The 2010 National Tidy Towns Competition results revealed a very successful leap of nine points for Tramore Town; this is a record year on year figure increase the previous highest ever achieved in the town was 5 points in 1996.
Tramore was awarded 258 points gaining merit in sections Overall development approach, Built Environment, Landscaping, litter control and waste minimisation, residential areas and Roads, Streets and back areas.
The adjudicator was pleased to see the advances being made in Tramore and commended the committees three year plan suggesting ‘It signalled a new spirit of enterprise and this was most encouraging’. The adjudicator also commended the ‘co-operation between the Tramore Tidy Towns Committee, Tramore Town Council, Tramore Tourism and Tramore Chamber of Commerce along with partners Quish’s SuperValu and Crawford Scaffolding all of whom work with the ultimate aim of making Tramore a better place to live and bring up children and enjoyable destination for visitors to the town.’
Great result
Commenting on the achievement Chairperson of Tramore Tidy Towns Anne Cheasty said “It is a great result for Tramore. We got a total of 258 points which is 9 more than in 2009,” She noted the volunteers had worked hard to minimise waste production and to bring litter under control. The group also put in and maintained flower beds and Ms. Cheasty paid tribute to the assistance of the towns business people.
Anne also thanked residents associations for the work done in different parts of Tramore and hoped that both residents groups and business groups lend a hand again for the 2011 competition. “As always, next year is another year and Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
Crobally Heights was particularly good with a special allotment developed.
There was strong schools participation during the year with a special daffodil planting.
The Doneraile was another area of focus, a Leader fund application is in train.
The Gullamene also have a Leader plan to restore parts of the cove. That will improve the town’s image. The steps in the Guillamene need work and also railings etc.
Tramore Tourism and Tramore Tidy Towns recently completed a photographic calendar for 2011 with all proceeds from the calendar sale going toward community improvement projects for Tramore Tidy Towns and Tramore Tourism. The €10 wall calendar is now for sale at a number of outlets in Cahills, The Holiday shops, The Grand Hotel, Quish’s Supervalu, Oceanics Surf School and The Waterford and Suir Valley Railway and many more shops in Tramore town.
Cllr Joe Conway praised the Tidy Towns Committee for their work.
Tramore almost won the country endeavour award missing by 0.24 per cent.