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.

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.

AGM 2018

Our Annual General meeting was held on Wednesday 7th March in the Old School. It was well attended but no new faces. We discussed the past years activities, our financial situation and the coming years projects.
The Hamper Draw, Fun Run and Church Gate collection raised some needed funds but the big fund raiser for us was the Breakfast morning run in conjunction with Mostrim Traders. We will not be doing the Breakfast this year but we plan to do the other three during the year and we hope your support will be equally generous this year.
We will be holding our Spring Clean on the 14th April and the Fun Run on the 15th. Full details to follow. Anyone interested in getting involved during the year (even on a part time basis) will be more than welcome. Contact Tom Dooley or any member of the Committee.

AGM 2018

Our Tidy Towns AGM will take place on February 28th at 8pm in the Old Schoolhouse. All new faces are welcome.


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

News Update

As the year goes on we’ll post updates on our activities in the local paper and re-post them here and on our Facebook page. Thanks to secretary John Cahill for compiling this.

As well as ongoing street cleaning and litter picking in the streets of the town, Old Longford Road, the bypass, the Backs and the Walks, our last project was Erecting the Christmas tree in Pound Street and stewarding at the Christmas Lights switch on – a very enjoyable evening was had by all, young and not so young.  Last year’s projects included works on Lisnanagh, Lisnageeragh Lane/Bracklin Road, Castlepollard Road, Dublin Road as well as co-operating with Longford County Council in installing new railings and trees on Main Street.  Our Schools and Best Premises  competitions were very successful.  Many thanks to all who volunteered their time during the year and also to Town Development and Longford County Council staff and our local representatives for their continued interest, help and co-operation.
As always we are appealing for volunteers to come and join us.  Our work groups often have as few as four or six (and most of us are well past the first flush of youth!).  Think what we could achieve if we had 8, 10 or 12 on a regular basis?
Work groups continue (weather permitting) every Saturday afternoon at 2.00 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 8.00 a.m. – meet at The Edgeworth Hotel.
We meet every six weeks on Wednesdays in the Old School House at 8.00 p.m.  Next meeting January 17th. The theme for this meeting will be Sustainable Waste and Resource  Management.  Check our website ( https://mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com ) for more on our activities.