Projects Updates 25-01-20

The work on the walks is continuing and is on schedule. We’d like to thank Paul Newell and his staff for keeping this on track. Also this week we took on the unruly hedges at the Pound Street end of the backs. We’d like to Carmel Noone and her Tús workers for trimming back the hedges, they uncovered a treasure trove of bottles, cans, bags and part of an exhaust. Today we swept up and weeded. More project updates to come.

Recent work 20-07-19

Saturday 20th we spent a couple of hours at the Ballymahon Road roundabout, clearing off the overgrowth. Two before photos and one after shows the difference. Thanks to our volunteers for helping out.

Spring Clean 2019 – report

Some of our volunteers getting rwady to Clean

Some of our volunteers getting ready to Clean

 

Today and over the past couple of days volunteers old and young collected rubbish from all over the Parish. We’d like to thank all of those who helped out in any way big or small, Ciaran Callaghan for supplying the skip, Gary Brady of Longford CoCo for supplying pickers, hi-viz vests and pickers. It would be great to say we found very little – we only filled half a skip last year – this year we filled a skip to overflowing. But thanks again for all the help today and this week. If you feel like volunteering during the year then get in touch.

Spring Clean 2019

It’s that time of year again – the Tidy Towns Annual Spring Clean takes place on Saturday 23rd March at 2 p.m. Anyone interested in helping out please meet at the hotel. People who wish to clean up their own roads, estates or streets are welcome to do so. Please contact Tom Dooley (087 2405387 to let him know as we can supply bags, gloves and pickers etc. We can also arrange for pickup to the skip. Every year this has been getting better so we hope to see plenty of people out on the day (or on other days if that suits- just let us know!!)

 

Poster Image_smallEdgeworthstown Tidy Towns Leaflet Spring 2019

Anti-dumping initiative 2018

From Gary Brady at Longford County Council

As part of the Anti Dumping Initiative 2018

Longford County Council will host two free

Mattress collection days at:

Furniture Recycling Ltd Towns Park Longford

on Saturday 14th July from 9am-1pm only

&

Mulleadys Waste Ltd Drumlish on

Saturday 21st July from 9am-1pm only

Mattresses must be Clean and Dry.

Household mattresses only, no bed bases or frames

There is a maximum limit of 5 mattresses per vehicle.

Enquiries: Longford County Council Environment Section

Email: environment@longfordcoco.ie Tel. 043-3343451

Work Day 16th June

Some photos from the work carried out today , a couple of areas revisited and a new planter in Church Street.

Micro-plastics solution?

This teenager seems to have come up with a viable way of removing micro-plastics from the ocean.

https://greennews.ie/irish-teen-may-discovered-solution-global-plastic-crisis/