Results for the Tidy Towns Competition for 2007 will be made known on Monday next, September 10th. Inclement summer weather caused problems for tidy towns committees all over the county during the summer months, but despite this local groups still undertook clean ups and various environmental projects. In Roscommon town, a rockery was placed at the entrance to Lisnamult, adding colour to the area. Jimmy Leyden, a retired OPW worker, worked on the project and this week was thanked by members of the local Tidy Towns Committee. He was helped on this project by George Jameson and Anthony Doolan. Staff and trainees at Clorina House were also thanked for their work, such as painting benches and planting flowers on approach roads. The bollards and chain at the entrance to Lisnamult were painted by the members of Lisnamult Residents’ Association. Anthony Doolan, the Chairperson of the Association, received valuable assistance from the younger residents of Lisnamult, in keeping the area clean and tidy throughout the summer months. The Fáilte sign, at the entrance to Lisnamult, was designed by the students from the READ Centre in Lisnamult. The students were also responsible for the construction of the benches in the green area of Abbeytown. The Tidy Towns Association wish to express their gratitude to the Residents’ Associations, around the town, who participated in the Spring Clean week, and who also entered the County Council tidy estates competition. Many new estates and developments have been beautifully landscaped, and this will be taken into account by the tidy towns’ judges. The Tidy Towns are presently working on a project, at the Castlerea Road, in close proximity to the town. Shrubs, which were overgrown and unsightly, have been removed, and it is hoped to plant grass and trees which will improve the appearance of the area, and will only require low maintenance. While the association awaits the results of the National Tidy Towns Competition, residents, of Roscommon town, are reminded that the IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) judging is ongoing, throughout the year. The Autumn school term begins this week, and the Association kindly asks students to dispose of their litter, and chewing gum, in the bins provided.