THE vice-chairperson of Naas Tidy Towns has praised the volunteers who helped land the big prize of ‘Ireland’s Tidiest Town’ yesterday (4 January).
“We could not have done it without them,” said Cllr Bill Clear, who unfortunately had to miss the formal presentation after a close contact.
“I just want to thank all the groups that helped – Men’s Shed, the transition year students, Naas Access, the Irish Learning Network, and thwe CE workers,” said Cllr Clear.
He has been a vocal advocate for Naas Tidy Towns for a number of years, and has put his money where his mouth quite regularly, including helping to keep the Sunday canal walk tidy.
“There were bags and bags and bags of them [empty coffee cups],” he said.
“We must have picked up two to 3,000 of them, same with masks,” he added.
“Do you know what else we get a lot of? Monster [energy drink]! And Red Bull cans! You’d think with all that energy they’d be able to walk to the nearest bin,” he said.