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Tidy Towns

The report of the Tidy Towns committee on the entry from Terenure is now available HERE

The report is very encouraging and I think gives great encouragement to all who work so hard at making Terenure a pleasnat environment to live in.

Here are some of the positive comments from the report:

"Thank you for entry to the 2010 TidyTowns Competition, Terenure. As expected, your performance continues to improve!  It is noted from your entry form that your overall development approach is very good, with representatives from 5 Residents Associations and the Terenure Traders Association. ...

Terenure Village is a lovely mix of old and new buildings and it is heartening to see that levels of vacancy remain low. Traders are to be congratulated on the appearance of their premises, the vast majority of which were presented to a high standard. ....

The urban planning and architecture of Terenure provide real identity and character. During the adjudication, the highly original Yewland Terrace (with its garden sheds out the front!) was observed while the housing and central space in Eaton Square was admired. We note the comments in the 2009 report of the desirability of a central open space in Terenure and perhaps this issue could be considered in the village improvement plan that is to be drawn up by Dublin City Council. We also welcome the objective to eliminate surplus signage as this can add significantly to clutter in the streetscape....

The projects undertaken by the Committee were observed during adjudication. The planting at the base of trees in the car park and in the residential areas (such as Greenland Avenue and Parkmore Drive) were noted, as were the Flower boxes at the entrance to Harrowville Park and Terenure which added a lovely splash of summer colour. Hanging baskets were also observed at Yewlands Terrace and on a number of commercial premises which also improved the appearance of Terenure...


Only very small amounts of litter were noted in Terenure village during adjudication. This is a most impressive performance given that Terenure is an urban village which experiences very high volumes of through traffic on a daily basis. The Bring Bank in the car park was also checked and the adjudicator was pleased to note that litter was not in evidence. Given your strong performance under this category, it is recommended that you continue your current approach to litter control for 2011.....

There were some most impressive residential areas observed on the day of adjudication. These included Greenlea Avenue which had lovely planted flower beds to be seen. On nearby Parkmore Drive, a number of householders were observed sweeping and tending to flower beds outside their houses during adjudication. Laverna Road / Grove were also inspected and while these areas were well maintained, it was noted that very little planting was in evidence. Lakelands was reasonable, but the crumbling footpaths (presumably caused by tree roots) and graffiti at the entrance detracted from its appearance somewhat. Yewlands Terrace is quite impressive with some nice planting observed. Finally, Eaton Square was visited and there is no question that
it is a lovely mature residential area and the central open space is most attractive. However, it is considered that it could be improved further if the seats were repaired / painted and the litter bins were cleaned....

Some of the approach roads into Terenure are particularly impressive, with Templeogue Road perhaps reaching the highest standard. Here, the mature trees, nature stone walls and park (on one side) combine to provide a strong contrast to the urban village of Terenure....

General Impression:

Terenure continues to improve each year and this is clearly due to the hard work and organisation of the
Committee and the support that they enjoy at a local level. Keep up the good work."