Mayor praises citizens’ Tidy Towns efforts

Mayor Sean O’hArgain has lauded the people of Kilkenny for their redoubled efforts in keeping the city clean at a crucial phase during the Tidy Towns judging period.

Mayor Sean O’hArgain has lauded the people of Kilkenny for their redoubled efforts in keeping the city clean at a crucial phase during the Tidy Towns judging period.

At a recent meeting of the borough council, the mayor singled out Vicar Street property owners and residents in particular, praising their initiatives to paint and clean their premises. In the past, he had expressed concern over that area of the city.

He also had special mention for Keep Kilkenny Beautiful and Ossory Youth for the joint initiative to paint a mural at the Closh.

“They have made it considerably more presentable,” said Mayor O’hArgain.

“I would ask all of us here to do what we can to work with KKB and make Kilkenny a tidy town.”

Mayor O’hArgain also implored all citizens to pick up any bit of rubbish they see, and shopkeepers to keep the areas outside their shops swept and free of debris.

However, he said that if he had one negative thing to say it was regarding the present condition of the vacant ‘citymart’ site. Some of the screening boards have become unsightly and possibly hazardous.

“Much of the hoarding is loose and is, in my opinion, in a dangerous condition,” he said.

“I would ask that we ensure the perimeter of the site is kept in the best condition it can be.”