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‘Street a Week’ campaign launched in Limerick

David Deighan, Civic Trust with Helen O'Donnell, Tidy Towns and Mayor Cllr Kathleen Leddin at the launch. Picture: Alan Place.

David Deighan, Civic Trust with Helen O'Donnell, Tidy Towns and Mayor Cllr Kathleen Leddin at the launch. Picture: Alan Place.

  • by David Hurley
 

A NEW campaign to help keep Limerick city’s streets clean has been launched.

The ‘Street A Week’ campaign, developed by the local authorities in partnership with the Limerick Civic Trust and Limerick City Centre Tidy Towns, aims to “further enhance the physical appearance of the historic streets” of the city.

The process will see Civic Trust employees dedicate their efforts to a specific street each week, carrying out cleaning and maintenance works.

Prior to the work commencing, Tidy Towns volunteers will distribute leaflets to local businesses to encourage them to “take on some responsibility for their street” after the clean-up.

Civic Trust chairman David Deighan said the campaign would be staffed through CE schemes and said that he hoped “that our efforts helps drive on the Tidy Towns initiative and further enhance Limerick’s image”.

Helen O’Donnell, of Tidy Towns, said the city-based group was “continuing to look at ways to work with groups across the city to strengthen the city’s Tidy Towns entry for 2014”.

“We would encourage every owner occupier in the city centre to get involved and help maintain their street once the Civic Trust has moved on,” she said.

Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kathleen Leddin, said it was “important that Limerick puts its best put forward during 2014 particularly as it is the National City of Culture and will be attracting thousands of additional visitors during the year”.

“I also welcome Limerick City and County Council’s support for this campaign, both financially and in spirit, and the fact that the Civic Trust is working in partnership with the City Centre TidyTowns Committee to maximise the effectiveness of the campaign.”

 

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