Spring Clean & Fun Run

Well it’s been a busy weekend for Tidy Towns. On Saturday we held our Spring Clean – we had a great crew of volunteers out on both the Friday and Saturday. This year we found less rubbish than usual which we think is down the continuing efforts through the year of all our volunteers and we’d like to thank everyone for their help.
On Sunday we held our Fun Run fundraiser and despite the cold weather and other attractions we had about fifty runners and walkers took part.
Overall winner and 1st Junior Boy – Roc Bellostas – Time: 19:58
1st Senior Lady – Maggie Smith & Millie – Time: 24:38
1st Senior Man – Padraig Jones – Time: 21:35
1st Junior Girl – Laura McKeon – Time 27:40
Special thanks to the Community Centre for making it available to us for registration and to the Gardai for helping with traffic.
 
We resume our midweek activities on Wednesday 18th at 7.30 pm meeting at the Edgeworth.
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Maria Edgeworth Statue

Maria got a recent face lift thanks to the hard work of Beatrice Patterson and Kathleen Reynolds Thanks to Beatrice for the photos. Unfortunately this eye catching display caught the attention of a flower thief who took a number of them from the display. This thief or thieves comes out of hiding every year around this time to pull up a number of the plants we set requiring us to replace them and hope they don’t get stolen again.

Well we hope their roses rot,
their pansies putrify
their dahlias decay
and the grass on their lawns withers

 

 

Memorial Planters

Today (24th March) we installed new planters by the WWI Memorial. Chairman Tom Dooley made these himself.

Illegal Dumping – Government to act

RTE News reports that there is to be a government crackdown on illegal dumping. I am unsure that the money allocated will be adequate to cover the country as a whole. Read more here…

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0215/940864-illegal-dumping/

Recycling Workshop

This Wednesday, 7 Feb at 6.00pm, Leah Comaskey (from http://voiceireland.org) presents a Recycling Workshop at Longford Library. This recycling workshop will include a particular focus on reducing and recycling household waste and what can and cannot go into each of your bins. Please come along. Please share and mention to friends.

This has been organised by Longford Tidy Towns

Various Projects

We have had some various projects going on over the past few weeks – cleanup around the mart, hanging baskets being put up, tidy up of planted area on the Castlepollard road and plants at the Maria Edgeworth statue. A big thank you to all who contributed flowers and work to the hanging baskets and all our volunteers.

Dublin Road – Planted area

We recently gave a revamp and update to a planted area on the Dublin Road that needed freshening up – we had some great help out for the couple of days it took but it’s looking well and as the year goes on we hope it will start to look even better. Photos by John McGerr and John Cahill.