Tidy Towns: ‘We Need More Help To Keep Our Gold’

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Dan Galvin, PRO of Tralee Tidy Towns.

A CALL has gone out for volunteers to help out in the Tidy Towns effort as there are fears Tralee could lose its Gold Medal Status.

At this month’s meeting of Tralee Tidy Towns committee, it was decided to ask the public for help in getting the town into shape for the upcoming judging by the National Tidy Towns judges.

“Judging for the National Tidy Towns competition has begun and it is vital to get Tralee into shape as soon as possible if we are to retain our Gold Medal status,” said Dan Galvin, PRO of Tralee Tidy Towns.

“This achievement over the last two years has been hard won and it would be a shame if we let things slip now.  Standards nationally are rising so we will need to improve on previous marks to keep ahead of the rest,” said Dan.

“The group meets regularly to target specific areas of the town and this week we will be meeting near Tralee Garda Station at 7pm on Thursday evening. The area to be cleaned is all the adjoining streets, so if people have one hour to spare, the extra pairs of hands would be greatly appreciated.”

“Litter picking is a common feature of these clean-ups.  It is a shame that some people still drop litter on our streets and roadways. The task of the volunteers would be much easier if the general public were more aware of the consequences of such actions and used litter bins or brought the litter home for disposal.  We appeal to everyone to make a special effort over the next few weeks so that Tralee can keep its status as Gold Medal winners,” said Dan.

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