ROSCREA TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEE
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Judging Set To Commence For This Year’s Annual Competition. what can you do to help?
An enormous amount of sweeping, cleaning and tidying has taken place in the past week around the town, by both Tidy Towns Volunteers, and the Community Employees and this will continue on Wednesday nights throughout the Summer by Tidy Towns Volunteers, and the Community Employees will be out in various areas on Friday mornings, and we acknowledge all of their work, and appreciate the contribution they have made to improving the overall appearance of our town and surrounding area all the year. Scuffling, spraying, and pruning has been done and it’s now time for planting all the baskets and containers again to add much more colour to our town for all of us to admire and enjoy throughout the Summer months. Roscrea Tidy Towns are always recruiting new members so we are issuing an open invitation to anyone who would like to come out and join us on Wednesday evening, or Saturday mornings, and help with planting, watering, feeding flowers, or generally keeping a check on litter, cigarette butts, coloured pens etc. disposed of outside your door, or nearby footpath. Any help you can give will be much appreciated. (Meet us in Rosemary Square on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 10 am.) or any time during the day over the next few weeks.
Competition Entry forms:
The Tidy Towns Application Form and the Tiobrad Álainn application have been prepared over the past two months, and a great year’s work has been compiled with before and after photographs, maps of the town, estates, projects etc. prepared and submitted. This year with so much tree planting, the Adjudicators will be visiting all Estates, roads streets and back areas, so it is important in the interest of the town to keep all those areas up to a standard that we can be proud of and will impress the Adjudicators. Many projects such as the Library Field, the Coláiste Phobal Garden, the Railway Field, Gantly road etc. may not be complete when inspected, however they will be progressed throughout the Summer, and will be seen as work in progress. The ultimate for this year would have been to see all projects completed before the end of May, and we must now await another year.
Council Work – Gantly Road
We have all seen the progress in Gantly Road which has been transformed during the past few months, and is now almost ready for tree planting. Thanks must go to the Engineer and Council Staff for their work on this road, and screening off those unkept sites which we hope uses will be found for, and appropriate entrance gates erected now that the entrances have been opened up. All of this work should improve Roscrea’s mark under “the Tidiness category” and the “Roads, Streets and Back Areas”.
“The Reward for Work Well done gives us the opportunity to do more” ;
TÚS workers – Four very able and hard working men have been allocated to the Tidy Towns Committee thanks to N.T.L.P. and they are doing necessary tidying, painting, and pruning in all the Estates at the moment, and we look forward to much more painting being done throughout the year that they are now available to us.
Pop up Shop
To The many Ladies and gentlemen who gave of their time to supporting this Tidy Towns Project on a voluntary basis we say a “Big Thank You”, and very much appreciate the time and effort you made to adding to The Tidy Towns much needed funds. Reports are that the Shop was an outstanding success, and to all of you who generously gave items such as furniture, bric a brac, clothes, boots, china, glass, garden items etc. the Tidy Towns Committee say a “Míle Buíochas” and to the many customers who supported it, made contributions to tidy towns funds without buying anything, etc. we again thank you and very much appreciate it.
Thanks must also go to Ml. And Theresa Madden for accommodating the shop in their premises, at no cost, and to Theresa who also willingly gave of her time freely to this project. To Heather Evans, Eirene Griffin and Mary Heffernan, without you the Pop up Shop wouldn’t have gone ahead, and leaders like you are much needed in our Community so keep up the good work, as Roscrea needs you. Your hard work and dedication will ensure that Roscrea will bloom and be even more beautiful this year. Thank You.
Larger baskets have been purchased for the bridges along the Mall this year with water containers underneath to prevent the flowers drying out, and water running off them. Having purchased these we now find new stronger posts have to be made, erected and paid for, so all monies given to Tidy towns collections, fund raising etc. goes back into the town on trees, flowers, shrubs and necessary items such as above. All volunteers will be busy over the next few weeks so will welcome any time and help you can give them. Contact Mary Conroy or any member of the planting team if you would like to help or have time available to you during the day.
Thanks to Brian in Super Valu who have made a generous contribution to Tidy Towns funds which enables the Committee to do necessary work on the Daisy Bates bed in Green street, and will also help pay for an arch, bridge, and seat at the new Coláiste Phobal garden. Thanks also to Monica and the Management of Tesco for their generous sponsorship of the planting of the two roundabouts at their entrances plus three new saucer containers for the Lourdes road roundabout. We now look forward to their staff planting and maintaining those beds and planters throughout the year, and the years ahead.
Hedging the Lime Trees:
It is recommended in the new Town Enhancement Plan that the Lime Trees in Carroll’s Row and Rosemount would be hedged and Tidy Towns have undertaken this work with support from Shannon Development who have made a generous contribution towards the cost of the work. Thanks also to Ken who is now doing this hedging, and he will then trim the trees in Rosemary Square. Ken has been an enormous asset to the Committee this year with his expertise, and ability to undertake any job that comes his way.
Launch of “The Roscrea Town Enhancement Plan” - Remember to come along to the Castle Complex on this Friday from 12 mid. day to 3 p.m. when you can feel free to discuss the plan with the Consultants and members of the Enhancement Committee and ask any questions you wish. They are all there to meet you and answer your queries. Keep up to date with progress in Roscrea and become interested in the proposed developments in the town.
By working together the “Roscrea Community have always Shone”, and together we can now welcome and work towards implementing the “People’s Plan”.