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Wexford Tidy Towns 3 Year Plan 2019-2022

If you would like to read / download our 3 Year Plan for 2019-2022, it is available at the link below:

 

Wexford Tidy Towns 3 Year Plan 2019-2022

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Original Art works brighten Wexford’s Built Environment

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 Following on from last year’s Wexford County Council/Wexford Tidy Towns initiative, further artworks have been commissioned to add eye-catching flair to blank walls and other outdoor installations – Public-facing building walls, ESB power boxes etc.

With our Wexford In Bloom program ready to kick off in the next few weeks, we look forward to Wexford being a brighter, more colourful environment for residents and tourists to enjoy in what we hope will be a more normal, bustling and sunny summer.

 

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Street Art  –  Art work in Carpark at the back of “Frank’s Place”

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Wexford win Gold Medal in National Tidytowns Competition 2021

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We are over the moon to announce that Wexford Tidy Towns has won a Gold Medal in the 2021 SuperValu National Tidytowns Competition!!!!

Thank you and congratulations to all of the volunteers who gave their time, ideas and friendship to our group, and who turned out in all kinds of weathers throughout the year to attain this fantastic achievement.

 

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Thanks also to Wexford Local Authorities, Staff and Councillors, who have been a huge support over the years, facilitated all of our projects, and funded and carried out improvements to our town’s environment based on requests from our group and recommendations from the Annual Adjudicator’s reports.  Some councillors are regular attendees at our cleanup and other projects.

A big thanks  to the many Wexford Businesses who have helped by keeping their own premises clean and bright,  to those who have participated in our annual Summer Wexford in Bloom project,  and others who have kindly provided tea/coffee and refreshment to our volunteers at the end of  the hard hours of work making our town sparkle.

Not forgetting the many Housing Estates and Community Groups who regularly organize their own cleanups and plantings and keep their areas in top condition.  We provide assistance for these teams with litter-pickers, bags, gloves and organize collection of the rubbish.

This is the first time Wexford have won Gold in the competition, having won Bronze Medals in 2013-2016 and Silver Medals in 2017, 2018, and 2019 ( No competition was held in 2020 ).   Now we begin the push for Gold#2 in 2022!!

Philomena Murphy,

Chairperson, Wexford Tidy Towns

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Using Street Art to brighten our town with iconic Wexford images

On Monday 20th September, the final touches have been put to a wonderful town art project. In June, we commissioned artist David Mahon to transform the archway leading into McCauley’s carpark from Dunne’s stores. Featuring iconic images of Wexford, including Wexford Bridge, Hook Lighthouse, and Kilmore, it has surprised and delighted the hundreds of people who use this carpark entrance every day.

 

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Mural of Wexford iconic sites at entrance to McCauley's car park Wexford

Mural of Wexford iconic sites at entrance to McCauley’s car park Wexford

Click on the link below to see the work in progress! ( opens in new window )

Wexford Street Art – Work in Progress

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Junior Tidy Towns Volunteers

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Our junior Tidy Towns volunteers who are also volunteers for People helping People, a group of great young people, did a fantastic job revitalising St. Peter’s Square  on Saturday 18th September
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Wexford in Bloom 2021

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The flowering of the town, both in communal areas and for local businesses committed to flowering their own premises, requires planning by our team from early April, with the ordering of the window boxes, the selection of flowers and plants, and the expertise of the nursery in tending to them to produce an explosion of colour at just the right time to provide the uplifting and dazzling colour transformation of the town in early June.

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Unfortunately, in 2020, the Covid situation meant that, for the first time in 10 years, we were unable to carry out this beautiful transformation. For 2021, however, we made the decision to put the machinery in motion, and all of the flower displays are being implemented on June 1st. Our planting collaboration with the nursery will ensure that there will be a rainbow of colours in the town all the way to September!

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Community Projects

We wanted to reach out to the community, and particularly youth, who were so negatively impacted by the pandemic. Working with the schools, we were able to help teachers and students to choose and implement projects, again with Tidy Towns providing advice, equipment and practical facilities. In the past few weeks we worked with a group of students from Selskar College on their Project where they made 2 wooden wheelbarrow planters constructed in Mr. Ryans class.

 

 

Selskar College Wheelbarrow planters

Selskar College Wheelbarrow Planters

Selskar College Wheelbarrow planters

Selskar College Wheelbarrow Planters

In a recent collaberation with IT Carlow, Wexford Campus, we provided advice and assistance to student Ilaria Berardi for her concept of an “Earth Bin” Installation.   Her innovative creation was displayed on Wexford Quays to enormous interest, and within 2 hours, the “Earth  Bin” had been filled with rubbish by passers-by.

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Earth Bin – a concept by Ilaria Berardi

 

 

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