Mayor Garry Laffan with Wexford Tidy Towns chairperson Philomena Murphy at Civic Reception for Wexford Tidy Towns.
Wexford’s Mayor, Garry Laffan hosted a Civic Reception on June 20th 2022 to congratulate Wexford Tidy Towns on the award of the Gold Medal in the National Tidy Towns competition 2021, and acknowledge the efforts of volunteers whose tireless work over the years led to this notable achievement. The Civic Reception was attended by Mayor Laffan, Councillors, Tidy Towns chairperson Philomena Murphy, and Tidy Towns volunteers.
Wexford Mayor presents award to Tidy Towns chairperson Philomena Murphy at the Civic Reception on June 20 2022
Mayor Garry Laffan, Ann McCann (Wexford in Bloom), Philomena Murphy (Chair, Wexford Tidy Towns) and Mary Bowie (Secretary, Wexford Tidy Towns) at Civic Reception for Wexford Tidy Towns / Wexford in Bloom.
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.
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!
Check out the posts on Wexford Tidy Towns Facebook Page to keep up with all the good things we’ve been getting up to!
– 25th June. We were at Farmleigh House today, as we were shortlisted for the Ireland’s Best Kept Town Awards – an all-island competition which sees the best towns in the TidyTowns competition compete against their counterparts in Northern Ireland’s Best Kept competition. We were delighted to finish runner-up in the Best Kept Large Urban Centre category. Congratulations to Bangor, County Down who pipped us to first place in the category, to Bantry Co. Cork who won the overall award, as well as the Best Kept Small Town category, and to all the other category winners and runners-up.
– 10th June. Thanks so much to the ten volunteers who did a great job on a Monday evening, weeding, planting and cleaning in 1798 Street and environs.
– 8th June. Grasscutting and clean-up at the Angel Garden, Ferrybank, before the “Life after Loss” Vigil.
– Flowering the town with Wexford In Bloom: