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Thursday 31 July 2014

Moderately littered' town aims to clean up

Published 15/01/2013|11:25

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WITH Carlow deemed moderately littered by the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) last week, the fight against litter continues in the town.

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The Community & Enterprise Department of Carlow County Council have invited community groups and committees to submit applications for the Community Environmental Grant Scheme 2013.

Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations, Schools and other organisations, who are engaged in or intending to engage in community environmental works or anti litter initiatives in their localities are urged to send in applications for the grant as the deadline is fast approaching.

Ann Scully, Arts Officer said:

'It is important for groups and committees to note that when applying works should not be on private property and must be of benefit to the community.

Schools that may wish to apply must be registered and participating in the Green Schools Programme and/or participating in Carlow's Pride of Place 2013.

And all applicants must be members of Carlow Community & Voluntary Forum.'

Carlow ranked fourth in the moderately littered list. Kilkenny was named Ireland's most litter free town for 2012, taking the title from Trim, the 2011 champion. The year-long audit involves 44 towns and urban areas around the country, grading each based on the condition of its urban areas and the quantity of litter.

The closing date for applications for the Environmental Grant is Wednesday February 27 at 5pm.

Further information can be obtained from the Community and Enterprise Department in Carlow County Council on the Athy Road on 059 9136204/9136201 or by emailing ascully@carlowcoco.ie

or mmoore@carlowcoco.ie

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