TIDY TOWNS 2013: Templeglantine scored quite well once again this year in the annual Tidy Towns Competition, the results of which were announced on Monday last. The mark obtained was 284 out of a possible 400 and this was an increase of four marks over last year. The adjudicators visited the parish on June 22 to carry out their assessment. We were placed third in the county in category A, behind Ardpatrick (302) and Strand ( 294). The adjudicator’s report makes for interesting reading, describing their observations and recommendations for future improvements including the drawing up of a three year or five year plan. Here under are the marks obtained under the various headings with the maximum mark in brackets.
Overall Development Approach (50) 38
The Built Environment (50) 39
Landscaping (50) 41
Wildlife and Natural Amenities (50) 29
Litter Control (50) 40
Sustainable Waste and Resource Management (20) 7
Tidiness (30) 20
Residential Areas (40) 29
Roads, Streets and Back Areas (50) 34
General Impression (10) 7
Míle buíochas to all who helped in any way to keep the locality tidy and looking well during the season, ensuring that Templeglantine scored well in this year’s competition.
SUPPORT WELCOME: Dóchas Nasuna, an Irish charity which runs an orphanage in Keyna would welcome donations of clothes, footwear and household linen for their collection which will made on Thursday of this week at the church gate at 12 noon.
WREN GROUP: There will be a get together at Halla Inse Bhán at 9pm on Friday night of this week for the purpose of forming a wrenboy group to participate in Listowel on Friday, September 20th. All performers who wish to be in the group are requested to be present.
COMHALTAS: The music classes for beginners commenced at Halla Inse Bhán on Monday evening last and pupils at higher levels will start back on Monday next. The times for the various classes were given when pupils enrolled on September 2nd.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Daily mass in the local church will be at the usual times this week. The morning mass on Saturday has been discontinued. The Saturday evening mass takes place at 6pm and on Sunday morning at 10.30pm. The anniversary mass for Mossie Sheehan took place on Sunday last. The anniversary mass for Denis Horan will be on Saturday evening next and for John Brosnahan on Sunday. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.