Sligo Tidy Towns is organised and run by a group of unpaid volunteers who are passionate and proud of the place they live in. Our mission in 2017 is to help Sligo continue to tap into its huge tourism potential – and to further develop Sligo’s tourism legacy off the back of what were two momentous years for Sligo – 2014 and 2015.
Sligo Tidy Towns has made significant progress in recent years thanks in no small part to the goodwill of the Sligo public. The challenge for 2017 is to build on the progress and bring Sligo and its tourism potential to another level.
Sustainable Waste & Resource Management
Our main focus over the next three years will be to help businesses, schools and communities prevent waste occurring in the first place and to provide lots of hints and tips on reducing usage of water, waste, energy and transport.
Litter Control & Tidiness
My role is to promote greater awareness across the Primary and Secondary schools of Sligo about the work of Sligo Tidy Towns. Our Junior Tidy Towns committee is now into its second year. This group is organised and run by Transition Year students from the five main Sligo secondary schools.
Wildlife & Natural Amenities
We are researching the needs of Sligo’s wildlife. That includes identifying the environmental threats within the Borough – and the development of plans to renovate and rehabilitate all significant environmental habitats in the town.
Sligo County Council Liaison
My role is to inform the Sligo Tidy Towns management team of legislation and legal requirements for activities/projects, other projects on-going within the Borough, grant schemes etc. I also inform the Council of the activities of the Tidy Towns so both organisations can complement each other’s work and avoid duplication.”
Raising funds to help carry out and complete our various projects is a core part of the Sligo Tidy Towns activity. We are very appreciative of the support we receive from the Sligo public. We pledge to use the funds we receive wisely as it is not our money. It is Sligo’s money.
Sligo Tidy Towns strengthened its relationship with with local residents associations in the Sligo area over the last 12 months – with our Best Kept Estates/Residential Area competition proving to be a real success We aim to build on that work in 2017.