaning out the pond, sweeping paths and gardening. For more information, please contact: Emma Boland on 050543308

· On the 13th of April, a spring clean will take place from Poulacapple school in Mullinahone from 11am to 1pm. For more information, please contact: Bridget Forristal on 052 9153155

· On the 15th of April, Abbey School Station Road in Tipperary Town will be getting involved in Recycling week which is run by Greenschools Committee in the school, in support of National Spring Clean. For more information, please contact: Irene Ryan on 06252299

Those who register for National Spring Clean are issued with a FREE clean up kit which includes information on organising events, posters, colour coded refuse sacks for segregation of waste materials, and protective gloves and tabards. Local Authorities also provide efficient management of all waste collected without charge.

This year, An Taisce is also celebrating ‘Local Heroes’ who have demonstrated their commitment both to their communities by organising anti-litter events over the last number of years. Join the search for the National Spring Clean Local Hero on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NationalSpringClean.

The Local Hero 2013, who will be announced in April, will win a Spring Break in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.

The National Spring Clean campaign is also sponsored by the Wrigley Company and supported by Repak who supply colour coded refuse sacks for recycling the materials collected. Local Authorities co-ordinate activity in their areas and also support their local communities.

Like us on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter using the tag #NationalSpringClean for updates, news and more about this year’s campaign.

To celebrate 15 years of keeping your community clean and tidy, register by calling 01 4002220 or visit the website at www.nationalspringclean.org.