Efforts of Tidy Towns throughout county to be honoured

The people who strive to improve life in their towns and villages through the annual Tidy Towns competitions are set to be honoured at a reception in the coming weeks hosted by Kilkenny County Council Chairman Paul Cuddihy.

The people who strive to improve life in their towns and villages through the annual Tidy Towns competitions are set to be honoured at a reception in the coming weeks hosted by Kilkenny County Council Chairman Paul Cuddihy.

“It is my intention to hold a reception for all the committees to thank them for their work, and there will be a small presentation made to assist them in their bulb-planting programmes,” he said at the council’s monthly meeting.

“People get taken for granted,” he said, but he didn’t want their work to go unacknowledged.

His announcement followed a presentation by environmental awareness officer Bernadette Moloney, who noted that all scores for towns and villages in Co Kilkenny had either gained points or maintained its score in the past three years, and that none had seen a decrease.

Some of them, she noted, had increased their scores by 10 or 20 points in that time.