Tipperary County Council have been awarded €500,000 under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme towards the enhancement of Tipperary Hills public park. The park known locally as the ‘The Hills’ is located close to the town and covers an area of approximately 21 acres, providing residents and visitors to the town with a much-loved amenity space. The funding will be used for a range of improvements once detailed consultations are held with local stakeholders including Tipperary Hills Pitch and Putt Club and Tipperary Tidy Towns and a full work programme agreed. Works are expected to include improved access and pathways, new picnic benches and furniture, landscaping and planting, reflective areas, and an upgrade of the “Flat Hollow” kick-about area. The €0.5M investment from the Department of Rural and Community Development will be matched by a further contribution of € 125,000 from Tipperary County Council giving a total project value of €625,000.