The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick is calling on everyone to help in the fight against litter. The call by the new mayor Michael Sheahan comes as Limerick falls down the IBAL Anti-Litter league.
Overall the results are disappointing, despite the great efforts of Limerick City and County Council, Limerick Tidy Towns, businesses, community and voluntary groups, members of the public and the thousands of volunteers who came out for TLC 5 last Good Friday.
There continues to be an overall improvement around litter across the city and county.
Out of the 25 areas surveyed in the Limerick City report, 20 of them received a grade of A or B, while in the Limerick City South report, eight out of the ten areas surveyed received Grades A or B.
However, a couple of key areas have let us down, notably Galvone Industrial Estate, basements of buildings in Cecil Street, and laneways off Upper William Street and Parnell Street.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “I want to thank all those people across Limerick who take the time to dispose of their litter properly. We all want Limerick to be the best it can be, and we all have to do our bit.”
“The IBAL report has highlighted a number of issues. I am particularly calling on all basement owners to clean their basements today and keep them clean. It is not good enough to leave it to City Centre volunteers who have done marvellous work on basements or to wait for an enforcement notice to clean up. Clean Up for yourselves, your neighbours, visitors to our city. Clean up for Limerick.”
“I would encourage Limerick people not to be disheartened and to keep up the fight against litter. Remember this was one survey on one day - a snap shot of a point in time. Be responsible and put your litter in a bin. Take part in community clean ups, join the city centre tidy towns volunteers and I will be liaising with council staff to see how we can ensure Limerick improves in the next IBAL survey.”
“And to those who are littering, please stop and think. Please dispose of your litter responsibly.”