The creation of two general maintenance positions for Athenry has been welcomed this week.
Senator Lorraine Higgins has lauded as “a positive step” the creation of the two posts for Athenry, which was “urgently required” after Galway County Council redirected the former full-time post for the town to Oranmore.
“Athenry has a population of over 5,000 people and this decision, after strong representations by myself, means that the town will be able to maintain the momentum gained in recent years at tidy towns competitions and make it more attractive to visiting tourists,” she said.
“Athenry Tidy Towns Committee is doing an excellent job in breathing new life into the streetscapes of this key historical town and their efforts were well noted in the 2012 Tidy Towns competition.”
Senator Higgins also commended Athenry Tourism Committee for “making great strides” in bringing a “fresh and vibrant look” to the town’s tourist potential.
“I would like to thank them most sincerely for working with me to ensure we secured these workers to assist with maintaining the town. The great work done by all local committees will continue to be enhanced by the maintenance workers who started on Monday and I will be making every effort to ensure that the town continues the great strides it has made in this key area.”