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Longford excels but growing concern for Roscommon in latest litter league report

Jun 13, 2022 07:06 By Shannonside News
Longford excels but growing concern for Roscommon in latest litter league report Longford excels but growing concern for Roscommon in latest litter league report
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Two locals towns are celebrating today in the latest IBAL survey.

Two towns in the Shannonside region are regarded as among the cleanest in all of Ireland.

According to Irish Business Against Litter ,Athlone is the fourth cleanest town in Ireland - with Longford just behind in fifth spot.

However there has been disappointment for Roscommon town, which has slipped back to 32nd spot - and is described as moderately littered.

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Two-thirds of the 40 towns and cities surveyed were found to be clean and there has been a sharp fall of litter blackspots across the country and a huge improvement in cities in particular.

It's another mixed IBAL report for towns in the Shannonside region with contrasting fortunes for Longford and Roscommon.

Longford has moved from 8th spot up to 5th since the last litter survey in January - with inspectors reporting the town scored "very well this time around with eight out of the ten sites surveyed getting the top litter grade."

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Top ranking sites included the approach roads, the residential area of College Park, Blind Man's Walk and Albert Reynolds Peace Park

There were no heavily littered sites.

However, things in Roscommon were much different and the town has slipped three places to 32rd- ranking it as moderately littered.

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The report outlines 4 heavily littered sites - the Laneway off the Main Street, at the Car Parking area adjacent to Circle K and the Laneway beside Roscommon Fire Station and inspectors claimed that "the Clothes Bank on Golf Links Road wasn't just littered but subject to dumping.

They did have praise for the Main Street and new town square development.

Ballinasloe is ranked 24th - and Mullingar was also rated at 16th.

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