Galway City Tidy Towns committee has welcomed provisions for €30,000 for the promotion and development of Galway as Ireland’s Floral City and €30,000 for the provision of new solar powered compactor bins in the city centre.
“Last year we started a process where we were able to get businesses to sponsor flower boxes accoss the city and Salthill, we believe if the city looks well it attracts more positive comments and this leads to more visitors thus supporting business and jobs,” said Chairperson Cllr Niall McNelis.
“Galway as Ireland’s Floral City is a chance for everyone to get behind the project. Business groups and residents associations across the city will have a big part to play and the money allocated will give a big boost in being successful.”
He added the provision of new solar powered compactor bins in the city centre will be a big help in combating litter and will also assist in the bins from being overflowing.
Galway City Tidy Towns will be holding their AGM at the end of January and details of an ‘adopt a spot’ scheme will be unveiled and a litter street league will also be announced.