City looking its best as Tidy Towns looms

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It’s the final month for adjucidation of the Tidy Towns Competition, and local authority workers and volunteers are working hard to keep the place looking its best.

It’s the final month for adjucidation of the Tidy Towns Competition, and local authority workers and volunteers are working hard to keep the place looking its best.

The intensity of cleaning has been stepped up, with teams operating early in the morning to minimise disruption to the city during business hours. There have also been a number of initiatives designed to give Kilkenny a push towards Tidy Towns glory, having come so close recently.

Kilkenny Borough Council has been working closely with KKB to ensure improvement works and environmental programmes were included in the city’s submission, which KKB compiles annually. There were 70 projects listed in this year’s submission.

“Over the past three years, the borough management has also encouraged its office staff to lend support and volunteer to complete regular evening litter picks on the city approach roads,” says environmental officer Bernadette Moloney.

“The boat was pushed out even further this year as the city councillors rolled up their sleeves to adopt their own local area to keep it litter free.”

The approach seems to be working – the city has improved on Tidy Towns marks year on year, and in the latest IBAL results, Kilkenny was deemed Ireland’s cleanest city.