Roscrea has been honoured with a bronze medal in the latest round of Tidy Towns awards, improving its total mark from 281 to 286.
Deputy Noel Coonan congratulated the many towns and villages across Tipperary who received awards at the SuperValu TidyTowns Awards Competition announced at the Helix Dublin.
“Several Tipperary towns and villages received gold, silver and bronze medals and also County, Endeavour and Tree Project awards. This is a fitting testament to the trojan work carried out by the devoted volunteers throughout Tipperary. They must be highly commended for their dedication all year round no matter what the weather,” said Deputy Coonan.
“In particular I would like to mention my local town of Roscrea who were awarded a bronze medal and a Tree Project Award. The committee made trident efforts in the past years and I am delighted they were acknowledged.”
“Elements taken into consideration include landscaping, tidiness, general impression, environment and litter control amongst some. This reflects the large volume of work that must be undertaken in various areas to receive an award and County Tipperary has fared very well again this year.”
Roscrea improved upon its 2012 mark by five points, earning 286 points this year out of a possible total of 400.
The marks were divided as follows: Overall Development Approach (44 out of 50); Built Environment (45/50); Landscaping (44/50); Wildlife and Amenities (26/50); Litter Control (24/50); Sustainable Waste and Resource Management (14/20); Tidiness (18/30); Residential Areas (30/40); Roads, Streets and Back Areas (33/50); General Impression (8/10).
Judges remarked: “Well done on tackling your difficult problems and in particular congratulations on your new enhancement committee and plan (launched on 31st May).”