Tidy Towns Results 2016

Well the marks are out and we are happy to say we are up on last years result by a whole ten marks. It’s a great achievement by our hard working group of volunteers and we’d like to thank them for their efforts in 2016 and thank all our supporters for helping us achieve our results.

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Things don’t change

Found this snippet from 1969 Longford Leader – just to show that some things don’t change

Longford Leader 1969

School Outing

Earlier this month a group of 50 children from St. Mary’s National School in Edgeworthstown made the short trip to Glen Lough Nature Reserve. Glen Lough is designated by the National Parks and Wildlife Service as an SPA, an area of special protection. Glen Lough is a unique and bio diverse habitat. There are many rare and interesting native plants and animals which inhabit the area and a number of lovely walks and pools for exploring. In the company of Noreen McLoughlin, environmental consultant and Aine from IWT (Irish Wildlife Trust) the children spent a fascinating time learning about the plants and animals in the area. Tidy Towns would like to thank Noreen and Aine for hosting this event.

Community Spirit

Flowers up on the hoarding on Pound Street. Thanks again to Mostrim Players for donating the timber from the ‘GPO’ and to Michael Spillane for erecting it and finally to Eileen Spillane and Gerry Greene for painting. Recycling and community spirit at work!

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2016 Fun Run Photos

2016 Fun Run

A great big thank you to the 41 runners and walkers who took part in our Fun Run this morning. Thanks to Gerry Greene for help at the Community Centre, all our stewards, the local Gardai and to Laura Doyle for timing the run.
Congratulations to all our winners
1st Man: Niall Quinn
2nd Man: Paul Connell
1st Lady: Maggie Smith
2nd Lady: Gemma Nolan
1st Boy: Tiarnan Hussey
1st Girl: Sarah Doyle
Photos to follow.

Times from the race

Fun Run List

Petition

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After several months of fruitless discussions we have decided to start a petition to have the Street Cleaner or Environmental Operator put back onto the streets of Edgeworthstown. We are not happy with the level of service we have been getting under the new arrangements – the two bins we do have (we were promised eight)are emptied at irregular intervals, the streets are not swept, weeding and spraying not done and too much is being put back onto the local people and Tidy Towns. We had a person there before who helped keep things looking well and we want that person back. It’s no longer acceptable to us. Please support our efforts by signing the petition. Thank you.

 

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