Launch of Roscommon Tidy Towns’ ‘Think Tidy Approach’

 Paul Hickey  The Mayor of Roscommon, Cllr. John Kelly, and the Chairperson of Keadue Tidy Towns Association Mr. Peter McNiff, were present at Gleeson’s Townhouse in Roscommon Townhouse yesterday (Wednesday) evening for the launch of Roscommon Tidy Towns Association’s new campaign, the ‘Think Tidy Approach’. The campaign, which is designed to appeal to the positive instincts of residents and visitors of Roscommon town, coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of An Bord Fáilte’s Tidy Towns initiative.  Attractive posters Attractive posters will feature in prominent positions on the approach roads to Roscommon and at appointed venues in the town centre, where they will remind people to dispose of waste responsibly. Speaking at the launch, Mayor Kelly lauded the voluntary efforts of Roscommon Tidy Towns Committee, and he paid tribute to people from across the county who seek to enhance their local communities. Mayor Kelly also referred to the new Roscommon County Council anti-litter by laws, which come into effect this month. The new laws require residents of Roscommon County Council to be able to provide documentary evidence of how they disposed of their household waste.  Failure to provide evidence will result in a fine from €75 – €3,000. ‘These laws are welcome and they haven’t come before time,’ said Mayor Kelly. Keadue’s Peter McNiff told the assembled members of Roscommon Tidy Towns Committee of his village’s journey to national Tidy Towns Success in 1993 and 2003. Roscommon Tidy Towns Chairperson Mrs. Kathleen Shanagher complimented the three primary schools in the town for their environmental awareness and she paid special tribute to Roscommon Community College for its commitment to keeping Roscommon tidy.