Clean-up in Clonmel highlights need for review of Waste Disposal Policy

Suir Island clean-up

Above - Taking part in the Clean-Up at Suir Island, Clonmel were, from left, Lucy Moore, Fran Igoe, Anne Baily; Eimear, Seamus and Dearbhla McSweeney; Lyn Mather, Angela Ryan, Carol Murphy, Martin Nolan, Shay Hurley, Donncha McSweeney, Theresia Guschlbauer, Eimear King, Alan Moore and Madhbh Hewitt.

Volunteers of all ages rolled up their sleeves and collected rubbish at the recent Spring Clean-Up at Suir Island, Clonmel. 

Organisers say that, as ever, the majority of items collected were recyclable and that this was a further reminder of the need for a radical review of waste disposal policy and practice, both locally and nationally.

The Clean-Up was organised by Suircan Community Forum, who have a long-running interest in the sustainable development of Suir Island as a rich habitat and a gorgeous amenity for Clonmel town. 

Suircan welcomes the imaginative masterplan recently unveiled by Kenneth Hennessy Architects for the island, which includes a fantastic foot bridge linking the island with the town centre.  

However Suircan continues to have reservations about the Tipperary County Council-designed car park extension beside Hughes' Mills Apartments, which failed to incorporate a number of innovative suggestions when signed off earlier this year at a council meeting.