Celbridge: 14th out of 60 towns / cities surveyed.
This is the first time that Celbridge has been included in the IBAL Anti-Litter Survey and it has scored very well. Seven out of the ten sites surveyed got the top litter grade – this included three of the four approach roads. Not only were these top ranking sites clear of litter but they were well maintained e.g. Simmonstown Manor and Celbridge Railway Station and Scoil Naomh Bríd. Tesco Car Park and Main Street had moderate levels of litter.
Maynooth Approach Road: Clean to European Norms. This was an excellent approach route into Celbridge, creating a very positive first impression which was sustained for most of the sites surveyed.
Leixlip Approach Road: Clean to European Norms. The second of the excellent approach routes into Celbridge – clear of litter and very well maintained.
Ardclough Approach Road: Clean to European Norms. This was a clean, fresh and very well presented approach road – the high standards of the other first two approach roads were maintained along this route.
Dublin Approach Road: Moderately Littered. This road is subjected to very high levels of traffic – the high standards of the other three approach routes dropped somewhat along this route. There was a wide variety of litter present – a more thorough approach to cleaning is required.
Simmonstown Manor: Clean to European Norms. The overall impression created at this residential area was a very positive one – it was clear of litter and very well maintained.
Celbridge Railway Station: Clean to European Norms. This is a relatively new railway station where the station staff are clearly very attentive – it was in excellent condition.
Main Street: Moderately Littered. The poor condition of the pavements hasn’t helped the litter situation – litter can so easily become trapped between the cracks, particularly cigarette butts. Though well served by litter bins there was still a small scattering of sweet papers and some dog fouling.
Tesco Car Park: Moderately Littered. Discarded shop receipts and heavy levels of cigarette butts and chewing gum took away from the appearance of this car park. With a little less carelessness this could easily be a top ranking site.
Scoil Naomh Bríd: Clean to European Norms. This was an excellent site. Clearly the grounds / environs of the school are well respected by the users and carefully looked after by those responsible for the maintenance.
St. John of Gods: Clean to European Norms. This is a large site with extensive grounds / car parking. It was in excellent condition and clear of all litter.