Councillor’s want more money for Tidy Town groups

Pictured at the launch of the Laois International  Golf Challenge 2011 at The Heritage Golf Club, Killenard , were: Clr.Tom Mulhall and Bridget Mulhall .               Photo: Michael Scully . No Reproduction Fee .
A Laois County Councillor wants to see a substantial increase in the council’s funding for Tidy Town’s groups.

A Laois County Councillor wants to see a substantial increase in the council’s funding for Tidy Town’s groups.

“I’d like to see more funding for Tidy Town’s groups,” Cllr Tom Mulhall said, “they do great work all year round between grass cutting and cleaning up. I think the average grant for Tidy Town’s is around €400-€500. I’d like to see that substantially increased, we need to provide them with adequate funding.”

Cllr John Joe Fennelly said the Tidy Town’s were doing fantastic work.

“The work being done is fantastic, most towns have benefitted from it and I hope they will see points increases in all the Tidy Town’s reports later in the year,” he said.

In his monthly management report, Acting county manager, Gerry Murphy said the applications for Tidy Town Grants were being processed and would be paid by the end of the month.

In response to the councillors comments, director of services, Kieran Kehoe said the local groups received a huge amount of support from the area staff.

“This can’t be measured,” he added.