Now is the time for all estates to be doing their bit to make Wexford as tidy and as beautiful as possible in advance of the Tidy Towns Adjudicator visit. If your residents association or community group is improving or tidying your area please let us know we can help by organising equipment and disposal of rubbish. Alternatively act in your local area and organise a clean-up, litter pick or some planting to make your street or estate more beautiful. Some areas that have already got involved like Maudlintown and The Marys who are tidying and improving the South end of the town while The Estuary estate are doing the same on the North end. It’s great to see the residents, of all ages, taking such good care of their own estate and areas they look absolutely fantastic. If your area has organised it’s own clean up let us know and we will highlight your great work.
And it is not just groups that can help. Individual people can make a difference too by tidying directly outside your own house. Please bin your cigarette butts, bin your chewing gum and pick up after your dog these are some of our biggest offenders. Even by picking up one just piece of litter every day, you can make a difference. Please remember that the Judge for Tidy Town’s competition will be arriving in the next month so we need your help to keep the town in the best condition it needs to be to win a medal again this year.
Thank you to Bernie Doyle and Stephen Conway for raising and donating €270 to Wexford Tidy Towns from the sales of Bernie’s Burgers Fridge Magnets. Stephen Conway made and sold the magnets to raise €135 and Bernie very kindly matched this for a grand total of €270. Here we are receiving a cheque from Bernie and Stephen at the Bullring Market. Thank you very much we really appreciate the support and will be a big help in our actions to keep Wexford clean and beautiful.
After several successful Action Days were held in April for National Spring Clean Month we had one last one 25th April at The Shrine. We got lots of cleaning, weeding and planting done and it looks great. We even got approval from, Anne Furlong and Margaret O’ Connor, the two ladies who looks after the shrine day in and day out and were glad we could help them out with some new plants.
We have created several wonderful flower displays around the town from Kerlogue to Carcur during April for everyone to enjoy. Over the next couple of Summer months expect them to be bursting with vibrant colour and fragrance. Thank you to Olga of Beechdale Garden Centre for all the advice and help in selecting suitable plants which are also friendly for our buzzing friend the bee. Well done to all the volunteers for their hard work.
We had a litterpick of the town on Saturday 9th May at 10am when a group of us met outside the Library. We are also holding regular weekly cleanings on the Bullring and Main Street meeting Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm in The Bullring. If any residents, business owners or employees could join us after work or if you have an hour to spare we would be delighted with the help.
We would like to take to opportunity to praise the residents of Maudlintown who got a group together and organised a cleanup of their own area. We helped by providing cleaning materials like bags and brushes and would encourage any residents in any estate if you would like to organise a cleanup in your area, the tidy towns will be 100% behind you. We will organise litter pickers, bags, spades, and have the rubbish collected for you get in touch and we will organise the rest. There will be a cleanup on Kaat Strand on the 16th of May when some of our volunteers will be joining a group from the Inland Waterways headed by Brian Coulter. If you have an hour or two to spare that morning please come along.