Grass cutting faces chop in Tullamore

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GRASS cutting in some local authority housing estates could face the chop in a bid to reduce the amount of money spent on parks and open spaces around the town.

Tullamore Town councillors were informed that the grass cutting in their estates may not be carried out as frequently as in previous years due to budgetary constraints.

However, Cllr. Brendan Killeavy was irate at the proposals. “I don’t want to see the grass cut back. I believe that this would be a backward step.”

Cllr. Tony McCormack suggested perhaps the Council should instead promote people getting together and helping in their own estates by “putting committees together and taking ownership of their estates”. “I would like to see that happen,” he said, pointing out that perhaps these committees could then look at taking over grass cutting and other such jobs in their estates.

However, Cllr. Killeavy was quick to point out that residents committees had already been established in many of the local authority estates and they “were coming along great” but he had grave concerns about residents committees taking charge of grass cutting particularly in some local authority estates, some of which have substantial green areas.

Buttons and Bows thanks

The Buttons & Bows fund raising event for Dochas Offaly Support Group held in the Tullamore Court Hotel recently was a great success and raised €8,100. Dochas Offaly Support Group wish to thank the following for their their support in sponsoring the event:

The Court Hotel, Ben Scally Centra, Lumleys Cash and Carry, and Woodies.

Thank you to Carina Carroll Haverty, Paddy and Olive Carragher Quirke’s Medical Hall, the Bridge House Hotel, Fashion in Feathers Moate and Carra Walsh for their very generous spot prizes. Thank you to Woodgrove Furniture Store, Oisin O’Sullivan, My Fair Lady and Oxfam for the use of their mirrors and mannequins. A big thank you to everybody who gave so generously of their time on the day and worked so hard to make the day a huge success




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