Waste minimisation study begins for Tidy Towns in Cahir

Work is ongoing with the Chair Tidy Towns group and this week the people of the town are being asked to welcome a newcommer to the project, whose work will hopefully be an aid to next year’s plan for the town.

Work is ongoing with the Chair Tidy Towns group and this week the people of the town are being asked to welcome a newcommer to the project, whose work will hopefully be an aid to next year’s plan for the town.

The Cahir Tidy Towns Group have been asked to accommodate a placement position for a Tipperary Institute student who is studying for a degree in Rural Development. Part of her course is to look at waste minimisation and she will spend six weeks in Cahir looking at ways of reducing the CO2 levels and also the way people dispose of their waste, both from a commercial and private perspective.

Valerie will call on businesses over the next few weeks with a questionnaire and will be looking for co-operation from townsfolk to help her with her project and also from a tidy towns point of view there will then be a waste minimisation document for the entry form to Tidy Towns next year, where they would hope to gain some extra marks.

As next year will be year three of the current plan Tidy Towns would hope to be clinching a National Bronze Award at least and will need the help and involvement of all concerned bodies to achieve this task, said chairman Andy Moloney.

Now in the middle of Tidy Towns judging season work is being carried out almost daily in the town to ensure it looks its best. According to Mr Moloney, on the local scene, they have been busy weeding the kerbs on approach roads and would hope to finish the Mitchelstown Road this week.

He is appealing for more help. “If there is anyone available on Wednesday, June 29, we will meet at The Homestead at 7pm to try and finish it. We have also been busy with litter picks on approach roads this week although the yields have been low it is good to see. We still have the usual spots where we may need to place the cameras.”

Work to promote wildlife in the area continues. The ducks are in their second week in the pen and are acclimatising for released into the river. These will be filtered in stages and Tidy Towns thanks the angling and gun club members for their commitment to this project.

The local Tidy Towns competition is still accepting entries and everyone, home and business, is encouraged to take part. “Please support our competition this year. Entry forms are available from the council office and it is still great to see many private residences and businesses painting and cleaning their premises on an ongoing basis,” Andy said.