Friday, May 24, 2019

Photographed with boys from St Stephen’s De La Salle are left to right (Back): Sharon Breen, St Stephen’s De La Salle; Catherine Nolan, Whitfield Nursery; Angela Jackman, Waterford Chamber; Marissa Carton, St Stephen’s De La Salle; Michael Garland, Tidy Towns, and Charlie, Calum, Ryan, Shopno, Zidane, Jack, Tadgh and Ollie. 

THE newly created Waterford City Tidy Towns Committee are hoping that public and business participation can help them achieve their ambitious target of reclaiming the prestigious Tidy Towns award within the next six years.

The committee, who have been meeting fortnightly since being created in spring, feel that a can do attitude can help them reach their goal along with the “can do” attitude of the people of Waterford.

Chair of the Committee, Michael Garland said of the group’s future work: “In 2019 we will benchmark a number of innovative projects, which will contribute to the application process.  A business plan will be drawn up in due course and we will work from there, with the ultimate goal of winning within the next five or six years.”

The Committee will tie in with annual favourites like City in Bloom, Summer in the City, Harvest Festival, Winterval, Waterford Walls and groups such as the PPN Waterford, Waterford Chamber, Waterford Business Group, Purple Flag and so many more.

St Stephen’s De La Salle primary school, will be proactive members of the proposed projects and they have been busy planting flowers for this summer’s City in Bloom.

The Committee approached and asked all businesses in the Purple Flag Zone to commit to keeping their business fronts clean and tidy by signing up to a Tidy Towns Charter, with participants in with a chance to win a €1,000 voucher and receive a 10% discount, sponsored by Morris’s DIY.

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By Ronan Morrissey
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