Fourth for Clonmel on clean town list

Clonmel achieved its highest spot yet in the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) anti-litter league this year, coming in fourth place, out of 42 towns nationwide.

Clonmel achieved its highest spot yet in the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) anti-litter league this year, coming in fourth place, out of 42 towns nationwide.

The results released last week also confirmed Clonmel’s ‘Clean to European Norms’ status.

Town clerk Ger Walsh commended the Clonmel Tidy Towns group for all their hard work, as well as the Council’s outdoor staff, who also contributed to the achievement.

Commissioned by IBAL, An Taisce said: “Another excellent result in 2013 [...] Nine out of the ten sites surveyed getting the top litter grade. The Recycle Centre was immaculate – not just clear of litter but very freshly presented and maintained. All approach routes were in very good order and all aspects of the train station were well maintained.”

Tipperary Town was not so successful however, branded ‘Moderately Littered’, and one of just seven in total that were deemed not to be clean. “There were no litter blackspots but Tipperary is still towards the bottom of the league due to very low number of top ranking sites.

The urban and rural local authorities will have to get together to deal with the approach roads.