Tidy Towns to monitor energy and waste saving measures

Cahir Tidy Towns plans to monitor waste and energy saving measures in a number of homes in the town following the group’s meeting with the Tipperary Energy Agency.

Cahir Tidy Towns plans to monitor waste and energy saving measures in a number of homes in the town following the group’s meeting with the Tipperary Energy Agency.

Anyone interested in getting involved can contact www.tea.ie for further information. December 1 is the deadline.

Meanwhile, the national Tidy Towns Competition adjudicators’ report on Cahir’s Wildlife and Natural Amenities noted that members of the local committee attended a biodiversity course.

It described the River Suir as a wonderful facility for the town and described the walk to the Swiss Cottage as very interesting. The judges praised the lovely field of buttercups in front of the convent building.

The judges also highlighted a number of recommendations it mentioned in its 2011 report ont he town including listing and mapping habitats of value such as specimen trees, hedgerows, treelines, streams, woodlands and wetlands.

The report also recommended involving school children in identifying plants and animals as it will greatly increase their knowledge and interest in the environment.

Cahir has not increased its Tidy Towns marks in this section for three years but hopes to do better next year.