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.

In accordance with Government and HSE Covid-19 guidelines all production and crew members are committed to personal safety during all production. We abide by all Government and HSE advice and regulations with regards to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines throughout the production process.

Rural Working Hubs

Message from the County Longford Public Participation Network

Are you currently commuting long distances?  Would you like the opportunity to relocate to Longford to work in a place close to where you live?  Longford County Council Regeneration Department are currently developing proposals for rural working hubs across the county and want to hear your opinion.  We want as many commuters as possible to take part and help define future remote working facilities in County Longford.

This survey is designed for commuters currently living in Longford and commuting outside the county for work purposes.   We would like you to complete the short survey and share this post.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TDYR963

Cemetery 20-06-20

Today Tidy Towns took thirty bags of rubbish out of the cemetery. No further comment necessary.

Dog -fouling

One constant complaint we hear from walkers and runners is the hazard of dog-poo on the paths and streets of the town. With this in mind we have spoken to the litter warden. Litter warden has relocated the dog poo bag dispenser on the bypass so its there free of people to use. Keep our streets cleanSection 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 makes it an offence for the person in charge of a dog not to clean up when their dog fouls in a public place.
Failure to clean up your dog’s waste can lead to a €150 on-the-spot fine or on summary conviction to a fine of up to €4,000. More information is available here.https://www.gov.ie/en/policy-information/1e785c-dog-control/#dog-fouling

Secret Garden 07-06-20

Some new video from an urban garden

Secret Garden 2 2020

Some more nature photos from an urban garden

 

National Competition cancelled

The 2020 Tidy Towns Competition has been cancelled, like so many other things affected by the virus.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0421/1132949-tidy-towns-cancelled/

Secret Garden 2020

Some photos and video from an urban garden.

A Lough Ree Blog

Comment & analysis on life and times of the community who live and work around Lanesborough,Ballyleague Lough Ree - King of Lakes : Lake of Kings

Discovering Longford

An Australian photographer out and about in County Longford Ireland.

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

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