Volunteer Week 2021

Message from Gerard Smith Volunteer Centre Coordinator – As part of volunteer week this year we are asking people to “spruce up their street” in some small way, be it picking up a bit of litter to planting a tree etc. I have attached a poster of same and you might want to help promote it through your group. We are asking people to send in pics and we’ll post them both locally and nationally and will also be asking local media outlets if they will cover it. In light of current restrictions it is something that can be done whilst people maintain social distancing..Anyone interested please get in touch with Tom Dooley or add a comment. Thanks!

Charlotte’s Row

A small new housing development off of Church Street has been given the name of Charlotte’s Row. There is an historical link to this name as the original Charlotte’s Row was also on Church Street and named after Charlotte Edgeworth, sister to Maria Edgeworth and a noted artist. These photos show the new entrance with flower boxes and arrangements done by Michael McCormack. We’d like to complement Mick on the work done and thank him and Beatrice Patterson for supplying the photos.

Mixed week

So it’s been a mixed week or so for Tidy Towns – a couple of years ago we erected some flower boxes on a bridge over the local river and bolted them in place. In recent days some group took offence to these boxes and proceeded to rip them off the wall not only succeeding in doing this but managed to dislodge part of the black wall as well.

On a more positive note, in conjunction with Longford County Council we planted a shrub bed at the Granard Road end of The Walks, one of our successful projects from 2020.

St Mary’s Church

On Saturday morning 6th March Tidy Towns picked up several bags of rubbish from the back of St Mary’s Church and in the car park> this spot is an ongoing black spot for littering and broken glass. We ask that people who use this place to please take away their rubbish.

Abhainn Glas Cleanup

On February 27th Tidy Towns undertook a cleanup along a walkway in the Abhainn Glas estate, at the request of the Litter Warden. A lot of rubbish was collected. Thanks to Ivan and Marian from Mostrim Oaks for helping out.

New Nature Photos

Some more nature photos taken in 2020 and early 2021

Walks Official Opening

Today, Monday 20th July 2020, the new look Walks were opened, with a ribbon cutting ceremony carried out by John Cahill on behalf of Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns and Edgeworthstown Community. It has been dramatically changed from where it was last January. We’d like to thank the HSE, Longford County Council and all who helped get this project completed. We are hoping this will a foundation for a future project to extend this walk/cycle path through a number of housing estates, reducing traffic around the school and providing an amenity for the local community.

Minding the Roses

The great thing about volunteering with Tidy Towns is that you can choose a time or task which suits you best. Here we have Ciarán MacGonigal who has been looking after our various rose plants and beds over the last two seasons. Thanks Ciarán.

Walks Update 08-07-20

The hard top has been applied to the walks, adding a nice finish and looks very well. Work remaining to be done , tarmac the cycle track outside St Christopher’s and St Mary’s. Erect bollards and road markings showing cycle track. This work will be completed in the next couple of weeks.

What Planet Are You On

What Planet Are You On? Is Back.

What Planet Are You On? presented by Maia Dunphy will return to RTÉ One television later this year.

Does your shower run a little longer than it should? Does the green bin give you a headache? Is the electric kettle always on boil? Is the family car never off the road? Then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for 4 households from across the country to take on the challenge of doing their bit for climate change. This is a great opportunity to learn they by making small changes the entire household can have a positive impact on Planet Earth.

Over the course of four weeks, with the support and help of the What Planet Are You On? experts each household will learn where they are going wrong by taking on the challenges to make improvements inside and outside of their home in the areas of water, waste, energy and food.

With €5,000 up for grabs for the most improved household – could your household take on the challenge?

Apply http://www.rte.ie/whatplanetareyouon or email wpayorte@gmail.com for more information.

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