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Bat boxes and badgers bring bronze in Tidy Towns

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Athlone has been praised for its commitment to the conservation of local wildlife and habitats, as the town picked up its first ever bronze award in this year's Tidy Towns competition.

With an impressive 13-point leap from last year's results, Athlone was awarded a total of 294 points by adjudicators, who praised the committee for their work in relation to landscaping, litter control, innovative ways of minimising waste, and wildlife initiatives.

They were particularly impressed by the 'bat house' project along the Shannon banks nature trail walk, as well as a study which is underway to establish if there are badgers at the No. 1 Battery at Ranelagh - two initiatives on which the judges requested to be updated in 2017.


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