Village Tidy Towns Report Synopsis 2011-2016
  Action Short-Term Goals Cost Long-Term Goals Cost Rural Development Program Themes
3.1 Village Clean up days Organise village ‘Spring Clean’ as part of national initiative in April 2017. €100 Encourage local residents to carry out regular clean up days throughout the year and to be mindful of and active in noticing and dealing with rubbish on a daily basis. No Cost
  1. Sustainability
  2. Rural Towns
  3. Rural Youth
  4. Rural Environment
  5. Rural Tourism
3.2 Maintenance of Recycling facility Continue to encourage use of recycling facility and enhance area by erecting attractive fencing, signage and art work. Engage with local NS regarding artwork for the site. €700 Increase number of recycling bins available. Erect cameras to monitor illegal dumpers. €1,000
  1. Sustainability
  2. Rural Towns
  3. Rural Youth
  4. Rural Environment
  5. Rural Tourism
3.3 Become a Sustainable Energy Community (SEC). Become a member of SEAI SEC programme and begin work on establishing a sustainable energy plan for Lawrencetown. €250 Apply for a better energy community (BEC) grant scheme in 2018 in order to improve energy usage of community service buildings, street lighting and homes in Lawrencetown. €100,000
  1. Sustainability
  2. Rural Towns
  3. Rural Youth
  4. Rural Environment
  5. Rural Tourism
  6. Protection and sustainable use of water resources
  7. Development of renewable energy
3.4 Composting Start a composting facility in the Parish community garden for use in the village by the social employment scheme workers. €100 Establish a community composting scheme for all residents. Liaise with Galway Co Co for guidance. €100
  1. Protection and improvement of local biodiversity
  2. Development of renewable energy
3.5 Promote Awareness Erect signage in village and hold community talks/ seminars on sustainability to raise awareness. Hold meetings in village explaining the benefits of sustainability, available grant schemes etc. €300 Become an energy aware, waste aware, sustainable community. No Cost
  1. Sustainability
  2. Rural Towns
  3. Rural Youth
  4. Rural Environment
  5. Rural Tourism
  6. Protection and improvement of local biodiversity
  7. Development of renewable energy
3.6 Engage with National School Engage with local national school in 2017 to enhance mutual learning, raise awareness and assist with larger school projects if required. The school will focus on Global energy in 2017 and 2018 and how their energy use impacts at a global level. The school also reports to SEAI annually on their energy usage as part of the public sector 33% reduction target by 2020. The local national school has achieved 6 green flag awards and is now working towards its 7th award. No Cost Involve entire community in reporting their energy, water usage and waste production which is the first step in managing energy and water usage and managing waste production. €500
  1. Sustainability
  2. Rural Towns
  3. Rural Youth
  4. Rural Environment
  5. Rural Tourism
  6. Protection and improvement of local biodiversity
  7. Development of renewable energy
 
3.7 Recycling Plan for village Request local residents to donate unwanted items which could be used to enhance the village e.g. waste wood for village window box project and old bicycles as flower display units etc No Cost As part of the ongoing annual village enhancement works items required should be identified and a request sent to the community to donate to each project. No
Cost
  1. Sustainability
  2. Rural Towns
  3. Rural Youth
  4. Rural Environment
  5. Rural Tourism
  6. Protection and improvement of local biodiversity
  7. Development of renewable energy
  8. Circular economy
3.8 Sustainable water management Begin an education programme as part of the energy, waste, water education, Monitoring of group scheme (leaks etc) to help manage water usage. No Cost Install rainwater harvesting and off grid watering solutions in the village €30,000
  1. Protection and sustainable use of water resources
  2. Development of renewable energy