Tidy Towns Report 2005

"Caring for our Envoirnment"

Centre Clonroche

County Wexford

Category B
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Date of Adjudication 05-07-2005

 

 

Maximum Mark

Mark
Awarded
2005

Mark
Awarded
2004

Mark
Awarded
2003

 

Mark
Awarded
2002

Mark Awarded 2001

Mark
 Awarded
 2000

Mark
Awarded
1999

Overall Development Approach

50

32

31

30

29

27

26

22

The Built Environment

40

26

24

24

24

23

22

21

Landscaping

40

35

34

33

32

31

30

23

Wildlife & Natural Amenities

30

21

19

19

18

19

16

16

Litter Control

40

33

33

32

33

32

29

26

Tidiness

20

15

14

14

14

14

13

13

Residential Areas

30

20

19

18

18

18

18

18

Roads, Streets & Back Areas

40

30

28

28

28

27

26

26

General Impression

10

7

7

7

7

7

8

5

TOTAL MARK

300

219

209

205

203

198

186

170

 

 

Clonroche. County Wexford

Overall Developmental Approach:

The excellent work which your large committee, Wexford County Council, WORD, FAS, An Taisce and your Local Community have been carrying out in Clonroche was very evident on adjudication day and was much admired by the adjudicator. Thank you for all the information sent with the entry form and for the map which was most useful. Your 2005 plan makes very interesting reading and we wish you every success with it. Based on what has been seen this year there is no reason why the vast majority of projects listed cannot be achieved over the next 3 years with careful planning and attention to detail.

The Built Environment:

Commercial premises in the village are being maintained to a very high standard and indeed could set an example for other centers as to what can be achieved in this area. In particular they have to be commended to their landscaping which is a great addition to your overall effort. You School, Community Centre, Health Centre and Garda Station were, again, very well presented and the newly painted house beside the Heath Centre was indeed noted and looks extremely well. Some dereliction still exists and your comments in this respect have been noted. Continue to work with Wexford County Council on this matter which hopefully will be solved in time. The well maintained street furniture throughout the village is a very nice feature also.

 

Landscaping:

A lovely effort by all concerned again this year, right throughout the village. The Millennium Park is maturing very nicely and is a lovely facility to have in the center of the village. You name stones are a very nice feature and hanging baskets, tubs of flowers, window boxes and planters, where presented, looked extremely well and are being well maintained. The wonderful display at The Cloch Ban was very much admired as were those on many other commercial premises. Your flower beds looked lovely, particularly on the approach road from New Ross and trees and shrubs planted in the past are now maturing very nicely. The Johns Lane project, which was walked by the adjudicator, reflects great credit on all concerned and is a wonderful community effort. It is assumed that the notice board at the end of lane will, in time, contain information on the local surroundings. The sign posting, the wildlife notice and the Sli Slainte notices are a great addition to the overall project. Continue to maintain what you have to a very high standard and do, as part of your future planning, consider the planting of more trees and shrubs which will give you some colour on an all year around basis and, in the event, are easily maintained.

Wildlife and Natural Amenities:

Your comments regarding Diers Lawn have been noted and hopefully the end result will be a good one. The Millennium Park is a lovely area for the development of a wildlife project as indeed is Johns Lane. In both cases a good start has been made. Consult your Tidy Towns Handbook for further information on this subject or there may be someone locally who is knowledgeable on wildlife in the local area who could help you further with this project.

Litter Control:

The center of the village was litter free on adjudication day. Unfortunately there was some litter to be seen on the side road towards the new Woodlands housing estate which took away somewhat from the overall effort. Perhaps a litter bin in that area might help.

Tidiness:

As already mentioned great efforts are being made by your commercial premises to keep their surrounds and foregrounds tidy and they are to be highly commended for this. The village was presented in a very neat and tidy manner and all concerned are again to be congratulated.

Residential Areas:

In general housing estates looked well. Visits were made to Canon Murphy Park, Woodlands estate and the Villas, all of which are being well maintained. Individual houses throughout the village also looked well and many had lovely gardens in full bloom. Those that have not gardens presented window boxes, hanging baskets and tubs of flowers which added greatly to the over all appearance of Clonroche and great credit is due to them for it.

Roads, Streets and Back Areas:

The appearance of approach roads from New Ross and Enniscorthy looked very well with evidence of strimming and cutting. Some building is taking place in the side street towards the Woodland estate which has caused some untidiness but, this will pass and has been allowed for in the adjudication. Otherwise roads throughout the village particularly the main road are being very well maintained as are pathways and this reflects great credit on your Local Authority. The main road in particular is much improved since last year.

General Impression:

Excellent work has been done and judging by your plans and what was seen on adjudication day, there is no doubt with the co-operation of all, Clonroche will continue to progress in the Tidy Towns competition, a matter which again is reflected in your marks this year. The volume of passing traffic is still a problem but, nevertheless, the village has a lovely atmosphere and it is a great pleasure to return to it again this year to see further progress made.

 

 

 


 

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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