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The Newcastle Tidy Towns and the Retired Active Mens Club (RAMS) are kicking off National Spring Clean month in South Dublin County. These two groups work tirelessly throughout the year to improve and maintain their beautiful village.

Mayor of South Dublin County, Sarah Holland, praised both groups for their on-going work in their community and encouraged everyone to get involved in National Spring Clean 2016.

“South Dublin County Council has been supporting the An Taisce National Spring Clean initiative for many years as it encourages all members of the community to come together and make improvements to our County. It is only when the community, business and Council come together can we really achieve the objectives of the Litter Management Plan and tackle litter head on. The Council is committed to making South Dublin County a litter free county and the best possible place in which to live, work and do business. We encourage everyone to read our new Litter Management Plan 2015 -2019 and to avail of the many resources provided by the council to improve and enhance your area” said Mayor Holland.

Some of these resources include the Social Credit Scheme which supplies volunteers with clean up materials and more, Bring Bank locations throughout the county, the Ballymount Civic Amenity, support to Tidy Towns groups, Anti- litter, Sustainability and Community grants and a Litter Warden service to name a few.

Details for all of the above can be found at

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative which runs for the month of April and interested community groups who are planning a community clean-up during the month of April can still apply online at: for a clean-up kit.

For more information on Community Clean-ups please visit: