Another Tidy Towns award for Kildare town

Naas wins €2,000 award

Conor McHugh

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Another Tidy Towns award for Kildare town

Naas Tidy Towns success continues

Naas TidyTowns has been crowned the winner of the Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) Large Town and Urban Centre award at the SuperValu National TidyTowns Competition 2018.

Each year, the GLT provides a total of €5,000 in prize money which is distributed amongst the winners of the Village and Small Town and Large Town and Urban Centre subcategories, with a €1,000 bonus going to the overall winner.

The award serves as an acknowledgement of the consistent efforts of organisations working within their communities to reduce the levels of litter incorrectly disposed of on the streets of their respective localities.

This year’s competition saw Naas TidyTowns win the Large Town and Urban Centre award for their consistent efforts to tackle littered gum in the area.

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Nass Tidy Towns stood out to the judges for their collaborative and multi-pronged approach to tackling the issue of gum litter in their area, working with local schools and businesses to highlight the issue through initiatives such as ‘Adopt A Patch’ and using dry ice to remove gum from pavements.

The Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) awards are part of the wider GLT “Bin Your Gum When You’re Done” campaign with online, TV and poster advertising and a dedicated website www.gumlittertaskforce.ie.

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