Clonmel has continued its steady rate of progress in the National Tidy Towns Competition.
In the results announced on Monday the town has retained its gold medal status for the sixth year in-a-row and received an extra 5 marks.
Its overall total of 304 was just 10 behind Ennis, the overall winner in the category of Tidiest Large Urban Centres.
“It’s a brilliant result, we’re very pleased.
We’re making steady progress and moving in the right direction”, Frank O’Donoghue, secretary of the Clonmel Tidy Towns committe has stated.
Clonmel received a glowing report from the judges.
“To date Clonmel has been quite successful in the competition, which is a very satisfactory experience.
All of this means you have a very good approach to the competition.
You have reached a high standard in this category and it’s great to find that this has been maintained again this year”, the judges stated in their introduction.
Frank O’Donoghue said it was now a case of keeping up the good work and continuing to work hard to maintain the level of improvement.
He also made the point that the town had finished 7th overall in the most recent IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) awards, adding “we’re very close to winning this competition”.
He extended his thanks to the Borough Council, and especially its outdoor staff; the Chamber of Commerce, local traders and the people of the town for all their efforts.
He said that the committee, which works all year round, could do with some new members. Anyone who wishes to help may contact Frank O’Donoghue on 087-9114660, or look up Clonmel Tidy Towns on Facebook.
Elsewhere in the report the judges remarked “There is now a good community spirit built up in Clonmel, with the people so actively involved in various ways, and this makes it a lovely place to visit”.