Tralee Tidy Towns Welcomes New Members In Wake Of Gold Medal Success

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TRALEE Tidy Towns is holding its annual general meeting this Thursday and they are welcoming new members.

It comes in the wake of Tralee being awarded their ninth Gold Medal in a row last week.

Joe Moynihan of the Tralee Tidy Towns committee said: “We are thrilled to retain our Gold Medal Status and be highly commended for our Think Before You Flush campaign at the Tidy Towns National Awards.”

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“This was a team effort by our committee and by hundreds of other people and their actions and we thank all our amazing volunteers, the Tralee Tidy Towns CE Scheme team, residents’ groups, schools, clubs, businesses, organisations, colleges, university and of course our Tralee MD and Elected Members of Kerry County Council for being our partners in this effort.  We also thank Irish Water, Clean Coasts and our local secondary schools for supporting our Think Before You Flush campaign and making it such a success!”

It was also a first for Tralee Tidy Towns in entering the Tidy Towns Ireland Special Awards Last year, Tralee Tidy Towns with support from Irish Water  and Clean Coasts, produced a short film to raise awareness of the problem of flushed litter such as hygiene wipes, sanitary products and cigarette butts in Tralee waterways.

Well known Tralee people Kieran Donaghy, Gillian Wharton Slattery and Betesaida Hailegeorgis took part in the project and the film was shown in all Tralee second-level schools to coincide with the UN World Toilet Day on 19 November 2020.

This project was entered for the Waters and Communities Award and won in the Highly Commended category.  The film can be viewed through this link:

The AGM will take place on Thursday, November 18 online on Webex. You can register online on the following Eventbrite and you will receive a link to the meeting.…/tralee-tidy-towns-agm

You can apply to become a member of Tralee Tidy Towns and have an input into the running of this effort by filling out an application form here:

In recent times, the Tidy Towns competition has aligned itself with the UN Sustainable Development Goals which has required the Tralee Tidy Towns application to evolve to show how the group’s activities help to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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