Laois Federation of Tidy Towns



L‌aois Federation of Tidy Towns was established in 1998 and at present has 32 groups registered.  These groups have been conserving and enhancing the local environment in their community and are an invaluable resource.

Tidy Towns is a popular and highly sought after form of recognition which encourages the people of Laois  to embrace the spirit of co-operation to carry out community based environmental initiatives.

The Programme began with local communities focusing on litter and improving civic pride, but now encompasses a much wider programme of environmental initiatives that seek to ensure that our own towns and villages become more sustainable and improve their environmental, economic and social performance.


Portlaoise Tidy Towns members; Staff and management of LCC; Cathaoirleach of LCC John Joe Fennelly MCC and the Bin it Your Way team at the Civic Plaza, Portlaoise for the launch of the Gum Litter Task Force initiative 2014. Picture: Alf Harvey/


Overall Aims of the Tidy Town Committees

Improve the quality of life for residents and visitors to the area. Involve all of the community in the overall development and enhancement of the area. Improve the position of the area in the national and local competitions. Maintain the heritage and character of the area. Develop the area for future generations. Carry out carefully planned landscaping and maintain existing areas.

How to become a Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in your local community you should contact a member or check the local newspapers  / newsletter to find out what is happening in your area. If you do not have contact details for your local group please contact the Community Section to be put in touch with your nearest group.

Working together for a brighter future

Laois County Council is actively working with the Tidy Towns Committees to help invest in their future and ensure continued growth and development.

Further information  may be obtained from:

Tidy Towns –

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean – .  During this national programme, Laois County Council simultaneously hosts Clean Up Laois Week in April  – one of the Council’s largest Anti Litter campaigns.  The Council supports registered groups by providing resources and/or collections.  Details are advertised on our web site and in local newspapers closer to the time.


Public representatives, members of Mountmellick Tidy Towns and LCC staff in Mountmellick for the launch of the Laois County Council Environment Section dog fouling awareness week 26 to 30 March. Picturte: Alf Harvey.



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