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Belmullet Tidy Towns nominated for the Calor Sustainable Community Champion

Calor, Ireland’s leading supplier of rural energy solutions, has this week announced the shortlist of nominees for the new Calor Sustainable Community Champion 2014, the search for the most green or sustainable community in the country. Entries were  received entries from every corner of Mayo. Belmullet Tidy Towns has been shortlisted as the Mayo nominee.

Reading the Runes: Local elections

Local Elections, like those coming up on May 23, are curious creatures. While they are undoubtedly local in the way that even a cursory glance at the different candidates election literature will immediately confirm – active in community initiatives, members of community councils, chairs of things like the Tidy Towns Committee, and, at least in the country, the GAA - local elections also have traditionally been seen, and used by voters, as a way of robustly telling the mainstream parties how they are seen from the groundlings point of view, and so providing either comfort or a harsh wake-up call, a two-fingered salute which is anything but comforting.

Derelict building scheme could help small towns

There have been some strong calls for action on derelict and vacant buildings in small town Mayo.

Despite scourge, no dog fouling fines issued in Mullingar last year

Not a single fine was issued to a dog owner last year on foot of a dog fouling detection.  

Appeal to couples on roadside wedding signage

Many wedding guests have whooped for joy when, rattling around roads in unfamiliar terrain, frantically trying to get to the church on time, they spot a cheerful sign erected by the considerate couple directing them to the wedding venue.

Well-known Athlone landmark to be moved again

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One of Athlone’s most viewed pieces of public art is to be relocated to a more prominent position, it was revealed this week.

Tidy Towns committee needs local support

Athlone’s Tidy Towns committee needs greater buy-in from the business community if it is to keep the town looking its best.

A tidy sum — €600,000 to be spent this year on avoidable litter costs in Athlone

Athlone Town Council and Westmeath County Council will spend €1.2m to clean up after the county’s citizens this year.

Developers speculating on property price rise

A Mullingar Area councillor has launched a scathing attack on developers whom he believes are speculating on the value of their derelict sites rather than selling them for the benefit of the community.

Mayor’s Awards show that voluntary spirit is alive and well in county

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More than 250 people from community and voluntary groups from all around County Galway were honoured at the County Mayors Awards Ceremony on Tuesday in the Claregalway Hotel. The awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity around County Galway. Eleven Awards were up for grabs after a public call for nominations was made back in October.

 

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