The rate at which the people of Scartaglin are transforming the appearance of their village and its surroundings is going to make it very hard for future Tidy Towns adjudicators to ignore.
The 2014 report, which was published on Monday afternoon, throws another shaft of glowing light on the work that has been done there in recent years.
Almost everything about the place was looked on in a favourable light with the odd exception of suggested improvements here and there.
It is one of the most encouraging reports one could hope to receive and the people of the village can be justifiably proud of their efforts.
The search is now on for the ‘Nice Lady’ who was tidying up on adjudication day which was on Monday, June 9th.
An excerpt from the report will only raise the spirits of those behind the drive which has brought the village on in the proverbial leaps and bounds over the very recent past.
“The green is in great condition with neatly mown grass and a good selection of shrubs. I loved the little sculpture of Padraig Ó Caoimh the fiddler.
It has a neat enclosure with good steps up to it, but I felt that a hand railing or two could be put at the side of the steps to avoid accidents there. There are lovely shrubs and flowers in this area. During my visit there was a nice lady doing tidying up.
This beautiful area needs very little intervention being a natural rural setting. The stone walls in the village centre are admired. The herbal garden is pretty situated near the recycling centre. There is a good selection of different types of mature and young trees all over the village. And the views of the countryside are splendid,” according to the clearly impressed adjudicator’s report. Up Scart !
You can read the glowing report on Scartaglin by clicking on the link below.