Spring Clean launch in Grange

Sarah McGovern, An Taisce’s National Spring Clean Ambassador and model, launched the country’s largest anti-litter initiative by joining staff from the Environment Section of Limerick County Council together with the newly formed Grange Residents’ Association at the Old School in Grange. The Residents’ Association was formed in November, and a clean-up has been undertaken of the Old Road and the car-park at the Church.   It is also intended to develop a car park at the rear of the old school and do up the building itself which is used as a community centre.

Participation in this year’s National Spring Clean campaign, which takes place from 1st to 30th April, is open to individuals, schools, businesses, and community groups. In 2012, approximately 180 local groups took part in the month-long campaign with more than a half a million people nationally coming together to organise clean-up events in their communities. “Most participants see National Spring Clean campaign as a positive and fun way of coming together with their neighbours to ensure that their road, estate, park, parish, village or community is cleaner,” explained Caroline Curley, Director of Services, Environment, Limerick City and County Councils.

Ms. Curley added: “Participation in National Spring Clean is open to all, from individuals to community groups such as residents’ associations, Tidy Towns committees, sporting organisations, youth groups, schools and businesses.”