Wexford Tidy Towns was established in 2000. We are a voluntary group passionate about making Wexford the best it can be. Working closely with Wexford Borough Council who offers both practical and expert support, our aim has been, and continues to be, to make Wexford a cleaner, greener and more attractive town. We also have a number of sponsors and associates whose help is greatly appreciated.
Our bronze medal in the 2012 and 2014 National Tidy Towns Awards and recent Gum Litter Taskforce Awards are a clear signal, if one were needed, that we are on the right track. Wexford’s bronze medal in 2012, 2014 and 2015 came in category “G” (large towns) while the IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) Anti-litter League Survey 2013 listed Wexford as 6th of 22 Irish towns “cleaner than European norms” and moved up to 5th in 2014. This is a great achievement and one of which we are justifiably proud! That said, we need the continued support of the public and retailers if we are to improve on these fine results.
We also work with local groups and schools in Wexford. There is a biodiversity committee which does a terrific job at “Greening” Wexford, while Wexford in Bloom runs in the Summer months working with the retailers to brighten up the town with a wonderful selection of flowers. Many of the local schools are also involved in the Green Schools program. Find out more about projects we are involved in here.
Much of the volunteer work at the cleanups involves litter-picking, planting, sweeping, weeding, watering plants and painting. We usually meet twice a month, at 10am, Saturdays. Meeting points vary but the more common ones are Crescent Quay, An Tobar/Westgate Centre and WBC Depot, Whitemill. We would love you to join us! Get on our mailing list or check Facebook or Twitter for details of the next cleanup.
If you have a few hours to spare on Saturday mornings or want to find out more, please contact us.