Mayor Spring lead­ing ef­fort to win Green Flag for Town Park

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

MAYOR of Tralee Cllr Gra­ham Spring (Labour) has called on the coun­cil to ap­ply for Green Flag sta­tus for Tralee’s renowned Town Park.

The Green Flag Award Scheme – which is over­seen by An Taisce – for parks is a bench­mark stan­dard for greens and parks which is akin to the well known ‘Blue Flag’ pro­gramme for beaches.

Mayor Spring made the call at Mon­day’s monthly meet­ing of the Tralee Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict where he said se­cur­ing the flag would recog­nise the park’s tremen­dous beauty and all the hard work that goes into main­tain­ing it.

The Mayor also wel­comed news that a new care­taker is due to be ap­pointed to look af­ter the park in the near fu­ture.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for Green Flag Sta­tus must be com­pleted by Fe­bru­ary and coun­cil man­age­ment said they will im­me­di­ately set to work and will en­deav­our to have an ap­pli­ca­tion ready in time for An Taisce’s 2019 Green Flag awards’ dead­line.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.