Monthly Archives: November 2015

Quiz Fundraiser 3rd December 2015

Support your Local Tidy Towns Group in a different way on Thursday December 3rd we will be having a fun music quiz in Fusion cafe at 8pm. A table of 4 is just €10. All proceeds will be going towards Wexford Tidy Towns equipment and activities. If you don’t have a group of four just turn up on the night and we will sort you out, it is only €2.50 per person. So come along and have some fun on the night, help out Wexford Tidy Towns by taking part and raising some much need funds to help with our efforts to keep Wexford clean and beautiful for everyone.

Posted in Events, Tidy Towns Competition, Tidy Towns News

Winter Planting 2015

Wexford in Bloom and Wexford Tidy Towns have been out planting for the Winter and Spring. The winter planting is immediately obvious around town with heathers, ivies, pansies, polyanthuses and daisies flourishing in the Bullring, at the Railway station, the Crescent, on Abbey Street from the Arts Centre to Selskar Abbey and at Wygram. Expect to see lots of yellows, purples, deep reds and pinks interspersed with the rich winter green foliage.


Lying quietly underneath the winter flowering plants are daffodil and tulip bulbs waiting for the soil temperature to rise and thence to push themselves up into the world in February and March. Hundreds of bulbs have gone in around the town and hopefully most will appear and give us a real blast of colour this coming Spring.


Wexford Tidy Towns is always looking for people to help with planting and pruning and weeding so if you would be interested send us an email to say you are and we will call on you when the time is right. Use any of the following details to get in touch with us we would love to hear from you in relation to anything we do.
Posted in Biodiversity, Events, Tidy Towns Competition, Tidy Towns News

Battery and Phone Recycling Day 14/11/15

Tidy Towns will be holding an old battery and mobile phone recycling day in Tesco Wexford on Saturday 14th November. We will be there from 10am to 4pm, so please check your drawers, mantelpieces, shelves, cupboards and boxes for all your old batteries and mobile phones. Support your Tidy Towns by bringing them along to Tesco on the day and recycle those unwanted batteries and phones responsibly.

Also at our stand we will be giving out free cigarette butt pouches and signing people up to our Green Dog Walker programme. We can answer any questions you may have about Tidy Towns and fill you on our activities. Please share this information with your family and friends so we can have a big response to this collection.

If anyone could spare 90 minutes on the day to help us out we would really appreciate it as we will need 4 people every 90 minutes. We will be there with our stand, chairs and tables. Please email or contact us on Facebook for more information or to volunteer to help us out on the day.

Posted in Cleanups, Events, Tidy Towns Competition, Tidy Towns News

Wexford Tidy Towns October 2015

After a very successful end to September being awarded the Bronze Award and The Gum Litter Award again and the Diversity Award in the Tidy Towns competition, we were back hard at work keeping the streets and areas of Wexford clean and tidy during October. Fifteen volunteers met on Saturday October 3rd to tackle Fettis Lane removing a large amount of cigarette butts from the area. Please remember to bin your butts or get one of our free cigarette pouches.


On October 10th we met in the Bullring to undertake our winter planting around the town. Thank you to all the volunteers who turned up. Wexford in Bloom did a wonderful job during the Summer months with the hanging baskets and window box and large planter displays. Our volunteers planted out our winter plants that will add beauty to our town during the months ahead.


Wexford Town came alive with the Opera and Fringe Festival during October. Thanks to Brian and Barry for inviting the Wexford Tidy Towns Group to the Spiegletent for a night of live music during the festival. Some our members were about on Fireworks night helping keep the area clean. Thank you to every member of the community and visitors who used the litter bins provided and disposed of their rubbish responsibly. We hope everyone had a fun festival this year.

Our last Action Day of the month had us out on the Rosslare Road on the 31st of October planting daffodil bulbs in preparation for Spring. Thank you to all our volunteers on the day and we look forward to seeing the flowers sprouting in the Spring. Thank you to Roisin for making us tea/coffee at the Maudlintown community house, very much appreciated. Please come along and join us at some of our future activities in November.

Posted in Cleanups, Tidy Towns Competition, Tidy Towns News