Great to see the surge of interest in this years Wexford In Bloom Gardens Competition. In 2012 there were a total of 54 applications in all categories – in 2013 this has risen to 104 – a fantistic 93% increase!! See the chart below for the increases in applications across categories.
Wexford in Bloom are delighted to see the growth in entries for this year’s competition. We have increased participation in almost every category, as you can see from the graphic below. Thanks once again to everyone who entered!
The guys at visitwexford.ie have put together a brilliant short promotional video, titled “Wexford – So Old, So New” – take a look and see how many of our great attractions they managed to fit into just 1 minute 38 seconds!
Wexford’s Main Street is to get a make-over thanks to an innovative project headed up by Wexford Chamber, Wexford Borough Council, Wexford Tidy Towns and Dulux. The aim of the project is to give the Main Street a new look and to transform our shopping area into a more attractive and appealing destination.
A Dulux Paint Event will take place on Thursday 25th July in Traynors Hardware, John Street, Wexford from 6.15 to 9 pm. There will be a short presentation on the value to your premises of using Weathershield paint, experts will be on hand to consult on colour/technical advice and local painters will quote preferential rates. Drinks and finger food provided.
Weathershield orders placed by retailers on the night or between 26th July to 17th August will received a special discount in Traynors for this period. Traynors will be the point of contact for any sales enquiries or requests for information.
Madeleine Quirke CEO Wexford Chamber said ‘This (project) will mark the continuation of the town’s rejuvenation plan to encourage tourism and enterprise. Tidy Towns and Wexford in Bloom continue to bring great improvement and colour to Wexford Town and with everybody making an extra effort, Wexford Town will achieve further success in future Tidy Towns Competitions. Your shopfront is the most important advertisement you have. It is what creates the public’s first impression of your business. It makes the difference between potential customers either walking past, or calling in and making a purchase!!”.
Similar projects have taken place across Ireland and the results have been fantastic. Madeleine said “I would encourage every retail premises to take part in this scheme – it is affordable and will make such a difference to the overall appearance of our town.”
Retailers are invited to register for the event by contacting Wexford Chamber on 053 91 22226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.