Established last year with the support of Environment Minister Alan Kelly, the Junior Tidy Towns committee has brought a new energy and freshness into the Community.
The more “senior” Tidy Towns Committee are all struggling with the demand on their time and energy to continue the great work they have done over thirty years in Roscrea.
As a result a huge programme of work was embarked upon by those ambitious young people who all wanted to play their part in making their home town and its amenities more interesting and attractive for all to see and enjoy.
Young people with an interest in their town and willing to give a little of their time are always in demand, and if you are one of those we ask you not to hesitate as it is the time of year when all groups are back at work putting the necessary finishing touches to projects already completed since June of last year, and preparing for adjudication of the town again from the 1st June this year. Sharon Hynes Kruse (Ursuline Secondary School) has been re-elected Chairperson of this young group, ably assisted by Billy Newman (Coláiste Phobal), Alan Dunford, Carmel O’Connor and Éadaoin Doherty Coughlan and they are appealing to all young people of similar age and younger to come out and join them on Saturday mornings (meet in Rosemary Square/the Glebe Park) at 10 am and Wednesday evenings at 7pm. If those times or days do not suit you we can re-arrange. Anyone interested in joining can contact 0876765860. This year so far has not been conducive to tidy towns work hence the late start, however they have done necessary tidying of the Sensory garden at the Glebe Park and will continue with weeding, and planting again where necessary. For the next month the group will also concentrate on encouraging people to prevent waste and will put up ideas on Facebook and will also do up a window display on the various ways of saving energy and managing resources, plus preventing Food waste which will help add to the town’s mark under the Sustainable Waste and Resource Management Category of the Tidy Towns competition. If you have an expertise in any of the above or in bringing about Climate Change, saving on energy and resources etc. we want to hear from you at the above contact number. The Tidy Towns competition has eight different categories to be worked on each year, therefore young people with new ideas, varied talents and an expertise or knowledge of metal work, woodwork, art, horticulture, technology, designing posters etc. are required to bring the town to Silver and Gold medal status. If you have an interest and time you could give to your town and community please do not wait to be asked as we would like to see many more energetic and ambitious young people giving of themselves to their community. All Nationalities are welcome whether urban or rural as there will be interests for everyone in coming months. Join a Winning Team, share your talents, interests and become active in your community.