Members of Bundoran Town Council were effusive in their thanks for the work of the Tidy Towns Committee.
Cllr. Sean McEniff (FF) raised the issue at Tuesday’s monthly council meeting. “I would like to congratulate our Tourism Officer Tracy Ferguson and the entire Tidy Towns for a job well done. I would like to propose a vote of thanks for them.
Seconding the motion, Cllr. Elizabeth McIntyre (FF) said their work is “of great benefit to the town, generally speaking and from a tourism and commercial point of view as well. I’d also like to thank SuperValu for their support. Tracy has done a tremendous job, to gain two points takes a lot of hard work. It shows that the community is ready, willing and able and that it just needs a few figureheads and a plan of action to get things moving. I think the Dirty Old Town programme was a great idea.
“Bundoran is a beautiful town, I’ve always said it. It’s important to take a long term view, for example I battled during the boom times to ensure there would be no development at Rougey and I think future generations will thank us for that. Thanks to everyone who picked up a plastic bag or used a bin instead of dropping litter – thanks to Tidy Towns ctte for bringing that awareness to the town. I’d also like to thank the council staff for their hard work.
Cllr. Eamon Barrett thanked Charlie Quillan for “all the painting at the West End”.
Cllr. McMcMahon encouraged more people to get involved, while chairman Cllr. Philip McGlyn said he though that the council could fund competitions for different areas in the town. “I think that would work well and lead to more community spirit.”