Saturday, February 06, 2016

Positive Tidy Towns meeting

The public meeting on Monday night to kick off the 2016 Tidy Towns effort was well attended, writes Niall McDonnell.

The meeting heard that Kilcullen was runner-up to Kill in its category in 2015, and with a boosted community effort a big improvement is possible this year.

Among the items discussed were the state of the footpaths at Naas Road, Hillside Cottages and the Chapel Road, and if these were mentioned to General Election canvassers, 'something might happen' in 2016.

A project to replace the Valley Park signage was discussed and is now underway. Planning and design for the Cross & Passion Garden is progressing and with help from the Community should be underway shortly.

A new Ride-on mower is required for maintaining the grass areas as the mower generously loaned to the community has ended it working life.

Hopes were expressed that the The Valley Park sculpture by Eamonn O Doherty (who died in 2011) would be erected before the summer tourist season and might add to Kilcullen's attractions.

It was suggested that a group investigate action needed to agree names for Kilcullen’s approach roads, streets and 18 estates where needed and get signs erected.

A copy of the Flynn Furney report on improving performance in the Tidy Towns and enhancing Kilcullen's environment for all of the residents and visitors was distributed to all in attendance.

A further meeting was agreed for 8pm on Monday 29th Feb in the Town Hall.