The Cahir Tidy Towns Group has been busy with some preparations for next year with a new plan due to be unveiled and also the TÚS lads are on litter duty over the winter.
The total amount collected at the WEE Ireland collection recently amounted to 8 ½ tonnes or the equivalent of 410 TV sets.
Tidy Towns hope to unveil the new plan at their AGM and party night after Christmas and make plans for the New Year and the table quiz in February.
They are hoping for a break in the weather to start works on the Dovecote steps by provision of a hand rail and Memorial Garden where a plaque will be unveiled to the late Gussy Morrissey.
The Energy Neighbourhoods Competition commenced on Saturday, December 1, so hopefully this will benefit the group next year. A meeting with Tipperary Energy Agency will take place on Wednesday, December 5, at 7.30pm in the Shamrock Lounge to advise members further on what is needed to save energy. See www.tea.ie for further detail.
Tidiness in the National Competition Report was up one point and here is some of the report:
“It is difficult for a town the size of Cahir not to have some untidiness.
“However, in general it looks very well and we noted the work done on painting gates. At the farmyard entrance on the Ballylooby Road, weeds detract from the area.
“The private gardens on the left look well. At the steel palisade fence in the industrial estate there were weeds at the kerb and base of the fence.
“Tree planting would assist in softening the appearance here. Cahir Engineering is badly in need of some painting and tree planting.
“There was rubble and a sign lying on the ground and the poor standard company sign is rusty.
“At the entrance to the pallet making enterprise in Cahir Abbey the large tank needs cleaning and screening. The Handy Shop is derelict and there are weeds in Cahir Business Park.”
Tidy Towns will be holding a collection for unwanted paints in the Castle Car Park this Saturday, December 8, from 10am until 12 noon. We will mix and reuse it around the town next year.
In the meantime we would encourage members to buy local in the run up to Christmas and help our traders in these difficult times, as we will need their assistance during the year to make Cahir a more attractive place to work, live and play in 2013.