The Castleisland Tidy Towns annual Church Gate Collection will be taking place this coming weekend, over Saturday, July 19th and Sunday 20th.
The committee has appealed to the traditional generosity of the local community for its usual levels of support.
“Everyone is remarking on how well the town looks and especially on the absence of litter. We continue to appeal on that front: We’re asking businesses to be on constant litter control and make sure that the one piece of litter outside the door doesn’t turn into a pile; to the public in general, especially smokers, to find a bin to dispose of butts; to residents to keep outside your own door clean,” said committee secretary, Mary Walsh.
“The approach roads to the town are quite good thanks to residents groups and our ‘Adopt a Road’ volunteers. However, the Tralee Road from the roundabout in would benefit from a volunteer or two.
Some premises in the town look a little bit the worse for wear. The tip from Tidy Towns judges is to stand across the road from your premises and, starting at the chimneys, look at the upper windows, the paintwork etc. If what you see doesn’t fit the picture it may only take something as simple as a net curtain or a power washer to cure the offending sight,” said Mary.
The committee has often been complimented on its planning schedules in the adjudicators’ reports. Now it has finalised a new three year plan for Castleisland and they will be implementing aspects of this over time.
“A lot depends on finances and the co-operation and goodwill of the local community.
We would like to acknowledge the support of the entire community, volunteers,workers and statutory bodies without whom we could not be as successful as we are in our efforts to make Castleisland attractive to locals and visitors alike,” Mary concluded.