MAYNOOTH TIDY TOWNS
A number of people have asked how Maynooth is Judged in the National Tidy Towns competition so here is a is a quick run through of 10 criteria & one or two comments relevent to Maynooth:
OVERALL DEVELOPMENT APPROCH - As part of the tidy towns entry we have to a 5 year rolling plan, deailing plans, partnerships to include business, schools, local organisations to raise the awareness & importance of the tidytowns in the community
THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT - This covers all aspects of the state buildings in Maynooth paintwork, signage, window displays, lighting etc.
LANDSCAPING - this covers the impact of hanging backets,planters, the trees along the Mainstreet & Carton Avenue the castle area & the canal.
Wildlife & Natural amenities - Over the past few years we planted wild flowers in a number of areas in Maynooth e.g. joan slade river, the pound, the green etc.
LITTER CONTROL - Litter control is very important part our work and also very important to encorage vistors and shoppers to our town.
Waste minimisation - In this category we work very closely with the schools in promting the green flags initiative.
TIDNESS -Work on derelict sites,
painting old hoardings and a very extensive weed control programme.
RESIDENTIAL AREAS - The work of our residents
associations come to the fore here and play a very important part
with foral displays and well maintained green areas and litter
ROADS, STREETS & BACK LANES -This covers
all aspects of road maintance and condition including approach
GENERAL IMPRESSION -
This is where the judge looks at Maynooth, our projects, our
achievements, the level of surport in the community.
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