Tidy Towns Report 2003

"Caring for our Envoirnment"

Centre Clonroche

County Wexford

Category B
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Date of Adjudication 09-07-2003

 

 

Maximum Mark

Mark
Awarded
2003

Mark
Awarded
2002

Mark Awarded 2001

Mark Awarded 2000

Mark Awarded 1999

Overall Development Approach

50

30

29

27

26

22

The Built Environment

40

24

24

23

22

21

Landscaping

40

33

32

31

30

23

Wildlife & Natural Amenities

30

19

18

19

16

16

Litter Control

40

32

33

32

29

26

Tidiness

20

14

14

14

13

13

Residential Areas

30

18

18

18

18

18

Roads, Streets & Back Areas

40

28

28

27

26

26

General Impression

10

7

7

7

8

5

TOTAL MARK

300

205

203

198

186

170

 

 

Clonroche. County Wexford

 

OVERALL DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH

Clonroche Development Association has a large committee at 30strong. You appear to have a good level of support from the local community. Hopefully, the help you have received from Wexford County Council is a sign of improved relations with them. The history of the area that you're planning to publish should make interesting reading. Your involvement in the "Nations in Bloom" Competition last year must have been fulfilling.

THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

The Glanbia premises closer to the village will need painting before next year's competition. The Garda Station was very fresh. Some more landscaping could be considered at the garage. The sign to An Cloch Ban was quite flaky. The Londis was fine. The Boro Inn was reasonably fresh. The Clonroche Arms was very fresh, as was Greene's drapery and the Post Office. The Health Centre should be painted before next year's competition. The school was well maintained, particularly the trees and grass in the grounds. The boundary wall, however, will need painting before next year. The Community Centre was fine

LANDSCAPING

The Millenium Park looked marvellous, with its trees and benches. The colourful bed of petunias to the side road area, underneath the lime trees, copper beech hedge and new trees, looked well.

WILDLIFE AND NATURAL AMENITIES

The removal of 240 tonnes of rubbish from Healy's Lane is to be highly commended. Perhaps get the local schoolchildren involved in putting together a study of wildlife habitats in their locality. They could draw up an accompanying map. This might be then be incorporated with a nature walk.

LITTER CONTROL

The standard of litter control on the day was very good. However, paper was evident on the New Ross road and more litter was apparent by the school and along Main Street.

TIDINESS

Dereliction is, unfortunately, still a problem in the town. Do encourage the replacement of fencing and railings with indigenous hedging, such as beech or hawthorn or traditional stone walling. Examples of where this might be appropriate would be at Clonroche Engineering, the Furniture Showrooms, Wexford Aluminium and the petrol station. Also, ensure that construction materials are removed once building work is complete. Weed control was a problem at entrances to the derelict houses. The Eircom Substation was extremely grubby. The recycling area was fine, although the bins were scratched.

RESIDENTIAL AREAS

The standard in this category of the competition was somewhat inconsistent. Some houses near An Cloch Ban were not as well maintained as they could have been. Canon Murphy Park was fine with a display of colourful flowers at the entrance. Some of the boundaries were not to the highest of standards. An attractive ivy-clad house in the centre of the town was admired.

ROADS, STREETS AND BACK AREAS

Clonroche is located on the main N30, Enniscorthy to New Ross road, and this has a bearing on this category of the competition. On the Enniscorthy road, the stone welcome stone sign was admired. A hedge on one side of the road looked well-the fence on the other should be replaced with stone walling or indigenous hedging. On the New Ross road it appeared quite rough and overgrown in the area between the town nameplate sign and the speed limit sign. The welcome sign in stone set in a grassy bank was admired.

GENERAL IMPRESSION

Clonroche is a busy centre on the main Enniscorthy to New Ross road with all the associated problems of this location. The town has worked hard to overcome these and looked extremely well on adjudication day.

OVERALL COUNTY WEXFORD

Category 'B'

Town

2003 Mark

Percentage

Blackwater

231

77

Ballymurn

228

76

Ballycanew

223

74.3

Clonroche

205

68.3

Camolin

201

67

Coolgraney

198

66

Oylgate

197

65.7

Campile

193

64.3

Taghmon

174

58

 

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