Naas Scouts dig in to help local Tidy Towns effort

SCOUTS in Naas are lending a hand to the Tidy Towns effort.

SCOUTS in Naas are lending a hand to the Tidy Towns effort.

A group from the 4th Kildare Scouts recently helped to collect and dispose of 10 plastic refuse sacks of rubbish which was left at Monread Park by inconsiderate visitors and, in some cases, householders.

Naas Tidy Towns sought out the scouts to lend a hand. “We got in contact with them and we asked them to held and about 26 of them turned up with their leaders. They litter picked the whole park using equipment provided by Naas Tidy Towns,” said Anne McCarthy of NTT.

This is second clean up to take place at Monread Park. A much bigger clean up at the park in 2011 yielded a total of 40 bags of rubbish, much of it bottles and can but also buggies and at least one microwave oven.

Naas Tidy Towns have also written to local business owners seeking them to have their premises looking as well as possible.

“Apart from the possibility of winning extra points and a possible gold medal, attractive business facades give people a lift,” added Ms. McCarthy. Competition judging has started.