FERMOY DROPS FOUR PLACES IN IRISH BUSINESS AGAINST LITTER LEAGUE
Fermoy has dropped four places in the latest survey by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). Now ranked in twenty fourth place on the IBAL survey and graded with a ‘Clean to European Norms’ title, Fermoy is placed ahead of Sligo, Newcastle West and Tuam.
Commenting on the result, Cllr Murphy told The Avondhu, “I am disappointed that Fermoy has dropped four places since last year. However, I know that the people of this community will continue to work hard to ensure that the town is a clean and pleasant place to live in. With the lack of funds available to our local council we must ensure that we work together to keep Fermoy clean and tidy. I am sure that next year will see Fermoy improve on its IBAL score for 2011.”
Elsewhere in the region Youghal was ranked in sixth place overall.
Reflecting on the results for Fermoy, an An Taisce spokesperson said, “Another excellent result. For a long time one of Ireland’s cleanest towns, Fermoy has now been overtaken in Cork by Ballincollig and Youghal. Half of the sites surveyed in Fermoy were top ranking with the remainder moderately littered. The Fermoy Town Park / Playground was a particularly well presented and maintained facility. The two fast food outlets, Enzo’s and Supermac’s, were in very good order. There were a couple of the moderately littered sites e.g. N72 courthouse approach road and SuperValu car park. Fermoy could easily reach the top litter grade with a little extra effort.”
MALLOW DOWN THE TABLE
However, with a ranking of forty fifth, Mallow was graded ‘Moderately Littered’ by the IBAL report: “An improvement for Mallow but with only two sites getting a Grade A, the town has more to do. Mallow is the only Cork town in the survey not in the Clean to European Norm category.
"The surveyor noted some sites in Mallow that had improved noticeably e.g. Limerick approach road, Killarney approach and Mallow train station. By far the most heavily littered site surveyed in Mallow was Tesco – it was in a terrible state with loose litter flying around the car park and the shrubbery areas festooned with all sorts of litter,” a spokesperson for An Taisce said.
Topping the 2011 IBAL survey, Killarney was ranked number one while Dublin’s inner city was ranked fifty-third.
Tuesday 6th September 11:28am