In Reply to: re: Tidy Towns posted by Jackobite on October 03, 2015 at 12:47:59:
Firstly it demonstrates to people that the town is not as big of a kip as some like to make out to be, plenty of locals are too quick to run the place down. The award is recognised by an national association that has been in place for over 50 Year's. It isn't gold it's not the top award but it shows what can be achieved when people get together working for common goal that take pride in civic place. It is only a few years ago that the town had litter blackspot status. Moving up the ranks of tidy town awards can only help improve sentiment toward ones homeplace which appears to be in short supply at the minute. While it won't fix lack of jobs and vacant premises it is something worth building on that can contribute to overall revitalisation of the town in the future.