Love Redmond Park has their Annual Picnic in the Park taking place on the last Sunday of August from 2pm – 5pm. It is a great day out for all the family. For the younger folk it gives an opportunity to milk the last little bit out of the Summer before settling back into school mode. Format is same as last year with arts zone, puppet show, obstacle races with Menapians AC, football skills with The Vols (GAA) and Wexford Celtic (soccer), live music with The Ocelots and others, Bui Bolg’s super-sized BENCH, hoola-hoops and more. MC is DJ Cullie. Hot and cold drinks and ice cream served.
The most important thing, however, is you! Bring a picnic basket and a rug and enjoy a relaxed afternoon in Wexford’s favourite little park.
Thank you to our all volunteers who have helped out at the clean-ups and in other ways this summer. We have continued with our weekly clean ups meeting every Wednesday at 6pm in the Bullring. We have also had several Saturday clean-ups around Wexford town where there has been some fantastic work done by our volunteers from litter picking, sweeping, weeding, and more, all helping keep Wexford clean, tidy and beautiful. Special thanks to Michael Hayes for the fantastic hospitality he has showed us all, in O Brien’s on the main street after the Saturday clean-ups it is much appreciated.
The Tidy Towns competition judging has been going on during the summer months around Ireland. Thanks to all those who also make a special effort to keep our town clean by ensuring the areas near their own homes and businesses are kept clean and clear of rubbish. We love to hear from people about the clean ups they undertake to do themselves and if any individuals or groups would like to organise a clean up get in touch with us here at Wexford Tidy Towns to see how we can help.
Some key problems we keep seeing is the dog fouling around the town especially on the Quay. Remember to pick up after your dog and use the bins provided. Also a huge portion of the litter we pick up continues to be cigarette butts discarded on the ground please put them in bins or containers provided. We can also provide special pouches for individuals to store them in to be disposed of later. Please help us by disposing of all your waste correctly and responsibly.
If you would be interested in getting involved follow us on Twitter, get in touch on Facebook or send us a email email@example.com We are always looking for more people to join us here at Wexford Tidy Towns, everyone is welcome. Just come along to our regular Wednesday evening clean-ups 6pm in the Bullring or join us for our next Saturday clean up, which is on the 23rd August meeting at Ferrybank 10am. We would love to see some new faces there, litter pickers, gloves, bags etc. are provided.
Some events that may be of interest to our followers:
National Heritage week is taking place from the 23rd – 31st August. There is plenty of events organised that week around Wexford including guided tours, nature walks, historical talks and much, much more. Check out the links to see what events are happening in Wexford this year.
Launch of National Heritage Week
Heritage Week – Wexford Events
GIY Wexford (Grow it Yourself)
On the third Monday night of every month a group of like-minded people keen to learn about growing their own food meet in the Riverbank House Hotel at 7.30pm in Wexford. The aim of the group is to get together and discuss and encourage each other in the task of growing their own food, learning to lead a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. The group is a source of shared learning and some experienced growers. They have run the group since 2009 covering many topics and visited several places including a visit to Cloughjordan ECO Village. Learn some tips on growing and what to stock in your garden. Everyone is welcome, for more information and contact details click on the links below.
GIY Wexford (Grow it Yourself)
GIY – Wexford Town
Make a Pledge to Help the Bees
The Wexford Tidy Towns Biodiversity Committee are running a special campaign to help the bees. Pledge your support to this campaign by planting at some of the recommended pollinator friendly flowers in your garden or following some of the other gardening tips to help our bees. Email your pledge firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form on our campaign page to let us know how you are helping our bees.