FERMOY TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEE READY TO CLEAN UP
The newly formed Fermoy Tidy Towns committee is all ready to start work on an improved image of Fermoy, writes Antonia Zane. A new five-year plan is now in place and the committee members are ready for action, with the new plan to be launched this month.
Following on from the tireless work and dedication of the Fermoy Tidy Towns committee in 2009, Fermoy Image Improvement Group and Cllr John Murphy, the newly rejuvenated Fermoy Tidy Towns committee aims to improve the image of Fermoy and its environs.
Steered by Fermoy Town Council mayor, Cllr Noel McCarthy and secretary Christy Roche, with the backing of Fermoy Business Association, local schools and various residents’ associations, the group have developed a ‘Five year strategic Plan’ which will assist the group to focus on the short and medium term requirements for the area.
Cllr Noel McCarthy recognised the determination and hard work of the management and staff of Fermoy Town Council and the residents of Fermoy for their ongoing support in maintaining their areas to such high standards.
He commented that “This is a credit to those who work behind the scenes and we applaud you.”
He further commented that “these achievements would not be possible without the vital contribution of dedicated volunteers”.
Fermoy Tidy Towns committee has obtained the services of Dr Michael John O’Mahony, An Taisce, and John Doran, landscape architect, whose expertise has been used to develop and form the ‘Five year strategic Plan’.
The committee will also be sourcing funding from Avondhu Blackwater Partnership through the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 and the Local and Community Development Programme and from other local funding sources.
Secretary Christy Roche commented that “the residents and businesses of Fermoy must ensure that Fermoy is looking its best. We must all work together to build on the achievements to date and continue to enhance our town.”
Valerie Murphy, chief executive Avondhu Blackwater Partnership, added that with the economic pressures on people today, it is a tribute to all that, despite these pressures, the town of Fermoy has accomplished so much in recent years.
She also acknowledged the hard work and effort that the previous committee, town council, businesses and residents accomplished.
Thursday 4th February 6:55pm